Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
I activate the plugin, and nothing.
I can’t find any place where I can run an IMPORT. Wow, just unbelievable.
I use this plugin a lot. It did save my life a bunch of times.
Inconsistent behavior. Certain factors seem to confound this importer; sometimes downloading attachments, sometimes draft pages. Still working to diagnose and understand.
It works for me and this is realy useful!
With unflawed installions on both sides, it just does what it says. And it's amazingly fast.
Don't expect it to fix your configuration or to translate each and any plugin option between different instances of WP and you'll be fine with it.
It was an invaluable plugin once I figured out how to use it, but I'm definitely rating it lower because of a huge bug. See this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/import-feature-does-not-import-file-attachments?replies=23
Basically, it doesn't download images if you select a subset of posts. Works if you select all but if you try to filter by date, category, or author it doesn't work. Awful. And the fact that the thread was closed without a response is just pitiful.
But, once I accepted I just had to download everything it got the job done. There are some other issues too with how authors are imported which is why I can only give it 3 stars. If it was just the image issue I would have given it 4.
Regardless, you really can't migrate a site without this plugin and once you figure out your process around its bugs, it is basically invaluable.
Easy way to backup your posts, pages, categories, tags and menu's.
Won't backup your files including uploads, plugins and themes but makes it easy to move from a web server to local installation.
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