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  1. Nikos
    Nikos October 22, 2012 at 09:00 | | Reply

    I have to advise you people to stay away from WP-AllImport. It is a buggy plugin, it does not work as promised, it will mess your site. Only a part of the features work as promised, the author does not keep a log of updates, updates can lock down your site. The most important feature, recurring/scheduled imports in NOT working.

    1. Dawesi
      Dawesi November 19, 2015 at 22:20 | | Reply

      Google is still indexting this page, so I thought I’d add my 2c…

      It’s way better than the smackcoders one that runs on every page of your site, not just it’s own pages, and not just in it’s namespace… and yup it uses ioncode so it screws your whole site.

      I have to say in 2015 the WP-All Import is by far the most usable plugin.

  2. Louis
    Louis October 25, 2012 at 23:32 | | Reply

    Hey Nikos,

    You’re right, we apologize, our plugin was buggy. We’ve devoted a ton of resources to development over the last month and we’ve ironed out almost all of the issues.

    It’s very stable now, and works 99% of the time.

    In the last month we fixed the issues with recurring/scheduled import functionality and added support for cron jobs.

    Today, we’ve just released a new version, 2.29, which adds support for files of unlimited size and unlimited records. We’ve tested it with files larger than 500Mb on shared hosting with no problems.

    We hope you’ll take another look at our plugin.

    Louis

    1. Nikos
      Nikos October 26, 2012 at 09:29 | | Reply

      Louis,

      Thank you for the update.
      I’ll surely check the WP-AllImport again.

      Nikos

  3. Raoni
    Raoni November 1, 2012 at 03:43 | | Reply

    I have the same opinion as Nikos, I bought the WP-AllImport Pro to import big files and is not working. I contacted the author and he said version 2.29 would fix the problem….have tested version 2.30 now and still not working with big files…….

    Have tried to contact the Author many times by his Support email and NO ANSWER at all.

    Would love to have a contact and fix the problem.

  4. Louis
    Louis November 1, 2012 at 03:46 | | Reply

    Raoni, please see your ticket here – http://support.soflyy.com/tickets/29343

    You’ll have to login to access. It looks like you’re not receiving our responses via e-mail. We’ve responded to both your inquiries.

    1. Raoni
      Raoni November 2, 2012 at 10:30 | | Reply

      Hi! Louis, have responded the ticket but no return!!!!

      1. Louis
        Louis November 2, 2012 at 23:43 | | Reply

        Hi Raoni,

        We’ve replied. Please check the ticket URL for our updates as it appears for some reason you are not receiving our responses via e-mail.

        Louis

        1. Raoni
          Raoni November 6, 2012 at 11:54 | | Reply

          Hi, since here the reply is must fast, I will post here as well as the support system.
          Since I bought the plugin I could not use it. Every time is something different that happens….but you guys are looking to fix it…….I just would like to use as soon as possible, since I bought this plugin 20 days ago!!!

          I found another problem.

          If I upload the CSV file without the “Import Large File” checked, the content appear right with no problem.

          BUT if I check the “Import Large File” the same file the content appear with characters problem like the image attached. The accents are not coded right…….

          Can you have a look, please?! I really need this plugin working…

          Another question?

          If I choose Recurring Import > Daily, At what time will be triggered? Then I can schedule a cron job in my server.
          Also, this Recurring Import will be ok for large Imports????

          1. Louis
            Louis November 8, 2012 at 06:31 | | Reply

            I’ve again replied to you via e-mail. Please check the ticket URL I pasted for you above for your responses.

        2. Raoni
          Raoni November 8, 2012 at 11:30 | | Reply

          Hi, and I also replied yesterday that still not working large imports with accent characters. Could you have a look please?! I still cannot use the plugin since i bought many weeks ago!!!
          Thanks

          1. Louis
            Louis November 8, 2012 at 12:39 | | Reply

            Yes, I know this. We look into your issues and we reply. We’ve replied to all of your e-mails as fast as we can. Our developers are looking into your issues, and we’ll get back to you with a fix. Please check the link in my comments above, because it appears you don’t always receive our e-mails when we send them.

  5. Blake Ayers (@theblakeayers)
    Blake Ayers (@theblakeayers) November 8, 2012 at 06:35 | | Reply

    TurboCSV is a great tool as well.

