Import From External Source or Use Existing File
In Step 1 of the import process, you'll be asked to specify how you want to import your data. The following options are available: Upload a file, Download a file, and Use existing file. This documentation explains how to use the Download a file and Use existing file options.
Download a file
You can download a file from an external source using this option. When selected, you'll be prompted to download the file from a URL or from a FTP/SFTP source.
This will let you input a URL to download the file from. This URL should point directly to the file that you want to import from.
You'll know it's working when you're prompted to download/save the file as soon as the URL is opened in a browser.
If your file is protected by HTTP protection, you can follow this guide: Password Protected Files.
This will let you download the file from an FTP or SFTP source. Once you input all of the credentials required to access the FTP/SFTP server, click on Select File to define the file path to use.
Use existing file
Alternatively, you can use any existing files that have been uploaded to the /wp-content/uploads/wpallimport/files/ folder. All files from that folder will appear in this list:
How to Enable Scheduling
To enable Scheduling Options for an import process, you need to use either Download a file or Use existing file as explained in this guide.
When using Upload a file, you won't be able to set up any schedules for that import.
You can modify the import file source via the import settings in All Import › Manage Imports › Settings. Just select a new import source and set it up as explained in this documentation.
How to Download Data From a Google Sheet
Importing data from a Google Sheet is simple. Here's what to do:
- First, create the data in your Google spreadsheet, ensuring that all the data is correctly set up. Once the data is ready, obtain the publicly accessible URL to this sheet.
- Go to Share in the top right corner, or go to File › Share › Share with others.
- Under General access, change Restricted to Anyone with the link and then copy the link using Copy link.
- Use that URL in Download a file › From URL:
Quickstart guide explaining how to import into WordPress using WP All Import.
Learn about the available import types in Step 1 of WP All Import.
Common issues that can arise while importing and their solutions.