Have you used the WordPress Importer to import content from one WordPress site to another, and noticed that your media (images, PDFs, etc.) aren't importing into the Media Library? I'll show you how to solve this frustrating problem with the WordPress Importer Redux plugin.
Unfortunately, it's been known since at least 2013 that the official WordPress Importer plugin rarely imports file attachments. The official WordPress Importer won't even try to import your file attachments (the items in your Media Library) unless, when you export, you choose All content. If you choose any of the other options (such as Posts or Pages), then when you import, you won't get file attachments, even if you check the box to download them.
Fortunately, some developers created WordPress Importer Redux, which was meant to replace the official WordPress Importer. Sadly, development has stalled, and the broken official importer remains in place. But, WordPress Importer Redux works, and does so much better than the official importer!
The WordPress Importer Redux plugin does a much better job than the official WordPress Importer. The only issue I've had is that it inserts backslashes (\) before single quote marks (') in comments. Fortunately, this is easy to fix.
Go to Comments and see if backslashes (\) have been inserted into your comments. If they have, let's remove them.
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