How to Open WPRESS Files

How To Open WPRESS Files Quick And Easily

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Do you have a WPRESS file but are unsure how to open or extract them?

Sometimes it’s annoying to deal with WPRESS files as common extractors don’t work well with them. This article will guide you to everything you need to know about .wpress files: what they are, how to get them, and how to open them.

Let’s jump right into it.

What is a WPRESS file?

If you’re using WordPress for some time now, you should know about the All-in-One WP Migration plugin. It’s a useful WordPress plugin for migrating your WordPress website to a new location.

This plugin uses a WPRESS file extension, an open-source archive format. This allows you to export your site as a tidy bundle. So basically, WPRESS is an archive format created by the All-in-One WP Migration plugin for exporting your site’s content as one file.

How To Get WPRESS Files?

To generate a WPRESS file, you will need to export your WordPress website via the migration plugin.

To do so,

  • Head over to your WordPress dashboard and click on the plugin.
How To Open WPRESS Files Quick And Easily 1
  • Click Export.
  • You can tweak around with the options but that’s not necessary. Press EXPORT TO.
  • Choose File from the dropdown menu. Your export will start. Wait for it to be completed
export file from wp migration plugin
  • You will be prompted to download the export file. It’s in WPRESS format.
WPRESS file extension

How To Open WPRESS Files on Your Device

Now that you know how to obtain WPRESS files, let’s see how you can extract them. We will show you two methods here. Choose the one that is more convenient for you.

Method #1: Open File Using Wpress-Extractor EXE (Windows/Mac)

To extract the WPRESS file we will need the Wpress-Extractor tool.

  • Download the extractor tool from here
  • Export your migration file onto a folder.
  • Copy the extractor tool to the same folder your WPRESS file is located
  • Open the command prompt.
  • Navigate to the folder where the file is located. For example, if you downloaded it to C:\Migration, write this command
cd C:\Migration
  • Now use the extractor tool to open the file. If your file name is migration.wpress, you need to write the following command
wpress-extractor migration.wpress
  • Hit enter. The process will start so wait a bit from it to complete.

Method #2: Open File Using Node.js Wpress-Extractor (Cross Platform)

For this method, you have to use the same tool but modified by another developer. He decided to write it in Node.js so that it can be used on any Platform.

  • Download Node.js on your device from here and install it. You may follow this guide for installation (Only follow up to the “Installation of NodeJS” section)
  • Open your command prompt and test if your installation was successful with this command
node -v
  • Navigate to the folder where you exported your WordPress file.
  • Run this command (Change the file name to the name you gave)
npx wpress-extract migration.wpress
  • If you get any confirmation prompt, just press yes.
  • A new folder named migration will be created where you can find all the contents.

How To View The Contents of WPRESS Files?

If you want to view what’s in your WPRESS file instead of opening it, you can use a web tool called Traktor by Servmask.

  • Go to Traktor.
  • Upload your file by dragging or browsing your device.
  • It will start reading your file
  • Once completed, you can check out all the files your archive contained.

Final Thoughts

This guide walks you through the process of exporting, opening, and viewing the contents of a WPRESS file.

If you use the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, this article will help you deal with its archive format the proper way.

If you’re still stuck or getting some errors, don’t forget to ask us in the comment section.

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  • Palash Talukder

    Palash Talukdar is a digital marketer & the founder of WP Basic Pro. He has been building and managing WordPress websites for 5+ years. He loves to write about WordPress, SEO, marketing, productivity, and web performance. [email protected] Talukder Palash
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