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Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure

I am doing an upgrade and cleanup of an old blog that started on Blogger.com, then moved to self-hosted WordPress 2.1, 2.3 and now 3.0. Images in the posts are scattered around: most of them are in ...
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How can I bulk upload images and automatically create posts for each one at the same time?

I know how to upload multiple images into an existing post, but this is a different scenario. This is for a large catalog of assets, with each custom post-type post representing an image asset (thus a ...
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InDesign to WordPress workflow

I'm working on a project for a monthly InDesign-based magazine that enables them to put their content online via WordPress. The current workflow is either: Copy/pasting from InDesign to a Word ...
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Importing data for advanced custom fields plugin?

I have a member section built using the http://www.advancedcustomfields.com plugin. There are 300 members that each have the following data: Company name Specialism (check boxes) Web address ...
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Wondering how to turn your firefox bookmarks into a WordPress blog?

I was wondering this, too. I tried and spent quite a few hours trying, but I was finally able to proceed. I discovered a few things that won't be obvious to most people along the way, so I'm posting ...
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Best way to import users, post and categories from an external database

I need to migrate an existing website to WordPress. This website already has a basic database containing users and posts (with a category), but it also has a high number of records so it's not ...
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Stress testing WordPress

We are going to launch a community site with 100K posts, 100K comments, 10K terms, 5 users ( all admin/editorial), and approx 500K recs in the wp_postmeta. Site may grow with a larger author base and ...
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How to export WP database for import using WP-CLI on Vagrant Box?

Problem Now that I have a new environment with WP-CLI db import / export I need to import a database from a website that never had WP-CLI installed. Question What's the best Non-WP-CLI export ...
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What server settings are required to import WordPress XML file

I am trying to import my site using the WordPress import XML page. My XML file is 7mb so when I try to import it I receive a "500 Internal Server Error" page. I read some other posts and tried using ...
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WXR import problem — not including categories

I’m trying to import into Wordpress a WXR file with many hundreds of Posts. It works fine and during the import process it seems to understand the categories, but the imported Posts are eventually ...
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How can I import users into WordPress?

I have a spreadsheet (XLS) of names, email addresses, and passwords from another content management system. Is there a way to import these folks as users (I think subscriber level, but some may be ...
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What's the database relationship between a post and its attachments

I'm creating a custom import script to migrate CSV data into wordpress. Each post has a series of attachments that must come with it. Following chapter 14 (importing via a custom mysql script) in the ...
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Identifying Importer Posts

Given a site with 100 posts, where an unspecified number of posts are manually written, and the rest are created using the WordPress importer, how would I programmatically identify the posts imported ...
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Fixing media links after importing to multisite

When i imported all posts and media from a old site to new site which on wordpress multisite. The image links on posts are got broken because how media are stored on a multisite is quite different ...
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Create Posts using Import>RSS/WXR/XML and pass values to Custom Fields

My problem is simple. I need to make a lot of posts containing image url's for a "photo gallery" page. I've read up a lot on creating posts from RSS feeds and imports. I've been successful at creating ...
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keep wp_insert_post from adding duplicates

I have been struggling to import posts from an some json data. The problem is that wp_insert_post() is adding multiple versions of the posts. I was previously checking if the post existed by checking ...
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Update content of multiple pages/posts at once?

Is this possible? using shortcodes? Custom post type? Custom Fields? CSV upload? Unique content per page. Do not need to create new pages, Just update body of them. Seems like a tough one? Also can ...
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Importing Multiple DB to one MU database

I have three databases associated with three different WP sites. I set up one MU site, with one database. How should I import each of the three databases?
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Importing users to Buddypress with custom fields

Here's the setup: The client uses a proprietary custom-coded PHP CMS and is wanting to move to WordPress with BuddyPress. The old, custom CMS has a roster functionality, which I'm using BuddyPress ...
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Is there a way to import terms into Wordpress?

I'm tired of typing in lists of counries in my "Countries" taxonomies. What's a good way to bulk import a long list of terms into Wordpress ?
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Mass importing json data into custom fields (postmeta)

I am in the process of importing large amounts of data into a custom post type that has several custom fields (postmeta fields created by Advanced Custom Fields). I am using the following function to ...
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Importing posts in custom post type into new website

I have two wordpress installs. One in root directory and other in subdirectory of the same domain. I want to transfer posts of subdirectory into a custom post type of main site. Post of subdirectory ...
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WXR slicing script

I have a massive WXR file im trying to import into wordpress. I run out of memory when i try to import as one file, so I'm thinking of how i can split the big file into smaller files programatically ...
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How to Import Categories with Descriptions from a CSV File?

