In today’s post, we take a look at some of the most popular CSV importers for WordPress. These can be very useful tools for your if you want to quickly populate a site with content stored in other databases of formats.
WP All Import, the option you should opt for first, has a four step import process and an intuitive drag & drop interface that makes complicated import tasks simple and fast. There are no special requirements that the elements in your file must be laid out in a certain way. WP All Import really can import any XML or CSV file.
WP All Import can be used for everything from migrating content from a legacy CMS to WordPress to building a store with an affiliate datafeed to displaying live stock quotes or sports scores to building a real estate portal.
WP All Import Pro is then the paid upgrade of this plugin, and includes premium support as well as a number of addition features. These include the ability to import date to custom fields, that to import images to the post media gallery, cron job/recurring imports, the ability to import files from a URL, as well as the execution of custom PHP functions on data.
It’s also got a number of premium add-ons available to add functionality to the importer and make XML and CSV import tasks simple. These are for the Advanced Custom Fields, WooCommerce, User Import and Link Cloak plugins
There are 3 packages available for the Pro version. The Standard package costs $99; the WooCommerce package including the WooCommerce add-on costs $ 139; and the Elite Bundle including all the add-ons costs $199.
This plugin imports posts from CSV (Comma Separated Value) files into your WordPress blog. It can prove extremely useful when you want to import a bunch of posts from an Excel document or the like – simply export your document into a CSV file and the plugin will take care of the rest. CSV Importer is one of the most popular CSV importers for WordPress, with over 145,000 downloads at the time
of writing this post was updated.
The thing with this plugin is that you have to format the CSV file in a certain way for it to understand what data you are importing. This is more difficult for users when compared to WP All Import for example. WP All Import detects the fields from the original CSV file and lets you do what you want with those data fields, which is much more comfortable.
Supra CSV is a WordPress plugin created to ingest and extract,create or update posts, custom posts, attachments, tags, keywords and custom post meta with CSV files. The ingestion engine of the plugin parses CSV records into posts by a mapping of columns that you can configure yourself from the plugin’s interface.
This plugin provides the functionality to upload data from the CSV file into the post meta records which themes and plugins create. This plugin also provides the ability to import images and associate them with posts as attachments or thumbnails. You can even manage existing CSV files and promote ease of use by creating presets for both post meta and ingestion mapping.
Here’s the video tutorial for it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xKpNw1cT-Q
CSV 2 Post is an adaptable data import plugin for professionals. It can import any CSV file (that’s properly formatted) then auto-blog the data into hundreds or even thousands of well designed WordPress posts.
It doesn’t throw data into WordPress core tables like some other importers, but rather it has a unique approach which allows it to offer more features. You can import data to WordPress from any properly formatted CSV file with clean headers.
Data will be imported to a custom database table automatically created for you, where it can be managed prior to creating posts. This will allow you to make any edits you want such as filtering out unwanted rows, changing monetary values and even cleaning up keywords, among others.
This is an alternative CSV importer plugin that is simple and powerful. It offers category and tag support as well as custom field support.
Among its features list you’ll also find the ability to use advanced custom fields, custom taxonomies, custom post types, a filter hook for dry-run-testing, filter hooks to customize CSV data before importing to the database and even an action hook to update post data after importing to the database.
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