Before using the importer to import data into Simple:Press we strongly recommend that you adhere to the following guidelines.
Backup your system
Make sure that you are using a FRESH install of Simple:Press – the importer will not import data into an installation that contains previous data. You can reset your Simple:Press installation by using the UNINSTALL link in the WordPress plugins screen (under the Simple:Press plugin):
Test the import process on a copy of your site. Most reputable WordPress hosts can quickly clone your site to a staging location. Once you’ve figured out that the import process works there, you can then backup your live system and re-do the import process there
Backup your system. Seriously – attempting to import new data from a 3rd party system into your production website without a backup is just begging for trouble!