WP Importer Tutorial


WP Importer

Here’s how to use it:

1. Open the “Import Table” tab. Select the database you wish to import.


2. Select the format. Click “import”. WP Importer goes data sucking. The relationship of the data stays intact in the process.

3. Now open the “post configuration” tab. In the left field calls “fields” you see a list of the imported data and their stats. The fields can be dragged and dropped into the fields on the left and below.

Tokens are place holders for chunks of data. You can drag and drop or key in tokens into any place you wish within WordPress fields. Where ever these tokens are placed, these chunks of data will be rendered.

4. Below you can define new tokens and group identical records. Now have a look at how you can define your own tokens:

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You click the plus symbol, select the type of token you want to create.

FlickrFlickr tokens will publish by default only public images in medium size displayed on the left. The default can be reset on the code level.

YouTubeYoutube tokens will automatically embed matching videos. The default only public videos displayed.

RSSRSS scraper tokens by default grab and combine the description from five items. For more dynamic results you can enter a token into supporting searches.

We give you an example for a Google rss search:


Here the original search string was replaced by


Google MapsGoogle map tokens allows to automatically embed interactive Google maps. You can search by location or GPS coordinates. You can also search by tokens, if the tokens contain locations or GPS coordinates.

HTMLFree text tokens can contain any text/html/javascript you choose.

If you opted for a mash-up token, enter your search term or for dynamic searching key in a database field token. All user defined tokens can contain data base field tokens. All search queries can contain tokens. If so, on each post the token is rendered, you will get a new result on your page when published.

5. Finally name the token in the field below and save.


Auto update content
If you wish to create a token that later on will automatically update content on published pages, you have to prefix an underscore to the token name. Example:


WP Importer allows you to dynamically create categories or use existing ones. You can define both parent and child categories. Tokens are accepted.


That was just a quick tutorial, but you will probably want to walk through our Step-by-Step Guide as well.




Step-By-Step Guide