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Import media in bulk with caption and titles?

I am converting a non-WP site to a new WP site. The old site has about 500 images that I need to import to the media library in bulk, and I need it to include the captions and titles. Is there an ...
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Convert a static website to a WordPress theme and import all existing content

I have one site that is built with html, css and javascript and has no CMS. It looks great and my client would like that site to have wordpress in the background so he can easily modify the content. ...
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Importing large data from blogger

My backup data from blogger is 56.3MB large. I tried importing using the Wordpress Blogger plugin. Because the data is too large, I had to configure my php.ini to increase the value of three ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to create 30 new sites from an export of a master site?

I am an admin for a Wordpress multisite instance at a college. I need to create 30 new wordpress sites, each for a similar course. The content is going to be copied from a "master" wordpress site ...
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Bulk action hook for admin pages which uses WP_List_Table

I have an admin page which I added using add_submenu_page function which is listing some custom data using WP_List_Table class. I have defined the bulk actions options in get_bulk_actions and it ...
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How can I bulk import into galleries?

I have a large number of photo galleries in a database-driven site that I want to migrate into WordPress. I can get the metadata and associations out of the database. Is there a way to bulk import ...
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Bulk insert posts is really slow and skips entries

I'm writing a plugin to parse a bunch of XML files with the NewsML standard and insert them into the database as custom post type. Everything works fine and as intended, but especially at the first ...
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ExpressionEngine Export/Import Issues

I'm working with a client that wants to migrate from ExpressionEngine to WordPress. I have an EE template that is supposed to (and seems to) generate a WP XML Import file. However, when I import 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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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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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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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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Import of 200+ sermons

While this not a Development-specific question for WordPress, I am looking for a way to import 200+ sermons for our church website.. I have updated the mp3 files wtih mp3tag and all look good. I am ...
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Migrate php folder to Wordpress

I am redesigning a cms-less, flat file php website and developing it in WordPress. The existing website is not using a database. One directory in the php site has over 100 pages and the content needs ...
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I would like to import two columns into Wordpress

Very easy- I would like to import two columns, list-id and slider in a CSV into my Wordpress database. list-id must match with Wordpress post. That's it I have used many Wordpress plugins, but they ...
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CPU Resource Management For Bulk Attachment Insert Share Host

I've created a page on a shared host which loops through a series of posts and then attaches images to each of the posts. The images are already on the server and are copied into the WP-Content folder....
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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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Standard wordpress importer seems to be missing blog images

I have 2000+ images and I've used the importer both locally and on my hosted site, the hosted site seems to have 100 less images though. I'm importing from blogger. I've ran the importer a few times ...
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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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import (migration) user database to wp-users

I am having hard time for importing to user-meta and post-meta from my non-wp-tables. I am trying to do db migration from user table and post table to WordPress tables. So it might be user table to ...
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Create CSV for import from File directories?

Lets say I have posts sorted in individual folders with a word document & jpg inside. What would be the best way to sort that into a csv for import. I assume some excel script or such. Any ...
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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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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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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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Import custom database into wp and keep the post id

Hello guys I have a project where I need to import an old database to wp but I need a solution to keep the old id's as posts id so i can make the links look the same as the old website in this way we ...
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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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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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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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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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Auto-Import of WXR File

I am running a WPMU instance and need to import around 1200 sites at once. I have put a process in place to create a properly formatted WXR file for each one. What I am missing at this point is how to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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