How could I import a list of new categories and category descriptions from a file of Comma Separated Values?
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Importing Geo data into wordpress database

I have a listing wordpress site and want to integrate geo data into the Wordpress MySQL Database for custom search functionality I want to utilize different aspects to create different things... ...
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Importing Product Variation Images Swatches

I want to upload several thousand variable products to Woocommerce using the WP All Import plugin. I also want to display product variations using the Color or Image Variations Swatches plugin, which ...
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1answer
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WordPress CSV Importer takes a long time to finish

I have created a lot of custom CSV importers for WordPress in the past and I have come across issues related to the time it takes for them to finish processing. Whenever the importer starts running, ...
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Import wordpress mysql database to unknown server / domain

I would like to know if it's possible to import a full database of a wordpress installation (a localhost/production site for example) to another server/domain in automatic way. I have being doing ...
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How to create bulk page and content? [closed]

I am creating a website about cars. I want to have a page for each car, with subpages (i.e. Gallery, Specs, etc...) for each car page. I have the content on my hard drive for each car. Doing this ...
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Easy export/import of data for Translation

We have several WordPress sites that we're going to get translated, however after some research this doesn't seem like an easy task. Preferred scenario 1) Ability to export all strings from themes, ...
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Updating User Meta with SQL Query

I have a Wordpress site that needed to have 9,000+ users imported to set up a Directory Listing. I imported them from an existing MySQL (non-wordpress) database and everything imported just fine. ...
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Importing posts only - consequences?

One of my client holds a slow Internet connection. So he wants to do all his web updates locally (by any means - he doesn't understand codes) and then he wants to update the website by any easy and ...
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1answer
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WXR xml files are being imported as a TXT files and showing up under 'Media'

I need to import a whole bunch of non-WordPress posts in to Wordpress. I would hope it would be pretty straight forward as there are no pictures or anything; it's basically just a bunch of text. I'm ...
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Inserting data into MagicFields using mysql queries

PART 01: INTRO Hey Stackexchange Greetings from the Snowy alps of Norway I have now tried for two full consecutive days to reverse engineer Magic Fields. Why? Because I am a simple man, and want to ...
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Import CSV to MySQL, with custom registration field information

I have to update the information of 1500 members of my clients Wordpress site. I'm using a membership to manage paidd subscriptions and I have to update the custom fields generated by this Plugin. I ...
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How to put large number of posts at wordpress?

Is it possible to make a big file, say, a csv, or json file. Then "Import" the file to wordpress? Also I want to be able to schedule the posts. How would I do so? Currently I am using vb.net to ...
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How might I sanitize an XML file before WP Import? (Does wordpress verify or clean text when importing from an XML document? )

I have been tasked to import an older, offline wordpress site. I have the XML export file and a tar-ball of the file tree. Nothing has given me reason to worry, but does WP check the contents of the ...
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Workflow for new importer plugin - your advices?

I'm building a new plugin to import Pinterest Pins from a user into Wordpress. It will NOT work using the Pinterest API (which is too limited for what I want to do) and requires the user login and ...
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wp_insert_post bulk import 500 server error

I am working on a Wordpress import tool, where I use a custom city table in my database with longitude, latitude which combine with some other text and then import by wp_insert_post(). This works ...
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Batch upload to create posts each with one image, headline, and body text

I've been handed 300 images, 300 headlines, and 300 paragraphs by a client. Is there a way for me to place all of this in a CSV file (or other format) and upload the whole shebang into a fresh ...
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Importing csv file

I'm using the CSV Importer plugin developed by dvkob. It works fine, may be because I upload only few posts each time (about 50). What I need to know now, is how to add the meta data meta_value and ...
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Bulk Import files on Media Library from CSV

I have a list of more than 5000 files (pdf, doc, jpg ...) on an external server that I would like to upload my Wordpress media library. I would raise them with its corresponding title and description, ...
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Update post types values from csv with thousands of data without memory limit issue

I have a plugin to download the custom post type values (have managed custom tables to meet the requirements) in csv and also update those post type values editing and uploading the same csv file ...
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Woocommerce adding product programatically. Variations not working

I am following this post to add product programmatically http://jafty.com/blog/programatically-create-woocommerce-products-with-variations/#comment-429613 Products and Variations are added but ...
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Imported Content Doesnt Show Up On Frontend

I found similar problems posted couple times, for different custom post types, but none of the solutions worked for me and these, other questions, didnt have much info provided, I'll try to give as ...
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Import new users

There is another post here which has a solution for importing new users. However, this is no longer valid as registration.php is deprecated. Is there another way for importing users in bulk from a CSV ...
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How do I create a array custom field for use with facetwp.com?

I plan on displaying information on a range of laptop computers, including: Make Model CPU OS Some laptop manufacturers let you choose the OS, between Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, say. I thought I ...
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1answer
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Error: Failed to import tag/post

I've written a custom import script for a bespoke CMS to output Wordpress-friendly XML so I can use WP's importer plugin to import it. The format is exactly the same, as far as I can see, but the ...
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Export + Import = wrongly duplicated content

I have a staging site and production site for my WordPress install. A few weeks ago, we started a minor redesign so we copied the production database down to staging to sync it up and then we got to ...
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How to avoid timeout when importing a lot of data?

I need to import catalog data from external server. The data is arranged in categories and then items. the API requires the following calls: 1. Get categories 2. Get category items 3. get item data ...