How to import dummy content in WordPress

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

This article will walk you through the process of importing dummy data to your locally installed WordPress

Ever thought of checking any default feature of WordPress and you don’t have data to test that feature. Here is a way where you can import a sample dummy data to WordPress and see for yourself what is working and what is not.

First of all for dummy data, you can get it from here

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7
Download dummy data XML file

Steps to import dummy content to your WordPress Theme –

1. Login to Dashboard.

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7
WordPress Dashboard

2. Go-to Tools Import.

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

3. Install WordPress Importer.

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7
How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

4. Run Importer.

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

5. Select XML file and upload.

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

6. Assign user as author to the sample data & Submit

In this step you get an option to enter a login name to create a new user or you can assign an exiting user as a author to the imported sample data

How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7
Assign existing user as author to the sample data

Conclusion

Once the sample data is imported, you get following as a sample data on your WordPress setup

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Comments
  • Categories (approved, Pending)
  • Tags
  • Media (Images)
How to import dummy content in WordPress 5.7

Dummy Data Successfully Imported to WordPress

Here is a Video Tutorial which has all the steps clearly explained

A video tutorial to import demo content to WordPress

About the author

Rohan Kamble

A Web Developer by profession, who loves the web to the core with over 9 Years of Experience working on a wide range of domains like websites on e-commerce, Travel, Alumni, matrimonial, company's professional sites, Finance, company internal communications and many more. Also WordPress Plugins & Chrome extensions.

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