WordPress Importer
Plugin does not work at all! (5 posts)

  1. fwchapman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have tried importing an entire site, and I have tried importing the pages, posts, and comments separately. Either way, I get nothing but Failed to import and Invalid post type error messages.

    This plugin is a total bust, and there is no support for it, either! Importing content is crucial functionality. Allowing it to be totally broken and doing nothing to respond to bug reports from users is going to drive consultants away from using WordPress for client projects. It will drive us either towards more flexible hosted solutions, like Squarespace and Weebly, or towards other open source content management systems, like Joomla and Drupal.

    WordPress really dropped the ball on this one. Is anybody listening?

    Fred Chapman

  2. fwchapman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    P.S. I found another way to migrate a WordPress.com site to a self-hosted WordPress.org site, and it worked perfectly the first time:


  3. fwchapman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    P.P.S. The WordPress.com Importer plugin I cited above does not import images into the media library, but the Media Tools plugin does:


    After importing pages, posts, and comments with WordPress.com Importer, you can use Media Tools to import images. The combination works very well.

  4. nooshing
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much for posting the links for two plugins. Wish I saw this two days ago. Would have saved me quite a few hours of messing with WordPress Importer. Thanks again :)

  5. fwchapman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Nooshing, you are very welcome! I'm glad the other plugins helped. :)


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