How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

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How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

Post by mengana » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 pm

I need to enter thousands of users, each of them will get a default password which they can change afterwards. How can I do it in a quick and easy way? Is it possible to read an excelsheet with the emails and usernames, etc and import it into Joomla? Any idea how can I do it?

Notice: I don't want that each user registers himself since the access to the restricted area in the homepage should only be possible for members of the association.

 
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Re: How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

Post by brian » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

Post by mojito » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:11 pm

If you dont like the above for some reason acymail has some features where you can import users as subscribers then I think they can be turned into joomla users automagically.
As a last and harder resort (might be hard to get the names you want) You could do it via SQL but you should check what other tables get modified if any - run on a cloned test site - use akeeba for that job if you dont already have it and its also the best for backing up too.
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Re: How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

Post by mengana » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Thank to both of you. I will try any of the options.

I have just another question: Once a user is logged there is no possibility for him to change his password. Is necessary any other component for that?
thanks in advance

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Re: How to enter thousands of Users as easier as possible

Post by mojito » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:28 pm

You can do that - with forgot password link in either the login component OR module. Just make sure its working for your template by testing..Try to minimise the 3rd party component and module you use as much as possible and use as much of joomla core as you can.
Make sure you can say that

"This is a fundamental piece of functionality I am sure joomla core cannot achieve and that I need it and check the developer forum to see if its supported and keeping up to date with joomla."

only then add it. :pop
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