WordPress.org

Plugin Directory

CSV 2 POST

Once used to create 1 million posts on a single WordPress blog using book data.

8.2.5

  • Feature Changes
    • Spelling corrections x 2.
  • Technical Notes
    • None
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read.
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.2.4

  • Feature Changes
    • None.
  • Technical Notes
    • Security improved on forms.
    • Possible bug fix regarding ALTER TABLE query - changed query layout for dbDelta()
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read.
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.2.3

  • Feature Changes
    • New list of waiting files added to All Projects Tools view. Later it can be upgraded to allow quick data import.
    • Moved schedule information from Schedule Settings box to a new box.
    • Scheduled automation improved - be warned the plugin may show increased activity, use schedule settings to reduce.
    • New box added to All Projects Tools view for testing new automated post creation function.
    • New box added to All Projects Tools view for testing new automated post updating function.
    • New box added to All Projects Tools view for testing new automated data import function.
    • New box added to All Projects Tools view for testing new automated data updating function.
  • Technical Notes
    • Main class-csv2post.php is too big. Many functions moving into their own class meaning new files.
    • "row" column added to sources table, plugin will no longer re-count file each time total rows required. This became a requirement when searching for sources that have not yet fully imported all data.
    • Correction made to get_rules_array(), it was always returning array(). Probably a line left during testing but keep in mind it may be bypassing a bug temporary.
    • Actions added to schedule array. Will be used to build form options and includes switches for user global control over individual action types i.e. prevent all post updating for all projects.
    • New "status" column in project tables: "enabled" and "disabled". Users must be encouraged to disable old projects if creating many.
    • Depreciated function sanitize_url() replaced with esc_url_raw().
    • Incorrect use of escape() removed in two places.
    • c2psources table will no longer store a count of rows including header: always deduct one from a row count of the .csv file before INSERT/UPDATE query.
    • Many functions moved to class-wpdb.php as the file is now a general database class and not strictly functions that only contain WordPress code.
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read.
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.2.2

  • Feature Changes
    • Mailchimp subscription form added to plugins main page.
  • Technical Notes
    • New WTG global schedule and automation class files added.
    • New class-configuration.php file holds package config.
    • Manual adoption now adds the default post meta to an adopted post.
    • Log table now in its own function.
    • Function render() prepared further for localization (sprintf applied).
    • Variable $c2pm (used to be well used global) removed/replaced.
    • Multiple Design Rule form now displays users saved selction in menus.
    • detect_new_files() renamed to detectnewfiles() and moved to class-schedule.php
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read.
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.2.1

  • Feature Changes
    • New Adoption view offers advanced settings to convert existing posts to CSV 2 POST controlled posts - this is a delicate operation that requires backup.
    • New Current Project view
    • New button on Quick Actions (only shows on Current Project view) displays a list of column replacement tokens.
    • Dismissable view introductions added - little training in them but those introduction areas will be used to suggest tutorial.s
  • Technical Notes
    • No longer an error when using quick action for Create Posts - related to a variable required for the notice.
    • Moved some classes from class-csv2post.php into class-ui.php as they are only used when on admin side.
    • Bug regarding $package_version_cleaned fixed (related to update system which is still a work in progress).
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read.
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.2.0

  • Feature Changes
    • New Directory Sources screen lists directories intended for providing multiple .csv files.
    • New Data History view focuses on data import events, file changes, new file detection.
    • New Data Alerts view displays newly detected files that require manual import (auto import not active).
    • Separate areas added for management of all projects and management of the current active projects.
    • Plugins main page (plugin dashboard) has gone in reverse, with forms being moved again, we found it never had the usefullness intended
    • Due to variations in .csv files. The project data view only has the default columns. Data displayed will help us monitor the plugins precise activities. That is important if we are to decide if and when the plugin is hyper or not doing enough automation.
    • Menus removed from category descriptions form. User must always enter one or more tokens.
  • Technical Notes
    • Submission of directory source form now adds another entry to the sources database table with source type "localdirectory"
    • Form registration (WTG security system) has been changed to keep registered form data longer. It no longer resets if a second tab is opened.
  • Known Issues
    • Still no easy step by step approach like versions had two years ago. This is coming again soon.
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.37

Fix - complete_plugin_update() was using an eval where not required!

8.1.36

  • Feature Changes
    • Beta area removed.
    • Some views merged into the plugins own dashboard to give the dashboard more purpose. When creating a new data source or project return to the dashboard
    • Project Data Sources view is now a single column due to it displaying a table. A task has been created to remove the accordian and make it a datatable view.
    • Data Table view is now a proper WP datatable - search ability will be improved later for this view.
    • Update screen no longer has two columns.
    • Update screen no longer displays the Quick Actions bar.
    • Removed Update Screen - changes to installation will now be automatic, no user action required, quicker and simplier.
    • Default project settings will no longer be applied for ever new project - a cause of empty custom field rules.
    • Removed any mention of pro or paid left over from premium edition but did add stronger encouragement for donations.
    • Big update to class-forms.php (range of new methods added that make form development far quicker)
    • New mass publish from draft form added - allows selection of current projects posts only, all projects posts or the entire blog (posts not created by CSV 2 POST).
    • Every instance of hidden_form_values() replaced with form_start() - early tests indicate success. This change applies more security against hackers.
    • Sample Data panel now has a list of .csv files for download from WebTechGlobal.
  • Technical Notes
    • Class C2P_ImportTableInformation_Table has been moved from class-csv2post.php to table.php (a view file, the only one that uses the class)
    • options_array.php removed (new options class coming and will be used to improve installation)
  • Known Issues
    • Still no easy step by step approach like versions had two years ago. This is coming again soon.
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.

8.1.35

  • Feature Changes
    • Automatic post updating addeded based on schedule
    • Systematic post updating now post (happens when old post is opened)
    • Unlimited manual post updating using a forum
    • Spintax (text-spinning) added
    • Multiple post design form added
    • Multiple post types can be applied dynamically
    • Better data source management (more updates coming for that)
    • Can now split data from one .csv file column into multiple database columns
    • Data Sources page renamed to Manage Data Sources
    • The table of sources has been removed from Manage Data Sources (new improved table being added)
    • New page named Data Sources List with a table of all sources (more details about sources available than the previous table)
    • New form for creating multiple data sources using a directory of .csv files, one file is made parent and it is the parent source that is linked to a project.
  • Technical Notes
    • Fault relating to term_exists_in_level() when creating posts has been fixed
    • Title sample field reads "Please import data to see a sample based on your template." when user has not imported data
    • Accidental dump of post data fixed (happens when using Re-create Missing Posts form)
  • Known Issues
    • Data Table view is not suitable as tables are too wide, column titles cannot be read
    • Some forms are not suitable for being in the narrow sidebar by default, probably use that bar for quick tools and small information.
    • Occasionally clicking on "CSV 2 POST" media button above WYSIWYG editor shows an overlay but the content is not centered. Found this myself and has not been reported by a user.
    • Two reports of "Are you sure you want to do that?" message appearing - not enough information provided to debug.

Requires: 3.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.0
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: 500+

Ratings

3.3 out of 5 stars

Support

Got something to say? Need help?

Compatibility

+
=
Not enough data

0 people say it works.
0 people say it's broken.

100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 50,2,1
100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1
25,4,1
0,1,0
0,1,0
0,1,0
100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 50,2,1 50,2,1 100,1,1 100,1,1 100,1,1
0,1,0 100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1
0,1,0
100,1,1 100,1,1
100,1,1 100,1,1