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  • Resolved pooryamd

    (@pooryamd)


    Hi,
    I do not need any E-Mails for most of my users and I want to import users with empty emails but test import returns “Errors, warnings and notices found” and “Email not specified”
    How do I disable this check.
    (I want to disable empty email error but if the field is not empty, emails should be imported.)

    P.S: WordPress allows registering users without E-mail.

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  • Plugin Author Javier Carazo

    (@carazo)

    @pooryamd,

    How does WordPress allow registering user without email?

    Thread Starter pooryamd

    (@pooryamd)

    @carazo
    Using WordPress API, E-mail field is not mandatory in Functions wp_insert_user and wp_update_user. So, the API let us insert/update user W/O E-mail!
    I’m already adding users in WP admin “add user” page, W/O E-mail just by disabling HTML property “Required” of E-mail field using JS snipets, but you are requiring Emails in code, and I don’t want to manipulate plugin files!

    Plugin Author Javier Carazo

    (@carazo)

    Yes, but this is a bad practice.

    just by disabling HTML property “Required” of E-mail field using JS snipets

    This is not a good practice.

    WordPress core team requires a new user to have an email and we also ask for an email.

    You can always use fake emails to avoid this problem.

    I have the same problem too, as I’m working on a project that almost every users in the database don’t have emails.

    According to WordPress’ documentation, wp_create_user (https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_create_user/) also let’s you insert users without e-mail, as it is an optional parameter.

    All we need to be able to do is to setup a unique username and a password.

    Plugin Author Javier Carazo

    (@carazo)

    Yes, you can use fake emails for this.

    Currently we cannot change something like this, when WordPress do not allow you (as an user) to do it.

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