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Hello I have a wordpress site that I need to import 334 pages into.

The pages I have are in individual .cs files. I could mass convert these to .txt files if needed.

But is there a way/plugin that would allow me to upload and create the post from the content automatically?

To do this manually is going to take me a while.

I have only set a small price for this question, however if you think that you could do this job for me, please PM me and suggest a price. I don't even mind if someone wants to do this manually as it needs to be done.

Thanks


EDIT:: I have managed to do this the following way:

1. Convert all .cs files to .txt using Automator on Mac.
2. Create .zip file out of files.
3. Use this plugin to upload .txt files as posts (wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zipposter/)

This worked very well and very quick.

I will be splitting the prize fund between everyone who answered as I tried all your answers, but in the end used my own way.

Thank You

Answers (4)

2012-10-09

Francisco Javier Carazo Gil answers:

Maybe this one? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/csv-importer/

2012-10-09

Navjot Singh answers:

Check this post: http://www.keleko.com/2011/how-to-import-posts-from-a-text-file-into-wordpress/ and http://wordcastnet.com/2010/how-to-import-text-into-wordpress/

2012-10-09

Arnav Joy answers:

see following plugins:-

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/csv-importer/

http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wp-csv-to-database-plugin-import-excel-file-content-into-wordpress-database-2116

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xml-and-csv-import-in-article-content/

2012-10-09

Dbranes answers:

I guess your next problem is to avoid importing each file individually by hand.

I assume you have 334 individual csv files in a directory (fx. /csvdir/)

You will need to combine the 334 csv files into one master csv file , so you can use plugins suggested above.

1) if you are using linux/unix it is very easy:

# cd /csvdir/
# cat *.csv > master.csv


2) if you are using Windows you can go into the command line and type

for %f in (*.csv) do type "%f" >> master.csv


see fx:
http://h0w2.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-combine-multiple-text-files-into.html


Then you can open the "master.csv" file in Excel and reorder the columns so it matches the requirements of the importing plugin.