CSV Import / Export WordPress Plugin

One click Items Transfer
Compatible themes: Categories: BusinessFinder+ City Guide Directory+ Event Guide FoodGuide

Translated into 28 languages

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Transfer your bulk data of portal items, item categories and locations quickly. Plugin allows you to import data from CSV file to your portal theme. You can also export data from your website in CSV format to do local changes in Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers. Plugin will automatically generate sample CSV file for the current theme.

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Last UpdateAugust 6, 2020
WordPress 5.x
Translated Languages 27
Compatible Browsers IE9+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
GDPR Compliant yes
v3.0.3 August 6, 2020
- Fix: Check compatibility function does not work
v3.0.2 July 10, 2020
- Fix: API keys & WP Multisite
v3.0.1 May 27, 2020
- Fix: Plugin Activation
v3.0.0 May 12, 2020
- New: Plugin Activation
v2.10 October 10, 2019
- Fix: Plugin is allowed only for supported directory themes, added notification message for attempts to activate on unsupported themes.
v2.9 November 21, 2016
- Fix: Problems with export/import of featured images
v2.8 October 10, 2016
- New: Redesign of plugin admin page
v2.7 September 8, 2016
- Fix: Compatibility with CityGuide Theme v2.75
- New: Now you can update existing Category or Location if you use existing 'slug' or 'name' column in CSV file
- New: Plugin will announce user if required 'name' column is missing in CSV file
v2.6 June 23, 2016
- New: Ability to export/import additional information for item categories and locations
v2.5 June 2, 2016
- Fix: New items were not searchable by subtitle or features
v2.4 May 5, 2016
- Fix: New items didn't display on taxonomy pages in recent Directory2 version
v2.3 March 2, 2016
- Fix: Problem with importing 'draft' items
v2.2 November 24, 2015
- New: Export items with "publish" and "draft" status
- New: Date validation
- Update: POT file
v2.1 November 5, 2015
- Fix: Problem with missing GPS coordinates
- New: Confirmation message on successful import
v2.0 October 29, 2015
- New: Settings moved to Theme Admin sections (read more in the documentation)
- New: Language support - you can import/export items with any of available languages
- New: Bulk import - now you can import bigger files without server failures
- New: User friendly reporting
v1.20 September 25, 2015
- Fixed: Error causing empty page on php5.4 and below
v1.19 September 16, 2015
- Fixed: Items with the existing slug will not be duplicated but updated (read more in documentation)
- Fixed: PHP notices during importing
v1.18 September 8, 2015
- Fixed: Now you can export items and re-import exported csv file
- Fixed: Socials and Features are included in exported csv file
- Info: Updated documentation (https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/how-to-import-csv-file/)
v1.17 September 3, 2015
- Fix: Categories/Locations with the existing slug will not be duplicated but updated (read more in documentation)
- Fix: category_featured field wasn't added in exported csv if the taxonomy wasn't selected as 'featured'
v1.16 August 25, 2015
- Fix: php syntax error while importing taxonomies
v1.15 August 19, 2015
- Added: Possibility to use "image name" for item's featured image (more details in the documentation)
- Added: Improved after-import reporting
v1.14 August 11, 2015
- Fixed: Items with same Title but unique Name/Slug were considered as the same item
- Added: Admin field desrciptions
- Updated: POT Translation file
v1.13 July 21, 2015
- Update: Added custom fields to import export functions
v1.12 July 7, 2015
- Update: Updated pot translation files
v1.11 July 1, 2015
- Update: All translations are now handled by AIT Languages plugin
v1.10 June 9, 2015
- Update: Updated all translations - translated some new strings
- New:  Added new Ukrainian (uk) translation
v1.9 May 19, 2015
- Added: New language - Turkish (tr_TR)
- Updated: All other languages were updated
v1.8 April 20, 2015
- Tweak: Internal changes for better maintainability
v1.7 March 20, 2015
- Fixed: Taxonomy import for Items
v1.6 March 10, 2015
Added languages
v1.6 February 11, 2015
Fixes (thumbnail, update old item etc.)
v1.5 February 9, 2015
- Fixed thumbnail import
- Added update existing posts
v1.4 January 16, 2015
- added language files
- some fixes
vv1.4 January 12, 2015
- Fixed: featured image import
- Fixed: exported only terms with assigned post types
- Changed: Import reporting shows count of succesfully imported posts, shows only not imported posts
v1.3 January 6, 2015
Fixed: missing a line from importType.php (empty import)
v1.2 December 30, 2014
Fixed: multisite import, empty import, import page showing duplicated tables, added better error reporting
v1.1 December 12, 2014
- Fixed: Some PHP errors
- Renamed WP admin menu labels for this plugin
v1.0 December 10, 2014
- Plugin release

Plugin Features

  • Bulk data import from CSV (Microsoft Excel) file
  • Export data from your portal website to CSV file
  • Plugin will automatically generate sample CSV file for the current theme
  • Supports Categories & Locations
  • Item to category and location assignment
  • Ability to also assign featured image that’s uploaded in Media library

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Comments (250)

  1. Dusan

    Now it does not allow me the option to pay directly with the debit card, but it immediately transfers me to the pay pal. Can you reset it or how can I setup to open the field so I can get a debit card number?

