I've developed a wordpress site which is only to be made available to around 30 people, whose email addresses I have in a spreadsheet. I want to allow these people to be able to register/login and then set their own password. What would be the best process for going about this? Thank you for any answers!


I think the best way is just to create accounts for every people from spreadsheet. You can use code provided here but generating random passwords instead and sending a mail to each registered user with their information and alerting them to change their passwords on first login.

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  • So they would just be set up as basic subscribers, then I would set the WP site to be private to subscribers only? – bsod99 Aug 9 '12 at 22:49
  • Please provide code, rather than linking to resources. The link could die, and then your answer is no longer helpful. – Stephen Harris Aug 10 '12 at 0:54
  • @bsod99 you could use the members only plugin wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members-only – fdsa Aug 13 '12 at 1:48
  • @bsod99 - that plugin was last updated in 2008.... it's no longer supported. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Nov 19 '12 at 13:33

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