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WordPress Importer

Description

The WordPress Importer will import the following content from a WordPress export file:

Posts, pages and other custom post types
Comments
Custom fields and post meta
Categories, tags and terms from custom taxonomies
Authors

For further information and instructions please see the Codex page on Importing Content

Filters

The importer has a couple of filters to allow you to completely enable/block certain features:

import_allow_create_users: return false if you only want to allow mapping to existing users
import_allow_fetch_attachments: return false if you do not wish to allow importing and downloading of attachments
import_attachment_size_limit: return an integer value for the maximum file size in bytes to save (default is 0, which is unlimited)

There are also a few actions available to hook into:

import_start: occurs after the export file has been uploaded and author import settings have been chosen
import_end: called after the last output from the importer

Installation

The quickest method for installing the importer is:

Visit Tools -> Import in the WordPress dashboard
Click on the WordPress link in the list of importers
Click “Install Now”
Finally click “Activate Plugin & Run Importer”

If you would prefer to do things manually then follow these instructions:

Upload the wordpress-importer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Go to the Tools -> Import screen, click on WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions

The quickest method for installing the importer is:

Visit Tools -> Import in the WordPress dashboard
Click on the WordPress link in the list of importers
Click “Install Now”
Finally click “Activate Plugin & Run Importer”

If you would prefer to do things manually then follow these instructions:

Upload the wordpress-importer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Go to the Tools -> Import screen, click on WordPress

Help! I’m getting out of memory errors or a blank screen.

If your exported file is very large, the import script may run into your host’s configured memory limit for PHP.

A message like “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted” indicates that the script can’t successfully import your XML file under the current PHP memory limit. If you have access to the php.ini file, you can manually increase the limit; if you do not (your WordPress installation is hosted on a shared server, for instance), you might have to break your exported XML file into several smaller pieces and run the import script one at a time.

For those with shared hosting, the best alternative may be to consult hosting support to determine the safest approach for running the import. A host may be willing to temporarily lift the memory limit and/or run the process directly from their end.

WordPress Codex: Importing Content

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