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How to Import Content into WordPress Using CSV Files

Sometimes, you need to import the content of an entire site into WordPress. The best way to do this is using a CSV file.

Content of this lesson refers to the importing of data from non-WordPress sources.

There are three plugins you can use:

Check the comparison table below for most important differences between these three plugins.

WordPress Ultimate CSV Importer

CSV Importer plugin

WP All Import – Toolset Types Add-On plugin

Price

Free for importing posts and WordPress custom fields

$99 for importing Types custom fields

Free

Free when in beta. When the beta period ends, updates to the beta will stop and you will need to purchase the add-on for $69 to receive future updates.

 Last updated

updated on regular basis

6 years ago

updated on regular basis

Support for repeating fields

yes

no

no yet, coming soon

Support for checkboxes

yes

no

yes

Support for the Skype field

basic (only the skype nick)

no

not yet, coming soon

Support for post relationships

yes

no

yes

Support for repeatable field groups

yes

no

not yet, coming soon

Link to documentation

Link to the plugin page

Originally written
February 16, 2013
Updated
July 9, 2020