WordPress Importer

Importing WordPress PostsNeed to quickly import posts from a WordPress backup? The WordPress Importer plugin for WordPress will get the job done.  This plugin, developed by WordPress themselves, makes it easy to import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from the WordPress export file.

Once installed, you can import the following content from the export file WordPress creates when you export content from the blogging script.

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

Some people run into the issue of getting memory errors or a blank screen when running the importer.  This might be due to the fact that your exported file is really large.  Chances are your web host’s default memory limit for PHP is not big enough to handle it.  If they allow it, you might modify your upload limit using php.ini or contact your web host to see if you can get a temporary bump in memory usage to import the posts.

Want to pick up the WordPress Importer? Head on over to the Plugin Directory over at WordPress.org.

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