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WordPress Ultimate CSV/XML Importer Plugin Intro

WordPress CSV Importer plugin is an all-in-one import tool that lets you get all your CSV/XML data into the WordPress website. You can either import newly created data or update existing data on your WordPress website. WordPress CSV Importer allows you to import/update data all in one go or schedule the import/update process at regular intervals(you can define your preferred timings). Not only import data but also you can import images in bulk either from your local computer or from any external URLs with advanced image handling and SEO options. Additionally, the plugin offers a seamless introduction to managing your WordPress content efficiently.

WP Ultimate CSV Importer lets you import/update most of the WordPress default modules and other WordPress third-party add-ons. That is, you can import all pages, post types, products, orders, users, etc., as XML & CSV. To know more about this, please refer to our Supported Third Party Add-ons. CSV Importer  WordPress supports the import of CSV files in UTF-8 format. (CSV import WordPress).

Luckily our WP Ultimate CSV Importer comes up with Exporting features to lessen your hefty export process.

The plugin supports importing data in 4 different file formats such as,

  1. CSV file
  2. XML file
  3. Zip file
  4. Text file

Getting Started #

  1. General way to install the plugin:
  • Download the zip file from the MyAccount page.
  • Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload
  • Browse and Upload the downloaded zip file
  • And finally activate the plugin.
  1. FTP Users:
  • Upload the plugin’s Zip file to /wp-content/plugins/ and extract it there
  • In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins > Activate
  1. From Admin: Ultimate CSV Importer Free (For the FREE plugin)
  • Go to plugins > Add New
  • Search WP Ultimate CSV Importer
  • Click Install Now >Activate

Now let’s see how the WP CSV importer plugin works.

Step 1: Prepare your CSV #

The initial step to import /export/update posts, pages, custom posts, etc from one site to another is to prepare a CSV file with all the desired content that you want to import.

Ensure that you have included the language code and translated post title in your csv while importing content with translation using WPML and polylang.

Step 2: Access the WP CSV importer Plugin #

Navigate to the WP Ultimate CSV importer plugin and click on Import/Update

Browse the desired CSV file for the appropriate content to import. 

Select the desired content such as posts, pages, custom posts, etc., from the drop-down

Step 3: Map the fields  #

Map all the  WP core fields with their desired  CSV headers using the drag-and-drop method or advanced mapping. The advanced mapping involves mapping the WP core fields by selecting its appropriate CSV header from the drop-down. 

For importing custom posts from ACF, JetEngine, or Metabox then Map the appropriate field (e.g. ACF Pro fields) in the Mapping section.

For importing translated content, Map the desired WPML fields or Polylang fields for effective data import.

Step 4: Import Configuration settings #

In the Import Configuration section, you can enable the rollback option, to revert the changes you have made if inappropriate.

You can also schedule the import process based on your business needs.

Now run the importer to import all the content in your selected content type.

Supported Third Party Add-ons #

eCommerce Plugins

WooCommerce Import

  • Product
  • Variations
  • WooCommerce Orders
  • WooCommerce Coupons
  • WooCommerce Refunds

WooCommerce Addons

  • WooCommerce Subscriptions
  • Chained Products
  • Pre Orders
  • Product Retailers
  • Product Addons
  • Returns & Warranty Request
  • Product Bundles

Supported Custom Fields Plugins

  • ACF Free & PRO
  • CMB2
  • Toolset Types
  • Pods
  • Custom Fields Suite(CFS)
  • CCTM
  • JetEngine
  • MetaBox

Custom Post Plugins

  • Custom Post Type UI
  • Toolset Types
  • Pods
  • CCTM
  • JetEngine
  • CFS
  • CMB2
  • MetaBox

Multilingual Plugins

  • WPML
  • qTranslate X
  • PolyLang Free & Pro

SEO Plugins

  • Yoast SEO Free & Pro
  • All In One SEO Free & Pro
  • Rank Math SEO Free & Pro
  • SEOPress Free & Pro

Membership Plugins

  • WP-Members
  • Members
  • Ultimate Member

LMS plugins

  • LearnPress
  • Lifter LMS
  • MasterStudy LMS

Other Supported Plugins

  • Events Manager Free & Pro
  • WP Customer Review
  • bbPress
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • WP Job Manager
  • Featured Image from URL

Do you need a third-party add-on added to this list? No worries, name your add-on, and we will make it possible for you! Are the available features for third-party addons limited for your usage? Send us a message at [email protected]. We can customize your intuitive intention as such.

