Ultimate CSV Importer


Rated as one of the Top 500 plugins by WPMETA.ORG. The only well managed, supported and regularly updated importer plugin with great track record. Manage your WordPress content as simple as in a spreadsheet editor like Microsoft Excel or Openoffice, etc,.

Ultimate CSV Importer is an import tool that helps to build a WordPress site at the drop of a hat by importing Post, Page, Custom Post, Comments, WordPress Custom Fields & CustomPress fields, Reviews of WP Customer Reviews and SEO fields of All in One SEO. The plugin supports import of all Custom Post Types.

The image can be imported from external URL like Google image, pixabay, shutterstock, etc,. The images are imported in the background with the help of WP-CRON to enhance the performance. You can easily configure your WP-Cron for faster import.

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Modules supported in Import

  • Core Modules – Post, Page, Custom Post, Comments.
  • Users – Import Users add-on to import your WordPress Users
  • Custom Post – CPT UI, CustomPress and default WordPress Custom Post.
  • Custom Field – WordPress default Text and Text area fields.
  • SEO field – Free version of All in One SEO.
  • Reviews – WP Customer Reviews

Highlighted Feature

  • High performance rocket speed import.
  • Imports images from an external URLs mentioned in CSV files.
  • Import with enhanced duplicate handling to optimize your database.
  • Free add-on to Import Users to upload user info into WordPress
  • WordPress core custom fields can be dynamically registered on the flow of CSV import.
  • Post type import with terms & taxonomies with any of depth of parent-child values.
  • WP Ultimate CSV Importer can be used in WordPress multisite.
  • Post Type CSV import along with multi category & multi tag.
  • Import CSV with any delimiter in UTF-8 format can be imported.
  • Free export add-on to export all your WP content in CSV file.


  • Featured image from password protected image location can’t be imported.
  • All languages supported by WordPress can be imported in UTF-8 without BOM format.

Ultimate CSV Importer PRO

CSV Importer PRO has all the features of WP Ultimate CSV Importer and it is extended with a lot of features that enables to import, schedule(recurring import), update and export CSV files. All import details over a year is in dashboard chart to easily track the WordPress site updates in a fraction of a second. Any changes like modifying existing WP content or appending new content can be done in simple update flow. WP Ultimate CSV Importer can also update or import the WP content from any CSV file periodically with scheduler. The update or Scheduled import (recurring import) is done with the templates which is created with mapped fields in the mapping section of WP Ultimate CSV importer. The export option enables to export the imported modules as CSV, XLS, XML and JSON based on the filters.

Import of CSV involves few simple steps. Choose your CSV file to import. Map your CSV fields with WP fields with two different mapping Advanced Mode (Automap fields, if your CSV header same as that of WP header) or Drag & Drop Mode (More intuitive drag & drop mapping). Media Handling to optimize your image import. Finally, import all your CSV content in just a click inside your WordPress.

Supported Modules To Import and Export

  • Core Module – Post, Page, Custom Post, Comments, Category, Tags, Users, Customer Reviews.
  • eCommerce Products – WooCommerce, MarketPress, WP e-Commerce & eShop.
  • SEO field – Free & Pro version of All in One SEO and Yoast SEO.
  • Multilingual – WPML & qTranslate X
  • Image – NextGEN Gallery
  • Events Management – Events Manager FREE & Pro
  • Custom fields – CustomPress, ACF, Types, Pods, CCTM & WordPress default Text & Textarea fields.
  • Custom Post – CustomPress, Types, Pods, CPT UI, CCTM & default WordPress Custom Post.

