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WordPress User Importer Template

Overview

Selecting the WordPress user template when creating your importer gives you control to select which data within your xml or csv file that links to specific wordpress user fields.

User Fields

User Template fields can be enabled / disabled via the settings tab, by default only the core user fields are displayed which are explained below.

  • Username – Set the users username, this has to be a unique for each user.
  • Email – Set the users email address, this has to be a unique for each user.
  • First Name – Set the users first name.
  • Last Name – Set the users last name.
  • Website – Set the users website link.
  • Role – Select the user via a dropdown containing the list of possible roles.

User Settings

User Template settings are accessed via the Settings tab within the section labeled “Template Fields: User” under the Settings tab, here you can enable extra fields, and modify certian import settings.

Enabled Fields

Once a field has been enabled, it will be displayed on the fields tab.

  • Nice name – Allow the use of the users nice name field.
  • Display Name – Allow the use of the users displa name field.
  • Description – Allow the use of the users description field.
  • Role – Change the user role field from a dropdown to a text field allowing you customise it.

Password Options

  • Enable Password Field – Enable/Disable the display of the password field allowing you to enter a new text password for each user.
  • Generate Password – Generate a new password for the user that will be sent out to the user.

Notifications

  • Send User Registration – Enable/Disable the default WordPress new user email notification to be sent when each user is imported.

User Custom Fields

Custom fields allow you to import extra user data which your theme or plugins may use, this could be shipping/billing addresses for ecommerce websites, or search engine text for SEO plugins.

Custom fields keys are manually entered, or can be populated via a predefined list of popular values.

Read a Guide on how to import WordPress custom fields.