Frequently Asked Questions:

WP Ultimate CSV Importer

Frequently Asked Questions for WP Ultimate CSV Importer:

What are the supported post_date format?


Almost all the date formats will be supported. We use the PHP Functions to read the date format in the CSV files. The conversion of the date depends on the date format set on the Server and the CSV File parameters.

If in case the date does not fit into any of the standard format used across the globe or any part of the date string is missing, then current date will be used.

How to replace the inserted shortcode with image?

In free version:

The inline image with shortcode will not be inserted, if they are not properly imported. The website will render the shortcode as just text. To populate the images in shortcode, follow these steps during import.

  • Enable “Advanced Media Handling” in file upload section.
  • Upload the images in zip. The image name should be same as the stated shortcode name of your CSV/XML file.
  • Enable “Insert Inline Images” in import configuration section.

In Pro version:

The inline and featured image are inserted in the same procedure. To populate the images do the following during import.

  • Enable “Insert Inline images” in import configuration section.
  • Upload the zip containing the images. The image name should be similar to the name mentioned in the shortcode of your CSV/XML file.
  • You can also upload the separately and populate the inserted shortcode. To upload the images, go to Managers → Image Shortcode. Choose upload and browse the folder to import the image folder.

Why my file size is shown zero byte after uploading and the import button is disabled?

The issue is due to the low “upload_max_filesize” in php.ini settings of your server. The minimum size should be 2M, To import file with large number of records you need to increase it further.

How to increase “upload_max_filesize”?

To increase the “upload_max_filesize” you can either overwrite the value in custom php.ini file or you can get support from your hosting provider.

Why am I getting empty headers in mapping section?

The issue is due to the improper naming of the CSV/XML. The filename should not contain spaces or any special characters. You can separate each word of your file name with hyphen(-) or underscore(_).

Where can I get sample CSV?

You can find the CSV samples in our blog post. You can also get the latest updates of our WordPress products in WordPress Products category.

why uploading 10,000 lines of CSV goes through processing and doesn’t create a single post?

The CSV file may have some errors. You can check the following cases

  • Save the CSV with proper UTF-8 without BOM format.
  • Ensure that nothing breaks or overlap in CSV.
  • Ensure that mandatory field header has values in it. E.g. post_title should not be empty.

Can I import CSV with special characters?

The product supports CSV file in UTF-8 without BOM, any characters in this formats can be imported.

How to save CSV in UTF-8 without BOM format?

Follow these simple steps to import other languages. Thanks for the steps

  • Prepare a CSV file with the data (I used Excel)
  • Saving files to CSV (Excel function)
  • I opened the CSV file in Notepad + +
  • CTR + A, CTR + C (copy all the text)
  • Then in Menu “Encoding”> “Encode without BOM”
  • CTR + V to paste all text
  • Save the file to import your CSV

Why am I getting fatal errors and how to fix it?

Error 1: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2348617 bytes) in /home4/xxx/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line xxx

The error is due to the lesser memory limit in your environment. You can refer the Codex importing content to know the WordPress import file content support. To fix, do the following

  • open your wp-config.php in the root WordPress directory and add define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);
  • If you have access to php.ini file you can increase the ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’.
  • You can also contact your hosting provider to increase the value for you.
  • If you have more Post Variables form field then change the max_input_vars value 3000 in php.ini

Error 2: /nas/wp/www/staging/speedqueen/wp-content/plugins/wp-ultimate-csv-importer-pro/ includes/smackLogging.php

The error is because of the use of auto_prepend_file or auto_append_file in php.ini file.

Add following code in .htaccess file

php_value auto_prepend_file none

php_value auto_append_file none

If none does not work try with 0 in place of none in your htaccess file

php_value auto_prepend_file 0

php_value auto_append_file 0

WP Leads Builder for any CRM

What are the supported third party plugins?

This plugin supports form builder plugins and user custom field plugins.

Form builders:

  • Gravity Form
  • Ninja Form
  • Contact Form 7

User Custom fields:

  • MemberPress
  • ACF
  • WP-Members

Why I’m not able to submit the form created with Contact form 7?

  • After generating the shortcode for Contact form.
  • Go to Contact → Contact Forms → Edit view of the shortcode.
  • In Mail menu, configure all the settings and save.
  • If the mail is not configured the form will trigger an error message stating ‘Submission failed’.

What does “wrong login/password” mean when authenticating Zoho CRM?

The problem is due to the ‘Two facto authentication’ method. You can either disable it or create new password for API authentication.

Disable Two factor authentication:

Go to, → Two Factor Authentication page → ‘Disable’ link.

Create password for API authentication:

Go to, settings → Manage Application Specific Passwords.

In ‘ Application Specific Passwords’, enter machine name and current account password.

Generate new key(password) and use it instead of your account password.

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