WordPress Importer


Der WordPress Importer kann folgende Inhalte aus einer WordPress-Export-Datei importieren:

  • Beiträge, Seiten und andere individuelle Beitragstypen
  • Kommentare
  • Benutzerdefinierte Felder und Beitrags-Meta
  • Kategorien, Schlagwörter und Begriffe aus individuellen Taxonomien
  • Autoren

Weitere Informationen und Anleitungen sind unter Codex page on Importing Content (engl.) zu finden.


Der Importer bietet einige Filter, die dir erlauben bestimmte Funktionalitäten komplett zu aktivieren/blockieren:

  • import_allow_create_users: return false if you only want to allow mapping to existing users
  • import_allow_fetch_attachments: return false if you do not wish to allow importing and downloading of attachments
  • import_attachment_size_limit: return an integer value for the maximum file size in bytes to save (default is 0, which is unlimited)

There are also a few actions available to hook into:

  • import_start: occurs after the export file has been uploaded and author import settings have been chosen
  • import_end: called after the last output from the importer


Die schnellste Methode, um den Importer zu installieren ist:

  1. Gehe zu Werkzeuge > Daten importieren im WordPress-Dashboard
  2. Klicke auf den WordPress-Link in der Lister der Importer
  3. Klicke „Jetzt installieren“
  4. Zum Schluss klicke „Importer ausführen“

Falls du es vorziehst Dinge manuell einzurichten, dann folge diesen Anweisungen:

  1. Lade den wordpress-importer-Ordner in das /wp-content/plugins/-Verzeichnis
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin mittels dem ‚Plugins‘-Menü in WordPress
  3. Gehe zu Werkzeuge > Daten importieren, klicke auf WordPress


Hilfe! Ich bekomme Fehlermeldungen wegen zu geringem Speicher oder einfach nur eine leere Seite.

If your exported file is very large, the import script may run into your host’s configured memory limit for PHP.

A message like „Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted“ indicates that the script can’t successfully import your XML file under the current PHP memory limit. If you have access to the php.ini file, you can manually increase the limit; if you do not (your WordPress installation is hosted on a shared server, for instance), you might have to break your exported XML file into several smaller pieces and run the import script one at a time.

For those with shared hosting, the best alternative may be to consult hosting support to determine the safest approach for running the import. A host may be willing to temporarily lift the memory limit and/or run the process directly from their end.

WordPress Codex: Inhalte importieren


6. September 2019
No matter which site it is... no matter what I do... half of the website's images NEVER IMPORT. I'm constantly stuck having to go back and manually download images from a client's old site and upload them to the new dev site. I've never been able to successfully use this plugin. It sucks. Plain and simple.
28. August 2019
Worked as promised and had no problems importing three years of content from one WP to another running different themes and plugins. Such a huge time-saver. Thank you developer!
7. Juli 2019
Anything written in the Classic Editor will have its paragraph breaks broken. Does not import statistics and will lose the majority of theme settings. Glad it exists but it's clear this is not something Automattic prioritizes.
14. Mai 2019
Some time ago I had to moved hosts. This old woman only discovered the extent of my (old) hosts capabilities when my (old) site went down, and they couldn't, nay: they didn't want to sort it out, but I eventually proved that it was their fault that my site crashed the way it did. Proving that didn't help in finding that I'd lost the lot. Fortunately my old WP installation did have the standard export function under Tools -> Export. One ZIP file later in hand and stored safely on my PC, .. I then installed in on my new hosts server using this simple Importer Plugin. - And this quite brilliant little Plugin did it with out any hassle either. (Unlike the standard Import that didn't work). I can't tell you the joy I felt in seeing all my old pages and blogs reappear. True I did have to rejig some, but it was easy. To all those who say its rubbish: then I must vehemently disagree. Using the standard Export function in WP, and this tactful Plugin, then you have a FREE backup tool. No, .. WP doesn't do automatic backs ups, but what this Plugin does: is actually restore your entire site competently, and with one click. It's free, don't bitch: and the title of this review says it all. "For what it's worth," and it's worth a lot when you've lost it. I haven't, so back your site up for free now: then sit back in he knowledge that if it does crash and burn, (as mine did with that nasty 5.2 update), then at least you can get back to where you were before the fires of hell rained down on you. Thanks for reading, Jessica.
Lies alle 284 Rezensionen

Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„WordPress Importer“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:


„WordPress Importer“ wurde in 52 Sprachen übersetzt. Danke an die Übersetzerinnen und Übersetzer für ihre Mitwirkung.

Übersetze „WordPress Importer“ in deine Sprache.

Interessiert an der Entwicklung?

Durchstöbere den Code, sieh dir das SVN Repository an oder abonniere das Entwicklungsprotokoll per RSS.



  • Improve PHP7 compatibility.
  • Fix bug that caused slashes to be stripped from imported comments.
  • Fix for various deprecation notices including wp_get_http() and screen_icon().
  • Fix for importing export files with multiline term meta data.


  • Add support for import term metadata.
  • Fix bug that caused slashes to be stripped from imported content.
  • Fix bug that caused characters to be stripped inside of CDATA in some cases.
  • Fix PHP notices.



  • Support for WXR 1.2 and multiple CDATA sections
  • Post aren’t duplicates if their post_type’s are different


  • Double check that the uploaded export file exists before processing it. This prevents incorrect error messages when
    an export file is uploaded to a server with bad permissions and WordPress 3.3 or 3.3.1 is being used.


  • Import comment meta (requires export from WordPress 3.2)
  • Minor bugfixes and enhancements


  • Map comment user_id where possible
  • Import attachments from wp:attachment_url
  • Upload attachments to correct directory
  • Remap resized image URLs correctly


  • Use an XML Parser if possible
  • Proper import support for nav menus
  • … and much more, see Trac ticket #15197


  • Erstveröffentlichung