Highlighted Feature of PRO

  • CSV Import – WP Ultimate CSV Importer support the import of any CSV or XML file content into WordPress
  • Import from different location – WP Ultimate CSV Importer provides four different options (Desktop, FTP/ SFTP, URL and Server) to upload your CSV file.
  • Import image – Use the images from external URL in your CSV file and import all images inside WordPress along with the advanced SEO option to add alt text with WP Ultimate CSV Importer. You can also rename the featured image loaded from external URL.
  • More optimized import process – Advanced duplicate handling in WP Ultimate CSV Importer lets you to handle duplicates with any WP fields as primary field, and eliminate duplicate entries in WordPress.
  • Scheduled / Recurring Import – WP Ultimate CSV Importer can check for updates and run import periodically without any manual interaction.
  • Toolset Types Import – Import of any Toolset Types information in CSV into your WordPress with WP Ultimate CSV Importer. Lets you to import Toolset Types Custom fields, Post Relation, Intermediate post, Repeatable Field & Repeater Field Group.
  • Multilingual import – Easy to run multilingual website with WP Ultimate CSV Importer with the support for the import of WPML & qTranslate X add-on.
  • WP Ultimate CSV Importer supports WooCommerce product import along with 6 WooCommerce add-on.
  • Import products of MarketPress Lite & PRO version add-on.
  • Registers Custom Fields of ACF (FREE & Pro), Types, Pods and WordPress fields in the flow of import.
  • All imported modules are managed in the Importer File manager.
  • Complete import history i.e. detailed logs are maintained in the Log manager.
  • Import all the supported features of CSV Importer plugin with Rest API.
  • Extendable for your needs with API.

Helpful Links


You can try the live demo or request for free trial by clicking Try Now in WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer page to generate your own WordPress test environment.

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FAQ and Troubleshooting tips


  • Dashboard view of the importer.
  • Upload section of CSV.
  • Simple Drag and Drop mapping.
  • Mapping view of the uploaded CSV fields with WordPress fields.
  • Detailed real-time log.
  • Settings with php.ini details.
  • Downloadable log manager for all imported events.


  1. Extract the wp-ultimate-csv-importer.zip in wordpress/wp-content/plugins using FTP or with plugin install in wp-admin.
  2. Activate the plugin in WordPress plugin list.


Common Issues
  1. What are reasons for my import to break?
    Import may hang due to the following reasons

    • CSV not properly validated.
    • CSV not properly encoded to UTF-8.
    • System Requirements are not matched the required values.
  2. How to validate a CSV?
    CSV Importer plugin allows you to import CSVs that are validated. So kindly validate your CSV using CSV Lint. Your CSV may have any escape characters and misplaced skip characters which may cause the import to cease.

  3. What are the supported CSV Formats?
    Wordpress CSV Importer plugin recognizes only the UTF-8 encoded characters. You can check on the UTF-8 encode with CSV Lint. Any chance if you are using Excel, we recommend you to use Google Sheets. Excel will miss some characters to be encoded to proper UTF-8.

  4. What are the Minimum Requirements needed to upload CSV?
    Basic System Requirements need to be met to upload a CSV with bulk of records. Kindly check your System Requirements by Settings → Security and Performance on CSV Importer plugin settings tab. You have to increase the system requirements values to the minimum values mentioned in the plugin.

  5. Why my featured images not getting uploaded?
    The importer uploads images in the background for faster performance and it requires WP-Cron to be enabled. You can easily configure WP-Cron for smooth and speedy import.

  6. What are the supported custom fields in FREE version?
    The importer supports default WordPress Text and Text area fields. You can also import the Text & Text area fields created with custom codes in WordPress standards.

For more FAQ, you can refer here.


Basic features not available – NO refundable

Just bought the PRO version of it some hours ago. It does not even have the simple function to import two posts with the same name but different times with the same taxonomies (the plugin just stops / or don t create any taxonomies). [ expletive deleted ]. and there is almost NO Refund policy. Do not buy that. I tried another plugin …. and it is working with ONE click. NOT worth this. Sorry, but this is so basic.

Best export/ import plugin with great support

After considerable time looking around, I found this amazing plugin that worked perfectly to export and import my blog posts. I can definitely say that there is nothing like this freely available today. In addition, Muthukumar excellent support was very quick and efficient.

