Extract a CSV from WordPress

If you are using WordPress on one of many hosting providers, in order to extract a CSV, we recommend installing a CSV plugin, where you can extract a CSV from the WordPress, download the CSV and upload it into Zesty.io. A step by step guide to accomplish this can be found here

Install the Plugin

After you have logged into your WordPress instance, continue to the plugins section located on the side tool panel as shown in the example below:


When you click on Plugins you'll see several options per the example below. Click on “Add New” to bring up a menu that shows available plugins to install. This will take you to the page, as shown below: Alt

From here you can choose any of the many CSV exporting plugins, however for this example, we will be choosing the “Simple CSV/XLS Exporter” plugin. Go ahead and search for that plugin in the search bar located in the upper right-hand corner of the window. Of course, if you choose to try another method to extract a CSV, you are welcome to do that as well. Once your search results appear, you'll notice that you have a lot of options to choose from. Choose the one that looks like the picture below. Go ahead and click Install to install the plugin. Once the plugin finishes installing, click "Activate" to activate the plugin.

Once the plugin is active, you'll be able to find it under under the Tools menu on your side panel as shown in the picture below.


Extract a CSV

Select "Export"and then you will be presented with several options for exporting your posts. From here you will need to take a trial-and-error approach to get the results you need. You also might need to do a few edits in a CSV reading application after you download it too.


Once you select the posts that you want to export, select "Export" which will download your CSV. If it asks you for permission to download the file, go ahead and let it. Be sure to note the location it is downloaded to. Now you can use this CSV to import your posts in to Zesty.io. Again, we'd recommend opening up the CSV to make sure it is all in order before you start your import.

Next, to see how to intagrate this CSV into Zesty.io, click this link here