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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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92 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Simples
By , for WP 3.5.2

Does exactly what it says on the tin

5 stars
Works great
By ,

I use it import sample data - never had any problems. Thanks!

4 stars
Good but with some bugs
By , for WP 3.5.2

BUG:

When you import blogs from an XML file exported from another website, "post->guid" of posts remain unchanged, they should be the new permalinks of the posts.

I had to re-create new permalink in my template file to deal with this bug.

4 stars
Getting Posts Made Easy
By , for WP 3.5.2

Perfect for what it does but hopefully a new addition will become complete by exporting the database as well.

4 stars
Works as described with one glitch
By , for WP 3.5.2

It worked fine for me but not without a couple of stumbles, which I suspect are server related rather than any issue with the plugin itself.

It took me a few tries to move everything. On the first attempt it only imported tags a some images, but no posts, pages or comments (and no error messages). I ran the import maybe 6 times in total and each successive run imported more each time until eventually everything was imported. So if you have this issue, just be patient. Everything will import eventually.

Given the plugin cost $0, I have no complaints!

5 stars
Worked for me
By , for WP 3.5.2

I see some people had some problem with it, but it was ok for me, so 5 stars.

2 stars
Needs Some Loving
By ,

Despite having my own CSV importer plugins CSV 2 POST and Easy CSV Importer. I decided to give this a try and make sure there was nothing I was missing in terms of the functions being used.

I didn't used a huge file like most importers can handle and this plugin ended up on white screen. Nothing in the code to make use of really, it is a simple solution.

It is meant to be though. There are plenty other importers that try to tackle some of the fundamental issues when working with data. It's never simple not even for premium plugins or their users :)

1 star
Simply Does Not Import Correctly
By , for WP 3.5.2

After all these years of WordPress development I can't believe they still haven't provided a fool-proof way of importing blogs. After using this and failing to import my blog (some of the database entries are there but it's very muddled) I searched the user forum and it is full of closed, unsolved threads from users unable to import their blog.

I just feel WordPress is burying its head in the sand on this one. Disappointing, considering everything else about WordPress is great.

1 star
Doesn't import media library
By , for WP 3.5.2

Sucks. Didn't import media even if I selected the option to import all attachments. What now? Should I upload my hundreds of images one by one?

5 stars
Works good, used everywhere across themeforest
By , for WP 3.8

Never had problems with it. Thanks.

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