What is the export permission in WordPress? #

The export permission allows users to export all the content and media from a WordPress site.

This permission will not work unless you also have the import permission.

If you have both the export and import permissions, you will be able to go to “Tools” and then “Export”. From here, you can choose content and click “Download Export File”.

Download Export File
Download Export File

Who has the export permission? #

The export permission is available on single WordPress sites and on multisite networks.

By default, the export permission is only given to Super Admins and Administrators.

Users not in these roles are not allowed to export site data.

How to control who has the export permission #

You can control who has the export permission by installing the PublishPress Capabilities plugin.

  • After installing PublishPress Capabilities, go to “Capabilities” in your WordPress admin menu.
  • Using the dropdown in the top-left corner, choose the role you want to edit.
  • Click the “Admin” tab.
  • Check the box labelled “export”.
Export Checkbox