New Import and Export Extension for Groups

Groups Import ExportGroups Import Export is an extension for Groups, providing import and export facilities.

  • Import Users : Users can be imported and assigned to groups in bulk from a text file.
  • Export Users : Users can be exported in bulk, including all users or users that belong to specific groups.

This extension is now available in the Shop.

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26 Responses to New Import and Export Extension for Groups

  1. Mark November 18, 2020 at 12:18 am #

    How do I install this extension?

  2. Runner May 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

    Very useful extension, thanks!

  3. whoaloic August 3, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Is that add-on still maintained?
    Or is it possible to import capabilities directly in my database?
    I can’t find in the database how user are assigned to groups?
    Best wishes.

    • antonio August 4, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      Hi whoaloic,
      yes, the plugin is maintained. In the database, you have the table wp_groups_user_group that contains the relationship between groups and users.
      Kind regards,
      Antonio B.

  4. Nicholas June 22, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    please help, i have to export group users almost on daily basis and i want to export specific columns (starting with billing_). Is there a way to avoid deleting all the unnecessary columns from groups-user-export page?

    Thanks in advance,

    Nicholas V.

  5. Nicholas May 8, 2015 at 7:46 am #


    i am getting “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” when i am trying to run the export users as a user of a different group than administrator

    • antonio May 8, 2015 at 9:18 am #

      Hi Nicholas,
      be sure your role has the correct permissions in Groups->Options.
      Antonio B.

      • Nicholas May 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

        It does….but it’s a role created by “User role editor”. Do you believe that it’s not compatible or the role needs a specific capability from role editor?

        Thank you,
        Nicholas V.

        • antonio May 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

          Hi Nicholas,
          Have you tried to select ‘groups_access’, ‘groups_admin_groups’ and ‘groups_admin_options’ custom capabilities in Users->User Role Editor ?

  6. Fiyas March 23, 2015 at 10:24 am #


    Option 1:-
    I have some users in active directory with different groups. Can i automatically assign the users while importing to a specific group just the way the hierarchy is built in active directory if so what do i do for that

    Option 2:-
    Is this plugin integrated with Active Directory Integration Plugin , because they do have a bulk import option , and if i import a group will it automatically sync with the group made with your plugin.

    Or pls suggest me what do i do for this.

    Thanks in advance


    • antonio March 31, 2015 at 8:24 am #

      Hi Fiyas,
      1.- Destinations groups are selected in the settings (not in the file). You could create different import files according to groups (one file by group).
      2.- Right now there isn’t an interation with Active Directory plugin.

  7. Vladimir January 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Just get this plugin and it is not useful. It dont update user groups when user exist, just skip it. If I want to get plugin to only import new users, there is plenty of them free and using standard csv files. There is not plugins to import groups and insted of being able to use this one, I will need to make one myself… Or am I missing something?

    • kento January 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      If you’re suggesting that we allow to update existing users with groups indicated in the CSV file, then that’s something I’d be happy to include.

      • Vladimir January 11, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

        I belive, it would be useful. I need to convert users already so I fast add this option to your plugin and for me, if this option is there, it would be the only plugin to maintain bulk changes or adjustments in user/groups I need 🙂 I love groups! Also csv would be more easy to work with. Thank you,

        • kento January 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

          Hi Vladimir,

          This has been added to the latest release which allows to update existing users. Thanks for your suggestion, you’ll find the updated version in the Downloads section.


  8. Eivind January 6, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Hi, some parts of your plugin doesn’t work. I have some suggestions for fixes. How can I send them to you so you can consider them for the next version of the plugin?

    • antonio January 7, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      you can send us your feedback to support at itthinx dot com and we’ll have a look.

  9. Lubos May 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Please, is is possible to add extra fields, such as: telephone, address, city, company and upload such data into woocommerce tax invoice customer details?

    • antonio May 27, 2014 at 8:14 am #

      sorry, this plugin can’t be used to import/export Woocommerce invoices.

  10. Lubos May 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    I just purchased your plugin.

    I am having problem uploading first_name and last_name fields which are from MidEuropean origin
    names with special letters are not being uploaded or displayed at all.
    Please see bellow and suggest an advice

    user_email user_login first_name last_name user_url user_pass groups

    • antonio May 27, 2014 at 8:31 am #

      maybe a problem with codification. Sure to use UTF-8

      • Emil December 19, 2014 at 9:50 am #

        Hello. I also have problem with the special characters. I use UTF-8 but still åäö gets. For example Ä gets ä. Any idea how to solve this?

        • kento December 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

          Hi Emil,

          Please open a topic for this and post an example in the Forums of what you have exported or are trying to import so we can test it.


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