THE Best | Works like a charm | Outstanding Support

I decided to try this plugin today and when I needed help, I visited the plugin website and had a chat with the support staff. Literally THE BEST support I have ever experienced in all the years. The replies were instant and solved the problem in minutes. And that too for a free plugin? I mean, who does that?! Honestly, this plugin is TOO GOOD TO BE FREE. Save me at least 100 hours of manual work. Highly recommended. Don’t look anywhere else.

best importer currently on the market

the only one that actually worked for one, especially considering no need to pay to use it. there are few features in paid version that might be helpful if needed.

at present they are a life (days) savier. 😉

and support been so quick, beyond my expectations really. (found a small but important bug-they managed to sort it in 4hrs wow).

totally reccomended.

it is a part 1, they do have exporter too. ive used both to migrate 10k posts with a success (for what we needed).

Best CSV import plugin, Amazing support!

I ran into issues importing URLs to *.mp3 files from the Media Library into an ACF file field and I submitted a support ticket. Muthukumar helped me out and actually got them to add support for mp3 files! Fantastic. He didn’t give up and kept responding back and forth until the issue was resolved. Thank you so much!

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Contributors & Developers

“Ultimate CSV Importer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Removed: Registering custom field in Mapping section.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.9.8
  • Added: Import Post parent import with Post Title
  • Fixed: Post export redirection issue.
  • Fixed: Post slug import in drag and drop method.


  • Added: Support for serialized data import.
  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.9.6
  • Improved: Usability and user interface.
  • Fixed: Insertion of hyperlinks in WYSIWYG editor in drag and drop mapping.


  • Improved: Notifications in mapping
  • Fixed: Export menu issue.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.9
  • Moved: User import as add-on.
  • Removed: Export


  • Added: Add-ons support
  • Moved: User import as add-on.
  • Removed: Export


  • Modified: Hide the filter based on Condition.
  • Fixed: data loss when page refresh (export).
  • Fixed: warning during Upload.
  • Fixed: user export above 1000 records.
  • Fixed: Custom Field Suite issue.
  • Fixed: Forced quotes issue.


  • Added: Prevent loss of Mapping data
  • Added: Custom field group plugin support
  • Added: Maintenance mode
  • Added: Inclusion feature
  • Updated: Exclude selection as include selection in export module
  • Fixed: User import
  • Fixed: Delimiter issue
  • Fixed: Advance Mapping issues
  • Fixed: Post status in Mapping
  • Fixed: Featured image in Mapping
  • Fixed: Post comment in Mapping
  • Fixed: Export page radio button based on plugin activation
  • Fixed: Comment Export
  • Fixed: Text changes


  • Added: Advance mapping view with Drag ‘n’ Drop support.
  • Added: Ultimate member plugin support for Users Import.
  • Fixed: Issue with Post format.
  • Fixed: Month order in dashboard charts.
  • Added: Latest version support on All In One SEO
  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.7.3.


  • Fixed: Broken when SCRIPT_DEBUG is true. Solved.
  • Fixed: Issue in duplicate handling to skip the duplicate records.
  • Added: Missing font “glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff2”.
  • Removed: Unwanted console warnings.
  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.7.2.


  • Added: Language Support for German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & Russian.
  • Added: Restriction to show “Admin dashboard widget” only for users with Admin role. Solved
  • Added: Notice to enable wp-cron to populate the feature images. Solved.
  • Added: Warning messages to notify when uploads directory is missing, insufficient permission to access and uploaded file size exceeds your server limits.
  • Added: Duplicate handling feature to skip the duplicate records.
  • Added: Canonical URL support in All in One SEO data import.
  • Improved: CSV export performance.
  • Fixed: All custom fields in WP installation adding to a Post. Solved.
  • Fixed: Mixing up of Custom taxonomies while assigning a term to Post. Solved.
  • Fixed: Adding unwanted data before and after post content. Solved.
  • Fixed: Issue with Post Category & Tags export.
  • Fixed: Missing up of SEO fields in mapping section.
  • Fixed: Issue in exporting All in one SEO fields.
  • Fixed: Issue in assigning page template (wp_page_template).
  • Removed: Warnings in migration script.



