[wp-hackers] Moving Users to a New WP Site

Simon Wheatley simon at sweetinteraction.com
Thu Aug 27 12:36:55 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:18 PM, John Sessford<john at imjsolutions.com> wrote:
> I would like to copy / move all the users from one instance of Wordpress to another.
> Is it enough to just copy the data in the 'users' and 'usermeta' tables?
> Or, is there any concern with anything specific to the existing WP site, such authentication keys in wp-config or values in the options table?

Unless you have any plugins which have created additional tables
relating to users that then users and usermeta are all you need. Users
will lose any current logged in sessions, and need to log in again on
the new system at which point new cookies will be generated against
whatever values there are in the wp-config.php which affect such

So, in short, yes your assumptions seem correct.


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