wp user import-csv

If the user already exists (matching the email address or login), then the user is updated unless the --skip-update flag is used.


The local or remote CSV file of users to import. If ‘-‘, then reads from STDIN.
Send an email to new users with their account details.
Don’t update users that already exist.

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# Import users from local CSV file
$ wp user import-csv /path/to/users.csv
Success: bobjones created
Success: newuser1 created
Success: existinguser created

# Import users from remote CSV file
$ wp user import-csv http://example.com/users.csv

Sample users.csv file:

bobjones,bobjones@example.com,Bob Jones,contributor
newuser1,newuser1@example.com,New User,author
existinguser,existinguser@example.com,Existing User,administrator

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These global parameters have the same behavior across all commands and affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress.

Argument Description
--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.
--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.
--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host\|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of “docker”, “docker-compose”, “vagrant”).
--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.
--user=<id\|login\|email> Set the WordPress user.
--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.
--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.
--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.
--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.
--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.
--quiet Suppress informational messages.