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.

  • worked perfectly – thank you!

  • Gilda

    thank you so much !

  • Me, too

  • Brian Ball

    was hung up on a 2MB max upload limit on our server (even though the php.ini file was configured for larger files)… this allowed me to split into 9, 1.9MB files, they all were uploaded and imported to the new WP installation w/o any real difficulty!

  • Tom

    Wow. Fantastic.

  • Bogfog Poopants

    Great app, but please code it so you can get individual files below 1MB. It should be in k’s, not MB’s!

  • Natalie

    I still get the unexpected quit option which trying to open it.

  • Liz

    Amazing. Saved my bacon, thank you!

  • Thank you. Works great!

  • Jane

    Hi, this “unexpectedly quits” before it opens.

    Application Specific Information:
    abort() called
    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidUnarchiveOperationException’, reason: ‘*** -[NSKeyedUnarchiver decodeObjectForKey:]: cannot decode object of class (NSLayoutConstraint)’

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  • Jo Cox

    Worked a charm and saved my bacon, thanks!

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