Questions and Answers Plugin (CMA) - Add-on - Import and Export

Import and Export (Add-on)

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Speed up the import process by using a sample file. Download CSV example file

The Answers Import and Export Add-on supports backup, export and import of questions, answers, tags, votes, categories, and all of your forum's metadata to and from multiple WordPress sites. 

This add-on can facilitate the process of migrating your Q&A forum from one WP site to another. It also includes a sample CSV file for import to further simplify sharing your precious Q&A content across WordPress sites.

Use Cases

  • Moving Questions and Answers plugin data from one site to another
  • Importing questions from a CSV file into Questions and Answers plugin
  • Backing up your Questions and Answers plugin data
  • Move your questions and answers from an external plugin to Questions and Answers plugin

How to Use the Answers Import and Export Add-on?

After installing the add-on, the Export & Import link will appear under the Questions and Answers plugin dashboard in the admin panel.

Navigation to the Export & Import dashboard - WordPress Forum Plugin
Navigation to the Export & Import dashboard

On the left, you will find the format of the CSV file used by this plugin to store data and information from your Questions and Answers plugin forum. Please refer to this formatting if you would like to make any changes to the CSV file or if you would like to add data to the files. 

Export and Import settings - Questions and Answers Forum Plugin
Export and Import settings

Click the blue Export button to export all of the information in your forums to a CSV file.

Exporting data to CSV - WordPress Questions and Answers
Exporting data to CSV

Click the blue Import button to import CM Answers forum information from a CSV file. Simply select the file you want to import and decide how you would like to treat questions that were submitted by users that do not exist on the new site (skip these questions/answers, or assign them to a chosen user).

Importing data from CSV - WordPress Discussion Forum
Importing data from CSV

After you import the CSV file, the data from the file will automatically generate the questions, answers, comments, categories, and other metadata from your forum and add it to the existing Questions and Answers plugin forum on your WordPress site!

Video Overview

The following video provides an in-depth explanation of how this add-on works:

Note: You can purchase this Add-On together with expert support in order to help you with the migration of content between sites and from another plugin to the Questions and Answers plugin. The expert support includes hands-on help to transfer the data into the Questions and Answers plugin. In case you are importing data from another plugin into the Questions and Answers plugin, please purchase 90 min of expert support which may also include some scripting work in adjusting the imported CSV into the Questions and Answers plugin CSV format

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