Supported Languages of CSV Importer(CSV WordPress Import plugin) #

You can now use the WP Importer plugin in your native language. The plugin gets translated automatically to the language you configured in your WordPress Settings.

WP Ultimate CSV Importer supports 12 languages which are listed as follows,

  • French (fr_FR)
  • Italian (it_IT)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • German (de_DE)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Dutch (nl_NL)
  • Turkish (tr_TR)
  • English (en_CA)
  • English (en_GB)
  • English (en_ZA)
  • French (fr_BE)

Setup Language Settings in WordPress #

To configure language settings in your WordPress site, follow the steps below:

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  • In the site dashboard sidebar, select Settings >> General.
  • Choose your desired language from the “Site Language” dropdown.
  • Then select the ‘Save Changes’ button.
  • Now your WordPress site will be updated with the language you have chosen.
  • Once your site language has changed, navigate to the WP Ultimate CSV Importer plugin page by selecting ‘Ultimate CSV, XML Importer Pro/Free’ present in your WordPress sidebar.


  • You can see the plugin is accessible in the language we selected in WordPress Settings.

For example, we have changed the site language to ‘Francais’, and the plugin’s CSV upload section looks like the below

csv importer upload section french language

The media handling section looks like this:

csv importer media handling section french language

The WP Smart import section looks like

csv importer import completed french language

WP CSV Importer Pro Package details #

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer is available in 4 different packs. The features that are supported in individual packages are listed below. The Import, Update, and Scheduling options are common to all packages. All the packages come with FREE Lifetime Support and Upgrades. Also with support for Unlimited Domains. Depending on your requirements and budget, you can choose any one of the packs.

  • WPML Edition
  • Custom Fields (all plugins) Edition
  • Exporter
  • Premium (All in One Bundle)

WPML Edition

WPML edition is specially provided for WPML users. This pack is bundled with WPML-based multi-language import support for content types like Posts, Pages, WooCommerce, and Custom Post Types created using plugins like Toolset Types, Pods, CCTM, JetEngine, CFS, CMB2, MetaBox, and CPT UI.

All our WP Ultimate CSV Importer Pro plugin editions support import features for WordPress Post, Page, Comments, and Users along with Yoast SEO, All-in-One SEO, Rank Math, and SEOPress plugin fields import unless it is specified excluded in the comparison tab.

  • Import of Post, Page
  • Data Export: Posts, Pages, Custom Posts, Users
  • Custom Post Import: Custom Post Type UI, Types, Pods, CCTM, JetEngine, CFS, CMB2, MetaBox
  • SEO Import : Yoast SEO, All In One SEO, Rank Math, SEOPress
  • WP eCommerce
  • Events Manager

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer Pro is now officially WPML compatible and we are listed under the trusted plugin list for WPML-powered CMS.

Custom Fields Import Pack

Custom fields edition is specifically packed to take over the most used Custom field and Custom post plugin’s data. It is bundled with Advanced Custom Field(ACF), Toolset Types, Pods, CMB2, CFS, CPT UI, MetaBox, and JetEngine plugin import support.

All of our pro plugin versions support import features for importing WordPress Post, Page, Comments, Users using Yoast SEO, All-in-One SEO, Rank Math SEO, and SEOPress plugin fields unless otherwise specified in the Compare tab

  • Import of Post, Page
  • Custom Post Import: Custom Post Type UI, Types, Pods, CCTM, JetEngine, CFS, CMB2, MetaBox
  • Custom Fields Import: ACF, Types, Pods, CMB2, Custom Field Suite, CCTM, MetaBox, and JetEngine
  • SEO Import: Yoast SEO, All In One SEO, Rank Math SEO, SEOPress


Export all your required WordPress default post types, WooCommerce(Products, Orders, Variations), and all your data as CSV, XML, JSON, or XLS. By downloading all your data, you take a safe backup or use the file to migrate your data from one website to another.

