CP Import will time-out (suddenly stop importing) when it reaches PHP's
max_execution_time, but has not finished. There are 2 ways to fix this:
- If you have access to edit your php.ini, it is recommended that you increase the value of
- If not, you will need to split your archive into chunks smaller than the initial suggestion of 1000 articles.
The cause of CP Import timing out is related to the number of media attachments that you have associated with each article in the batch you are trying to import. Articles with large numbers of media attachments take longer to import, and thus the
max_execution_time limit is reached before all the article in the current batch can be imported.