wp import

Import content from a WXR file.

Provides a command line interface to the WordPress Importer plugin, for
performing data migrations.

OPTIONS OPTIONS

<file>…
Path to one or more valid WXR files for importing. Directories are also accepted.
--authors=<authors>
How the author mapping should be handled. Options are ‘create’, ‘mapping.csv’, or ‘skip’. The first will create any non-existent users from the WXR file. The second will read author mapping associations from a CSV, or create a CSV for editing if the file path doesn’t exist. The CSV requires two columns, and a header row like “old_user_login,new_user_login”. The last option will skip any author mapping.
[--skip=<data-type>]
Skip importing specific data. Supported options are: ‘attachment’ and ‘image_resize’ (skip time-consuming thumbnail generation).

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EXAMPLES EXAMPLES

# Import content from a WXR file
$ wp import example.wordpress.2016-06-21.xml --authors=create
Starting the import process...
Processing post #1 ("Hello world!") (post_type: post)
-- 1 of 1
-- Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:31:12 +0000
-- Imported post as post_id #1
Success: Finished importing from 'example.wordpress.2016-06-21.xml' file.

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GLOBAL PARAMETERS GLOBAL PARAMETERS

These global parameters have the same behavior across all commands and affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress.

Argument Description
--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.
--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.
--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of “docker” or “docker-compose”).
--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress install over HTTP.
--user=<id|login|email> Set the WordPress user.
--skip-plugins[=<plugin>] Skip loading all or some plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
--skip-themes[=<theme>] Skip loading all or some themes.
--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.
--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.
--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors; add verbosity to WP-CLI bootstrap.
--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.
--quiet Suppress informational messages.

Command documentation is regenerated at every release. To add or update an example, please submit a pull request against the corresponding part of the codebase.