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WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.


93 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
1 star
Doesn't import images
By , for WP 3.9

I have wasted so much time with this substandard importer. Even when I click the "import images into media library" option, it just links to the old site images. No featured images with the new posts either. PRetty much had to rebuild the site from the base up every time I've used this. Almost useless

1 star
Has never worked properly...
By , for WP 3.9

This plugin has never imported images or attachments correctly (if at all). I've been using the patched version inimarin posted here for over a year now. Amazed that they still haven't implemented his fix. Or offered one of their own! Mind boggling...

Here's a direct link to inimarin's working version, as well as the link to his original post.

FIX: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks00wk9xd2r3qrm/wordpress-importer_myversion.zip

Original Post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-importer-not-importing-media-library?replies=16


5 stars
Super 10 !
By ,

For new users ! - Example of how to do this to migrate your site to a new server or redo it again.

I will help you how to correct work with this plugin :

- Export your XML file that integrates the structure of your site . Make sure your new server in the database is created equal in name and tables as well as on your old server and the folder path is same.

ex :

* MyDB ( your DB name must be same as the old )

* MyDB_
( its prefix table name must be same as the old - The prefix must always be configured and verified in your wp - connfig.php before its new WP installation on your new server . )

* Your folder path should be equal ( public_html / wp -content public_html / wp - admin and so on .

- Note: When creating a new database on your new server , NOT import your data to the new database by means of SQL file because your exported XML file already contains the necessary settings for the structure of your new site your new server - And as previously remembered setting up tables should be in your wp - config.php before its new WP installation on your new server .

Copy your entire wp-content folder to the new server, because the plugin to work import settings for your database needs to find these information paths and folders in the same way as was done your export file XML site.

After all set up, import your XML file to its new facility site and everything will be OK.

The imported XML file will create all file paths on your new tables from your DB and your new site will look like before.

Always works for me and the site is brand new as a newborn baby - I do this to clean the database when some plugins undermine information and then uninstall the plugin my database gets dirty. To have no work to hunt information and tables, I always do this method to let the DB clean - And my site structure remains the same.

Looking for help: Comment!

Para Novo Usuários: Exemplo de como fazer isso para migrar seu site para um novo servidor ou refazê-lo novamente

1º - Exporte seu arquivo XML que integra a estrutura do seu site. Certifique-se que em seu novo servidor o banco de dados criado é igual em nome e em tabelas assim como em seu antigo servidor e que o caminho de pastas é igual.


* myDB ( seu DB nome tem que ser igual ao antigo )

* myDB_ ( seu prefixo de tabelas nome tem que ser igual ao antigo - O prefixo deve sempre ser configurado e verificado em seu wp-connfig.php antes da sua nova instalação WP em seu novo Servidor. )

* Seu caminho de pastas deve ser igual ( public_html/wp-content, public_html/wp-admin e assim por diante.

- Obs: Ao criar um novo banco de dados em seu novo servidor, NÃO importe suas informações para o novo banco de dados por um meio de arquivo SQL, pois seu arquivo XML exportado já contém as configurações necessárias para a estrutura do seu novo site em seu novo servidor - E como lembrado anteriormente a configuração de tabelas deve ser feita em seu wp-config.php antes da sua nova instalação WP em seu novo Servidor.

2º Copie toda a sua pasta wp-content para o novo servidor, pois o plugin para trabalhar importar as configurações para seu banco de dados precisará encontrar essas informações de caminhos e pastas da mesma forma quando foi feito a sua exportação de arquivo site XML.

Depois de tudo configurado, importe seu arquivo XML para sua nova instalação de site e tudo ficará OK.

O arquivo XML importado ira criar todos os caminhos de arquivos em suas novas tabelas de seu novo DB e seu site ficará como antes.

Sempre funciona comigo e o site fica novinho como um bebe recem nascido - Faço isso para limpar o banco de dados quando algúns plugins minam de informações e depois que os desinstalo o plugin meu banco de dados fica sujo. Para não ter o trabalho de ficar caçando informações e tabelas, eu sempre faço este método para deixar o DB limpo - E a minha estrutura de site continua a mesma.

Precisando de ajuda: Comente !

5 stars
browser buton doesn't work
By , for WP 3.8.3

Hi !
When I installed the plugin, I went to wordpress and after that click on Browser but nothing happen.
Can you help please

5 stars
By ,

Very nice plugin

5 stars
Easy work
By , for WP 3.7.1

Very great

1 star
Pick it up Losers
By ,

Wow you guys need to do some work on this plugin. Move your website should be this hard.

5 stars
Works well
By ,

Not sure about all the bad ratings, it does what it says

1 star
Not a full backup actually
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin is actually misguide users. If I move the hosting than it should export all my current data including images and also all settings (all options) so it should setup all things on import.

But currently it's exporting only content of post types only.

What I expect is that the export and import process will actually clone my existing site to new site.

4 stars
Worked well!
By , for WP 3.8.1

It worked as stated - surprisingly fast!

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