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WordPress Importer

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

79 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
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Unreliable
By , for WP 4.5.2

Just stop with on error or explaination

Error prone
By , for WP 4.5.2

This importer is error prone, unpredictable and even doesn't work with simple post types. It is just annoying.

Generally it works and I would contact the author first for improvements, but this is a "core" plugin of WordPress.

No updates and slow
By , for WP 4.5.2

No updates.
Super slow.
Most of time shows no result, what happen to import process.
Shows some warning message.
Why this plugin is still up in the archive?

Missing: importer integrated in wordpress core
By , for WP 4.5.2

What good is an export tool in wordpress core to export xml, when there is no equivalent import tool?

This importer plugin produces an error message and the developers do not seem to do anything about it (see masses of support requests).

Is this working reliably or not? I don't dare to use it. And without a way to move data from one wordpress install to another, I have to reconsider wordpress as a platform.

How did WP lose such a critical feature?
By , for WP 4.5.2

Losing the ability to move content to a new site is really a nightmare.

And still this doesn't work…
By , for WP 4.5.1

This has been going on for so long now. It doesn't even deserve one star!!!

405 page every time
By , for WP 4.5.1

Bad plugin

Doesn't support version 4.4.2
By ,

Please fix it!

Unmitigated Horseshit
By , for WP 4.4.2

Garbage. Good job WP. Absolute Garbage.

AVOID
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

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