  • Export Types : CSV, XML, JSON, XLS
  • Export of Post, Page
  • Custom Post Export: Custom Post Type UI, Types, Pods, CCTM, JetEngine, CFS, CMB2, MetaBox
  • WooCommerce Export : Product, Variations, Orders, Coupons, Refunds
  • eCommerce : WP eCommerce
  • Users: WP-Members, Members, Ultimate Member
  • Export of Comments, Tags, Categories, Taxonomies
  • Scheduled Export
  • Export Bundled CSV(as Splitted CSVs)

Premium (All in One Bundle)

Premium Edition or AIO Bundle is bundled together with all pro features along with some added features that are only available in this premium edition. Likely Events Manager, WP Customer Reviews, NextGEN Gallery Import, and All WP Export features are only available with this edition.

All our pro plugin editions support import features for WordPress Post, Page, Comments, and Users along with Yoast SEO, All-in-One SEO, Rank Math SEO, and SEOPress plugin fields import unless it is specified excluded in the comparison tab.

  • Includes all the features of other packages
  • Additionally Events Manager, WP Customer Reviews, NextGEN Gallery Import

To choose your right product bundle go to the WP Ultimate CSV Importer Pro product page and click the “Buy Now” button to view the pricing and package comparison table. Choose a bundle that suits your needs and proceed to checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #

  1. What types of content can I import into WordPress?

WordPress supports importing various types of content, including posts, pages, media files, comments, categories, tags, and custom post types. Additionally, the WP CSV importer plugin offers the ability to import other data types like custom fields, users, and taxonomies. 

  1. Can I import content from another WordPress site?
    • Yes, WordPress provides a built-in import tool that allows you to import content from another WordPress site. Using the XML export file, you can export content from the source site and then import it into the destination site.
  1. How do I import content from another platform into WordPress?
    • The WP CSV importer plugin allows you to Bulk import content, in a standard format, such as XML or CSV.  
    •  Prepare a CSV file, for the desired content or export the file from the other platform as a CSV or XML file.
    • Once you have the export file, you can use the built-in WordPress importer or a WP CSV importer plugin to import the content into your WordPress site.
    • For Built-in import, navigate to Tools -> Import
  1. Are there any limitations to importing content into WordPress?
    • While WordPress supports importing various types of content, there may be limitations depending on the source platform and the import method used. Some plugins or themes may have specific requirements or restrictions on what can be imported.
  1. How do I handle media files when importing content?
    • When importing content into WordPress, you have the option to import media files along with the posts/pages. You can choose to import the media files directly into the WordPress media library or leave them as external links to the source.
  1. What should I do before importing content into WordPress?
    • Before importing content into WordPress, it’s essential to back up your site to ensure that you can restore it if anything goes wrong during the import process. Additionally, you should review the import file to ensure that it is formatted correctly and that any necessary data mappings are set up correctly.
  1. How do I troubleshoot issues with importing content into WordPress?
    • If you encounter any issues during the import process, you can check the WordPress error logs for any error messages that might provide clues to the problem. Additionally, you can try importing smaller batches of content or using a different import method or plugin to see if that resolves the issue.
  1. Can I schedule content imports in WordPress?
    • Some plugins offer the ability to schedule content imports in WordPress, allowing you to automate the import process at specific intervals. This can be useful for regularly updating content from external sources or migrating content from another platform repeatedly.

These are some common questions related to importing content into WordPress. If you have any specific questions or issues, feel free to ask for assistance.

WP Ultimate CSV Importer Pro

WP Ultimate CSV Importer Pro #

Get Ultimate CSV/XML Importer to import data on WordPress faster, quicker and safer.