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Handling Large WordPress Import/Export Files  (WXR)

If your having issues importing a large (more than 20MB) WordPress XML File (WXR) you can fix it by increasing the amount of memory PHP is allowed. Here’s how:

  1. Open up your wp-config.php file
  2. Add the following line:
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');

The WP_MEMORY_LIMIT option allows you to specify the maximum amount of memory that can be consumed by PHP.

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