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WordPress Importer

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

32 reviews
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3 stars
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1 star
WP export -> WP import: Broken
By , for WP 3.9.2

1. Export from existing WP site (yes, dear internets, "Export All")

2. Import to new site, with download and import media option

3. Notice that all of your "Media has falied to import" and the Media Library is completely empty

4. Repeat several times from step 1

n. Eventually, give up. Manually re-upload and re-link images on 200+ posts. Sad lack of support for this tool. Migrations Happen.

1 star
By , for WP 3.9.2

Importing is still impossible. And to add insult to injury, it is impossible to import into WP what has been exported from WP. I am capable of reading the manual and following instructions.

1 star
import does not happen!
By , for WP 3.9.1

after I upload the .xml file and hit the button, it just show blank ~

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


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.

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.

1 star
It does nothing
By ,

Imported only few images: no posts no categories no other media.

1 star
Fails importing attachments due timeout
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin clearly has not been deisgned to be timeout tolerant.

Therefore, if you have bought a theme from themeforest.net or the like, and want to import sample content, most of the times it won't terminate importing items due to timeout.

Then you have the double trouble of cleaning up and solving the timeout problem.

Being this a crucial plugin, this plugin should be extended with a timeout-tolerant logic.

1 star
Works 20% of the time
By , for WP 3.8.1

I have used this thing dozens and dozens of times, each time thinking it would be easier than a MYSQL import. I am almost always wrong.

Image import fails far too much. Often it will show failed imports and they are actually imported. And if the xml is large, count on it failing.

As stated by others, this is a simple function and should actually be core.

Meh, I guess I should make my own and quit crying about the issues with this thing.

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