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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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223 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
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

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

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Version 4.3.1

Seems unaware of multisite/multinetwork
By , for WP 4.3.1

Attempting to move from an old single install into a multisite/multinetwork installation, all media imports fail instantly. The apache log on the old site shows no attempts by the new server to download data unless wget is used by hand.

My php skills are scant to nil, but I believe the trouble is in this section:

// get placeholder file in the upload dir with a unique, sanitized filename
		$upload = wp_upload_bits( $file_name, 0, '', $post['upload_date'] );
		if ( $upload['error'] )
			return new WP_Error( 'upload_dir_error', $upload['error'] );

		// fetch the remote url and write it to the placeholder file
		$headers = wp_get_http( $url, $upload['file'] );

My presumption is that the upload path is not valid, yet there's no error being returned other than "Failed to import media... Remote server did not respond" (with debug on).

However I'm not sure whether the problem is in wordpress-importer itself or whether multinetwork needs to patch the functions file in order to return a path.

It worked for us
By , for WP 4.3

We exported posts with featured images attached from another website using Export Featured Images. We used WordPress Importer to import them. No errors.

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 !

copy-paste content perfectly
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excellent tool for instant installation of theme content

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS PLUGIN
By , for WP 4.3.1

Seems like the plugin is back in order - with wordpress 4.3.1 update. Panic off.

Timeout, re-upload, timeout, re-upload, repeat
By , for WP 4.3

If you're on pretty much any shared hosting and you want to transfer more than 100mb of images, you're not going to have much fun with this plugin.

Never use this!
By , for WP 4.3

Does not import photos- what is the purpose then?

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