Importing dummy data

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MinervaKB comes with dummy knowledge base data, so you can see the plugin in work without much configuration. It is installed via standard WordPress import tool.

Dummy data contains 30 article posts, organised in 6 topics. Content for articles is the same, but titles are different. Also, several home pages added, similar to the demo.

Configuring importer

To import dummy data after installing MinervaKB go to ToolsImport and click Install now in WordPress block.

Wordpress import installation
WordPress import installation

After import tool installs, click Run Importer. You will see standard WP import dialog.

Wordpress import dialog
WordPress import dialog

Press Choose file and select minervakb-demodata.xml file included in your zip file. Next, click Upload file and import button. Next screen will allow you to configure author for imported content and choose if you want attachments imported as well. You can set user to your existing user, or create a new one. Also, check the Download and import file attachments checkbox.

Import attachments
Import attachments

When ready, press Submit. WordPress will start to import. Sometimes there can be some notices in the process, since WordPress importer is developed separately from WP core now and it sometimes uses deprecated methods.

Setup home page

After import is complete, go to MinervaKBSettings and select Knowledge base page to be your home KB page. This page is not generated with page builder and is added to so you can use it as global KB home.

Dummy kb home page
Dummy kb home page

Press Save settings. Good, you’re set. Finally, you can go and check the contents of your dummy home page. It should look something like this.

Home dummy page
Home dummy page

In conclusion, you can see the above steps in short video (1:18, with English subtitles).


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