  6. Sophie
    Sophie December 1, 2012 at 08:26 | | Reply

    Hello, thanks for this article. I’ve installed Wp all import, looks amazing until…processing never ends, “Importing may take some time. Please do not close browser or refresh the page untill process is complete.”. It’s with the free version but I dropped an e-mail to ask if there was a solution before buying the premium plugin. No answer = not a good sign so far,so instead of buying I’m still looking for another XML reader. Have you tried DigitalQuill datafeed import?

    1. Louis
      Louis December 3, 2012 at 14:09 | | Reply

      Sophie, we don’t have a support ticket from you. Send me an e-mail at [email protected] and I’ll give you a free copy of the paid edition to try.

      The free version hasn’t been updated in some time. We’ve recently updated the paid edition to be able to handle much larger files and import records more quickly.

  7. caglar uns
    caglar uns December 9, 2012 at 10:14 | | Reply

    Hi
    I am using free version of wp all import

    it is working perfect

    But,

    I also use myreviewplugin and “all in one seo”

    myreview plugin created a field on post edit page named “affiliate link” and “address field”

    wp all import can’t support to upload data to myreviewplugin created fields and “all in one seo” fields

    so I didnt prefer to buy it

    wp all import only support standart wordpress fields

    is there any way to import data on to plugin created fields, when uploading the xml file to wordpress ?

    1. Raoni
      Raoni December 9, 2012 at 11:18 | | Reply

      Caglar, If I were you, I would not buy this plugin…..Since I bought I have only problems………they try to fix it, but takes to long and every update they break everything. Not recommend!

      1. Louis
        Louis December 10, 2012 at 01:00 | | Reply

        Every update we fix bugs, and it works for 99% of customers. Each time we’ve asked you to provide details about the problems you are having you haven’t, or you have posted here complaining first, before providing steps for us to duplicate the problem.

        We’re truly sorry for all the problems you are having. And if you provide us with exact steps to duplicate them, we can solve them.

        1. Raoni
          Raoni December 10, 2012 at 01:35 | | Reply

          The problems is so many bugs. I tell you all the problems and give you access to my website. I know you are looking at the bugs, but there is so many and you take to long to fix. This last bug you already know what it is, but still not fixed for a week!! That’s the problem.. But it’s ok. I wait the fix again. And you already know the problem as you told me in the suport

    2. Louis
      Louis December 10, 2012 at 01:14 | | Reply

      Calgar, the paid version of WP All Import does support Custom Fields, so you can import to plugin-created fields to fill MyReviewPlugin and AIOSEOP fields.

      Louis

  8. Tom
    Tom December 10, 2012 at 05:04 | | Reply

    This one works well for me so far: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-csv/.

    Probably has 80-90% of the features of those above, and totally free.

  9. akismet-94626c0b0065ab5b5ddddd1c76599ae6

    Hi Louis
    I wanted to buy your plugin, but hesitated bacause of the some comments
    I have sent a ticked about myreviewplugin created fields (ticket #29568)
    but myreviewplugin support didnt answer my questions

    so now I cant insert data to myreviewplugin created fields,
    if I can give you my wordpres admin details, ( or on teamviewer )
    would you like to show me how to upload data to myreviewplugin created fields ?

    1. Louis
      Louis December 10, 2012 at 10:48 | | Reply

      Yes.

      Louis

  10. Chris
    Chris February 4, 2013 at 19:55 | | Reply

    I haven’t tried this plugin, especially the paid one.
    I have been searching for some time now to be able to get a good plugin.
    I have been a member of Digitalquill for two years and had been using their plugin alongside a Shopperpress script.
    There appears to be parsing errors. I have been emailing, calling and skyping Matt Houldsworth the owner, but so far have had no reply since Christmas when he was going to look into it and all the while I am left unable to import.
    I am tempted with WP All Import, but before I shell out any more money I want to know it can cope with the file imports.

    Does it import automatically, and is it easy to set the auto import? What files can it import? RSS, CSV and XML? Finally how many products can it import at one time? I am currently limited to 500 using the Shopperpress theme, and can’t set the theme up to import the SEO factors.

  11. Louis
    Louis February 5, 2013 at 07:41 | | Reply

    It works with XML and CSV. RSS is a type of XML so it will work with RSS.

    There’s no limit to the amount of products you can import at one time.

    You can configure it to import on a schedule using cron jobs.

    Let me know if that answers your questions.

  12. Johan Horak
    Johan Horak February 25, 2013 at 15:40 | | Reply

    Thanks for the post.

    I really like WP All Import. I have not done any previous work with XML, but I am getting the hang of things. I need the pro version. At the moment I am using the lite version to test and see how it works on a test blog.

    But I am worried.

