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[resolved] Associating categories and tags with posts in CSV file (7 posts)

  1. akallus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Associating categories and tags with the posts that are being automatically created via the CSV file
    (I've seen a few threads that describe the process of uploading categories, but I'm still struggling with this)

    Background:
    I'm working on a site for reviews of outdoor gear. Each line in the CVS file = a single product. Each product is associated with 1+ categories, including basic, un-nested WP categories (e.g. cycling helmet, durable, etc) as well as custom taxonomy terms (e.g. cycling/cycling helmet) that are supported by my WP theme.

    So far, I haven't even figured out how to get the basic categories to appear on the Post Info tab. I've looked at the docs tabs and at your other threads, but I'm not getting it. Is there any advice that you offer a non-technical WP user to get started?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/supra-csv-parser/

  2. Joseph Persie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Use the Category and Tags mapper under the predefined tab for simple category/subcategory association. If you intend on creating categories and subcategories on the fly than use parse complex categories

  3. flsk8
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried two times to import sub categories after making the parent category of "state".
    I made a csv file and a category field of state->county using -> as the separator.
    It did not work.
    My Questions are am I using the right symbol -> or do I use something else?? Or do I need to additionally use a new column for the sub field.

    I feel like im starting at scratch with SupraCSV.

    Thanks

  4. flsk8
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried two times to import sub categories after making the parent category of "state".
    I made a csv file and a category field of state->county using -> as the separator.
    It did not work.
    My Questions are am I using the right symbol -> or do I use something else?? Or do I need to additionally use a new column for the sub field.

    I feel like im starting at scratch with SupraCSV.

    Thanks

  5. Joseph Persie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    where did you get -> from?

    If you are attempting to associate a csv field with a category just provide the category name. for instance the county csv columns should be mapped to a category mapping of 'county'. If the category was created correctly in wordpress it will automatically assume parent categories.

  6. flsk8
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    sub category is the problem, of course i can map a category. Done that. need to format my csv file with the subcategory. its the same old thing i see in other forums for other csv files. only i tried them and they haven't worked for subcategories either.

    Like if a post is made for Miami restaurants and I have a national website, i need the categories to be Florida, and the SUB category to be Miami.

    Thank you in advance.

    How do I format it in Excel.

  7. Joseph Persie
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    map the category to miami. like i said before you should not have to worry about mapping a post to a category if its already associated to the subcategory. excel is not happening, export it to a csv file.

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