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  • I specifically paid a ton of money for this plugin because I thought it would be high quality enough to effectively block user emails during the import process. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Even with the little boxed checked and following the video tutorial perfectly, it still emailed all 500+ users and my host shut down the website because it thought I was spamming people. Upon further investigation, it seems to have been the result of a mysterious plugin conflict. Be sure to disable all other plugins before importing users just to be safe.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by mattolpinski.
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  • Plugin Author WP All Import

    (@wpallimport)

    For anyone else reading who is concerned WP All Import will do this:

    WP All Import does not send out e-mails.

    WordPress sends out these e-mails. WordPress has a filter which can be used to prevent the e-mails from being sent out.

    WP All Import uses this filter, correctly.

    This user had another plugin installed which completely broke the functionality of this filter, i.e. making it return true every time.

    Thread Starter mattolpinski

    (@mattolpinski)

    Thanks for the note, but other users would never know if a plugin would cause a conflict and neither do you. So its important for people to know this plugin may not work with other plugins installed.

    Useful for users to know there is a test mode which users can do to test import and setup working properly on just a few records as test run. We had same issue, where we had decade of ‘user accounts’ and didn’t want to email anybody while importing content records; following the instructions which clearly offer the option to do a ‘test run’ first, we were able to do a quick test on just a few items before running the whole thing.

    WP All Import folks were awesome in helping us to then tweak some things to properly import stuff.

    TIPS
    a) learn how WP works
    b) turn off things not being used, during import processes (e.g., like why would you want a backup program running in middle of importing content, right? Anything that messes with WP might need to be disabled; like an SMTP plugin, or ’email user when content published’ setting — we had to turn that OFF, but this was revealed when testing first)
    c) run test first — only you can choose what to do, plugins are not psychic
    d) if you have issues, address them before doing a ‘full run’

    “one star” rating clearly user fault and not fault of product!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by neotrope.

    But the problem it’s not this plugins. The problem is the another plugin it works bad forcing send mail no matter what.

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