I'm looking for a method to export/import all my WP users + Existing passwords.

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use WordPress Duplicator plugin,


it will automatically transfer your Content, pages, posts, media files, users database, everything will be moved at once.

thanks, Muhammad

  • the challenge is that the new site currently has posts and users, and i need to replace all existing users + migrate a few newer ones. So the existing users should retain their post's associations. Will duplicator handle that?
    – Arturino
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 18:50
  • yes, duplicator will basically create a complete backup package, then you can restore that package to anywhere, it would keep the users and their associated posts. Commented May 15, 2017 at 18:54
  • Can i just do this manually like this? 1. Export my old wp_usermeta , wp_users , and wp_options' tables 2. Remove my new wp_usermeta , wp_users , and wp_options' tables and import the new one i just exported done
    – Arturino
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 18:54
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    Well @Arturino, short answer no; you won't get the actual user-post assiciation if you dont copy over wp_posts too, since that's where post_author is located. I'd copy wp_postmeta over too
    – bynicolas
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 22:00

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