Este plugin no se ha probado con las últimas 3 versiones mayores de WordPress. Puede que ya no tenga asistencia ni lo mantenga nadie, o puede que tenga problemas de compatibilidad cuando se usa con las versiones más recientes de WordPress.

Jekyll Exporter



  • Converts all posts, pages, and settings from WordPress for use in Jekyll
  • Export what your users see, not what the database stores (runs post content through the_content filter prior to export, allowing third-party plugins to modify the output)
  • Converts all post_content to Markdown Extra (using Markdownify)
  • Converts all post_meta and fields within the wp_posts table to YAML front matter for parsing by Jekyll
  • Generates a _config.yml with all settings in the wp_options table
  • Outputs a single zip file with _config.yml, pages, and _posts folder containing .md files for each post in the proper Jekyll naming convention
  • No settings. Just a single click.


  1. Place plugin in /wp-content/plugins/ folder
  2. Activate plugin in WordPress dashboard
  3. Select Export to Jekyll from the Tools menu

More information

See the full documentation:

Custom post types

To export custom post types, you’ll need to add a filter to do the following:


add_filter( ‘jekyll_export_post_types’, array(‘posts’, ‘pages’, ‘you-custom-post-type’) );

The custom post type will be exported as a Jekyll collection. You’ll need to initialize it in the resulting Jekyll site’s _config.yml.

Developing locally


  1. sudo apt-get update
  2. sudo apt install composer
  3. sudo apt install php7.0-xml
  4. sudo apt install php7.0-mysql
  5. sudo apt install php7.0-zip
  6. sudo apt install php-mbstring
  7. sudo apt install subversion
  8. sudo apt install mysql-server
  9. sudo apt install php-pear
  10. sudo pear install PHP_CodeSniffer

Bootstrap & Setup

  1. git clone
  2. cd wordpress-to-jekyll-exporter
  3. script/bootstrap
  4. script/setup

Running tests

script/cibuild<h3>Command-line Usage</h3>

If you’re having trouble with your web server timing out before the export is complete, or if you just like terminal better, you may enjoy the command-line tool.

It works just like the plugin, but produces the zipfile on STDOUT:


php jekyll-export-cli.php >

If using this method, you must run first cd into the wordpress-to-jekyll-exporter directory.

Alternatively, if you have WP-CLI installed, you can run:


wp jekyll-export >

The WP-CLI version will provide greater compatibility for alternate WordPress environments, such as when wp-content isn’t in the usual location.

Minimum required PHP version

Many shared hosts may use an outdated version of PHP by default. WordPress to Jekyll Export requires PHP 5.6 or greater.

If you get an error message that looks like unexpected T_STRING, unexpected '[' or expecting T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING, you need to update your PHP version. In a shared hosting environment, you should be able to change the version of PHP used by simply toggling the setting in the host’s control panel.

PHP 5.4 lost support from the PHP project itself in 2015. You’ll need to be running at least PHP 5.5 which adds namespace support (the reason it’s breaking), but I’d recommend at least 5.6 (or the latest your host supports) as it’s the oldest supported version:

How to determine which version of PHP you’re running

How to upgrade your version of PHP

If you are using a shared hosting environment, upgrading to a newer version of PHP should be a matter of changing a setting in your host’s control panel. You’ll have to follow your host specific documentation to determine how to access it or where the setting lives. Check out this list of common hosts for more details.


8 de enero de 2020
It does not work anymore. I suppose it was good while it worked but I will never know.
25 de diciembre de 2018
I had to export to Hugo and used the plugin with cpanell. upload the zip file to wp-plugins and unpack there. activate and export as instructed. takes long. result has posts in _posts folder and the rest as files; these can easily be placed in correct folders for hugo or jekyll. thank you - saves a lot of time!
24 de mayo de 2018
Non of my blog articles were exported in the zip; only pics and pdfs. The zip wasn't valid; had to use 7-zip to force extraction. Didn't give 1* cause something was exported. Not at all what I was expecting.
3 de septiembre de 2016
Very nice and simple plugin that collects all posts, pages, categories and tags into a zip file. A big plus for also adding the images and keeping the same folder structure for them.
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