wp user import-csv

Imports users from a CSV file.

$ wp user import-csv <file> [--send-email] [--skip-update]

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.


# 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


--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.

Related commands

Adds a capability to a user.

Adds a role for a user.

Checks if a user's password is valid or not.

Creates a new user.

Deletes one or more users from the current site.

Generates some users.

Gets details about a user.

Imports users from a CSV file.

Lists users.

Lists all capabilities for a user.

Adds, updates, deletes, and lists user custom fields.

Removes a user's capability.

Removes a user's role.

Resets the password for one or more users.

Destroys and lists a user's sessions.

Sets the user role.

Marks one or more users as spam.

Adds, updates, removes, and lists user terms.

Removes one or more users from spam.

Updates an existing user.