Imports well-formed HTML files into WordPress pages.
What an amazing plugin - does not get enough recognition. I do wish there was a bit better documentation explaining each area better, and would love if there was a way to assign all posts to a date, but I guess you can do that after it's important with the bulk edit.
Really useful, does exactly what it says and is very flexible. Really impressed considering it's totally free. Thanks for this!
3 suggestions for improvement:
1) The menu item should be under the Tools directory, not the Settings directory. After the import is done, we end up there anyway, then have to click over to the Settings area again. Maybe a "Do another import" button at the confirmation page would be useful.
2) It'd be great if we could select the parent category, and sub-directories within there would be populated in sub-categories as well. That would make importing posts into categories a DREAM!
3) A "Save and Import" button would be much preferred as well. As-is, you have to hit "Save" and then after refresh "Import". I can see why you'd want each individually, but a combo button would reduce clicks and refreshes by A LOT.
Would be perfect for my workflow if it could be executed automatically every hour or so.
Any suggestion about how to do this automatism?
I'm baffled by some of the middling ratings and reviews this plugin has got from some.
It's a fiddly old business trying to import from html so some trial and error with the settings is required. I can only think that people weren't technically minded enough to play with it.
When you don't have a CSV, XML or RSS feed then you have to scrape. HTML Import 2 is much better than any scraper available. In fact it's NOT a scraper but a well-written importer for professional developers. I've used the HTML Import 2 to convert several static websites into WordPress. The UI is easy to understand and support was great!
After promising I could convert a site before looking at the size of it, I wondered whether anyone could drown themselves in a coffee cup, then I half recalled seeing your plugin name. A quick search, an install, a glance over the settings then checking against your notes/support & we're away!
Thanks for creating this & putting it out there Stephanie!!
Out of the box it worked perfectly. It was simple to use, fast, and, well, perfect. Thanks!
out of the box it dont work easy, one should find out which div or smth content is in, if thats multiple one needs more time searching that then typing it over self
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