  • Added: Compatibility from PHP 5.3.


  • Fixed: WP Customer Reviews import feature.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.7 and PHP 7.
  • Added: Option to replace imported CSV file value with static and dynamic value.
  • Added: Image image import from external URL
  • Added: Send email to newly imported User with Password Information
  • Added: Any Custom Post Type import.
  • Added: Post Type import with terms & taxonomies with any depth of parent-child hierarchy.
  • Improved: High speed import with enhanced UI.
  • Improved: User role import with capability value or role name in CSV


  • Fixed: Browse button disappears in 3.11.0 https://wordpress.org/support/topic/browse-button-disappears-in-3110


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.5.3.
  • Added: menu_order field Import for Custom Post Type.
  • Added: Support for comma and pipeline separation in multi category & taxonomies import.
  • Added: Compatibility to export WooCommerce fields with WooCommerce version 2.6.1.
  • Updated: Help links of Product page & Live Demo.
  • Fixed: Issues in Taxonomies, Categories & Tags export.
  • Fixed: Issue in export by status filter.


  • Improvements: Can export any number of records from WordPress site.
  • Fixed: Issue in ACF relationship field export.


  • Improvements: Duplicate image handling. Option to skip or rename image as image_name-number if image name is same as existing media image name.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.5
  • Fixed: Environment issue with custom port id in MAMP.


  • Modified: CSVParser Engine with SmackCSVParser, a high-speed robust parser.


  • Added: Post parent now supports for post title and post name.
  • Fixed: jQuery conflicts.


  • Added: PHP 7 compatibility.
  • Added: Support for all post date formats.
  • Fixed: Featured image and Inline image naming issues.
  • Fixed: Auto mapping issues in Custom Fields and SEO Fields.


  • Added: Localize script for multi-language support.
  • Added: WordPress 4.4.1 compatibility.
  • Improved: Code cleanups with WordPress standards.
  • Fixed: Vulnerability security issue.
  • Fixed: Export issue.
  • Fixed: Custom Taxonomy import issue.
  • Fixed: User mail notification on new user imports.
  • Fixed: Category & Tag import issue in eShop module.
  • Removed: Mod security check.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 4.4.
  • Modified: Support page UI.
  • Fixed: Post date issue.
  • Fixed: Custom Post Type listing issue.


  • Added: Restriction to view the image without password for protected status content.
  • Modified: Settings page UI.
  • Fixed: post_status mandatory validation issue.
  • Fixed: SEO Fields mapping issue.
  • Fixed: Known issues in export.
  • Fixed: Mandatory validation issues.
  • Fixed: Console TypeError issue.


  • Modified: Changed the Dashboard view.


  • Added : Text domain for language translation system.
  • Fixed : Detect duplicate issue.


  • Added : Compatibility for WordPress 4.3.1.
  • Added : Grouped core custom field in mapping section.
  • Added : Image import with spaces in image name.
  • Fixed : Module entry count in dashboard issue.
  • Fixed : Duplication of image in media gallery.


  • Added : Compatibility for WordPress 4.2.3 and 4.2.4.
  • Added : Export by specific date and author option in comments.
  • Fixed : warnings triggered in console.
  • Fixed : XSS vulnerability.
  • Removed : ../../../../../../wp-load.php and replaced with WordPress Ajax call.
  • Removed : Direct usage of wp-content.


