So after an hour, I finally figured out how to import users with special characters. The demo
import.csv file DID NOT work. The following format did:
"user_login","user_email","user_pass","first_name","last_name","display_name","role" tsak, firstname.lastname@example.org, userpassword, John, Döe, John Döe, editor
A couple of things to keep in mind:
- no spaces between the commas in the first line of column names
- no double quotes wrapping the values in the subsequent lines
Anyway, it worked for me this way. Hope it helps someone.