Import posts with featured images

I am trying to make an import of posts from my old blog installation.

It works fine for posts content but fails for featured images.

I’ve done: tools -> export -> posts -> selected a category.

In the xml i can see the fields of the featured images with the old path…but in the back-end i can’t see any featured image uploaded…

Is there something i am missing?

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If you export a single post type (i.e. posts, pages, a custom post type, etc…) it will not include attached media files like featured images. That’s incredibly idiotic, to me, but your options are —

  • Export everything from site (which will include featured images), then modify the XML file as needed before importing to the new site
  • Use a plugin
  • Suggest and provide feedback