  • Added : Multi language support (fr_FR,es_ES,nl_NL).
  • Added : Inline image handling with shortcode along with image attributes.
  • Added: Any delimiter support for CSV export.
  • Fixed: Warnings and bugs Fixes


  • Added : WordPress 4.2.2 compatibility.
  • Fixed : Allow Editor/Author to import.(Multisite also).


  • Fixed: Vulnerability security issue.


  • Added: WordPress 4.2 and 4.2.1 compatibility.
  • Fixed: Blank page issue conflicts.


  • Added: Security fix for curl.
  • Added: Security fix for session status.


  • Fixed: Featured image hot link issue.


  • Added: Hot security fix in readfile.php.


  • Added: WordPress 4.1.1 compatibility.
  • Improved: Inline image import feature.
  • Added recursive method to assign the image.
  • Fixed: Featured image naming issue. Solved
  • Removed: Warnings.


  • Improved: Post Format.
  • Fixed: Export eShop content issue.
  • Fixed: Import with image name issue.
  • Fixed: Groups plugin conflict.


  • Added: Terminate & Continue option in import.
  • Improved: Log section.
  • Fixed: Web View & Admin View issue.
  • Fixed: Security issue in export module.


  • Fixed: Security issue.


  • Added: WordPress 4.0 compatibility.
  • Added: https format support for all WP instances.
  • Added: Warning to guide user to create uploads directory with writable permissions.
  • Improved: Security and performance tab under settings module.
  • Fixed: Featured image handling issues.
  • Fixed: Multisite compatibility issue.
  • Fixed: All console warnings.
  • Removed: Post Content field mandatory option.


  • Added: Debug mode enable/disable options.
  • Modified: Menu order changes.


  • Fixed: Minor bugs.


  • Added: Export features for all missing modules.
  • Fixed: All console warnings and reported logs.


  • Fixed: Dashboard chart issue in multi site.
  • Modified: UI to improve usability.
  • Fixed: Groups plugin conflicts.


  • Added : Inline image support with advanced media handling.
  • Added: PDO check.


  • Added: WordPress 4.0 compatibility.
  • Added: Advanced export features with filter options.
  • Improved: Advanced log section.
  • Fixed: jQuery issues.


  • Added: eShop import support.
  • Added: WordPress 3.9.2 compatibility.
  • Fixed: Conflicts with other plugins.


  • Fixed: Hot security issue.


  • Fixed: Multi-site support issue.
  • Fixed: Duplicate import issue.
  • Fixed: Security issue.


  • Added: Interactive graphs and charts in plugin dashboard.
  • Added: Admin dashboard widgets.
  • Added: Users and comments export feature.
  • Added: Auto delimiter handling.
  • Added: Auto mapping feature.
  • Added: Allow authors to access import features.


  • Added: post_format attribute support.
  • Added: page_template attribute.
  • Added: update_post_meta for duplicate meta issue
  • Fixed: TypeError issue in jQuery.


  • Added: All in One SEO Pack import support.
  • Added: WordPress 3.9.1 compatibility.


  • Added: Compatibility for WordPress 3.9.
  • Added: Export feature for Posts, Page, Custom Post.
  • Fixed: Reported bugs
  • Removed: all warnings.


  • Import posts with author names as numerical apart from User ID
  • Added: menu_order attribute import
  • Added: Auto image rename option
  • Option to cancel an partial import at middle
  • Improved image handling even special characters in URL
  • Import can handle image URLs without any extensions
  • User reported bugs fixed


  • User reported issue fixes
  • Activation and other plugin conflict issue solved like Jet pack
  • Admin UI freezing issues – screen option, Help links issues fixed.
  • WYSIWYG editor UI issue fixed.


  • Combined major release version of 3.5 and 3.4
  • Improved MVC structure.
  • Improved User interface with drag and drop feature.
  • Improved: WordPress 3.8.1 compatibility added.
  • Module based system allows simplify UI
  • Added: Detailed log feature added.
  • Added: Support and Useful links added.
  • Added: Support made easy now from plugin.


