I've tried installing a plugin to my Craft 3 local installation. I ran this from the command line in my project root:

composer require boboldehampsink/import but, this error was returned

craft/plugins/import/ does not exist and could not be created.

Thanks if anyone can help.

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You are trying to install a Craft 2.x plugin, which you can see, among other things, by looking at its composer.json. Craft 3 plugins will always have a "extra property with a "handle" defined.

"extra": {
    "handle": "plugin-handle",

The currently latest release of the Import plugin is v0.8.33, and is not compatible with Craft 3:

Until the plugin store goes live, most plugin developers note their compatible plugins in this list:

  • Thanks, I thought I could use the craft3 branch, but looks like that's not going to work. Aug 20, 2017 at 3:49
  • Craft 3 alpha and beta releases had a couple of breaking changes so far, and it looks like that branch didn’t get updated for months.
    – carlcs
    Aug 20, 2017 at 10:48

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