WordPress WXR file splitter for Mac OS X

I had been looking for a WordPress WXR (WordPress eXtended RSS) export file splitter as some hosts has limits over the upload file size limit and at times, I don’t get root access to edit the PHP.ini to lift the limits.

Windows has a neat little tool that helps people split WXR export files. http://www.rangerpretzel.com/content/view/20/1/

Sadly, at the time of this writing, none seems to be available for the Mac platform. That was a bummer.

I had some free time. So, I wrote one. Let me know what you think.

Click here to Download.

And oh, it’s also open source https://github.com/suhastech/Wordpress-WXR-Splitter/

Known Bugs:

  • If a particular post is greater than the maximum size, it doesn’t work. We can’t split it, we could probably make only that file bigger than the maximum size? I’m a bit busy, I’d love to receive a pull request if you stumble upon this.


Shameless plug: I sell a Mac software called Horcrux, it backups emails.


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  • Joel

    Hey! Big thanks!

  • Thanks a ton for this!

  • This is a big help.

  • Rich


    Ive tried to use this app but it keeps stopping at 1.4mb on creating the XML files.

    Any ideas?



  • Thanks for this!

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  • Rhys

    Legendary – Great little app

  • John

    Legend man, such a cool app. Thank you :))

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  • Rosina Lippi

    I would so love to use this. Downloaded without a problem, but I have no idea how to launch the program. Any hints for a less technologically minded person?

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  • suhastech

    Unzip it and open .app file.

    PS: Sorry if this is too late.

  • Alex

    Hi Suhas,

    I tried running the app, but it quits unexpectedly – almost immediately – after it is launched. In other words, it never fully launches, it just quits and I get an error from OS X reporting that that it quit unexpectedly. I am running OS X 10.6.8.
    Any help?


  • tali

    Awesome App. Saved me from hours of frustration. Thanks a million 🙂

  • alex

    Just want to say thanks. You saved my day.

  • Nils Schirmer

    great! thank you so much!!

  • Sophia

    I need exactly this program for my Blogger XML file.. Aaarwg!

  • fastasleep

    It won’t let me enter a size less than 1mb — if I put in .9 it says I need to specify the source file and destination.

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