TechDocs/FellowshipHacks/Projects/Blog/BatchUsers

Batch creation of blogs and users in WPMU

This task is part of the FellowshipHacks/Projects/Blog project.

Goal

To automate the data migration, all the existing Fellows user accounts and blogs must be created automatically on the WPMU platform.

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Status

Last updated on: 090128

Done.

The WPMU+LDAP feature to automatically create users+blogs can be used in batch mode (using wget).

Since we don't know all plaintext passwords for users that must be created, we set up a temporary LDAP directory with all users sharing a known password, to be used at user-creation time only.

Subtasks

TODO

DONE

Notes

Available solutions

These are the only references I found on this topic (I've searched WP(MU) official sites and third party sites)

Two solutions are mentioned:

csv2blog script

This is a script to mass-create blogs on WPMU

TODO:

WP import users plugin

This is a WP plugin to create users for an existing blog; likely it won't work on WPMU.

Maybe it's easy to tweak it to create blogs on WPMU (optimistic :)

Possible custom solution

Some initial notes:


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TechDocs/FellowshipHacks/Projects/Blog/BatchUsers (last edited 2016-03-21 17:51:11 by paul)