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WordPress Importer

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

45 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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Not Meant For Complex Sites
By , for WP 4.1.1

Stay clear from this plugin if your site contains even little customization. All it does is some type of crude extraction and exportation of data. I ended up with lots of messed up data.
I believe developers should put in clear documentation as to where this plugin is applicable, if at all.

A useless buggy plugin
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This plugin cannot work with the pages that already existed. Even if I delete the pages, it looks for the meta data for pages and avoid importing pages that I deleted manually. Also, no option for enforcing deletion of old pages.

By , for WP 4.1.1

I just moved my site to self-hosted and when I attempted to import the XML file from my site, I get an error that the file is empty, which it isn't. It's about 14 kb according to my computer. I've tried breaking it into smaller pieces and it still will not work.

worst plugin
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worst plugin ever !!!

By , for WP 4.1

These errors show up when I activate the importer plugin and go to Tools > Import.

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WXR_Parser_Regex in .../wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/parsers.php on line 408

Strict Standards: Declaration of WP_Import::bump_request_timeout() should be compatible with WP_Importer::bump_request_timeout($val) in .../wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/wordpress-importer.php on line 38
Bad solution
By , for WP 4.1

Unfortunately its literally not working with 4.1.

Often have problems with menu import - sometimes it goes fine and sometimes not.

Do not import the reading home and blog pages too. Would be nice to add this feature.

Its sad that such a widely used plugin does not get enough attention.

Horrible piece of crapp
By , for WP 4.1

This gotta be the worst plugin ever, a simple import and export and it just dont work.

Who ever coded this should be fired, the file is only 23 mb and it cant even handle that.

The solution for me was to split the xml file into files of 300kb chunks and then import then 1 by 1.

That is the only way this piece of crapp will work

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!

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.

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