Migrate your Items from GatherContent to Wordpress

  1. From the 'Template Mappings' area of the plugin, select 'Review Items for Import' found by hovering over the name of the Template you wish to map from.

2. From the 'Import Items' page, select the Items you wish to migrate into Wordpress by ticking the checkboxes on the left hand side.

You'll be able to see the name of the GatherContent Item, the last updated date for that Item, and that Item's GatherContent status.

3. Select the Items you want to import and click 'Import Selected Items' at the bottom of the table.

4. Wait for your Items to import.

Importing Items is an asynchronous operation, so once you start the import you can leave the page and it will continue until the Items have completed importing.

This means you're about to import a large number of Items from GatherContent, but still keep in mind this could affect your site's performance, so you should try and do the initial content pull when you aren't expecting a lot of traffic.

Tip: You can review the progress of your current import by clicking back to the Template Mappings area of the GatherContent plugin. Hover over the Template which has Items being imported, and click "Review Items for Import' as mentioned earlier in step 1.

5. See the results of your import.

Go to the post type you selected (post or page) and you'll see a list of all the Items you imported from GatherContent. Here you will be able to see and change the GatherContent workflow status and sync all the post types with the latest content.

Update your Posts or Pages in Wordpress with any changes made in GatherContent

You can update Posts or Pages in Wordpress in two ways:

Note: This is a "destructive operation", meaning any changes in the receiving side will be overwritten, so be sure someone else is not working on the content when you push or pull!

Pull Item updates using the Wordpress bulk edit tool

Push or pull Items in bulk by clicking the "GatherContent Sync" button from the WordPress bulk edit tool. Pulling your Items allows you to import the latest version from GatherContent, to update your Posts or Pages.

Pull Item updates from the post editor meta-box

Push and pull content updates from the post editor page meta-box. Pulling your Items allows you to import the latest version from GatherContent, to update your Posts or Pages.

Import your content from Wordpress to GatherContent

Important: If you see the 'Migrate' tab in GatherContent, moving content from Wordpress to GatherContent is not supported. We will be updating our API to support this soon.

For now, we recommend using a third-party Wordpress plugin to export your data as a CSV file. From the 'Migrate' tab, you can then import that content.

Please let us know if you have any questions on this, using the blue bubble at the bottom right of the screen.

  1. First you need to create the mapping between the GatherContent template and the Post Type. Follow the steps in mapping setup for this.
  2. Select the Post Type and then the content you would like to import from WordPress. Then select the bulk edit option.
  3. Select 'GatherContent Sync'.
  4. Select the content you'd like to push to GatherContent, and click 'Assign Template Mapping'. Choose the account and template to associate with the WordPress content. Once you've done this you'll be able to push all written content from WordPress and the Items will be created in GatherContent. In the future we will look to also support Importing of images from WordPress.

You can also perform this action at a Post or Page level in WordPress:

If you have not associated your WordPress content with a Template Mapping, the post editor page meta-box will provide the opportunity to do so.

Update your Items in GatherContent with any changes made in Wordpress

Important: If you see the 'Migrate' tab in GatherContent, updating content in GatherContent from Wordpress is not supported. We will be updating our API to support this soon.

Please let us know if you have any questions on this, using the blue bubble at the bottom right of the screen.


You can update Items from Wordpress to GatherContent in two ways:

This allows you to make changes from within WordPress and ensures that those changes are able to be synchronised to GatherContent.

Note: This is a "destructive operation", meaning any changes in the receiving side will be overwritten, so be sure someone else is not working on the content when you push or pull!

Push Item updates using the Wordpress bulk edit tool

Push or pull Items in bulk by clicking the "GatherContent Sync" button from the WordPress bulk edit tool. Pushing your Items allows you to import the content into GatherContent from Wordpress, to update your Items.

Push Item updates from the post editor meta-box

Push and pull content updates from the post editor page meta-box. Pushing your Items allows you to import content into GatherContent from Wordpress, to update your Items.

If you have not associated your WordPress content with a Template Mapping, this meta-box will provide the opportunity to do so. So you can also push content from WordPress, which is not currently in GatherContent.

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