    I have sent support two emails (See email address here http://www.wpallimport.com/support/).

    The first email was 14 Nov 2012, the second 24 Feb 2013. @Louis has not responded to any of the emails. ;-(

    Forking out $99 is a risk but it’s a greater risk if there’s no support. Sad really sad.

  13. Louis
    Louis February 25, 2013 at 18:54 | | Reply

    Hi Johan,

    There is support, and its also not a risk because we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. We respond to almost all tickets in less than 24 hours, and fix the majority of bugs reported to us in well under a week.

    Our support e-mail address is [email protected]. If you send an e-mail to [email protected], you will get a receipt e-mail with a ticket ID confirming we’ve received your ticket. If you did not, check your spam folder.

    If you don’t get a ticket ID e-mail, it means we never received your request.

    You can send it again directly to me, [email protected].

    Louis

    1. Johan Horak
      Johan Horak February 26, 2013 at 06:00 | | Reply

      Hi Louis

      Thanks for the quick response. It’s great to know that you do respond 😉 And that’s more important to my than getting my money back.

      I believe my emails to you [email protected] probably ended up in your spam box. I have sent you my support questions from two different email accounts.

  14. Louis
    Louis February 26, 2013 at 06:18 | | Reply

    The likely reason that your e-mails never got through to my support desk is because they had 15+ images and 15+ links… enough to set off even the most forgiving spam filter.

    I received your e-mails to my address [email protected] and I’ve responded. I’m also posting here because I’d like everyone reading to know that I take pride in the quality of support we provide – especially the quality we’ll provide going forward when we release version 3.

    1. Johan Horak
      Johan Horak February 26, 2013 at 06:28 | | Reply

      Hi Louis Thanks. I have received your support email very promptly. Thanks for answering all my questions. I am looking forward to using your app.

  15. Louis
    Louis March 7, 2013 at 07:06 | | Reply

    I wanted to stop by and mention that we released version 3 of WP All Import today. It’s a HUGE upgrade. It’s much easier to use than 2.x, and it’s much more reliable.

    Louis

  16. Aakash Jonwal
    Aakash Jonwal November 11, 2013 at 11:27 | | Reply

    Dear All

    i want to import my csv content into the page of wordpress with accordion in the existing page.. Is it possible or not if it is possible then please tell me the name of plugin i am suffering from a weak with this prob…Please rply me on my e-mail

    Thank You in advance

  17. justinae
    justinae November 22, 2013 at 13:11 | | Reply

    We’re using the pro version of WP AI including the Woocommerce Add On and it seems to be working fine though we’re still in development. I am running into an important issue:

    1. I want to be able to auto populate different tabs on the product page. At this point I can create the tabs (using Woocommerce Tab Manager Pro) but I can’t see how to import the XPath elements to the different tabs.

    Many people customize their product pages (Description, Additional Information, Features, whatever) and it would be important to be able to auto populate these tabs.

    In addition, we want some tabs to come from one source and some tabs to come from another source.

    I’m actively exchanging emails with [email protected] but they haven’t produced anything yet. At their request we purchased the Woocommerce Tab Manager Pro as they said we needed it to accomplish our goal. I sure hope it was worth the $99.

    I’ll be happy to report the solution if one presents itself.

    Jean I am new to your videos and so far they have been very informative and helpful. Thanks!

    1. david
      david August 9, 2016 at 00:43 | | Reply

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  18. mastafuMastafu
    mastafuMastafu November 5, 2014 at 11:55 | | Reply

    Soflyy, please be aware of this company. They are not trustworthy. They promise you one thing and then, once you help them, they stop communicating with you …
    In this case I am talking about Louis, who treated me unfair.

    1. Louis Reingold
      Louis Reingold November 5, 2014 at 12:35 | | Reply

      This is Louis. Can you tell me the specifics of what happened? If we’re in the wrong, we’d be happy to make it right.

  19. Narayan
    Narayan February 6, 2015 at 07:07 | | Reply

    I think this speaks for itself:

    Here’s a comment from Louis Reingold, where he starts by calling a user a ‘jerk’, left on wordpress.org today in response to a bad review:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/cant-test-the-plugin-adequately#post-

    Review (by flyfisher842):

    The one star is because the plugin can’t be tested adequately without spending 99 to 200 dollars. The free version only allows for testing of simple products and no variations. Apparently the developers could not figure out a way to allow 5 variation products to be input before the plugin would not allow any more.

    While the plugin does work, don’t waste your time on the free version. It is a waste of time for the reason stated above.

