WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer Latest Development News

February 4, 2014

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer Feature List

Current available features are listed under Version 1.0.0. And features, improvements listed under Version 1.5.0 are developed and in final stage testing. Once approved there will be a prior announcement on release of Version 1.5.0. Features and added improvements listed under Target Version 2.0.0 is in development stage.

Now 3.1.1 is the available with lot of improvements and features as requested from our users. So the our next target is will be major release with a complete change in UI and usability for more flexible easy smart imports. This release version is 3.5 scheduled on 15 th Feb 2014.

You can get regular updates in this blog post about these developments news on each stage of improvements. Finally features listed as In Future development plan pipeline will be added on priority basis or on users request. If you have any feature request let us know

1. Posts/ 2. Pages / 3. Custom post types

In Version 1.0.0
Featured Image support – Can add a featured image to every post as image full path url in csv
Custom Fields support – Can import post type with existing custom field or create one and name it at the time of import
Post Date format – Using publish date you can publish posts in previous date and time or    schedule it for publishing in future automatically
Author ID – Assign post authors using user id in CSV to relevant posts
Custom Taxonomy support – Also can assign custom taxonomies to all post types.
Auto Duplicate detection – Avoids duplicate posts using post title match
Save as Daft – You can import all posts as draft instead of publishing.

In Version 1.5.0
Custom Fields Improvements    – Custom Fields are listed with CF as prefix in drop down for easy identification
Overall Post status Feature – Apart from draft you can import all your posts with any status as in wordpress. Even you can make private, sticky, pending review or password protected.
Individual Post status in CSV Feature – This will give more control at individual post level as mentioned in CSV. You can either use the ID or status itself in you CSV to each post as mentioned below. Both are supported. For password protected directly provide the password instead of ID or status.
1 – Publish
2 – Sticky
yourpassword
4 – Private
5 – Draft
6 – Pending

More Post Date format – Can choose the date format used in your CSV which will make it wordpress compatible for successful import
Author ID and user name support – Now can assign either User Id or name as post author via CSV
Duplicate Title and content check options – You can enable / disable this check. Also can check for title and content or both

3. Custom post types

In Version 1.0.0
1. Custom Post UI plugin support is added with no bugs or issues.

In Target Version 2.0.0
2. Types plugin support will be added to custom post type import.

4. Custom Taxonomies

In Version 1.0.0
1. Custom Post UI plugin support is added with no bugs or issues.

In Version 1.5.0
2. Improved Custom taxonomy display to increase usability.

5. Categories / 6. Nested categories

In Version 1.0.0
1. Can created nested categories in bulk to unlimitted levels
2. Can import every category with relevant custom slug and detailed description

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. Category Icons plugin support will be added, so that user can assign a image for each category through CSV

In Future development plan pipeline
2. Taxonomy images plugin support will be added

7. Tags

– Tags import added in Version 1.0.0.

8. SEO support

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. All in One SEO Pack plugin support will be added to all post type imports.

In Future development plan pipeline
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin support will be added
3. SEO Ultimate (optional) plugin support will be added

9. Users with their respective roles

In Version 1.0.0

– Bulk default wp users with roles can be imported

In Version 1.5.0
Can set password for all imported users or individually via CSV
Can disable send email notifications to imported users.

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. WP-Members plugin support will be added to have more capabilities.

In Future development plan pipeline
2. s2Member® Framework(Free) plugin support will be added
3. User Role Editor plugin support will be added
4. Members plugin support will be added

10. Comments

In Target Version 2.0.0
Can import wp comments with its status as CSV
1. Disqus Comment System plugin support will be added to have more discussion type commenting system.

11. Gallery/Portfolio Plugins

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. NetGEN Gallery plugin support will be added to improve the usability.

In Future development plan pipeline
2. Grand Flagallery plugin support will be added
3. WP Photo Album Plus plugin support will be added
4. Gallery plugin support will be added
5. Slideshow plugin support will be added
6. Promotion Slider plugin support will be added
7. EasyRotator for WordPress plugin support will be added
8. Portfolio plugin support will be added

12. eCommerce category

In Version 1.0.0
1. WP Commerce import added with base features
2. Eshop support import added with base features

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. WP Commerce import added with improvements and usability
2. Eshop support with more improvements, controls and usability

In Future development plan pipeline
3. WooCommerce

13. Review

In Target Version 2.0.0
1. WP Customer Reviews plugin support will be added

14. Multi-language Support

In Future development plan pipeline
1. qTranslate plugin support will be added

15. Dashboard

In Version 1.0.0
Base functionality to provide overall statistics, status and control over all imports
File manager and version control to manage all imported files and datas.

In Target Version 2.0.0
Improve the usability, more control and features to enable easy one stop control solution for the whole plugin functionality

16. File Manager

In Version 1.0.0
All imported files with same name and data are versioned properly for back ups
Options to download files based selected versions
One click delete for imported file and related records
Can delete file versions and records separately.

In Target Version 2.0.0
Improve the usability
Add same features to other modules.
Add merge and export option at module level

18. Auto mapping

In Target Version 2.0.0
Add proper field tags for all modules to enable auto mapping
Auto mapping for pre formatted CSV header
Convert and save the versioned files with auto map headers for download.

19. Export

In Target Version 2.0.0
Add merge and export option at module level into single csv file
Options to map before export

20. Settings

In Target Version 2.0.0
Enable / disable modules and tabs
Enable / disable extra features
Enable / disable third party plugin supports