Another simple plugin – branched off from a commercial project – which fulfilled a very simple requirement, to make it possible to insert extra user metadata for existing users from a CSV spreadsheet.
There are now many good quality WordPress plugins both for importing and exporting user data, something which at the time that this plugin was first written was not a part of core, and which is still lacking to some degree.
The key functionality is that you can bulk add data for one specific usermeta field for a list of users, simply by providing that data in a single csv – for example:
Once submitted, the plugin tried to match the provided user_id for each row with the users in the current site and then does a second check if the user already have the provided usermeta field – there is an optional check to not add the data to users with the given field/
In WordPress, each user can have the same usermeta multiple key times, these are stored as individual rows in the usermeta table, but returned either as a single string or array of values by core WP functions such as
One last, vital option is also available – to debug the import to the screen in a very geeky and unsophisticated way!
This plugin uses up-to-date WordPress top level functions, sanitizes all input data and is also fully internationalized, ready for translations.
If your needs are for a simple, lightweight and light-on-features tool to import data to pre-existing users, this might work fine for you – but, if you require complex imports, stored settings or anything else more involved – perhaps not 😉
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