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WordPress Importer

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

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Lack update
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Always show errors and notices.

fails if you have lots of authors
By , for WP 4.3.1

Stunned by how bad the usability is for such a popular plugin. If you have a lot of members, it will try to list out all your members and provide a widget for each one so you can assign imported content to authors. Problem is this takes so long if you have many members that you will need to adjust your PHP timeout. Dreadfully slow, poorly thought out. No option to just enter a username or UID instead of waiting for the entire list of members to load (SLOOOOOOWWWWLLLLYYYY).

Just fails
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If you have a WP with thousands or articles and over 1 GB of files in the uploads directory you need expert support. This tool won't do it for you.

Tip: Use WP CLI, http://wp-cli.org/commands/import/

if you cannot be bothered updating this, then why not remove it?
By , for WP 4.4-beta

For as long as I can remember this plugin has been throwing Strict Standard errors/notices.

As this is a plugin from the official WordPress.org team this really is not a great way to advertise yourself.
Or it is perhaps a sign on the wall on how things lately are going?

Anyways, the plugin is sheit and doesn't do what it says on the label.

NO STARS - Worthless
By , for WP 4.3.1

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It says "Have Fun!" as a competition note. Have Fun with what it didn't do anything but error.

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Failed to import qmn_log_type error
Failed to import qmn_log_type event
Failed to import product_type external
Failed to import product_type grouped
Failed to import product_type simple
Failed to import product_type subscription
Failed to import project_category sugar
Failed to import product_type variable
Failed to import product_type Variable Subscription
Failed to import product_cat Packages
Failed to import “Homepage Basic”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Shop”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Portfolio”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Company”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Corporate”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Fullwidth”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Right Sidebar”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Left Sidebar”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Dual Sidebars”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Grid”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio 1 Column”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Fullwidth Carousel”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Fullwidth Grid”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Project Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Project Extended 2”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Blog Masonry”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Blog Standard”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Shop Basic”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Shop Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Splash Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Maintenance Mode”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Coming Soon”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Landing Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “About Me”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “About Us”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Contact Us”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Our Team”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Creative Agency”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Sales Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Case Study”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Product Features”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Basic”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Shop”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Portfolio”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Company”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Corporate”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Fullwidth”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Right Sidebar”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Left Sidebar”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Page Dual Sidebars”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Grid”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio 1 Column”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Fullwidth Carousel”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Portfolio Fullwidth Grid”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Project Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Project Extended 2”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Blog Masonry”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Blog Standard”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Shop Basic”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Shop Extended”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Splash Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Maintenance Mode”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Coming Soon”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Landing Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “About Me”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “About Us”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Contact Us”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Our Team”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Creative Agency”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Sales Page”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Case Study”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Product Features”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Home 1st draft 02/13”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage 3/23/15”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Homepage before change”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “bannerAd”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “new 9415”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Privacy Policy”: Invalid post type legull_terms
Failed to import “Terms of Service”: Invalid post type legull_terms
Failed to import “Return Policy”: Invalid post type legull_terms
Failed to import “Secure Shopping”: Invalid post type legull_terms
Failed to import “quiz 1”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “overlay”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “other container”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “why xxxxxx over any other”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “xxxxxx background”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “xxxxxx background”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “2 videos”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “3 videos 3”: Invalid post type et_pb_layout
Failed to import “Starter Package”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Monthly Subscription”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Year Supply”: Invalid post type product
Failed to import “Order – June 24, 2015 @ 05:37 PM”: Invalid post type shop_order
Failed to import “xxxxxxxxxx?”: Invalid post type quiz
Failed to import “xxxxxxxxxx?”: Invalid post type quiz
Failed to import “Order – May 1, 2015 @ 03:46 PM”: Invalid post type shop_order
Failed to import “Refund – May 01, 2015 @ 10:02 PM”: Invalid post type shop_order_refund
Failed to import “Order – September 1, 2015 @ 10:54 AM”: Invalid post type shop_order

All done. Have fun!

Remember to update the passwords and roles of imported users.

Thank you for creating with WordPress.

Version 4.3.1

PHP errors and Media Upload Fails
By , for WP 4.3.1

PHP errors:
Strict standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WXR_Parser_Regex

Strict standards: Declaration of WP_Import::bump_request_timeout() should be compatible with WP_Importer::bump_request_timeout($val)

On clean install using twentyfifteen theme and no active plugins media uploads failing without error. And yes, the box was checked to import file attachments.

Past versions of this plugin have worked, but last few times I've tried it has failed.

dosent work !
By , for WP 4.3.1

the post xxxx already exists
and then stuck !
try and try !
pffff
nothing change
really very bad plugin !

Never use this!
By , for WP 4.3

Does not import photos- what is the purpose then?

Never ever ever ever works
By , for WP 4.3

Why do they keep bothering putting this junk out?
IT DOESN'T WORK!
I've tried it many times on many sites on many hosts in many configurations
IT NEVER WORKS!
Stop wasting all our time and just remove this plugin.
Runs forever and then at the end nothing. Don't even bother trying to import files, that'll just waste even more of your time.
A bitter disappointment - just another reason why moving or renaming a WP blog is a total and utter nightmare - a real WP negative. Come on folks you can do better!

SAVE YOUR TIME AND NERVES - KEEP CLEAR OF THIS RUBBISH
By , for WP 4.2.4

No matter what is done it comes up with errors on the local as well as on the live server. Does not import users, does not import pages, does not import media, says it timed out though execution time is even set to 360s and still it times out, had two pros dealing with this and no matter how the server, live or local is set up it fucks up the import, lost a couple of days with this rubbish, do yourself a BIG favor and keep away from this.

Looking at the support there is not a single reply in months from any of the devs. No support given. Great WordPress.org, just great!

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