Support » Plugin: Simple Download Monitor » Import from csv

  • Resolved techvanity

    (@techvanity)


    Is there a way to bulk import downloads? I am setting up a new site. There will be 100+ downloads to start with. WordPress allows bulk file upload to media library. I can also prepare a csv containing file URLs. Is there a way to create downloads for all those files? Creating all downloads by hand would be very tedious.

    If there is no direct way, can we do it indirectly via SQL queries?

    Thanks

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  • Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    Let me see if I understand your question correctly. You want to export the settings for each download file you add in the plugins settings. so that later on you will be able to import these into a new site, including the media files. Is this correct?

    Thank you

    Thread Starter techvanity

    (@techvanity)

    No. I am setting up a new website where I plan to offer lots of files for downloading. I want to use this plugin to serve downloads and record stats.

    The problem is, current UI requires manually creating a download for each file. I wish to speed up this process by creating downloads in bulk.

    I can upload all files to the media library and make a list of their URLs. I can then create a csv file containing download names and those file URLs. Would it be possible to batch create the downloads from this csv?

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi, unfortunately at present we don’t have a feature in our plugin to achieve what you are trying to do. However, I have submitted a message to the developers to investigate further your request.

    While you wait, you might like to try the following plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-csv-to-database/.

    Thank you

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by mbrsolution.
    Plugin Author mra13

    (@mra13)

    It doesn’t have an import option at the moment.

    Thread Starter techvanity

    (@techvanity)

    Thanks for your replies. I have found a workaround though. The pro version of WP All import plugin allows a csv import of custom post types. In step 1, choose ‘Downloads’ as what to import. In step 3, map the file url column to ‘sdm_upload’ custom field.

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    I am happy to know that you found a solution. If your issue is resolved, can you mark this support thread as resolved.

    Thank you

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