I imported the Theme Unit Test xml file with the wordpress importer. But all of the data is imported as pages. I am following an online tutorial to build a wordpress theme development and I believe the data should be imported as posts.

When I proceed with the import. I can choose to import authors or to assign a existing author and I can choose to import/download attachments (which I did).

I get a fatal error

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in H:\wamp\www\custom\wp-includes\class-wp-http-curl.php

I get a bunch of pages and media but no posts.

Although I am also increase those values:

max_execution_time = 5000

max_input_time = 5000

memory_limit = 1000M

How should I fix this so I can import all the content?

  • max_execution_time = 5000 is 83 minutes. And you still get a time exceeded error? Can you do an import using the 2015 theme?
    – BillK
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 5:40
  • No I am using 2016 theme.
    – Shadat501
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 5:47
  • Try 2015 without plugins. If it still doesn't work you might have a server configuration issue.
    – BillK
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 5:49
  • I have the same problem. How to configure this.
    – Shadat501
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 6:00
  • I don't know, every system is different.
    – BillK
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 6:05

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I get that answer.

I go to this file: wp-includes/deprecated.php and find this line in (deprecated) wp_get_http() function:

@set_time_limit ( 60 );

just comment out this line and it works fine.

Because wordpress hard coded that 60 seconds limit, this hard coded setting was over-ridding my php.ini settings. so I comment out that line, my php.ini settings will start working again.

  • This solution worked only within so many online solutions for me. Thank you very much for this solution. Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 4:14

Just to the point.. In wp-config.php paste this code-line


set your recommend execution time (PHP Time Limit) and done!..

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