ImportWP – Import any XML or CSV File into WordPress


ImportWP is an Advanced WordPress CSV/XML Importer, allowing you to easily drag and drop data into import templates. ImportWP has been built with developers in mind allowing import templates to be easily created and mapped to post_types, taxonomies, users, or tables.


  • Import from XML and CSV files.
  • Import WordPress Users.
  • Import WordPress Posts.
  • Import WordPress Pages.
  • Import WordPress Taxonomies.
  • Import WordPress Attachments.
  • Import field Permissions.
  • Import Custom Fields (Requires Pro)
  • Import to Custom Post Types (Requires Pro)
  • Schedule Imports (Requires Pro)

ImportWP is a base for importing files into wordpress which can be extended upon to create custom templates and parsers specific to your needs, for more details view the documentation.


  • ImportWP, New importer screen
  • ImportWP, Post template setup screen
  • ImportWP, Run import page
  • ImportWP, Import history page


  1. Upload ‘jc-importer’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click on the new menu item “ImportWP” and start importing.

For further documentation on installing and using ImportWP features can be found here.


How do i create an importer

Documentation on adding an importer can be viewed here

What settings does each importer have

Documentation on using the importer settings can be found here

How to import from an XML file

A guide to importing data from an xml file can be viewed here

How to import from an CSV file

A guide to importing data from an csv file can be viewed here

How do i run an importer once it is setup

A guide to running and pausing an import can be viewed here


24 ਜੁਲਾਈ 2017
This plugin is great. Easy to use and it just works! The documentation is very limited and the error messages are not all that helpful, but with trial and error you will get it to work. FYI, the date format needs to be YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS for importing into the WP date field. All in all, great job on this plugin!
2 ਦਸੰਬਰ 2016
Very easy to use / customize with simple configuration. Perfect for connecting with external XML feed.
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
Raised a ticket however I was not able to get an answer from the original developer on it. Plugin is great.
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
Truly impressive. It works and it's complete. The GUI might not be shining, but it's exactly doing its job. Importing the users (in my case), and mapping the fields, and not to forget I can define a 'buffer' of let's say 100 records from the 10,726 users I need to import. Really good work, thank you.
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
Thank you! I was almost disappointed after trying so many other plugins! I was over the moon when I saw this one actually works!
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ਯੋਗਦਾਨੀ ਤੇ ਵਿਕਾਸਕਾਰ

“ImportWP – Import any XML or CSV File into WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • FIX – Permissions bug
  • ADD – Uninstall method to clear database and files on plugin deletion (not deactivation).


  • DEL – Remove unused custom curl methods for downloading attachments
  • FIX – escape output data globally
  • FIX – sanitize data globally
  • FIX – Add nounce’s to all ajax requests


  • FIX – Post Deletion Vulnerability in ImportWP.
  • FIX – Add tool to reset ImportWP database.
  • FIX – Display errors when processing file fails.


  • ADD – Visual Permission editor to filter fields to be imported per insert/update
  • EDIT – Change csv column selector to show a vertical table with one record.

1.1.4 – 11/07/2019

  • ADD – Fetch files via wp_remote_get instead of curl or file_get_contents
  • ADD – Display information about custom field imports / errors
  • FIX – post_parent field for page template displays correctly
  • FIX – default value not being loaded when enabling field
  • FIX – Fetch non cached row count when selecting xml base nodes

1.1.3 – 08/04/2019

  • ADD – iwp/importer/file_uploaded action
  • ADD – set file encoding via filter iwp/importer/file_encoding
  • FIX – Change plugin support link
  • FIX – include delimiter into record size calculations

1.1.2 – 16/03/2019

  • ADD – store hash of imported attachments to compare against versions
  • ADD – Add iwp/{FIELD_TYPE}_field, iwp/{FIELD_TYPE}/{FIELD_NAME} filters
  • ADD – post date now tries to convert to correct format

1.1.1 – 22/01/2019

  • FIX – Remove whitespace before importing remote attachments.
  • FIX – Attachment Preview.
  • FIX – Preview Error when importer has been first created.

1.1.0 – 16/01/2019

  • FIX – ImportWP XMLFile reader, stop xml parsing CDATA
  • ADD – Introduce new methods to make building templates easier
  • EDIT – Re-Structure libs folder.

1.0.5 – 23/10/2018

  • ADD – unique template field, set which field is used to identify a record
  • FIX – Multiple bugs fixed.
  • ADD – new filter ‘iwp/import_mapper_permissions’ to block fields from being modified
  • ADD – new filter ‘iwp/template_unique_fields’ to override the templates unique reference field

1.0.4 – 16/10/2018

  • ADD – Add aria-label to inputs.
  • ADD – Add file index cache based on amount of rows chosen

1.0.3 – 09/10/2018

  • FIX – Reduce memory load by streaming file indices.
  • FIX – Speed up Post importer for larger files.
  • FIX – Add Processing notification when file is added/updated.
  • FIX – Remove templates fetching dropdown option values to edit importer screen only.

1.0.1 – 28/09/2018

  • FIX – multiple XML import issues
  • FIX – import display to show error total
  • FIX – Preview block to hide loading text if no value

1.0 – 29/04/2018

  • Integrated new and improved XML and CSV importers

0.7 – 04/02/2018

  • Add – tooltips ot xml base node fields, Slightly simplify XML process by hiding group base nodes.
  • Fix – Run link on importer archive screen would not start new csv import if one had completed previously.
  • Fix – Change links in about block

0.6 – 22/08/2017

  • Optimise CSV Parser


  • Add tooltips to title, slug, content and excerpt fields.
  • Add the ability to import attachments from a local folder.
  • Fix – Issue with php7.1.1 and saving of template data throwing warning for type missmatch string to array.

0.4.1 – 08/06/2017

  • Fix admin redirect when uploading new file on edit screen
  • Add filter to change template name when importer is created: jci/importer/template_name

0.4 – 20/05/2017

  • Add filter to alter field data: jci/parse_csv_field and jci/parse_xml_field
  • Add filter to alter specific field data: jci/parse_csv_field/{{field_name}} and jci/parse_xml_field/{{field_name}}
  • UI Improvements

0.3.1 – 11/04/2017

  • Change Interfaces
  • Change upgrade notices

0.3 – 26/03/2017

  • Rename plugin to ImportWP
  • Fix Broken unit tests, make it work with WP 4.7.3
  • Simplify Creation Process


  • fix wrong user version importer tag when adding
  • allow addition of user meta values (add/edit)


  • Improve create importer screen.
  • fix misspelled version variable causing warnings


  • Fix get_groups() issue in mapper


  • Update XML node selector modal window


  • set default options to field dropdown list
  • skip empty attachments, and taxonomies
  • move preview record box next to fields


  • Disable attachment check when switching importer file from list due to empty results
  • Add XMLReader library for creating xml node and element selectors


  • Switch saving importer files as attachments to custom post type, stopping filling media library with files
  • Clear current import status on new file upload globally


  • Add file session storage for CSV import
  • Save session between imports to keep track of file pointer position
  • Allow multiple records to be imported per ajax request


  • Improved import speed
  • Fixed attachment import error message
  • Added importer permissions to add screen


  • Allow page authors to use username, or ID
  • Fix post author and post name
  • Add Tax Template and Maper


  • JC Importer