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User Export & Import

  1. Andre
    Member

    I would love to be able to export my users from one WP site and import them in another. I want to be able to do this so I can combine my existing sites into a single multisite installation without losing any users.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Gestroud
    Member

    You'll possibly find something here

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=import+user&sort=

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. Andre
    Member

    @gestroud - Thank you, but none I saw in that list is what I'm looking for. They are several importers without corresponding exporters, but nothing like the export/import feature for posts, pages, etc.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. Ian Dunn
    Member

    12345

    The default import/export plugin includes users, but only if they've authored a post, and it doesn't cover all of their data. I agree that it should be improved to cover more.

    In the mean time, if you're comfortable with MySQL, I've written up detailed instructions on how to migrate multiple blogs into Multisite without losing any data -- http://iandunn.name/workblog/comprehensive-wordpress-multisite-migrations/

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  5. Andre
    Member

    @iandunn - Thank you. Your tutorial isn't something I'd be comfortable following, but one of my friends may be.

    If the default importer/exporter included all users, whether or not they've authored a post, it would be all I need. If it included all of the standard profile info it would be better.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  6. mauricenaef
    Member

    @iandunn somehow your link / website is not working. Would like to see your tutorial, and yes, this should definitly be included with WordPress to export/import users!

    Regards Marcel

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  7. Ian Dunn
    Member

    12345

    Hey Marcel, sorry about that, I've been having problems with my upstream provider all day. It's back up now, though.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  8. fakeologist
    Member

    yes we need this functionality. Especially if we're trying to clone or backup to another installation.

    Posted: 6 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration