Every WordPress user knows that this popular script has a default export tool. You simply need to click the Tools > Export button from your WordPress dashboard. And then, you can choose the content you are looking to export. After waiting for a while, WordPress will generate a XML file that contains all the contents you want to export. This file is useful when you export your site contents into other WordPress sites, transfer your site to a new domain name or make your contents available on a live WordPress site from the local server.
At present, however, you may only need the links and URLs in your WordPress site to be exported in the text format. This special file is necessary to set up the redirects to a new site, to set up the website tracking using some effective SEO tools and to share your URLs with some SEO consultants for the whole analysis of your site.
The reasons for you to do so are various. In the following, we’d like to share the easy method of how to export WordPress URLs in text.
Utilize the Export All URLs Plugin
The default WordPress export tool only allows you to export the whole content of your posts, pages and some custom post types. If you only want to export WordPress URLs in text, you can leverage the Export All URLs plugin. This is a small and lightweight plugin that allows you to check how many links your site contains and help you extract these links easily for the future utilization. Frankly speaking, this special plugin is really useful for website migration.
Export the URLs from Your WordPress Site
There are no additional settings you need to set up for this powerful plugin. Instead, you can click the Export All URLs button from WordPress settings. From this page, you should choose three main aspects.
- Choose a post type to extract the data. Here, we highly recommend you to choose all the content types of your WordPress site to achieve the comprehensive URLs exporting.
- Choose the data type to export. Note that this plugin allows you to export three types of website data. They are content titles, URLs and the categories. Here, as you are looking to export the WordPress URLs, you only need to tick the first checkbox of URLs.
- Choose the exporting type. This plugin allows two exporting types in total. This first one is the CSV format. Note that the CSV file is the common text file. You can open and edit it using the standard text editor like Notepad. Or, you can open the data using some spreadsheet tools, such as Google Sheets, Numbers and Microsoft Excel. The second option is to export and to display all the WordPress URLs on the settings page of this plugin directly. Here, you can choose to copy them and paste these links into a text in a manual way.
That’s it! The whole exporting process for the URLs of your WordPress site may take you a few seconds only. In this case, if you are looking to check all the links on your site and want to export them for website transfer, you can consider this plugin.