Import XML feed


This plugin adds the ability to import content from an external XML/RSS file, or from an uploaded XML/RSS and add the content to any post type in your WordPress install. It also supports importing taxonomies alongside posts.

The process of import:

  • Select the source ( URL or FILE UPLOAD )
  • Select your repeated XML element you want to import – This should be the node in your XML file which will be considered a post upon import.
  • Select the post type you want to import the content to.
  • Match the fields from the XML node you’ve selected (step 2) to the corresponding fields you have available on the post type.

XML files and URLs

The XML source file should be a valid XML file. The plugin does check if the URL source or the Uploaded file is valid for import and processing. If you use the URL source for importing, please make sure the URL you are using is not password protected with HTTP Auth or any other form of authentification (it needs to be public).

Accepted formats: XML 1.0, XML 2.0, Atom 1, RSS

XML Preview

After sucessfully uploading an XML file or reading an external URL, the plugin will present you with an XML preview of the selected node, which can be used to check if you’ve selected the correct node or you have all the data read correctly by the plugin. This preview presents one item from the selected node and it is paginated so you can navigate back and forward between the elements.

Linking Taxonomies to Posts

This plugin allows you to import categories/taxonomies from the XML file and link the imported posts to these taxonomies.

First you need to have the taxonomies created in WordPress to allow the plugin to import into these taxonomies. By default WordPress has two taxonomies: categories and tags.

Limit posts

In the “Import Settings” area you can limit the import. You can use multiple patterns to include posts in the import. Use semicolon to separate the values.
Eg.: 1-8;10;14-

Importing and linking multiple taxonomies to one post

To import and link one post to multiple taxonomies, you need to have an XML element in your selected node with a list of categories separated by commas. These elements will be recognized and imported separately as taxonomy terms.


  • Select / Upload the XML/RSS feed.
  • Select the repeat element from feed
  • Matching elements
  • Import finished


  1. Upload the plugin files to the plugins directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Moove feed importer screen to configure the plugin


very basic

Seems to do the clever stuff of dragging the xml into the plugin and then it leaves you to it.
No memory of xml feed so you have to start over if you want to change something
No clear information of where the data from the xml has been dumped
I think i found some nodes in a template iam using but they had no images or prices on them – no error saying why they hadnt been included
I created a separate blog category hoping i could dump the xml into a new section… the drop down menu in the app only displays

i cant find these titles on my home dashboard so have no clue what they referencing.

Documentation very basic so cant work it out without help.

am i missing something because i hate beating down any hard work put in by a dev team to create a free plugin. ? thanks

Not working

Checking file and wait 1 minute then nothing more happened with it

Works very well

Works even better than what I expected from a free plugin. Imported some blog posts from an XML file without any issues. UI is polished and intuitive.

Funktioniert nicht

Nach dem betätigen von Check-Data läd das Plugin kurz mit einer Animation und anschließend erscheint nur ein Error, dass tab5 nicht gefunden wird.

Leider unbrauchbar.

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Contributors & Developers

“Import XML feed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Adding Czech translation


  • Adding donation box


  • Fixed PHP warnings


  • Fixed multiple taxonomy import, comma separated list allowed


  • Fixed post_title field, HTML tags will be removed from it


  • Fixed PHP Warning message


  • Fixed Date format issue


  • Fixed ACF functions


  • Added post limitation


  • Fixed “Wrong or unreadable XML file!” error on file upload.


  • Fixed “Wrong or unreadable XML file!” error appeared for Internet Explorer users.


  • Fixed featured image import


  • Added ability to set post_date from xml/rss feed. (thanks to metadan)


  • Fixed Options page controller issue


  • Rss “Atom” namespase issue fixed


  • Third party include fixed


  • Validated, sanitized and escaped inputs


  • Code modified to follow WP standards


  • Initial release of the plugin.