About Site Profile Exporter

Enables exporting of ProcessWire site profiles for sharing or distribution with others.

Category 1Process Modules
Process modules are apps that run in the ProcessWire admin.
Category 2Import/Export
Modules that work with importing or exporting data.
Release StateStable
Should be safe for use in production environments. *
Module Version3.0.0
Class NameProcessExportProfile
Compatibility2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.0
Date AddedJuly 24, 2012
Last UpdatedFebruary 7, 2017
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This module's files should be placed in /site/modules/ProcessExportProfile/
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Profile Exporter for ProcessWire 2.5+

This module exports an installable site profile of your site. It essentially enablesyou take any site and create files that the ProcessWire installer will recognize when installing a new copy of ProcessWire. This is the tool that is used to export all of the ProcessWire core site profiles.

About site profiles

Site profiles exported by this tool include the following:

  • The site database (but no caches and users)
  • Files associated with pages (/site/assets/files/)
  • Configuration file (/site/config.php), but no DB connection info
  • Template files and related assets (/site/templates/*)
  • Installed site modules (/site/modules/), except for this one
  • System files in /site/ (ready.php, init.php, finished.php)

Site profiles do not include users or files not associated with pages (i.e. cachefiles, log files, etc.). Essentially, a site profile is meant to be a version of a site you can share with others, that contains no confidential data like user or password information.

How to use

Usage instructions are provided directly in the module when using it. Afterinstalling, go to Setup > Export Site Profile and it will guide you through the rest.


This version of the profile exporter requires ProcessWire 2.5 or newer. If youneed a profile exporter for an earlier version of ProcessWire, grab the legacy branch of this module.

Copyright 2017 by Ryan Cramer


  • Peter Verkooijen

    Peter Verkooijen 2 years ago 00

    Does this work in Processwire 3+?

    • ryan

      ryan 2 years ago 10

      It should. I exported the recent PW3 "Regular" profile using this module.

      • Peter Verkooijen

        Peter Verkooijen 2 years ago 00

        It looks like it works, but I also vaguely remember seeing something about this becoming a core feature/module?

        • ryan

          ryan 2 years ago 30

          No plans for this to become a core module at present. I did just push an update to this module that tweaks a few minor things and indicated it supports 3.x.

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