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Create Wordpress user directly in database

Run this command mandatory replacing the database, id, use_pass, user_nicename, user_email. Use same values in other 2 commands.

INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_users` (`ID`, `user_login`, `user_pass`, `user_nicename`, `user_email`, `user_url`, `user_registered`, `user_activation_key`, `user_status`, `display_name`) VALUES ('4', 'demo', MD5('demo'), 'Your Name', '', '', '2011-06-07 00:00:00', '', '0', 'Your Name');
INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_usermeta` (`umeta_id`, `user_id`, `meta_key`, `meta_value`) VALUES (NULL, '4', 'wp_capabilities', 'a:1:{s:13:"administrator";s:1:"1";}');
INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_usermeta` (`umeta_id`, `user_id`, `meta_key`, `meta_value`) VALUES (NULL, '4', 'wp_user_level', '10');

Tested on

  • mysql 5.7 (Docker container)
  • Wordpress 4.4

See also


wiki/create_wordpress_user_directly_database.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/07 10:35 by antisa

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