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WordPress Importer

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

57 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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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 !
nothing change
really very bad plugin !

Never use this!
By , for WP 4.3

Does not import photos- what is the purpose then?

Never ever ever ever works
By , for WP 4.3

Why do they keep bothering putting this junk out?
I've tried it many times on many sites on many hosts in many configurations
Stop wasting all our time and just remove this plugin.
Runs forever and then at the end nothing. Don't even bother trying to import files, that'll just waste even more of your time.
A bitter disappointment - just another reason why moving or renaming a WP blog is a total and utter nightmare - a real WP negative. Come on folks you can do better!

By , for WP 4.2.4

No matter what is done it comes up with errors on the local as well as on the live server. Does not import users, does not import pages, does not import media, says it timed out though execution time is even set to 360s and still it times out, had two pros dealing with this and no matter how the server, live or local is set up it fucks up the import, lost a couple of days with this rubbish, do yourself a BIG favor and keep away from this.

Looking at the support there is not a single reply in months from any of the devs. No support given. Great WordPress.org, just great!

fails to download and import file attachments
By , for WP 4.2.3

I want to use this to export and import just my posts, with of course the images attached. No matter how I do it - posts only or export all content - it will not download and import my file attachments. This is even though I'm working on sites on the same server, and my file size is relatively tiny.

I have looked back through the forum and this has been a problem for over 4 years!

This is such a basic problem that I'm extremely disappointed WordPress hasn't fixed this yet. So they get you started billing it as easy for non-software engineers, but this is clearly a basic function that should be available.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Please fire whoever coded this absolute rubbish. I almost couldn't bring myself to post this review as there is no option for zero stars. Thanks for wasting hours of my time. Why the hell would this feature need a plugin anyway?

Never works as expected
By , for WP 4.2.2

It seems like every time I've used this, I've encountered a different issue. Users not being imported, media being left behind, the import file being too large, having to split it into multiple chunks. I've spent so much time googling and troubleshooting failed imports, and it seems there are just too many variables differing from server to server that prevent this from being useful. I've just given up and do everything with FTP and MYSQL now.

Duplicates Content
By , for WP 4.2.2

Duplicates pages, content, custom menus, etc. every time you click import file.

WordPress needs to step it up and update.

Designed for hanging
By ,

All this plug-in does: hanging. It doesn't import anything, it just hangs. I stared at my screen for 15 minutes, hoping for something to start living, but no. Too bad we're stuck with a poorly working standard plug-in. Makes me want to switch CMS..

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