Plugin Reviews

WordPress Importer

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


152 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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!

still wonder why such plugins are not part of the core
By , for WP 4.0

this is a must use for so many occasions like import/export, staging/live kind of wordpress xml imports, should've been definitely part of the core.

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

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It could work better. However. It helped me. Thanks

This plugin needs work. Wastes my time everytime.
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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.

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No featured image import. No good!
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Posts moved over pretty easily, but the featured images/media did not. Seems to be a common/normal unsolved problem. So you will have to re-upload and re-choose all your featured images. Do not rely on this plugin if you planned to easily move content from one site to another!

Life Saver
By , for WP 4.0

I can't believe I was so stupid before. I used to manually copy and paste all of my content (excluding comments) to my new websites. Not any more. Thanks for saving all the pain.

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