My Bid For Advanced Exporter Into Core

While the plugin competition has come and gone, there is one plugin that I’m not done with just yet and that is the Advanced Exporter for WordPress and WordPress MU. Even though it did not take first place, I still think the WordPress userbase as a whole would benefit from having this plugins functionality built into the core of WordPress. You can watch the review of the plugin I did in a screencast video which showcases what the plugin does.

I believe this plugin functionality should be put into the core of WordPress and for that to happen, we have to show the core devs that there is a strong interest in it. To do so, log into Trac using your WordPress.org username and password as they are linked then direct your browser to Ticket 10317.

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Below the link to view tickets, you’ll see a number with an up or down arrow to place a vote for the ticket. Please click the up arrow to vote for the inclusion into core. Of course if you don’t agree with having it in core, click the down arrow. The more votes a particular ticket has, the better the chance people will pay attention to it. While WordPress 2.9 is feature frozen, I wonder if we can get this into WordPress 3.0.

If you don’t think this should be in core, I’d like to know why.

10 Comments


  1. @John Myrstad – Yeah even donncha suggested that with a few changes, it could get into core. Some of those changes Ron has already put into the plugin so I don’t think this will be that hard to incorporate into WordPress 3.0. Then again, what do I know.

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  2. I expect with the concentration on features going into 2.9, and then the freeze, it will be put on hold until the 2.9 beta is out the door.

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  3. This would be a great addition to WP core.

    I’ve suggested an enhancement which would allow you to export a specific page and all of its children, too. I’m hoping this makes it into the plugin.

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  4. Has anyone made a ticket for the inclusion of Advanced Exporter?

    If no, and the plugin fixes anything that might be considered a bug, it should be easier to get it in since bugfixes have higher priority than enhancements.

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  5. @John Myrstad – Yeah. I knew it had no shot in getting in with 2.9 but with Rons work I think it stands a very good chance coming with 3.0

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