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WordPress Importer Extended

Auto import content on plugin activation, or import a file from the server.

You have to install the normal WordPress Importer plugin before you can do anything with this one.

For manual import

  1. Make a full backup of your WordPress install.
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload to your plugins directory
  4. Enable the plugin
  5. Add define('WP_LOAD_IMPORTERS', true); to your wp-config.php file. Remember to disable this after the import has finished.
  6. Add define('WORDPRESS_IMPORTER_EXTENDED_FETCH_ATTACHMENTS', true); to your wp-config.php file if you with to download the attachments.
  7. Go to Tools->WordPress Importer Extended and enter the path to your WXR file (relative from the WordPress root directory).

For automatic import on activation

Upload the plugin. Then you have to set

define( 'WP_LOAD_IMPORTERS', true );

in your wp-config.php file. To specify which files to import use for example

define('WORDPRESS_IMPORTER_EXTENDED_AUTO', 'wp-content/test-data.2011-01-17.xml');

Then you just need to activate the plugin to start the import. The recommended method is to use the WordPress Reset plugin and to configure this plugin and the normal WordPress Import to autostart by adding this to your wp-config.php:

define( 'WORDPRESS_RESET_REACTIVATE_PLUGINS', 'wordpress-reset/wordpress-reset.php,wordpress-importer/wordpress-importer.php,wordpress-importer-extended/wordpress-importer-extended.php' );

If you wish to download the attachments specify define('WORDPRESS_IMPORTER_EXTENDED_FETCH_ATTACHMENTS', true);

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 800+


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