    1. Zlatko

      Hi again,
      once you are intended to purchase only single product (plugin) you have an option to purchase it via Braintree payment gateway.
      And you should just be able to pay with your credit card or debit card directly.
      Any card information is processed by third parties, they are not stored on our server. The following cards are accepted: https://www.braintreepayments.com/en-sk/features/credit-cards

      The payment procedure should be as follows:

      1 – Fill in the data -> in check out form you can insert your personal or company data as well as the data provided by payment card
      2 – After sent the form -> 3D secure check must be confirmed. You’ll receive verification code on your mobile. This method of verification is available as far as the service is provided by your bank (it’s supported by AitThemes). Consequently, as a new windows with logo of your bank appears, you should fill in verification code you have received from your bank via sms message. After confirmation your payment is being processed.
      3 – After payment ->you are going to be logged into your account in our system automatically. You’ll receive 2 emails (“welcome” and “payment confirmation”)

      Should you encounter any issue, please have a look at the table of declined transactions by BrainTree: http://goo.gl/TpuzX9
      Hope it will help.
      Best regards!

  2. Lynn

    Will this plugin allow me to export my business directory database and add to a new site?

    1. Zlatko

      Hi there,
      it depends on your needs.

      Please have a look at:
      to check our knowledge base and/or documentation with video tutorials:
      https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/ | https://www.ait-themes.club/knowledgebase
      Or feel free to post technical question directly in our dedicated support ticket system. Please login into your account at https://system.ait-themes.club/support/.
      Our technicians can answer most efficiently even as quick as possible when you decide for priority question (obviously within a few working hours). Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.
      If you have bought Ait Themes product on Themeforest you should register on our Club to get support. First of all the purchase code from Themeforest should to be validated in our system. If you have not created Ait Themes Club account yet, please use this form: https://system.ait-themes.club/join/tf

      Thanks for understanding.
      Best Zlatko

  3. Sohail

    After purchasing this plugin. I want to import new data in bulk. Did this plugin automatically create new items?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Sohail,
      thank you for interesting in our product/s. Yes, the plugin works right in this way by using CSV files. For detailed information about the format of the source files please check out the documentation page: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#csv-import-export-plugin
      Best regards!

  4. geo2ble

    Hello, i bought in the past csv import / export but when i use it it takes me to a 404 page nothing found on the frontend of my website. I want to know if the reason it doesnt work is that i have to update it, but i see my plugin says 2.9 and the website also says 2.9. Thanks.

    1. Zlatko


      thanks for contacting us back. I’d like to kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/ and filter the results by using the proper keyword or directly go to: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#csv-import-export-plugin

      Should your issue still persists, please provide our Ait-Themes team with AIT SysInfo report: https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/ait-sysinfo/. Our technicians are ready to help you with any theme-regarding issue: Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time. If you have not created Ait Themes Club account yet, please use this form: https://system.ait-themes.club/join/tf and post your technical question directly in our support ticket system. Please log in to your account https://system.ait-themes.club/support/ . In general support covers mainly finding of solutions for problems in theme and help users use the product, if there is a bug we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not capable working on user’s custom websites.
      Our technicians can answer most efficiently even as quick as possible if you decide for the “priority question” service /you’ll get an answer within a few working hours/.
      Thanks for understanding.

      Best regards!

  5. geo2ble

    Hello i cant see my question.

    1. Zlatko

      Hi again,
      the questions is visible after approving it with the answer.

  6. Chris

    I am trying to buy Directory+ and cant find a way to do it on your site. Help!

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Chris,

      the theme can be purchased via https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-themes/directory2

      The documentation and video tutorials you’ll find at: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/

      Best regards!
      AIT team

  7. mrgaborgulyas


    When i tried to upload a file, after i selected, the file path will change to c:/fakepath… .csv

    After i pushed the Upload button, everything went goog, and i get a “succsefully uplod” message.

    Can you help me?


    1. Zlatko

      Hello Gábor,

      thanks for contacting us back.
      We’d like kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation with video tutorials:
      Or feel free to post technical question directly in our dedicated support ticket system. Please login into your account at https://system.ait-themes.club/support/add-question.
      Our technicians are ready to answer you most efficiently even as quick as possible when you decide for priority question (obviously within a few working hours). Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.
      Thanks for understanding.

