Bulk adding portfolio items

Step 1

Install and activate WP Ultimate CSV Importer Plugin.

Step 2

Create a .csv file for import, below is an example. If you don’t know how to create a csv file, copy the text in the box below then paste it into a text editor such as Notepad, then save the file as import.csv or see this page for more help. Each portfolio item is on a new line, edit the text to add your own portfolio items.

post_title,post_content,post_category,featured_image
"Portfolio item 1","This is the content for portfolio item 1","One|Two","http://demos.themecatcher.net/storm-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/sand_70.jpg"
"Portfolio item 2","This is the content for portfolio item 2","Two","http://demos.themecatcher.net/storm-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ocean_70.jpg"
"Portfolio item 3","This is the content for portfolio item 3","One|Two","http://demos.themecatcher.net/storm-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/waterfall_70.jpg"
"Portfolio item 4","This is the content for portfolio item 4","One|Two|Three","http://demos.themecatcher.net/storm-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rays_70.jpg"

The columns are explained in more detail below.

  • post_title – the title of the portfolio item
  • post_content – the content of the portfolio item
  • post_category – the name of a portfolio category to add the item to, separate multiple with the pipe character
  • featured_image – the URL to the full size image

Step 3

Go to WP Ultimate CSV Importer on the WordPress menu and click the Custom Post tab. Browse to the location of the .csv you created and click Upload.

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Step 4

Set the options as shown in the screenshot below, Make sure you set the post_category to map to portfolio_category NOT post_category . Click Import and the portfolio items will be added.

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