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Add an import function to Listings

It would be awesome to be able to bulk import post data (eg. from CSV, etc) to Listings, including custom fields.

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      • BenBen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do find it amazing that this *basic* feature is missing from a theme which has a fundamental focus on databases. I hope a solution can be created soon as it would plug a gaping void in what is otherwise an extremely good theme!

      • SandraSandra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to have the import function, too. I see the last comment is from a month ago.
        Any news? Or Solutions?

        Thanks for any responses.

      • Jason FazioJason Fazio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I still can't believe that this hasn't been completed yet. Without this feature, Listings is really hard to get started with if you already have an established database. I don't understand why WooThemes hasn't implemented a solution.

        The time spent answering all the feeds I have read regarding this equals a great amount of employee time wasted. Instead of them answering the threads, why wouldn't they spend that time working on the solution? It just doesn't make sense.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would make an already outstanding theme absolutely perfect. I have several thousands of records that I need to be searchable from the front end, and if Listings had a mass-upload feature it would be exactly what I'm looking for!

      • Timm CuzzoTimm Cuzzo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great feature...almost a necessary for a listing site with a good size directory. One by one can be very time consuming.

      • ThomasThomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Without bulk data import it's quite difficult to generate long listings from existent data. :-(

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates? I really like the Listings theme and I just bought it but unfortunately without a bulk-edit function it useless for me .. at least for now.

      • Jeff HendricksonJeff Hendrickson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An option to import db exports from other major directory scripts would be awesome, in particular from nicecoder's indexu, PHPLD, etc.

        Or possibly a function that would allow you to map your uploaded database to this theme.

      • JayBJayB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any mechanism to accept a csv dump would open up Listings for big things!

      • RoslynRoslyn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have just completed a site with the listings theme that is going to have thousands of listings so this feature would be brilliant! Ecwid has a nice way to do this. You upload a csv file, either tab or comma delimited. It then determines the columns and lists them with a drop down box next to each that lets you pick which field (or custom fields) the data must be added to. This only works as a once off import (you can not add data to existing listings), but it at least makes the initial upload easier and faster.

      • Vince LaMonicaVince LaMonica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Paul on this one. I'm in the midst of adapting Listings [before the bookclub child theme was released] to serve as a front end for my Amazon Marketplace storefront. I use software on my Mac [Bookpedia and a custom app i wrote] to do inventory/order management for me, and both solutions export CSV, so using/automating a CSV dump into MySQL or via a Woo frontend interface would rock. I've been working on doing it via MySQL since I can fully automate it via cron, but I have another use for Listings that might make using a Woo frontend import feature just as useful.

      • maninthevanmaninthevan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow the import to be conducted based on the structure of the completed content type(s). New data could be appended to existing data unless a flag is set to overwrite it. Allowing the user to export to a csv based on the existing structure and manually entered data would provide the csv template for the imports.

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