I saw this plugin in the repository and I went, “No way.” It’s called Easy Site Importer and by no way, I meant no way did somebody really make something really this cool. It makes the process of migrating a site much, much easier. And by when I say a site, I’m not talking about just WordPress. I’m talking about any website — any content management system. I don’t care if it’s HTML.
What this does, you enter the URL of the site. It loads up kind of this little page. It scans the target site and finds different sections of the site that have content, and this plugin actually scrapes that content and makes posts and things out of it.
This is really awesome if you’re going to migrate client sites, even if they’re not WordPress, and scrapes some of their posts and contents off of it. It’s probably really great for affiliates and duplicate content people that just want to embed their links in it. It’s pretty unbelievable. It didn’t do things like yanking out YouTube clips and stuff like that. But it grabbed the text for sure. While not fully complete, I think this is a pretty cool plugin and definitely something worth trying if you have a website that’s really tough to migrate. It may not be WordPress or some other site that you think that you can just grab some content and make some content of your own out of it, that’s great, too. I noticed it kept it in draft when I pulled everything in, so that was nice that it didn’t automatically just flood my entire website with somebody else’s stuff. But I did it on a stage site anyway, so it really didn’t matter. Overall, I thought that this is a pretty good plugin. Pretty good outside the box thinking here, and I rated it an 8 out of 10.