How to import dummy data.

How to import dummy data.

The zip file you downloaded contains an xml file that can be used to import dummy data to your wordpress installation. Some users prefer this approach as it gives them a good starting point and the ability to easily change the data to their needs without having to create all the pages by hand.

NOTE: importing the dummy data in existing wordpress installations with some data already can cause problems so make sure you have a clean wordpress installation before doing this.

If you see any failed to import error do not worry, everything is fine.

1 Delete all the pages and posts as well as any categories other than the default “Uncategorized” category
2 Go to Tools » Import and select the option “Wordpress” (at this point Wordpress might ask you to install the Import Plugin, confirm)
3 Click the button “browse” and select the file “dummy_data.xml” contained in the downloaded zip
4 Click the button “Upload file and import”
5 Check the option “Download and import file attachments”
6 Click the button “Submit” and all the dummy data should be imported