Use this feature to import multiple files at a time, from your web server or you can import files from a CSV file. You can set Categories, set visitor access, change the title for each file, add a description for each file and also can set passwords for each file.

Bulk import - wordpress download manager pro

Details for each section is given below:

Import files from Server

  1. Step 1: Select a directory from Dir Tree, where you uploaded your files using FTP.
  2. Step 2: Click “Set as Import Dir” to load files associated with the selected directory. Files will be listed on right side section.
  3. Step 3: check the checkbox at first column of each row you want to import. You can change the title of the file, add a description and set passwords for each file.
  4. Step 4: You can assign categories to your files. Select categories from the category list. Note that, selected categories will be added to all files you selected to import.
  5. Step 5: Select User role(s) to control user access to the imported files.
  6. Step 6: Finally Click “Import Selected Files” button to import your files as packages.

Import from CSV File

  1. Prepare the CSV file
    1. Download attached sample CSV file
    2. Follow the same format of sample data to add new data
  2. Select CSV file by clicking “Browse..” button
  3. Click “Import CSV” button

 

If you have csv with 1000s of entries and want to import them all in a single action, we strongly suggest using our advanced csv importer addon
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018


Discussion

  • dferguson1

    Hi – this is a very useful feature, but I’m having a couple of problems while attempting to set the link template and categories for several files using the .CSV option of Bulk Import.

    1. Is there a list of valid values for the “template” column (column I) in the .CSV? I’ve tried different forms of the name of the template I want to set but none have been successful.

    2. When I enter a list of comma-separated category names (which already exist as categories on my site), the package created by the upload is not given those categories. Is there something I’m missing on this field?

    Thanks for any assistance!

  • Gini

    how to add custom field values using the CSV option?

  • chroma_webmaster

    When importing files through bulk import (either CSV or uploaded), are they set as individual packages, or as files that can then be added to packages? Planning a fairly large import, with packages that will contain multiple files, and am looking for the cleanest possible import option, without adding a lot of packages that are single-file when they should be multi-file.

    • Shaon

      In csv file, each row will be added as a package, if you want to add multiple files with a package, you need to add file paths like this:
      "file1,file2,file3..."
      File names separated by commas within double quote

  • tom_robinson

    Do you guys know if there is a way to post through bulk import and include Yoast noindex and norobots follow command data?

  • tom_robinson

    We will give this a try. Thanks for your input!

  • onmar onmar

    Hi,

    I have tried few things and one of the sample CSV form worked, however it seems that we must have all info in one cell and have comma separate them. example below
    ME-01-200-40,ZIP file includes drawings in .step and .igs,Download,,0,0,0,”subscriber,administrator,editor”,link-template-default.php,”123,124″,,http:..localhost/app-icon.png,”abc.txt,another-file.doc,other-file.pdf”,1,1,15,page-template-default.php,1,20160122,20160122,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,”name=1″,1

    Is there a way to separate each info in a column so it becomes easy when we add all files info we want to import?

    Thanks in advance.

  • marketplacestl

    I don’t see any folders in the directory tree, am I doing something wrong?

  • Francisco Rios

    Is there a way to make the “Assign Categories” list to display their hierarchy? I have many category branches and many sub-categories with the same name. Since it’s all flat and alphabetized, I can’t tell which child category belongs to which parent.

  • Mason Baran

    Hi,
    I am hoping to import 200 or so videos to records that already exist. Is there anyway I can do a bulk upload of these videos and attach them to already existing records?
    Example I have a record with name 2004-002 and a video named 2004-002-video.

    Also is there a way that I can alter just one field of already existing records?
    I have 860 records and I am hoping to update just one of the fields with the rest unaltered.

    Thanks.

    • Shafayet

      Hi,
      The process is already explained in the doc above.
      However, You need to follow the following setups to import your videos:

      #1. Upload all videos using FTP to a server dir
      #2. Go to Admin Menu >> Downloads >> Bulk Import
      #3. Use Directory Import feature
      — #1. Browse to that dir
      — #2. Import the directory
      #4. OR use CSV Import
      #5. Download the sample CSV file
      — #1. Create a CSV file following the sample CSV
      — #2. Import the CSV File
      #6. If you want to update any package, add an ID column in CSV file and use package ID there.

      • Mason Baran

        Hi, Thanks for the reply. Once I import the videos using the methods you mentioned, how then will I associate those imported videos with my already existing records?

        You mentioned “If you want to update any package, add an ID column in CSV file and use package ID there”… could you elaborate on adding a id column in the csv file? Would the package id be the existing records name?

        Also when downloading the sample.csv file, do I need to add the custom fields that are apart of my records?

  • Mason Baran

    Hi, Thanks for the reply. Once I import the videos using the methods you mentioned, how then will I associate those imported videos with my already existing records?

    You mentioned “If you want to update any package, add an ID column in CSV file and use package ID there”… could you elaborate on adding a id column in the csv file? Would the package id be the existing records name?

    Also when downloading the sample.csv file, do I need to add the custom fields that are apart of my records?

    • Shafayet

      You won’t have to attached the videos separately after import, they will be attached directly from your import file if you use the file paths in import file.
      To update file path on existing packages, import file should be like this:
      Update

  • TheNOCC

    I don’t see the sample CSV file mentioned. Where do I download it?

  • Mason Baran

    Ok, so I figured out how to upload videos to already existing records.

    Is there anyway I can upload these videos and keep existing files already uploaded? For example, I have .pdfs uploaded to the records of which I am uploading videos to. With the current method those will be deleted when I upload the videos.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!!

  • Mason Baran

    Last question, I promise

    Is there anyway to bulk import “featured images” on download manager?

    Thanks.

  • Mason Baran

    Great. I will try those mentioned above. I thought I included this in a previous question but what’s the best way to get he post id numbers for all of the records or select group of records?
    I know how to get one individually but did know if there was a way to “export” or grab a larger portion of those at once.

  • Mason Baran

    Hi, I am unable to add “featured images” or thumbnails via csv to my site. I am using the ID and preview columns. The file path (FTP file path ex. /public_html/wp-content/uploads/2005-001-thumbnail.jpg) is in the preview column and it is still not working. Help?

  • Mason Baran

    Hi is it possible to upload categories within the CSV? I see from my categories page that I have slug, name, and ID. If this is possible, I amnot sure what the field name would be and which value to include in the column

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