    Response (by Louis Reingold):

    Hi flyfisher842,

    Firstly, you’re a jerk.

    Secondly, you can test the full version right here: http://www.wpallimport.com/try

    Thirdly, hard-coding an arbitrary limit into a plugin, as per your suggestion, is frowned upon by WordPress.org.

    Lastly, this is official notice to not do business with us, ever. Even if you try WP All Import and like it, do not buy it. Keep your money, or spend it elsewhere. If you do buy it and we find out about it, we’ll cancel your account, terminate your license keys, and refund your money.

    -Louis Reingold
    Founder, Soflyy

    1. Louis Reingold
      Louis Reingold February 9, 2015 at 06:14 | | Reply

      Firstly, we’re not immune to criticism. Some people have legitimate complaints about WP All Import. Sometimes we mess up a support ticket. Sometimes bugs are found in our plugin. We’re not perfect. We’re always working to be better, and when we get legitimate criticism, we take it seriously. That’s why we’ve been constantly improving WP All Import for the last four years.

      You can read 80 five star reviews on WordPress.org, read testimonials from well-known developers on our website, or simply e-mail us a support question if you want to know more about the level of service we provide.

      https://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/wp-all-import
      https://www.wpallimport.com/

      We have 9000 customers, and most want to engage in a win-win relationship with us. They give us money, and we give them great software and great support.

      But, when you’re dealing with 9000 people, some people just aren’t nice. Many companies have a policy of trying to make every customer happy – even the customers that try to take advantage of them.

      We’re different. We won’t waste any time on bad people, because we’d rather:

      1) Make WP All Import better.

      2) Provide high-quality support for existing customers.

      Most of our customers are awesome, and we prefer to devote our time to them than to waste it on the few bad apples that we inevitably run into.

      So when a jerk shows up at the door, we tell them to leave.

      Giving us a 1 star rating because we charge money for our pro version is like writing a 1 star review of a bakery on Yelp because they don’t have free samples of every pastry. It’s bad behavior, and people that do that are not welcome as customers.

      And in the case of Mastafu above – you can read the details here and decide for yourself: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/playing-supporting-beta-testers-is-unfair – in short, he tried to sell us copyrighted content and bully us into paying him for it by making threats to post negative comments about us online.

  20. Narayan
    Narayan March 2, 2015 at 01:17 | | Reply

    “The download count is not measuring unique users. The count includes plugin update downloads. So the actual total downloads number is almost completely irrelevant. And the rest of your argument is based on that number. Oops.”

    True but debatable. In fact, the rest of my argument was based on ‘active installs’, and you totally missed the point. You previously claimed that you had lots of free users to prove that the free version was popular. You’ve so far failed to demonstrate that 1. there are lots of free users that love your plugin and 2. that it isn’t ‘crippled’.

    “Now you’re claiming to know our active number of paid version installs? Your guess is waaaaaaaay off.”

    I based my estimate on what you yourself wrote on 9 Feb: “We have 9000 customers, and most want to engage in a win-win relationship with us.”

    You also failed to explain when it’s ok for a user to give your plugin 1 star on wp.org. What are the rating ‘rules’ Louis? Your company has taken out some major features. Not a criticism, just a fact. However, if a user finds that those features are crucial and make the plugin useless for their use case, and results in wasting their time, what rating should that particular user give the plugin?

    1. Louis Reingold
      Louis Reingold March 2, 2015 at 02:28 | | Reply

      >> 2. that it isn’t ‘crippled’.

      By your definition of crippled, every single piece of free software that also has a paid version available is crippled, because the paid version includes things that aren’t in the free version, and let’s be honest, some people want those things and will have to pay for them.

      >> You’ve so far failed to demonstrate that 1.
      >> there are lots of free users that love your plugin

      * 20,000 ACTIVE free version installs as reported by WordPress.org. Nearly 60% on 3.2.x, released less than 4 months ago.

      * 4.4 average rating on WordPress.org, and ~100 5 star reviews (To be fair, some are for the pro version)

      * We provide support for free version users so we know we have a lot that are using it. And we know what they’re using it for and that they’re getting a lot of mileage out of it. Most have no need to upgrade to the pro version. And they write us saying “Wow, this plugin is awesome, thanks so much.”

      * Only two complaints posted on WordPress.org about the free version not having a necessary feature, out of 20,000 active installs. One claiming he couldn’t test the variation import functionality and therefore gave it a 1 star rating. The other claiming the free version “did nothing” so gave it a 1 star rating.

