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Bulk user creation

  • purkleturkle


    Hello, I would like to create users in bulk is this possible with just bbpress i.e. is there a plugin.

    I have tried to created a csv and imported into PHPMYADMIN and all the data is populated (example below) but when I go into bbpress users to look what has imported it says “Inactive (no role)” next to the user. Is it possible to assign the users a role and where is this stored?

    Also how does the user_pass string work or is this where I am going to get stuck?


    22,testuser,$P$BQHywh8ariE18rJg0h8preaPL1dd3x2,testuser,,,2010-03-15 00:00:00,0,testuser

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  • Anointed


    As you seem pretty savvy with mysql, I would suggest looking at the code from bbconverter ( in order to see how AWJunkies is importing the users. It is pretty straightforward code and easy to follow. It should give you exactly what you are after.



    Thanks Anointed

    Sorry I must of given the impression that I new what I was doing! Importing CSV data into MYSQL is about the limit.

    I have taken a look at the bbconvertor code but I am still none the wiser.

    I am able to change membership manually in bbpress front end, I still can’t see where this parameter is set in MSSQL.

    I am also able to change the password which then works with a new password string which I think is MD5 – I don’t really understand how this works.

    I can do it manually through the front end but was just wondering if there was a quicker way.



    With your level of expertise that you are describing, definitely use the front-end to import the users. It’s slow, but of course it will work.

    Passwords are a combination md5 + salt, and are rather complicated to automate. Once again, bbconverter does this rather elegantly.

    Pretty much the fastest way possible really is to write a custom script, and if it were me, I’d base it off of bbconverter. If that is beyond your scope, then I wouldn’t bother as by the time you get it figured out, you would probably be done anyhow :)

    If you are talking a huge amt of users, then consider contacting AWJunkies over at bbconverter for a custom quote for the job. He’s a top notch pro at this stuff. He’s not cheap, but then again he’s about as great a coder as you could ever hope to find.

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