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WordPress Importer

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


60 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.1

These errors show up when I activate the importer plugin and go to Tools > Import.

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WXR_Parser_Regex in .../wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/parsers.php on line 408

Strict Standards: Declaration of WP_Import::bump_request_timeout() should be compatible with WP_Importer::bump_request_timeout($val) in .../wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/wordpress-importer.php on line 38
Bad solution
By , for WP 4.1

Unfortunately its literally not working with 4.1.

Often have problems with menu import - sometimes it goes fine and sometimes not.

Do not import the reading home and blog pages too. Would be nice to add this feature.

Its sad that such a widely used plugin does not get enough attention.

Horrible piece of crapp
By , for WP 4.1

This gotta be the worst plugin ever, a simple import and export and it just dont work.

Who ever coded this should be fired, the file is only 23 mb and it cant even handle that.

The solution for me was to split the xml file into files of 300kb chunks and then import then 1 by 1.

That is the only way this piece of crapp will work

By , for WP 4.0

Don't waste your time with this plugin, instead go the backup buddy route. Too many problems with this plugin and as others have mentioned it won't move your media.

Two fails in one weekend
By , for WP 4.0

Attempted to use this plugin twice on two completely separate and clean WP installs. Both failed; one - with over 400 CPTs - failed to import featured images (was up until 4am fixing that one) and the other just failed to import anything with a 403 error - I didn't have permission to access wp-admin/admin.php, apparently. Beware!

Featured Image mapping
By , for WP 4.0

Not only does this plugin not import images, but any post with an assigned Featured Image is mapped incorrectly.

not work with wp 4
By , for WP 4.0

i lost future image in the new site

This plugin needs work. Wastes my time everytime.
By ,

Maybe it's the XML wordpress exports, or maybe it's this import plugin, but migrating a blog from one host to another shouldn't hurt this bad.

This simply can not handle attachments. Try the wordpress attachment importer for that.

WP export -> WP import: Broken
By , for WP 3.9.2

1. Export from existing WP site (yes, dear internets, "Export All")

2. Import to new site, with download and import media option

3. Notice that all of your "Media has falied to import" and the Media Library is completely empty

4. Repeat several times from step 1

n. Eventually, give up. Manually re-upload and re-link images on 200+ posts. Sad lack of support for this tool. Migrations Happen.

By , for WP 3.9.2

Importing is still impossible. And to add insult to injury, it is impossible to import into WP what has been exported from WP. I am capable of reading the manual and following instructions.

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