      We know our free to pro upgrade rate. We know where our pro version users comes from – most are not users of the free version first. Most free version users never upgrade. Yet, they are still “ACTIVE” installs, and they still updated the plugin very recently. I wonder why they did that?

      I’ve never got more positive feedback about software than I have about WP All Import (both free and pro) and I’ve been doing plugins, both paid and free, since 2008.

  21. Narayan
    Narayan March 2, 2015 at 04:05 | | Reply

    Yawn.

  22. Roy
    Roy May 23, 2015 at 12:56 | | Reply

    been using WP all import for some time, but i’m really happy about the functions in this plugin. I also like to mention that there are some bugs still present in todays version.

    When you are using many feeds the plugin gets broken, after that it’s useless, and you need to reinstall wordpress because somehow the wp-all-import-pro.php file keeps getting deleted, and when you try to add a new feed it keeps telling me to “specify a file to import.”

    In potential this is a great plugin, but the bugs in this plugin makes you wan’t to destroy you computer because you have to start over the whole website.

    1. Louis Reingold
      Louis Reingold May 23, 2015 at 23:49 | | Reply

      If you e-mail our support team we’d be happy to investigate.

      But what you just wrote here is simply not true, so you’ll have to give an accurate description of the problems you are actually encountering if you want us to solve them.

      We are 100% sure that you are mistaken in your assumption that WP All Import stops working correctly after importing more than X number of fees.

      In addition, there’s no bug in WP All Import that would cause the wp-all-import-pro.php file to be deleted. There’s not a single line of code anywhere in WP All Import that could even delete the plugin file in the first place. And even if that did happen, it certainly wouldn’t require you to re-install WordPress.

      >> “specify a file to import”

      You could be out of disk space, but that’s just a guess. If you e-mail the support team we can tell you exactly why you get an error when you try to upload a file in step 1 when creating a new import.

  23. mdb
    mdb August 5, 2015 at 14:13 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,

    I was wondering if you know of any plugins that can import data to a WP DB Table with tabular data that has been created with phpMyAdmin – I have tried many of these, and it seems they can import to regular WP DB tables like Posts, Pages, Comments, Users, etc. – but not to a completely new user-created table in WP.

    Any ideas? Anyone?

    Best,

    mdb

  24. Fox Robinson
    Fox Robinson November 2, 2015 at 10:39 | | Reply

    I bought ultimate csv imoprter based on the description of its functionality. I had problems form the outset, which I tried to sort out with support. They often came back to me saying an issue had been fixed when it had not. After a week I ended up with a bunch of workarounds and still with issues unfixed. I was on a deadline so purchased WP ALL import. It worked perfectly within 1 hour and has a much better interface. I asked for a refund and was told no. I pushed for a refund and was finally told I would get one. That was 2 weeks ago. The support are now ignoring all emails I send to them. This products does not work as described and the company that makes it are liars. Save yourself a lot of time and money and buy WP All Import.

  25. brianmilnes
    brianmilnes January 20, 2016 at 04:21 | | Reply

    WP Ultimate CSV Importer Plugin has been withdrawn – the links are down and the Google cached copy relates many problems including (it broke my site after deactivating)
    Might be worth considering removing the reference?

  26. Fox Robinson
    Fox Robinson January 20, 2016 at 05:24 | | Reply

    I think their business practice was one of the reasons for their removal. Not sure what happened to them as a company. Seems they had been around for a long time, had many good reviews but suddenly they imploded. I personally lost around £80 to them.

  27. cari kode pos
    cari kode pos March 23, 2016 at 21:09 | | Reply

    Hi,

    More then 1 weeks ago use wp all import free version and still active until now.
    I have more than 80.000 x 6 fields data to export from csv to wp post.

    Thank’s for this awesome plugin.

  28. Charles Sandor
    Charles Sandor July 24, 2016 at 10:44 | | Reply

    All Import / All Export Plugin is useless for blogs. It has an export feature for post comments, but you can’t import the comments, only posts & images. It only does half the job because the comments to a post are just as important as the post itself. What plugin offers 3 import aspects of a post to export, but can only import 2 /3 of those aspects. Also the default delimiter , doesn’t work. It only imported about 80% of the blog posts. The rest had to be added manually. It also messed up multiple categories saving multiple categories in the new blog as one long string category like this category a | category b | category c. This plugin is not worth the money.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous July 24, 2016 at 11:00 | | Reply

      One clarification – it only imported about 80% of the post images. The rest of the images to those 20% of posts had to be added manually.

