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Import any XML or CSV File to WordPress

WP All Import is an extremely powerful importer that makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file to WordPress.

5 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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It works, but has several architectural problems
By , for WP 4.5.3

Some of the big problems:

  • Everytime an import is started, the plugin uses a $session static var. Because it's architected as a singleton, you can't have more than one user creating imports at the same time without everything messing up. This is just awful and one of the reasons you don't use the singleton pattern just for the sake of it.
  • There's neither a validation system nor an error notifications system. I had to develop an additional plugin just to implement a lot of validations for several cronjob-configured imports. For example if products with no price appear in the remote source's data. While you can configure an import so it filters out products with no price, I don't want that, I want the import to stop and notify me that there's incorrect data.
  • Poor quality assurance on the code. There's even an error_reporting(0) in the plugin's main php importing script. Even with that, your server logs will fill with PHP Warnings from the rest of the plugin. The developers don't seem to know about WP_DEBUG.
essential plugin, but slow by big shops
By , for WP 4.3.1

This plugin is great, and essential for mostly shops.
But, it is much to slow for big shops +40k products.

I have a big shop with +40k products and using WPallimport + Woocommerce-Add-on. by update the products with price and stock i takes almost 80 hours to do this import.

I realy understand that the serverconfiguration is essential to speed up the import so i changed our hostingserver for a new fast one, with a dual cpu, SSD disks and a very fast fiberconnection.

The difference is 5 hours faster as the old server.

This time import is to slow for us to work with daily changes stock and prices.

How can i tuning this plugin so that it is workalbe for us?
24 hours of import is acceptable for us.

Looks promising, but disapointing in the end.
By , for WP 4.4

Been testing a few import tools, and I decided to stick with this one.
Very convenient and intuitive user interface, and especially the add-on for Woocommerce is awesome.
BUT: importing variable products is a joke. It looks real smooth and simple on their demo video, but in reality it's a drag. Each time I try it I get a different result (but never the one I hope), up to the point that it takes less time to manually create the products myself.

Useful, but the free version is limited.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Fairly intuitive, has some nice features to allow repeated imports. But the free version is rather limited, and that's not necessarily clear until you install and try to use it.

Could be enhanced
By , for WP 3.5

This plugin works but its interface may be difficult to use and quite tricky on certain aspects.
The data you import must also not exceed a certain size (less than 10,000 records should be fine).

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