Data Integrity Note
If you are using this module for the first time it is a good idea to backup your database and do a full test of the imported content.
Follow these steps to import content from your mapped templates:
1. Select the 'Import' button
2. Select account
Select the account which contains the project with the items you want to import.
3. Select project
All projects with a mapped template will be listed in the project dropdown. Select the one you want to import items from.
4. Select Items
Select the items you want to import. For each item - select a mapping, as there can be multiple mappings created. If there is a single mapping for your Item, you won't have to make a mapping selection.
5. Specify status and whether hierarchy should be kept
The Sitefinity connector supports updating the status of the items in GatherContent on import. To do this - you simply select a GatherContent status from the "Change status to:" dropdown. For pages and dynamic content items hierarchy can also be kept. For example, if you are importing a few items with different mappings at once and you want them to have the same hierarchy as in GatherContent, simply check the "Keep hierarchy" checkbox. This way the importer will track the parent hierarchy for each imported page and will apply it in Sitefinity.
6. Start import
Clicking the "Start" button will launch the import process. The process can take some time depending on the number of items to be imported. Once the process is started, you will see the import status. The import process is an asynchronous process, so you can leave the page once the import has started. Coming back will bring the status screen so you can monitor your import.
7. View import results
After the import is finished, the import result screen will appear where all imported and not imported Items are shown with their respective descriptions. It is now possible to open an item in GatherContent.
The import results page will list all successful and failed imports. Imports can fail for multiple reasons - common reasons are - template change either in GatherContent or Sitefinity, temporary connectivity issue between your web server and GatherContent server and more.