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WordPress Importer

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

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95 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Works as intended on 3.7.1
By , for WP 3.7.1

Did exactly as intended. No complaints. Although, I had to install PHP-XML module on my server to get it working with my version of WordPress/Linux/PHP.

1 star
Unexplainably Awful
By , for WP 3.6.1

I have build several dozen wordpress sites and dealt with hundreds of plugins. This one is the worst. Sure other plugins don't work, but this one has no excuse. When exporting from one wp blog and importing to another, WP has complete control of the format of the export and how it is imported. Why then does this plugin fail 90% of the time? It gets most pictures uploaded and then crashes. The only option is to delete everything that was imported and try again. I have worked my way through their trouble shooting (file not too big, format is correct, etc) and none of them work. I love WP. I just wish someone would figure out a way to make this most basic function actually function.

5 stars
You must install it if you use a premium theme ;)
By ,

You just downloaded a premium theme, and you want to have the demo content ? Just install this plugin in few seconds. Then you'll be able to upload demo content with xml file provided by the theme developper :)

4 stars
Makes moving a WordPress site so much easier
By , for WP 3.6.1

The Importer plugin is a necessary tool when developing for WordPress or moving a site, although it's not without its share of issues.

75% of the time it just works and all content/attachments will import correctly, but there are times when importing a file that is too large, or trying to import attachments from a remote server causes errors. This isn't a problem with the plugin per se, but with the web server that can usually be resolved by tweaking the server config (if possible).

Another issue that I've run across is due to a bug in the Safari browser which causes the importer to hang when importing a file. This is actually due to a Safari/Webkit bug that's been around since 2005 (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5760), and you can save yourself the headache by doing the WordPress import with Firefox or another browser instead.

5 stars
Muy útil / Very Useful
By , for WP 3.6.1

Incluso es capaz de importar imágenes y videos. Por lo que he probado, lo único que le falta es ser capaz de actualizar los links de las imágenes en los posts para que apunten a las del sitio nuevo y no a las del original.

It can even import images and videos. For what I've seen, the only thing that the plugin lacks is being able to update the image links to point to the new website rather than the original one.

1 star
Is this ever going to get fixed?
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is severely screwing up my site not having this plugin working. I can't upload any of the dummy content and plugins specifically from the creator in order to have the site run. I doubt WP is going to fix this any time soon.

1 star
Plugin doesn't work
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This plugin is broken. It does not import images or featured images and maybe more. A quick search reveals that it has been broken for some time. Moving content around is a critical part of any active blog. The fact that this has been going on for so long disappoints me.

1 star
Lacks key features
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin won't work unless you are importing tiny blogs or do have a badass server that won't choke on a 2MB import file.

WordPress really needs to make a staggered importer and bring support for on-server files. You can't rely on max_upload_size directives to import a medium blog these days.

3 stars
Can't import images
By , for WP 3.6.1

Nice, but can't import any image...

5 stars
'Push Button' pack up and move!
By , for WP 3.6.1

If you need to move your WP, this importer will make it easy.

Thank you, WordPress!!

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