    2. Charles Sandor
      Charles Sandor July 24, 2016 at 11:00 | | Reply

      One clarification – it only imported about 80% of the post images. The rest of the images to those 20% of posts had to be added manually.

  29. david
    david August 9, 2016 at 01:04 | | Reply

    Hi,
    I’m building a medicinal plants web site, importing content from a legacy Microsoft Access database, I exported each MDB table to a csv file. I now have about 20 csv files I would like to import to the medicinal plant custom post – I used Advanced Custom Fields Pro and CPT-UI to create the custom post.
    Each row in each csv file is only a part of the complete post, when I have imported all the csv files I will have a complete post.
    The csv files contain repeater fields, multi select taxonomies and flexible content fields, so it’s not feasable for me to create a single csv file.
    Really appreciate any help or suggestions on the best way to import these csv files.
    Thanks
    David

    1. Louis
      Louis August 9, 2016 at 01:20 | | Reply

      WP All Import can import data to ACF repeaters and assign multiple taxonomies to each post. I’m not sure about ACF flexible content fields – if you e-mail our support at [email protected] with more details about the flexible content fields they can tell you if WP All Import can do it.

      -Louis (WP All Import founder)

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    Laura Wattenberg October 27, 2016 at 05:50 | | Reply

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  32. otis
    otis November 28, 2016 at 14:33 | | Reply

    Wow! Thanks for the heads up. Louis sounds like a real “jerk.” I never trust jerks.

  33. Gordon
    Gordon November 30, 2016 at 18:09 | | Reply

    WP Ultimate CSV Importer’s PRO version is buggy and their support is bad.

    See my review for more details: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/bad-support-unethical-refusal-to-refund-buyer-beware/

    I recommend using https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-all-import/ with https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-fields-csv-xml-importer/

    The UI is better. They are free. And they actually work! (unlike WP Ultimate CSV Importer)

  34. Dennis
    Dennis March 31, 2017 at 14:02 | | Reply

    Hi there, thanks Jean for your article.

    Do you or anybody else know a plugin which is able to publish XML files automatically as soon as the XML file is uploaded on my server?

    Background: A news agency uploads several times a day new XML files on my server. As I am not available 24h a day but as I want to publish the hot news from the agency as soon as it is uploaded – for example also during the night time – how can I standardize this process that articles are published as soon as the XML file is uploaded in the server folder?

    Thanks in advance for an answer!
    Dennis

  35. Chris Daly
    Chris Daly July 3, 2017 at 21:32 | | Reply

    I used, or tried to use, WP ALL IMPORT tonight and it kept importing my csv delimited file into a single column. Could not get it to stop doing it. My recommendation is to say that the imitation is the best form of flattery. MS Excel had one of the best importing tools for Excel and Access which stepped you through the file, asked if the file was delimited or fixed width, then the next step was to select the delimiter and the text delimiter and then you were in preview mode of how the files split and life is good. In Access you would then map to columns on a table. Never got that far with WP ALL Import.

    Next I tried Really SImple CSV and that product has not been updated now in about 3 years if I recall. It picked up the file and said “ta-dah – all done” So I looked at Posts and nada. Dropped that.

    Next I went to CSV Importer and Exporter. Easiest import process, mapping columns to columns and then when I got to importing the url for images BOOM – screw you hippie, nothing if you don’t GO PRO!!! For the small fee of $149. WTF? $149 for image url’s? DELETED

    Next up – honest to God, it’s probably easier to do it in PHPMyAdmin. Import the CSV – it will automatically parse it into columns and you can indicate first row is names and boom. There is a table with the data. Now write a simple SQL script to insert data from table CSV_Import into wp_post. Post id is automatically generated and you hit run and your done. Gheesshh – plugins for things you should probably learn to do by hand.

    1. Annie
      Annie July 13, 2017 at 02:14 | | Reply

      Chris, WP Ultimate CSV Importer(https://www.smackcoders.com/blog/import-images-every-post-powerful-wp-ultimate-csv-importer.html) can import both your WordPress media images, and images from any external URL . You need to enable the cron to import the images parallely.

  36. Chad
    Chad September 27, 2017 at 23:34 | | Reply

    Well..
    I read many many post about this theme.
    In conclusion, I decide to upgrade my WP All Import to Pro.
    It worth $99 I think.

  37. hnn61
    hnn61 December 5, 2018 at 12:48 | | Reply

    a great post i have csv imprter wp all best
    my guess

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