Export comments WordPress plugin

I launched a new WordPress plugin to export a blog’s comments. Specifically, this plugin creates a tab-delimited text version of the wp_comments database table. Options include approved, pending or spam (or any combination of) comments.

This page will soon expand. For now…

Download this plugin from WordPress.org

18 comments

  1. Anil:

    There is no “save to disk” feature yet. Here are the instructions I included with the plugin:

    “Activate the plugin and visit the “Export comments” page under Settings. Choose what type of comments you wish to export and click the Export comments button.”

    After that, the exported data is sitting right in front of you on the page in a textarea.

  2. This plug-in is just what I needed. The only thing that would make this closer to perfection would be to include the WP title the comment was made on, instead of just the post ID. But since I can still accomplish this in a 3 step process (combining the output from export to text with the output from this plug-in), I’m definitely not complaining.
    Thanks for your work and for sharing it.

  3. CambriaMaven:

    Thanks for your feedback. Right now, the export is just a complete dump of the wp_comments database table.

    I am certainly open to more of your suggestions if you’d like to influence a future release. I don’t have any grand plans since it already meets my simple needs.

    Thanks again

  4. great plugin! how would you go about re-importing the comments in another wordpress blog?

  5. Greg:

    You might find it easier to back up and restore comments using phpMyAdmin to export an SQL statement. This plugin creates delimited data.

  6. This was just what I was looking for! I needed a way to get my comments out and organized for a contest. Thank you!

  7. I get the following error on a 64M (php.ini) WordPress install:

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 65798144) (tried to allocate 49 bytes) in /home/bikyaweb/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1383

    Any ideas of a fix?

    thanks

  8. Nice plug-in, but I’d like to export my comments that are in the Trash, too. Is there any way to do that? Or can you add that feature for the next version?

  9. Hi Corey,

    Our admin installed the plug-in this afternoon. It seemed to work fine at first. Now, whenever I click “Export Comments” nothing happens. It just hangs and the screen goes blank.

    Any ideas?

    At your service,
    Michael E. Rubin
    [email protected]

  10. This worked great. I could just paste it into Openoffice Calc and it was perfectly organized. Thanks!

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