Plugin Reviews

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
I wish I can give it a 0 star rating
By , for WP 4.2.2

Worst plugin ever. It's not compatible with the current version. Couldn't import my original blog smoothly, bugs and errors everywhere. Sadly, there's no alternative to this plugin. Come on wordpress, you can do better than this.

Works when importing .xml to local computer
By , for WP 4.2.2

I note the importer says "Choose a file from your computer: (Maximum size: 2 MB)". My .xml file (created from a wordpress.com blog) was 545 kiloBytes, so maybe that's why it worked for me.

My blog has 111 posts each with a fairly large image. Using theme Duotone.

I notice that many people say that they end up with the images displayed being still the ones on their original wordpress site. Not in my case. All the images arrived at my local computer and by looking at the web page's html source I can see that the local files are being accessed.

It will be interesting to see if it is equally easy uploading to a remote computer.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Works as expected. Easy to use. Thank you WordPress.org team.

Perfect import when you use prebuilt themes
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is the perfect plugin to when you need to import demo data for a pre-built theme, never needed to use it for any other reason.

It works as expected
By , for WP 4.2.2

It works as expected.

By , for WP 4.2.1

This plugin is total crap. It constantly imports duplicates of all my media, screws up the file names, screws up posts, and creates more work than it saves.


Should be 6 of 5 stars - what is needed is provided best way
By , for WP 4.2.1

Plugin is working 100% for me all the time - localhost and different hosting providers.

One of the classic Plugins to get you going
By , for WP 4.1.1

Always among one of the first Plugins I install, used most recently on http://betterblogging.info/ and lots of my other installs, the WP importer really gets you going in no time -- without fuss or hassle. Never had any issues with it, so duplicate imports or broken database troubles as mentioned in other reviews must have some different reason.

Great one!

This Plugin is Broken
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is broken. Does not import wordpress XML correctly. Posts, Comments, and Images are imported multiple times and it messes up the database.

Core plugin for any dev
By , for WP 4.1.1

First plugin to be installed on any dev env.

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