Export & Import

Ultimate Member doesn’t have the import/export functionality.

There are free plugins that allow you to import users into a WordPress site. Try to use one of these plugins:

Notice: Not all field types can be imported. These plugins can import simple fields, like text or numbers, but can not import complex data, like arrays or objects.

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.

All users imported by third-party plugins are unapproved. Unapproved users can't log in to the site. Member Directory doesn't display unapproved members for regular members. You have to approve imported users manually. There are two ways to approve members:

  • Use bulk action Approve Membership to approve members and send them a Welcome email
  • Use bulk action Reactivate to approve members and send them an Account Approved email

Notice: Approval is a resource intensive process because of emails. You can disable email templates "Account Welcome Email" and "Account Approved Email" on wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > Emails to make a process softer.


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