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wp import

Imports content from a given WXR file.

Provides a command line interface to the WordPress Importer plugin, for performing data migrations.

Examples

# Import content from a WXR file
$ wp import example.wordpress.2016-06-21.xml --authors=create
Starting the import process...
Processing post #1 ("Hello world!") (post_type: post)
-- 1 of 1
-- Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:31:12 +0000
-- Imported post as post_id #1
Success: Finished importing from 'example.wordpress.2016-06-21.xml' file.

Usage

wp import {file}... --authors={authors} [--skip={data-type}]

You can specify global options and the following:

{file}...
Path to one or more valid WXR files for importing. Directories are also accepted.
--authors={authors}
How the author mapping should be handled. Options are 'create', 'mapping.csv', or 'skip'. The first will create any non-existent users from the WXR file. The second will read author mapping associations from a CSV, or create a CSV for editing if the file path doesn't exist. The CSV requires two columns, and a header row like "old_user_login,new_user_login". The last option will skip any author mapping.
[--skip={data-type}]
Skip importing specific data. Supported options are: 'attachment' and 'image_resize' (skip time-consuming thumbnail generation).

Source code of the commands