This is the official manual for the latest Org-mode release.
Org's export engine makes it easy for writing new back-ends. The framework on which the engine was built makes it easy to derive new back-ends from existing ones.
The two main entry points to the export engine are:
org-export-define-derived-backend. To grok these functions, see
ox-latex.el for an example of defining a new back-end from scratch,
and ox-beamer.el for an example of deriving from an existing engine.
For creating a new back-end from scratch, first set its name as a symbol in
an alist consisting of elements and export functions. To make the back-end
visible to the export dispatcher, set
:menu-entry keyword. For export
options specific to this back-end, set the
For creating a new back-end from an existing one, set
to an alist of export functions. This alist replaces the parent back-end
For complete documentation, see the Org Export Reference on Worg.