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Is it too difficult to code? I’m not a programmer but I can tell that it does not require to much of brainwork
Well that would be bit difficult but not impossible because we have about 2200 users to be imported from old database. I also need to import their other profile data. Is this possible?
I’m using Buddypress [of course which works through WPMU]. I could not replicate the error. But I’ll try uninstalling and installingthe plugin. I did it on XAMPP.
Thank you for your response. I installed your plugin and it worked (there was an error on activation; but it let me do the job).
I delved more into the non-wpmu database I have (created few years ago) that stores passwords as simple text! So I can view everyone’s password. This is troublesome!
My challenges are as follows -
1. Import the old data & other fields to corresponding WPMU database fields
2. Convert their passwords to encrypted passwords.
3. Send activation mail to all the users [handled by your plugin]
How can I go about 1 & 2 above?
One more question; how do I import their passwords without exposing them?
@Manoj: I think your plugin imports existing wordpress users. In my case, the existing database is not wordpress.
Thanks for your responses folks. Allow me to explain my query a bit in more depth -
Exists since last 4-5 years; created by an amature web designer using php-mysql. The fella is refusing to cooperate and all I have is access to .sql dumps of individual tables of the existing database.
The current website only provides simple functionality to accept data from users through a form [typical form consisting of First Name, Last Name, Year of Graduation, Branch, Phone Number, Email ID, Current Employer, Profession etc.).
What I have done so far:
Created a WPMU powered site on my computer using XAMPP installation. Before I take it to the Internet, I’ll have to present a demo to my college. For that, I need to import the data of existing users from existing database to WPMU database.
To keep the things simple, I have replicated the input fields of existing website into my WPMU site.
I want to have all the old information imported to my new WPMU database so that the old users do not have to re-register on the new website.
What I’m thinking:
If I can import the .sql dumps from existing database tables (I have individual table backups!) to WPMU tables.
What do you think? Is there a better way to solve the problem? Please suggest.
PS: I love WPMU & Buddypress. Awesome creation, guys!