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

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Thu Aug 27 12:40:16 UTC 2009

Keep in mind, That users will also loose their defined roles IF the  
database prefix changes (ie. site1_wp_* to site2_wp_*)..
To work around that, you can rename the usermeta's from  
site1_wp_capabilities to site2_wp_capabilites I think

On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:36:55 +1000, Simon Wheatley  
<simon at sweetinteraction.com> wrote:

> 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
> things.
> So, in short, yes your assumptions seem correct.
> S
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