Tips or examples of allowed values for CSV columns

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).


Can you tell me what is happening with the import plugin

I did purchase it, but without changes, to allow import of a CSV from each site, it really does not do the job it was intended

What is planned?

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 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

  1. Map your own CSV to the Database and then import it

  2. 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).

Thank you ihor


I have installed the update,

How do I download an example csv

Did you make any option for an export of a csv that would import

Or, since you know your code and the data better than anyone, is it possible to export a few existing hivepress items, direct from the mysql into a >textfile_example.csv

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 and I can create a sample CSV file with a few listings if this helps.

Hi ihor

sorry for not replying straight away,

Did you manage yet to sort a way to export, i cannot see anything about it yet in the update


Sorry for the delay - the field value tips were already implemented, but we’re still testing export. We’ve just updated Bookings and Import is the next extension in the queue.


How is this coming along now, I am watching and keep calling back, is anything looking promising for the import and export of a reliable working csv that will import back correctly without mapping ?

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.

Do you have any timeline to your roadmap?

I am great at waiting, and it has been been quite a few months, just wondering if there is any date noted

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.

Has export of listings been implemented?

As far as I can tell,


Its still the same

If the system would just export a simple CSV of the existing config, then it would make import simple

At the moment it allows some amount of mapping of fields to a CSV of data, but I see that as just hassle

Why it does not have an option to just export the fields used, defeats me

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.

I left replying for another month to see if there was any update on the csv export of used fields

so that a person could use the import, because no matter how I try, mapping fields just doesn’t seem practical, especially when a field is a selection from a list

The import plugin is almost 12 months old now

at one point you said the export was completed but just needed testing

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.