Import users from a CSV file into WordPress
I used the Export Users plugin by the same author (which works great) and I then used this one to import the already exported users to another WP installation. Very easy and straightforward! Thanks for the plugins!
After spending several hours setting up my file and importing and troublehshooting, I discovered that when you import hashed passwords using this plugin, it stores those passwords into your database as simple text, not as MD5.
This plugin assumes when you create your CSV file to import, you are able to see all the passwords for your users, which isn't possible since passwords stored in wp_users table are hashed as MD5. Who would create a plugin with the assumption that you can see all of your users' real passwords.
I couldn't figure out what was happening when I wasn't able to login, until I tested login using the hashed password, not the 'real' password. Not good. Wasted several hours. Eventually I just imported in phpMyAdmin using an SQL import of the user table I exported, and that worked fine. I should have done that in the first place.
I also checked the forums and only found one other user who brought this up. That forum topic was closed, but never resolved by the developer. Someone just recommended importing the passwords using phpMyAdmin, which defeats the purpose of using this plugin.
Does exactly what it says. I've tested more complex solutions but this just works! Thanks
The plugin works pretty well. It lacks a little of documentation, but in case you missed it (like I did), there is a link to a demo CSV under the upload field.
It takes some time to add all the users (my list was only 20 users), but that's just what WordPress does, not problem with the plugin.
If you need to bulk import users this plugin is a great tool.
Thanks for this plugin it saved me a lot of work as I already had 2600+ members in a membership database and it was easy to add them to my WordPress site with this plugin. Worked perfectly.
The instructions are kind of confusing, and it takes some coding knowledge to figure out how to add your own fields (like if you want to import customer billing and shipping addresses), but once you have all the proper fields, it works very well and very fast.
after trying to import the file, i was forced to reset my password of the admin, the only user i had after the process (https://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password), because i could not log in. this happened 2 times.
Exactly what I needed to go alongside a Google Apps login plugin.
Worked great. Didn't allow me to import users with the same email but I got around that with a custom filter:
define( 'WP_IMPORTING', 'SKIP_EMAIL_EXIST' );
(Source: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/75565/how-to-use-same-email-for-multiple-users )
It still throws an error but the importing get's done.
amazing plugin, exactly what I needed. Imported 356 users with 20-30 custom meta fields in under 30 seconds -- looks like data was mapped perfectly when i logged in after import. Seriously just saved me hours of work :)
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