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What is iziExport?

iziExport is an Adobe InDesign Add-on that allows you to export tagged InDesign documents to WordPress.

How much is iziExport?

The price of iziExport is $69.95. There is also a trial version fully functional, only limited by the amount of exports.

Which Adobe InDesign versions are supported?

iziExport requires InDesign CC.


How to install?

Step 1. Make sure you have installed the Creative Cloud Desktop App. Add-ons require the Creative Cloud Desktop App and at least one compatible Adobe application to be installed. If you have not already installed the Creative Cloud Desktop App you can get it from

Step 2. Adquire the iziExport Add-on here:

Step 3. Creative Cloud Desktop App automatically sync/download and install iziExport Add-on, and a toast notification appears on your screen to indicate that iziExport Add-on has been installed.

Step 4. Find iziExport from the Window→Extensions menu in Adobe InDesign.

More information about installing add-ons can be found at:

Do you have problems with the installation?

Adobe has reported issues when installing Add-ons on computers with Extension Manager CC and Creative Cloud Desktop App both installed. Make sure yout don't have both installed.

If you have problems with the installation please see the following troubleshooting guide for Adobe add-ons:

Where to find it?

Once installed, find iziExport from the Window→Extensions menu in Adobe InDesign.

If you don't find it, please see the following troubleshooting guide for Adobe add-ons:


How to login into WordPress from iziExport?

- Enter your domain. E.g.
- Enter your WordPress username and password.
- Enter the XML-RPC path (only needed if not being at the root level)
- If it doesn't work please check that you have entered the URLs with https://

Do you have problems to login?

Step 1. Verify that XML-RPC path is correct.

If your WordPress root is

  • The XML-RPC path by default is:
    • Server:
    • Path: /wordpress
    • Complete URL (just in case):
If the path is correct, you should be able to access to the file xmlrpc.php with the following URL:

Step 2. Verify that your WordPress site has XML-RPC protocol enabled.

Following the example of step 1, you can check it out by entering the following URL on your browser:

If XML-RPC protocol is enabled, you should get back the following message: XML RPC server accepts POST requests only.

Otherwise, to enable the XML-RPC protocol, go to Configuration > Write > Remote Publishing and check the checkbox.

For more information visit:

My host blocks XML-RPC access! How do I fix that?

Step 1. Just rename your XML-RPC file (xmlrpc.php) on your server through SSH or FTP to something different. For example, renamed_xml_rpc_file.php or whatever you want (avoid using "xmlrpc.php" in the name).

Step 2. To log in, enter your domain, user, password and the new XML-RPC path:

* If it doesn't work, create a new WordPress user and try again.


Which elements can contain the InDesign article to be exported?

- Tagged text frames
- Tagged rectangles frames with an image placed in it.
- Groups of two elements, a rectangle frame tagged as image and a text frame tagged as caption. These elements will be exported as an image with its corresponding caption.
- Groups of more than two elements. They will be converted into an image. This is the way to export vector graphics created in InDesign.

Groups must be first created and then added to the article.

How do I tag page items in InDesign?

Step 1. Create the tags title, text, image, caption and summary to identify each content element that you want to export. From InDesign choose Window > Utilities > Tags to open the Tags panel and click the New Tag button on the Tags panel.

Step 2. Tag page items with manual tagging. Select a frame or text frame, and then click a tag in the Tags panel.

Step 3. To export your InDesign document correctly, check that the page items are correctly tagged (title, text, image, caption and summary). And check that the elements has been added to the article before exporting (to create an article, you must select the frames and text frames of the article and click the New Article button in the InDesign Articles Panel).

How to get started:

Try the new feature auto-tagging:

Why aren't some elements exported?

- Check that the elements has been added to the article.
- Check that the element currently selected in the layout is part of the article.
- Check that only one element of the article is tagged as title.

Which specific tags should I use?

title for the title or post name.
text for the main text.
image for images.
caption for image captions.
summary for excerpts (post summaries).

Any image must be grouped with its corresponding caption.

How can I export bold and italics?

You can export any text style (bold, italic, h2, h3...).

Step 1. Create the b, i, h2 or h3 tags. To view Tags Panel: Window > Utilities > Tags. (view image)

Step 2. Then, use the "Map Styles To Tags" command from the Tags panel menu. (view image)

Step 3. For example, you can apply the b tag to all text in your document assigned to the Bold character style. The same with i, h2, h3 tags. (view image)

Can I export the posts directly as published?

By default, posts are exported as a draft to allow you to review them before publishing.

But, if you want, you can export the posts directly as published (not in draft):
- Settings > Set post status to published > YES.


How are WP custom fields set up in iziExport?

The tags other than title, text, image, caption and summary are automatically added as WordPress custom fields. Tag other page items (subtitle, etc) in InDesign with the same name of your WordPress custom field (for example the_subtitle).

