WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
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The WordPress Importer will import the following content from a WordPress export file:

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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


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?

Not Working

By twinstech on August 29, 2021

Waste of time.

User mapping doesn't work

By pompos on November 6, 2020

When importing custom post type it always assigns current user as author, regardless of selected user in the mapping settings. Really disappointing.

No longer imports images

By tracedef on October 27, 2020

Fails to import images and or featured images.

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