A guide for Toolset Types Post Import into WordPress

December 30, 2019

We’re excited to announce that our “Full Featured WP Ultimate CSV Importer for Toolset Types Data Import” is available! You can import any Toolset Types field information into your WordPress website from CSV file.

Why Toolset types

Websites!! Just like your business card and signage on buildings, websites are crucial for any business organization in today’s changing types of digital world.

It’s the better & cost-effective way to advertise yourself in the World Wide Web. This helps people to find you and know what are your business is all about.

toolset types post content data as CSV to wordpress

Think this out:

To know about a company or any other information, we usually turn to Google.com, search, and end up on any relevant website. The same applies for your business too.

However, a boring and static website will no longer helpful in attracting your customers. It’s equally imperative to have a highly interactive and intuitive website for your customers.

To make it clear let’s see some of the benefits of having a more intuitive and informative website,

  •  Easy access to your customers
  •  Improved productivity
  •  Increased potential target market
  •  Relatively inexpensive means of advertising
  •  Credibility to your business
  •  Easy way to promote your Brick & Mortar footprint
  • Act as a hub to showcase all your products and services

How we can gain all these advantages, without knowing the technical part of WordPress?

As every business owner can’t be a coder, how we can create our own custom build website without writing a single line of code?

Well, the solution is – Toolset Types.

It lets you build extraordinary sites based on custom post types and Custom fields without much effort. Toolset types provide you the easy and flexible design to build your own custom website of your choice.

Now you’ve created a highly interactive website with Toolset types, what about the periodic updating needed?

To make your website search engine friendly regular updating is essential. A static website with no regular updates of any kind may viewed by the search engine as a “flat” entity.

Manually creating and managing a website with one or two pages can be easy, but what about websites with no. of pages?

Bulk Types import & update isn’t an easy task, right?

Luckily, here is our WP Ultimate CSV Importer to help you to import and update all your website information in clicks away. You can create, update and schedule any post, page, custom post and more.

And with the support for the Custom field import of Toolset Types, you can add more additional information in your website. Make your customers better informed about your products and services.

With the import of Toolset Types fields like Audio, Embedded media, video and more, you can build extraordinary site in the way you need.

How to use Types plugin with WP Ultimate CSV Importer

This tutorial describes how to use Types plugin in WP Ultimate CSV Importer PRO.

It gives the explanation about importing CSV file and mapping the fields without enabling auto mapping by simple steps.

How to enable Types plugin in WP Ultimate CSV Importer

  • Goto Settings tab in WP Ultimate CSV Importer and select the modules you want to import.
  • For custom post type and taxonomy, select the modules Custom post and custom taxonomy from “Settings”.-
  • In third party plugins tab, select the Types option.
  •  To disable the auto-map configurations, uncheck Enable auto-mapping option in features tab and click save button.

Types Plugin supports various modules such as custom post, custom taxonomy, eshop, wp-ecommerce, etc.

1. Custom Post

  • Go to “Imports” menu and select “Custom post” module in WP Ultimate CSV Importer
  • Next upload the CSV file and select your delimiter and template and click Next button.

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  • In Import Data Configuration, select the post type you created in custom post type and choose the post status from dropdown menu.
  •  Map the CSV header with the WP fields.”Do you want to save this mapping as Template?” option is selected to save mapping.
  •  Click Next button.

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  • In Settings and Performance, it has two options
  •  To import, select the check boxes if you want to detect the duplicate post content and post type. Or leave as it is.
  •  Enter the number of records you want to import per server request and enter the number for import specific records
  •  Next “Click Import Now” to import the file.
  •  For schedule option, first select the template while import a CSV file.
  •  Select the schedule date, schedule time, schedule limits, enter the row limits and schedule frequency and select the taxonomy after that click schedule option.

2. Custom Taxonomy

  • Go to “Imports” menu and select “Custom Taxonomy” module in WP Ultimate CSV Importer,
  •  Upload the CSV file and select your delimiter and template and click Next button.
  •  In Import Data Configuration, select the taxonomy you created in custom taxonomy.
  •  Map the CSV header with the WP fields.”Do you want to save this mapping as Template?”option is selected to save mapping.
  • Then Click Next button.

toolset type custom taxonomy mapping

  • In Settings and Performance, it has two options-
  • To import, enter the number of records you want to import per server request and enter the number for import specific records.
  •  Next click Import now to import the file.
  •  For schedule option, first select the template while import a CSV file.
  • Select the schedule date, schedule time, schedule limits, enter the row limits and schedule frequency and select the taxonomy after that click schedule option.

3. Types With Eshop

  • Goto “Settings” tab and select “Third Party Plugin”
  • Enable “Eshop” and “Types” Plugin and click “Save”
  •  Goto “Imports” menu and select “Eshop” module upload the CSV file and click “Next”

How to perform mapping in types with eshop

Mapping configuration is simple and easy way to manage all the custom post. Initially select the post status and map the CSV header with the corresponding WordPress field attributes. For example, CSV header field named as “product_in_sale”. To map that header, select the same name field “product_in_sale” from WP fields dropdown list. Like wise map all the CSV header fields with WordPress attributes and map all the custom fields.

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After mapping all the fields, provide the number of records and imports per server record. Now you can view all the imported items under “Posts” in WP-Admin panel.

5. Types with WP-eCommerce

  • Enable WP-eCommerce, custom fields and Types module
  • Go to “Imports” menu and select “WP-eCommerce” module.
  •  Upload the CSV file and select the delimiter and click “Next”

Mapping Configuration

Map the CSV header with the WordPress field attributes. For example, the CSV header with “shipping” should mapped with “shipping” in WordPress field attributes. You can create your own custom field using types plugin. User can do mapping for those custom fields with WordPress attributes.