You can also use the User Fields area to manually add text from iziExport. In User Fields area, in the first column, enter the name of the WP custom field. In the second column, enter the text to export. Fields defined will also be exported at the end of the main text, depending on the option selected in the ID Extra Tags combo box.

What happens if the text frame tagged as title has multiple typographies?

By default, the entire title is exported regardless of the typeface.

In Settings, select "Detect different fonts inside the text frame tagged as title > YES" to export only the text with the largest font size as the title. The rest of the text will be exported with the tag extratitle and placed at the end of the main text into WordPress.

Can't you export the caption?

- Tag the image as image and text as caption.
- Group.
- Add the group to the article.

Can I export the image credits?

Yes, they must be tagged as "image-credit" and grouped with the image and the caption.

You can define your own pattern in the settings (## is replaced by image credit).
- For example: (Photograph: ##)

Can I export WP categories and tags?

Yes. If your WordPress site takes advantage of metadata, before exporting the article, you'll want to fill out the WP Categories and Tags sections of the iziExport panel. The WP Categories section displays the categories that iziExport retrieved from your WordPress site, so select the ones you want to export. In the WP tags section you can add any tag to export to WordPress.

How to assign WP categories automatically?

You can tag a text frame on the page with the tag "wp_category", this category will be set in WordPress. The text must match the category name. Usually this is the header, but you can create a new text frame with hidden text if you need to.

If you check a category in the iziExport interface (WP Categories), it takes precedence over the tag within the page.



1.0.18 version (2023-07-14)
- Fixed an issue with typographic apostrophes in image names for MAC systems. You can now use typographic apostrophes without any issues when naming images.
- Improved the "MULTIPLE EXPORT" function. Now, when encountering an error during the export of an article, the system continues exporting the subsequent articles without interruption, enhancing the overall export efficiency and displaying any errors in the log.

1.0.17 version (2023-03-08)
- By default, images are now uploaded with the original filename. If you need to revert this change, you can go to Settings > Keep original filename of images > NO.

1.0.16 version (2022-12-22)
- Allows you to log in with another xmlrpc.php file. In case your hosting provider blocks XML-RPC access and you need to rename it. (more info)

1.0.15 version (2021-12-03)
- Allows export the posts directly as published (not in draft). Settings > Set post status to published > YES.
- Allows export image credits. (more info)
- Multiple exports on master pages fixed.
- Fixed export of multiple titles with different paragraph styles.

1.0.14 version (2021-11-01)
- Assigns WP category automatically. Just tag a text frame on the page with the tag "wp_category". (more info)

1.0.13 version (2019-06-17)
- Allows set the WordPress featured image when exporting anchored images as inline images.
- In this case, a new export option allows you to decide if the featured image remains in the post text.

1.0.12 version (2019-03-26)
- Accept WordPress passwords with special characters.
- Convert the L SEP character to space or line break, as appropriate.
- Enhance export of anchored images. The caption is exported separately.
- Improvements in the export of vector graphics.
- Non-featured images are exported with the HTML <figure> tag.
- Any text frame converted to outlines, without tag and included in an article is exported as an image.
- Exports articles without title tagged. The post title in WordPress is generated automatically.

1.0.11 version (2018-11-12)
- Ready to InDesign CC 2019.

1.0.10 version (2018-06-22)
- Exports paragraph breaks.

1.0.9 version (2018-01-08)
- Allows export anchored images as inline images in HTML (default settings export images as image gallery).
- Allows export all the title ignoring font styles (default settings automatically export the main title).

1.0.8 version (2017-11-07)
- Ready to InDesign CC 2018.

1.0.7 version (2017-10-05)
- AUTO TAGGING. New feature that can help you to tag page items and create articles automatically if your document has a layout similar to a standard newspaper.

1.0.6 version (2017-06-30)
- Fixed some errors when logging into WordPress.
- Increase of retries when "Server communication error" occurs due to timeout produced in the Wordpress server.

1.0.5 version (2017-06-08)
- The tags other than title, text, image, caption and summary are automatically added as WordPress custom fields.
- Default image resolution to 96 dpi.

1.0.4 version (2017-03-24)
- Exports footnotes and automatically links the reference.

1.0.3 version (2017-01-18)
- Exports multiple InDesign articles. Now, you can export all the articles of your InDesign document at once in three clicks. Each InDesign article is exported as a different WordPress post.
- Configure the resolution of the images to export, from 72 dpi to 300 dpi.

1.0.2 version (2016-12-05)
- Ready to InDesign CC 2017.
- Exports the summary tag (tagged with Adobe Indesign) to Excerpt (WordPress field).
- Exports other tags (tagged with Adobe Indesign) to WordPress custom fields with the same name.

1.0.1 version (2016-08-25)
- Exports an article with a paragraph that has a "title" tag inside a text frame tagged with a "text" tag.
- Exports images and groups anchored in a story.
- Images can be exported like featured images into WordPress.
- Warning when you try to export a new document without save.