Export & Import

Ultimate Member doesn’t have the user import/export functionality. However, there are free plugins that allow you to import users into a WordPress site.

Try to use one of these plugins:

These plugins can import basic user information, such as:

  • user_login
  • user_pass*
  • user_nicename
  • user_email
  • display_name
  • various 'usermeta' fields

* Note: WordPress doesn't store the raw password, it stores the password hash created by the function wp_hash_password. Users would not be able to login if you save a raw password to the column 'user_pass'.

You have to approve imported users manually. Unapproved users can't login to the site. Ultimate Member sends the Welcome email on approval.

Warning: Don't use third-party plugins to transfer UM data from site to site. There is no plugin that can transfer all UM data from site to site correctly. These data are lost: user followers, user friends, user groups, user messages, user notifications, user tags. There is only one way to transfer all UM data from site to site correctly - export and import the entire database.