Plugin Reviews

WordPress Importer

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


212 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
never work as expected.
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never done with - import/export attachments,

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).

Didn't work for php 5.6
By , for WP 4.3.1

Tried several times in WP running on php 5.6 to run this on the simple import of WooCommerce sample data and this plugin failed miserably with a 404 every time and on going back in the browser got a message that nothing had worked.

Switched down to php 5.4 and it finally appeared to work, but got error messages about product images already existing from the previous 404 failures.

Not a good experience! Far from "Having Fun" as the final message implies and same error-log entries that others have mentioned (for ages) on line 38.

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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.

Works for me
By , for WP 4.3.1

... so, thanks!


Excelente herramienta
By , for WP 4.3.1

Es una herramienta muy buena, solamente hay un detalle que quisiera decir. Hace unos dias subí una web que llevaba un formulario de reservas online en el cual habia que insertar un campo de fechas. En Google Chrome funciona a la perfección pero con Mozilla me aparece el campo vacío y sin funcion js. ¿Alguien puede explicarme a que se debe esto?

By , for WP 4.3.1

Efficace pour charger le fichier xml de la demo d'un theme.

Just tested it and it's working perfectly!
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Transferred some posts from 1 blog to another and transfer was a breeze. Simple and easy to use

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