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WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
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  • Version
    0.8.1
  • Last updated
    6.2.2
  • Active Installations
    3000000
  • Tested up to
    6.2.2
  • WP Version
    5.2
  • PHP Version
    5.6

Reviews

Very helpful

By Bulat2 on August 10, 2023

Needed to copy the content of the old website to the one which is developed from scratch - and it worked!

PERFECT BACKUP for Categories Users Comments

By JEFF BAYGENTS (jeffbaygents) on July 21, 2023

I've used this just a few times in the past 18 months. And one time it was an incredible, urgent need as there were no server backups available from a web host (not with them anymore). Another time I made a mistake and deleted some comments.

Anyway, this is only the 2nd review for this plugin within the past year or so. And I see a lot of negative scored posts. After reading them, I noticed a number of the 1-star reviews seemed to be user error. I've been in IT Management, development, and consulting for 4 decades. I use very little custom coding on my sites because, in my past experience, there are far less issues during updates and upgrades. So, with that said, I have also noticed there are a lot of optional settings to decide when using this tool. And many are preselected that I unselect. I recommend taking your time when using this tool and defining your own settings every time you use it.

I use about 20 plugins and there's no interference with any of them. But, I am careful about which plugins I retain. Also, I use this plugin just create backups or to perform restores from them. Then, I uninstall it until I need it again. For example, I'm here today because I'm getting ready to use it again as I'm about to make some major category changes. It will be very handy to use this tool to perform backups (and any needed restores) instead of using a site restore that will reset recent work on posts or pages.

I use this as an additional backup and as an archive for all my sites. It's always saved me when I needed it and I've found it to be reliable and solid. It's been absolutely perfect for me when performing work on tags and categories so I don't have to use a site restore.

Works as expected

By Ron the Web Guy (ronthewebguy) on February 13, 2023

I love this plugin. Super easy to use and works as expected for a "free" plugin.

Not sure why there are so many bad reviews as this plugin is super helpful.

My guess/assumption on the bad reviews is that people are having issues with their webhost and that is reflected in their experience/reviews with this plugin???

Must-have PlugIn with some lacks

By Christian (dreikubik) on October 6, 2022

This is a very useful plugin and a must-have within every WordPress instance. There is one thing I hoped the latest update to version 0.8 would have fixed. Unfortunately not. If you have to refresh your WordPress Website, you can export all content with these PlugIn and also import it in your fresh install. Works great! BUT, why is the nesting of categories flattened after import? I'd be so damn happy if this PlugIn would keep the structure of nested categories in the next update, that I'd rate it with 5 stars :-) I'm using a PlugIn that depends on nested categories. As this PlugIn created thousands of categories that would require days of work to nest that categories as it is supposed to be. So I can't do a WordPress refresh for that website, even though it's more than overdue. Please make importing content from WordPress to WordPress keep the nesting of categories for all post types' categories...

Failed to download / import images

By mahyulan on August 29, 2022

Rubbish

Did the job on WP 6. How come it's not being developed?

By roamingchile on May 30, 2022

This plugin is still linked within WP 6 in the Tools tab. I just used it to transfer my blog to a new web host. Then Wordfence told me it was probably abandoned. Shock. Hey, Wordpressdotorg, you may want to give this a look over and certify it for the most recent version.

It works but it's not being developed anymore?

By sirjeff (dwaynepivac) on April 26, 2022

It's a great plugin but it doesn't look like the code is being maintained anymore. That's not cool for such an important plugin. "hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress" Is there an alternative that works in the same way? I'd rather be using a plugin that I know won't die with the next WP or PHP upgrade.

Tested with WP 5.9.1

By Günter Duba (vienna22) on March 8, 2022

Oldies but Goldie's! Does what it's supposed to, no more, no less. Caution: Elements that were already published, are also public immediately after import ;-)

Aucun intérêt

By Muriel (cdl38) on February 9, 2022

Ca ne fonctionne pas, j'ai pu télécharger un fichier, mais ça bloque lorsque l'on veut le mettre sur l'autre hébergement

Why is this not working?

By digihulpdienst on January 11, 2022

Why is this not working?

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