On the import plugin, offering a download of a correct formatted CSV for the site that the plugin is installed, pulling import options from the site new post options
So that each persons hivepress, would export the correct csv thats needed for their own site, in their correct options, included in an example csv, that could be used as a cheat sheet for users to import / upload content
Thanks, we have this on the roadmap but with a bit different implementation, we’ll add tips to the field/column mapping, e.g. Category (allowed values: …), also for other field types (e.g. suggesting the date format if it’s a Date field).
I’m sorry for the delay - there were more critical updates for Marketplace, Bookings and HivePress itself. The Import extension is next in the queue so this update should be available within 2 weeks max. If it’s urgent for your project, please send a refund request via email email@example.com even if 30 days passed since the purchase, it’s ok since we promised this functionality right after the purchase.
Thanks for the offer of the refund, but its not an issue, I knew this was something I needed, still need, and I purchased the same afternoon that you released it
This import plugin should prove to be the missing part for my project, and currently its the only thing I am waiting on, so even if you refunded, I would have to buy again
The only worry is, that it really must import the custom options, otherwise, its going to import, just title, and description, and if the options are not imported it will leave the admin or even the user with the hassle of opening and editing by hand every imported item, which kind of makes doing the import useless
It really should have an option to export a CSV in the format which the hivepress requires, each hivepress installation, knows and can read from the database the whole of its required options, and its available drop down options, so the import plugin should be able to export a default item in a CSV that imports perfectly, really the mapping to the database to the csv is only needed if you have your own CSV
I suppose the import function should have two options for importing
Map your own CSV to the Database and then import it
Export a formatted perfectly organised example CSV to prefill with your own data and then import that
If you have a beta of the import you need to test, I would be happy to try it
Thanks for the detailed feedback, I’m already testing and packing the release so it should be available within a few days max. There are a few bug fixes (like mapping category-specific attributes) and features (e.g. showing the expected labels for selectable attributes).
The export is not available yet (it’s planned for next weekend, I tried to release the already tested features sooner), but there are no specific CSV requirements - the columns depend on the listing attributes available on your site. For example, you can try creating a new table in Google Sheets, and define columns like Title, Description, Images,… (extra attributes that you want to import and that are required for listings on your site) in the first row. The Images column should contain comma-separated URLs of images (this info is now displayed for each attachment and selectable field in the import mapping form), the Title & Description should contain text, etc.
You can also send temporary WP access via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can create a sample CSV file with a few listings if this helps.
Sorry, it’s still scheduled but we’ll update it as soon as possible, currently an update for the HivePress core is required. The next version will include the export feature and the error log for sure.
Sorry for the delay, we currently have to prioritize some extensions in the queue while we’re looking to hire more developers. Since this functionality was promised note that you can ask for a refund even after 30 days for this purchase.
I’ll try to deliver export and error log features this weekend, this is already implemented by our developer but I have to test everything and pack the release.
Yes, there’s no export yet. Sorry for the inconvenience, it appeared more complex than expected (it requires both updating HivePress core and HivePress Import) but we’ll try to release it as soon as it’s possible.
Yes, it still waits for the code review. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, we’re in the process of scaling the team and currently only I can review the code (as the framework developer). As a result, there’s a queue of extensions to be updated, and we have to prioritize some extensions (e.g. Marketplace and Bookings), but the Import update will be delivered as soon as it’s possible.