First, you should create zip archive containing blog records. Every file from archive should contain one record. You should number text files with number followed by hyphen (numbers are used for sorting). For example:
You can specify record title inside the file - this is helpful when your title contains special signs like ":" or "?" which can not be used in filenames. See the 'Available Override Codes' section below.
Records will be imported into the database in the order their filenames are numbered. That's why we need these numbers - there is no such thing like 'natural file order' inside zip archive.
Of course, your blog records should be not plain text but good html instead (nevermind .txt extension). You should add html tags for paragraphs, links and so on.
Files must have same charset as your blog has. Default charset for latest WordPress now is UTF-8.
Article Import plugin automatizes the process of posting articles only.
When you have your zip archive ready for upload, login to your WordPress Admin Console and open 'Write' Tab and choose 'Import Articles' submenu item.
Starting from version 1.11, you can point the plugin to the server folder with you text files. Files must be of the same format as described above. Do not forget about file order - the posts will be sorted by their filenames.
Don't be afraid of pretty large input form. It's easy to fill!
The plugin will unpack the zip file, sort the files by numbers and try to import every record. It will show message if any error happens or OK message.
When done, plugin will output total amount of articles imported and link to manage them. Every added article can be edited through common wordpress interface.
Now every article imported will appear on your blog when its time comes.
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