Plugin Reviews

WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.


180 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
fails to download and import file attachments
By , for WP 4.2.3

I want to use this to export and import just my posts, with of course the images attached. No matter how I do it - posts only or export all content - it will not download and import my file attachments. This is even though I'm working on sites on the same server, and my file size is relatively tiny.

I have looked back through the forum and this has been a problem for over 4 years!

This is such a basic problem that I'm extremely disappointed WordPress hasn't fixed this yet. So they get you started billing it as easy for non-software engineers, but this is clearly a basic function that should be available.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Please fire whoever coded this absolute rubbish. I almost couldn't bring myself to post this review as there is no option for zero stars. Thanks for wasting hours of my time. Why the hell would this feature need a plugin anyway?

Never works as expected
By , for WP 4.2.2

It seems like every time I've used this, I've encountered a different issue. Users not being imported, media being left behind, the import file being too large, having to split it into multiple chunks. I've spent so much time googling and troubleshooting failed imports, and it seems there are just too many variables differing from server to server that prevent this from being useful. I've just given up and do everything with FTP and MYSQL now.

Awesome plug-in and service too!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Great stuff.

Duplicates Content
By , for WP 4.2.2

Duplicates pages, content, custom menus, etc. every time you click import file.

WordPress needs to step it up and update.

It worked properly!
By ,

Only the images haven't been inported properly.
Thank you!

Did exactly what I needed
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin did exactly what I needed it to do.

I was creating a new version of my site and I needed to import about thirty posts and thirty images.

Thanks for making the handy plugin.

By ,

A very good plugin, I use it for long time.

Should be better considering it's WordPress.org product
By , for WP 4.2.2

Title is TL;DR version.

Longer version:
Please, please, please WP.org guys - fix this useful and very wanted plugin - there are constant error notices (with WP_DEBUG on), cannot import certain custom meta - most important nav_menu_item custom meta, radio choice instead checkboxes when selecting what to export, timeout errors ...

Considering this is WP.org plugin all mentioned above is outrageous. Especially considering WP strict coding and philosophy standards. Come on guys, I KNOW you can do better. Why don't you ?

Designed for hanging
By ,

All this plug-in does: hanging. It doesn't import anything, it just hangs. I stared at my screen for 15 minutes, hoping for something to start living, but no. Too bad we're stuck with a poorly working standard plug-in. Makes me want to switch CMS..

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