  • Added: Multisite compatibility except User import.
  • Added: Comments, Users modules mandatory fields validation added.
  • Improved: Removed unwanted warnings.


  • Added: WordPress 3.8 compatibility.
  • Added: Bulk users with role import feature.
  • Added: Comments import feature with relevant post ids.


  • Added: WordPress 3.7.1 compatibility added.
  • Added: Different media path support added.
  • Added: Sub folder installations support added.
  • Improved: Updated plugin directory path.
  • Improved: Removed unwanted warnings.
  • Improved: Performance check.


  • Added: WordPress 3.6.1 compatibility added.
  • Added: Mapping UI improved with on select dynamic update feature
  • Added: Help content added
  • Fixed: Post slug issue fixed and tested for 3.6 and 3.6.1


  • Improved: Performance improvements on SQL and CSV parsing
  • Fixed: Plugin deactivation issue fixed and updated the code.
  • Fixed: Links in the cells makes problems with the “quote”
  • Fixed: Loading content from more than one column
  • Fixed: Custom Post type issues fixed


  • Improved: User interface improvements
  • Improved:WordPress 3.6 compatibility added, Much Improved UI.
  • Fixed: Featured image issues fixed for WordPress-3.6.


  • Improved: Much Improved Featured Image feature
  • Fixed: Image URL for featured image issues fixed
  • Fixed: PHP 5.4 upgrade fix


  • Added: Category in numerics are restricted and skipped to Uncategorized
  • Added: Protected status password inclusion as {password}.
  • Added: Post authors can be User ID or name
  • Improved: Much improved workflow
  • Improved: Add custom field option improved.
  • Improved: Date format handling improved
  • Improved: Any Date format is supported now
  • Improved: Future scheduling and status improved
  • Improved: Can apply post status for individual post via CSV itself
  • Improved: Featured image handling improved and fixed. More improvement are scheduled.
  • Improved: Duplicate check options improved for both title and content option.
  • Improved: Post author issue fixed and improved
  • Improved: Wrong user id or name are automatically assigned under admin
  • Improved: Multi category and tags improved
  • Fixed: Custom Field mapping and import fixed
  • Fixed: Overall Status option improved and issue fixed
  • Fixed: Password field fixed for Protected
  • Fixed: Status as in CSV option improved and fixed


  • Added: Added more post status options
  • Added: Publish, Sticky, Private, Draft and Pending Status for whole import
  • Added: Protected status with a common password option added
  • Added: “Status as in CSV” to assign status for individual post through CSV as ID or Field Tag
  • Added: User ID and User Name support for Post author feature added
  • Added: In case of missing or false IDs post assigned to admin as draft
  • Added: Add Custom Field Text box auto-filled with CSV header tag.
  • Added: Duplicate detection for post content and post title added as options.
  • Added: User can choose either one or both to avoid duplicate issues.
  • Improved: 6 Standard date format added as drop down to choose.
  • Improved: Renamed post_name as post_slug to avoid confusion
  • Improved: Mapping Fields
  • Improved: Field tags are formatted to support auto mapping option (next milestone)
  • Improved: Listed custom fields with prefix as CF: Name for easy identification.
  • Fixed: Date format conflict at import fixed.


  • Fixed: Major Bug fixed
  • Fixed: Added UTF-8 support.
  • Fixed: Fixed HTML tag conflicts.


  • Major issues fixed and updated to WordPress-3.5.1 compatibility.


  • Update to WordPress-3.5 compatibility.


  • WPDEBUG errors fixed. CSV import folder changed to WP native uploads folder.


  • Renamed the mapping field attachment as featured_image and category as post_category.


  • Added featured image import feature along with post/page/custom post.


  • Bug fixed to recognize the trimmed trailing space in the CSV file
  • Added validation for the duplicate field mapping.


  • Added features to import multiple tags and categories with different delimiters.


  • Initial release version. Tested and found works well without any issues.