WP ecommerce mapping confiq

In final stage import the CSV file and you can view the imported items under “Products” in wp-admin panel.

Toolset has launched a new version of Toolset Types 3, which lets you relate or connect different WordPress Post. Since it’s RC release for Post’s Relationship, we were analyzing the new feature set, comments and user engagement etc.

To exploit the same for the benefit of our customers who’re using WP Ultimate CSV Importer, added Toolset Types Post-relationship data as CSV/XML.

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What’s the new update is about?

Now you can relate different posts with Toolset Types based on 3 different relations. Let’s roll out with a below Color(Black, White, Blue) & Size(Small, Medium, Large) relation of a specific brand shirt,

  • One-to-One
  • One-to-Many
  • Many-to-Many

Learn More about it: Toolset Types Post Relationship

How to import and connect post from CSV files

Create your relationship

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Prepare your CSV

  • Add two more additional columns in your CSV file

Import your CSV

Import the prepared CSV file as like any other import

What’s New?

Import of Repeatable Field

You can import Toolset Types Repeatable field values into your WordPress for any CSV/XML file.

Import of Repeatable Field Group

WP Ultimate CSV Importer lets you import the Repeatable Field Group data from any CSV file. No matter no.of times the fields get repeated, import all the field info in simple steps.

Import of Intermediary Post

Relating two different Toolset Types Post Relation into a single post is easy with the Intermediate Post.

Import of Repeatable Field Group

Picture this, you’re running an online ticket booking website. It is usual to post country based blog post showcasing the tickets details of concerts and theaters for the upcoming month.

For a particular month, there is a list of different concerts & movies. This can achieved with Toolset Types Repeatable field Group.

  •  To start, create a custom field for Posts in Toolset Types with field group name – Book tickets
  • Next adding 3 Repeatable field group named – Concerts, and Movies.
  •  Next adding the fields for each group. For Concert – Date &Time, and Place. For Movies – Theatre Name, Show Date &Time.

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So we’ve created the necessary fields Toolset Types. Now we can start adding the information to all our blogs. But manually adding content to each and every post is a tedious process. Not anymore. Use WP Ultimate CSV Importer to import all your info into your Post.

Let’s start the process by preparing the CSV file for WordPress as follows:

CSV Preparation

To get started, let’s add the CSV header and values

  • post_title, post_content – Your post information.
  • Parent_Group – The Field group name(mandatory) – Book Tickets

Now add your Repeatable Group Name and Field values. Multiple values are separated using Pipeline(|) separator.

For the first repeater field group

  • Concerts(Group Name) – Maroon5|Mumford & Sons and Maggie Rogers|Kali Uchis
  • Date & Time(Date) – 10/14/2018 07:30PM|12/10/2018 07:30PM|10/12/2018 08:00PM
  •  Place(Single Line Text) – Madison Square Garden|Madison Square Garden|Terminal 5

For the second repeater field group

  • Movies(Group Name) – Dear Evan Hansen New York|Mean Girls New York|The Book of Mormon New York
  • Theater Name(Single Line Text) – Music box Theatre New York|August Wilson Theatre|Eugene ONeil Theatre
  • Show Date & Time(Date) – 10/12/2018 08:00PM|10/12/2018 08:00PM|10/12/2018 08:00PM
  • We can import all the values into WordPress in one go.

Import into WordPress

It involves 3 simple steps.

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Import of Repeatable Field

For this, let’s continue with the above example. Adding the ticket related information is not enough. We need to add our contact information(say Phone Number), so the customers can get in touch with us. While considering phone numbers, we used to have at least 3 to 4 numbers. But we can easily do this with Tool set Types Repeater Fields. With this, you can repeat any number of fields multiple times.

Prepare your CSV

Initially add all your post related details and add a new column(In this example, contact-us)

  • Contact-us – Use | (Pipeline) separator to add multiple values

Eg: 9876123045|4561023782|5213984210

Import into WordPress

Same as the above, it includes 3 simple steps.

  • Upload your Repeater Field CSV file.
  •  In the mapping section, navigate to the Types Custom Field mapping to map the desired CSV fields with the Types Repeater Fields.
  • And then import your Repeater Field data into WordPress.

Import of Intermediary Post

For this, let’s take a different example. Imagine that you’re maintaining two custom post,

  • Sports – Hockey, Cricket, Soccer, Tennis
  •  Players – Dhanraj pillay, Harmanpreet Singh, Savita Punia, Rupinder Pal Singh, M.S.Dhoni, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Mesut Özil, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza.

So I’m going to create a post about the #1 Tennis Player. So by where I list the players along with related sports. So, how to achieve this? Obviously, with Intermediary post or by creating a post, create an Intermediary post with Toolset Types. And with this you can relate the two custom post Sports and Players.

Prepare your CSV

Prepare your CSV in a usual way i.e. Post Title, Post Content and all the necessary fields.

In addition to that create two new column,

  •  Relation_slug – For this initially create a many-to-many relationship and then add the slug in your CSV.
  •  Intermediary Post – Mention the to “Post Id” or “Post Title” in comma separation to related the two post.

Eg: Roger Federer,Tennis

Import into WordPress

Same as above, it includes 3 simple steps.

  • Upload your Intermediate Post CSV file.
  •  In the mapping section, navigate to the Types Custom Field mapping to map the desired CSV fields with the Types Intermediate Post Fields.
  •  And then import your Intermediate Post data into WordPress.

We hope this article is helpful to import your Tool set Types Repeatable Field Group and Intermediary Post data into WordPress. Write to us with your feedback & queries at [email protected] or Please leave your comments below.

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