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Opened 7 weeks ago

#48366 new enhancement

Export valid paragraphs HTML with wpautop applied

Reported by: Rarst Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Export Keywords:
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Description

WordPress exports post content mostly as is from database. It runs through the_content_export filter, which does not by default have any of the typical the_content filters added.

The most visible impact is that wpautop() is not applied and paragraphs have no <p> tags around them.

Effectively this makes exported content corrupted for systems other than WordPress itself.

In spirit of "own your data" I suggest this is reconsidered, in favor of exporting valid platform-agnostic HTML markup.

From a quick look on implementation levels it seems just adding wpautop() might not be sufficient due to a special blocks-related logic in WP 5+ ? Or can that be ignored for export purposes?

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