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WordPress Importer

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

5 reviews
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3 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
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3 stars
By ,

I like it!But it is so hard to understand!

3 stars
Reporting /fixing bug on parsers.php and wordpress-importer.php
By , for WP 3.8

Just fix the following bugs from the two file and the plugin will fully compatible with wordpress 3.8 and PHP 5.4 onward.

on wordpress-importer.php file goto line 1110 and replace

function bump_request_timeout() {
return 60;
with the following

function bump_request_timeout($time = 60) {
return $time;

On parsers.php file go to line 404 and remove hole

function WXR_Parser_Regex() {

WXR_Parser_Regex() method does not need to redefine. Already class constructor declared.

I personally like this plugin very much and that's why I want to help. Thanks for your great plugin.

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

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

3 stars
By , for WP 3.4.2

Inconsistent behavior. Certain factors seem to confound this importer; sometimes downloading attachments, sometimes draft pages. Still working to diagnose and understand.

3 stars
Works once you figure it out
By , for WP 3.4.2

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.

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