[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #22435: Export API

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Fri May 1 17:52:33 UTC 2015

#22435: Export API
 Reporter:  nbachiyski              |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Export                  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback has-patch  |     Focuses:

Comment (by jorbin):

 Replying to [comment:44 danielbachhuber]:
 > In our chat, Nacin said "needs to be significantly simplified while
 still maintaining some good level of flexibility and extendability". Given
 the legacy of the exporter (which produces an invented, inconsistent XML
 format), it remains to be seen whether this is possible. Consider it a
 challenge to anyone interested.
 > Personally, I'm inclined to revisit the high-level goals of export &
 import. In part because any enhancement to one will need to be an
 enhancement to another, but also because a given enhancement will need to
 be *really good* to overcome the problems inherent in everyone's minor
 differences of opinion. To me, the problem space really is "how can sync
 my two WordPress sites?", either as a one-off, one-way sync, a two-way,
 but manual sync, an automatic sync, etc. etc. If we were to embark on this
 space mission, I'm sure we'd make sure to solve this particular issue's
 high-level goals along the way.

 I tend to agree With Daniel's comment and that this remains the situation.
 I think the best course is for a team to really explore the entire problem
 area and come up with a solution instead of just trying an incremental

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22435#comment:50>
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