Export database table to csv in wordpress

Export database table to csv in wordpress

In this article i am explaining how to export database table data into CSV file in WordPress using by admin menu.

If your are looking for downloading data from table using WordPress admin panel by clicking on a button than this code for you. I did this code for download user data from the wp_users table then i am edit and representing here.

What we are cover in this tutorial

  1. How to create custom menu in WordPress admin
  2. Create file downloading link
  3. Fetch data from table and download

How to create custom menu in WordPress admin

Below is the code for creating custom menu in WordPress admin panel copy and past code into function.php file of your theme.

/*Add Custome menu for coupon code*/
function create_custome_menu_admin(){
	$page_title = 'Page Title';
	$page_name = 'Menu Name';
	$page_scope = 'manage_options';
	$page_url = 'page-url';
	$page_func = 'call_back_function_name';
	add_menu_page($page_title, $page_name, $page_scope, $page_url, $page_func);
add_action('admin_menu', 'create_custome_menu_admin');
function call_back_function_name(){

2. Create file downloading link

Again here i am defining call back function, inside call back function i am including a file in that file copy past below code.

function call_back_function_name(){
// code for "include_your_file_name.php"
<h2><a href="website_url/wp-admin/admin.php?page=page-url&action=download_csv_file">Download Users</a></h2>

3. Fetch data from table and download

In this step we will create how to download data from perticular database table copy and past belo code inside your include file. Here my include file name is “include_your_file_name.php”.

if ( isset($_GET['action'] ) && $_GET['action'] == 'download_csv_file' )
	// Query
	$statement = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM `table_name` ORDER BY `id` DESC");
	// file creation
	$wp_filename = "filename_".date("d-m-y").".csv";
	// Clean object
	ob_end_clean ();
	// Open file
	$wp_file = fopen($wp_filename,"w");
	// loop for insert data into CSV file
	foreach ($statement as $statementFet)
		$wp_array = array(
	// Close file
	// download csv file
	header("Content-Description: File Transfer");
	header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=".$wp_filename);
	header("Content-Type: application/csv;");
Mukesh Jakhar - PHP Web Developer
Mukesh Jakhar

This is Mukesh Jakhar. I’m a professional web developer with 3+ years experience. I am always ready for freelance work and i am writing blogs in my free time. I love to learn new technologies and share with others.

I founded PHPKIDA in September 2015. The focus of this website to provide web development tutorials of PHP, WordPress, CodeIgniter, Jquery, MySQL, HMTL, CSS etc and sharing solution to problems which i already solved.

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