Whether you’re new to Marketpress, or have been using it for a while, there’s a common question that’s posted to the WPMU DEV support forums quite frequently. How do I import products into MarketPress? Can I upload featured images for my products? Why aren’t my product sku numbers visible in the admin? and many more…

I struggled with these same issues, and needed a quicker, more automated approach to importing products from several different e-commerce systems into MarketPress. I’m happy to announce, after some long nights debugging, I’m releasing version 1.0 of a new WordPress Plugin called “MarketPress Product Importer.”


Take MarketPress to the next level. As the name implies, MarketPress Product Importer enables users of the WPMU DEV plugin MarketPress, to quickly and easily import products to their online store, or product listing site. If you manage affiliate sites, you need this plugin.

Currently Supported Features

  • Basic Product Data
  • Featured Images
  • Product Categories
  • Product Tags
  • Product SKU’s
  • Product Price
  • Product Sale Price
  • External Product Links

Overview: How does it work

When this plugin is activated, a new database table is created for storing the product data temporarily. In order to run the importer, that table needs to be populated with the users product information. I’m planning to integrate the CSV import directly into the plugin, but for now, I’m using CSVisual, an edited version of Quick CSV import with Visual Mapping by Alexander Skakunov.

Once the product data has been added to the (_mpimporter) table, the plugin will recognize it, and show the “number of products” available, as well as, an “Import Now” button.

Simply click the “Import Now” button, and the plugin will import your new products. NOTE: Data in the (_mpimporter) table is not deleted, so running the import again will just create copies of the products in MarketPress. I’m working on an update to handle this, so users will have the ability to update existing MarketPress products, without having a duplicate record created.


  1. Download the MarketPress Product Importer plugin file
  2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
  3. Upload the ‘/marketpress-product-importer/’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ folder on your site
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Frequently Asked Questions

  • After activating the plugin, what should I do first?


  1. Plugin Activation & Settings
  2. Plugin Settings Page
  3. CSVisual Interface (Download CSVisual)
  4. Sample CSV
  5. CSV upload with Visual Field Mapping
  6. Import products to MarketPress


Version 1.0 – Initial release

Upgrade Notice

There are currently no upgrades for the Marketpress Product Importer