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WordPress Importer

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


229 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin seems to appear from nowhere in my WP Plugin list.

I have never installed it or agreed to install it yet on various sites I have found it randomly appear when the site has not had any new content or plugins added etc.

If you find this plugin without adding it yourself I recommend remove all traces and checking your site to make sure it is still 1) yours 2) safe & secure

The last time I found the plugin installed I was lucky to have W***Fence installed which saved my site from being attacked further

doesn't work
By , for WP 4.4.2

almost failed all the time

By , for WP 4.4.2

WP_GET_HTTP depreciated. Please solve it.

Updated for 4.6 - old review no longer valid...
By , for WP 4.6

After more than a year without updates, WordPress importer has been updated for WP 4.6. Seems like its impossible to delete obsolete reviews, thus the average rating. I've found different solutions for WordPress imports as I don't dare to rely on plugins that are left un-updated for so long.. But you should give it a try! :)

Old review:

Why such a core functionality like content import/export of the most popular CMS in the world, is been neglected like this sad plugin is, I cannot comprehend.

I mostly use duplicator, wp all in one migration or updraft plus for my backup or migration needs, but in some usage scenarios you just need to export and import post, pages, media etc. This plugin should have been this basic tool for that - but it isn't.

0.6.1 broken with WP 4.4.2
By , for WP 4.4.2

HEADS UP: the 0.6.1 release breaks with WP 4.4.2, complaining it cannot find the class DOMDocument. I downgraded to the previous version, 0.6 and it functions perfectly fine. Previous versions can be found under the Developers tab at the top of this screen.

Plugin doesn't work
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Plugin doesn't work

Error 404
The page you requested cannot be found!

Kinda Working But Kinda Suck
By , for WP 4.4.2

Well, it's the "official" WordPress importer plugin. But it's not good.
It even throw bunch of notice in the admin if we turn on "wp debug".
Sometimes you get time out, sometimes you don't. Sometimes the media can be imported, sometimes don't.

But it kinda works (never try other solution)

Simply doesn’t work anymore
By ,

Usually gets stuck showing an empty screen.

Just recreated my website!
By , for WP 4.4.1

I was wondering how to transfer the wordpress website to my new hosting package. I exported an xml file from the old site: xxxxxxxxx.wordpress.2016-01-18.xml and imported it into the new. It brought accross all my pages posts and pictures while I made a cup of tea. What I thought was going to be a difficult task was the best experience I have had this year!!!! Well done guys you saved me a lot of hasstle, I wish I had heard about this before.....

Imported text testimonials, fine
By , for WP 4.4.1

I know others have said that it doesn't work, but I just installed it to bring across some text testimonials - which worked fine. I think it depends what you want to use it for, but it certainly saved me re-keying them in. :)

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