      Kind regards!
      AIT team

  8. webgeeze

    I want to import news from Joomla Zoo into WordPress Posts. Zoo allows a csv export. Will this plugin allow me to import the data into wordpress posts?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thank you for asking. We are sorry, CSV Import Export plugin works with Items Custom Post types only. In order to import wordpress posts you should consider using some 3rd party developers plugins. Feel free to have a try any of our free theme version to see which plugin works correctly (unfortunately we didn’t perform the testing)

      Hope it will help you. Thanks for understanding.

      Kind regards!
      AIT team

  9. Garry

    Hi, I have a directory website setup using Premium Press. I have 3500+ members and 750 Business Listing, will I be able to migrate the user and listings data from my Premium Press installation over to your Directory+ theme? Thanks Garry

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Garry,

      thanks a lot for interesting in our products. You can import listing data once your csv file is in the required format: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#csv-import-export-plugin
      In order to import users you should consider using some of 3rd party developers plugin.

      Best regards!
      AIT team

  10. DAVID


    The csv sample template will not download unfortunately, can you send this to me?


    1. Zlatko

      Hello David,

      thanks for contacting us back.
      After checking your account i have found out that you were already able to donwload the plugin manually (in a common way). Should you issue still persists, please have a try another option by using AIT Updater plugin: https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/ait-updater/ , the documentation you can find at https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#updater-plugin

      Hope it will help you.
      Kindest regards!
      AIT team

  11. BEHURA

    Can csv-import-export plugin import data into lists including adress, opening hours and geo location details?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for writing in. Yeah, mentioned above sections can be imported. Detailed info you’ll find at: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#csv-import-export-plugin

      Best regards!
      AIT team

  12. magozi

    Is compatible this plugin with directorypro?. I have the following mensage: Current theme is not compatible with CSV import / export plugin 🙁

    Could you inform me?


    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for asking. There is a new version of AIT CSV Import / Export available: v3.0.3 and the theme version v4.0.15.
      Please, check out your theme/plugin versions with the latest ones if you can: You should be able to get an access to the latest supported theme/plugin version by using AIT Updater plugin for free -> https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/ait-updater/ , the documentation how to set up API KEY(if purchased via themeforest you should use Purchase code registered in our system) you can find at https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/theme-activation/

      Kind regards!
      AIT team

  13. Deepak Sood

    I need to that your CSV IMPORT / EXPORT WORDPRESS PLUGIN will work in the Directory pro WordPress theme which developed AIT Themes only.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for writing in.
      Our CSV Import Export plugin works only with directory themes based on our Framework II (DirectoryPRO, Business Finder+, City Guide, Event Guide and Food Guide)
      The documentation site: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#csv-import-export-plugin

      Best regards!
      AIT team

  14. Rob

    I’m interested in the Citadela theme with travel layout – https://preview.ait-themes.club/citadela/travel/
    Can you confirm these plugins can be used with this (I plan to purchase the lifetime membership) as these would be important to me. Or are they only available in Directory+ theme?

    1. csv import & export
    2. advanced filters
    3. infobar
    4. subscribe form
    5. opening times

    Also, can I please ask these questions:

    a. Can the opening times for a location be uploaded in the csv import?
    b. Can the user filter (e.g. using advanced filters plugin with the opening hours plugins) for locations that are “open now”? (Which would have to take into account the timezone of the user and the timezone of the location)?
    c. Can a user save an item (e.g. location) to their own personal list e.g. in their own member area? How does this work (your
    d. Can the user view all their own saved locations on a map view?
    e. Can the user use the filters (e.g. within advanced filter plugin) to show locations matching the filter AND which they have already saved? E.g. Restaurants AND in Zurich AND saved in my list.


    1. Zlatko

      Hello Rob,

      thank you for interesting in our products.
      CSV Import Export plugin + Advanced Filters + Subscribe form plugins are compatible with DiectoryPRO theme.
      Inforbar plugin is compatible with any WordPress template.
      Opening Times is the section used by Item custom post type (in both templates: DirectoryPRO and Citadela Directory).

      a) Opening times can be imported by using CSV Import Export plugin: https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/how-to-import-csv-file/
      b) Advanced Filters extends Item custom post type and it uses the following fields: Name, Slug, Descroption, Type (Checkbox), Icon (Font awesome), therefore displayed results can’t be filtered by opening hours. The more info you’ll find at: https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/assign-filters-to-items/
      c) d) e) we are sorry, “wishlist” feature is not available by default

      Have a good day!
      AIT team

  15. Pritesh Gupta


    I believe that you should also add WordPress awesome Import Export Plugin in your list of which I am the proud author. WordPress Awesome Import & Export Plugin allows to import and export of post, pages, categories/tags, custom posts, comments, users, custom tables, custom taxonomies. You can visit http://wp-import-export.com/ for more details.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Pritesh,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us these ineteresting ideas. We’ll definitely consider them and make decision.

      Kind regards!
      AIT team

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