[wp-hackers] WXR format documentation

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 9 20:38:47 UTC 2009

On 2 Sep 2009, at 17:55, Dougal Campbell wrote:

> On Sep 2 2009 7:36 AM, Harish Narayanan wrote:
>> Hmm. Perhaps I will try this. I have been googling for reference
>> documentation on WXR for a couple of days and I haven't stumbled upon
>> anything.
> As far as I know, nobody has created any reference documentation for  
> WXR. The best reference is really the PHP source for the importer  
> and exporter in WordPress itself. As the name (WordPress eXtended  
> RSS) implies, it's basically RSS with some extra WP-specific  
> elements added in.

Note that if you want to stay compatible with exports from WordPress  
you can't use an XML (and hence RSS) parser, as some exports from WP  
are not well-formed XML.

Geoffrey Sneddon

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