I have a spreadsheet (XLS) of names, email addresses, and passwords from another content management system. Is there a way to import these folks as users (I think subscriber level, but some may be Editors as well) into WordPress?
A new file,
<?php define('WP_INSTALLING', true); // this is required. i forget why! include '/path/to/wordpress/wp-load.php'; include ABSPATH . WPINC . '/registration.php'; // wp_insert_user() $userdata = array('user_login' => 'jdoe', 'user_pass' => 'foobar'); $user_id = wp_insert_user($userdata);
wp_insert_user() for other possible fields. Run
update_usermeta() for any additional needed meta fields. (Including user level, though there may be convenience functions.)
Note that here at work we redefine the
wp_authenticate() function (it's in
pluggable.php, so it can be replaced by defining it in your own plugin) and creating user accounts on-demand if they don't exist at login time.
I would use a plugin for that. When done, remove the plugin.
This one by Dagon Design seems to do the trick, but it was not updated for wordpress 3. Don't know if it will work, so you migth want to try it on a sample wordpress.
You can easily migrate users using the free plugin Import export WordPress users