Catch Themes Demo Import is a free demo importer WordPress plugin that lets you import the demo you desire in just a single click. The plugin works out of the box; all you have to do is install and activate the plugin and all the demos available on your currently used theme will be on your fingertips (visit Appearance=> Import Demo Data). If the theme doesn’t have any predefined import files, you’ll have to upload three files – a demo content XML file for content import, a WIE/JSON file for widget import, and a DAT file for customizer import. With the plugin activated, whether you have predefined demo files available or not, you’ll be able to import demos on your website without any hesitancy. Download Catch Themes Demo Import today and start importing theme demos to your website without affecting your wallet!
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This plugin will create a submenu page under Appearance with the title Import demo data.
If the theme you are using does not have any predefined import files, then you will be presented with three file upload inputs. First one is required and you will have to upload a demo content XML file, for the actual demo import. The second one is optional and will ask you for a WIE or JSON file for widgets import. You create that file using the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. The third one is also optional and will import the customizer settings, select the DAT file which you can generate from Customizer Export/Import plugin (the customizer settings will be imported only if the export file was created from the same theme). The final one is optional as well and will import your Redux framework settings. You can generate the export json file with the Redux framework plugin.
This plugin is using the improved WP import 2.0 that is still in development and can be found here: https://github.com/humanmade/WordPress-Importer.
All progress of this plugin’s work is logged in a log file in the default WP upload directory, together with the demo import files used in the importing process.
NOTE: There is no setting to “connect” authors from the demo import file to the existing users in your WP site (like there is in the original WP Importer plugin). All demo content will be imported under the current user.