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Really Simple CSV Importer

Alternative CSV Importer plugin. Simple and powerful, best for geeks.

Should I fill all columns of post data?

No. Only columns which you want to update.

Can I update existing post data?

Yes. Please use ID field to specify the existing post.

Can I insert post with specific post id?

Yes. Please use ID field to specify the new post ID.

Can I import custom field/custom taxonomy of the post?

Yes. You can use column names same as wp_post table, but if the column name does not match, it creates a custom field (post meta) data. Importing custom taxonomy is a bit more complicated, "tax_{taxonomy}" means, "tax_" is prefix, and {taxonomy} is name of custom taxonomy (not labels).

Here is an example.

csv file
"post_title","released","tax_actors"
"Captain Phillips","2013","Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman"

imported post data
Post Title: Captain Phillips
Custom field "released": 2013
Custom taxonomy "Actors": Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman

Why should I quote text cells when I save csv file?

Because PHP cannot read multibyte text cells in some cases.

Locale setting is taken into account by this function. If LANG is e.g. en_US.UTF-8, files in one-byte encoding are read wrong by this function.

Can I insert multiple values to CFS or ACF fields like Select or Checkbox?

Yes. Please create additional plugin and use really_simple_csv_importer_save_meta filter to make array data.

Add-on development example

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.7
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 70,000+

Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars

Support

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