Update to users to CSV plugin

I’ve just updated my plugin to export all your blog’s users, or even all your commenters, to a CSV file. The plugin now exports the first name, last name and nickname into the CSV as well, and leaves out some of the stuff it would previously export too, like password hashes.

This plugin, aptly named the users to CSV plugin, still is a perfect way to kick start your mailing list, or just to do a one time e-mail to get the attention of anyone who’s commented on your blog.

16 Responses

  1. martijn
    By martijn on 15 January, 2008

    or to display them in a map? :p

  2. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 15 January, 2008

    Hehe no I wasn’t planning on doing that :)

  3. David Bradley
    By David Bradley on 15 January, 2008

    I know you said “one-time”, but that would still be classed as spam, surely? Moreover, if you’ve got thousands of commenters as some blogs surely have, that’s going to be a big mailout that might catch the attention of your ISP and get you blacklisted or banned.


  4. Affordable SEO - Terry Reeves
    By Affordable SEO - Terry Reeves on 16 January, 2008

    I would think that leaving a comment on a blog with an email address would not necessarily constitute spam should the blog owner decide to email everyone.

    That issue could be covered in the comment policy. However, all it takes is one complaining person to put the lights out on a site.

    I know from the experience of others, web hosts will cut you off before they ask any questions.

  5. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 16 January, 2008

    I agree with Terry there, and about the host: well… that depends on your host :) They don’t “just” shut down dedicated servers like the one this site is running on.

  6. funky
    By funky on 16 January, 2008

    I like systems when you pull users to do some action and this is one of the ways how you can do that.

  7. Josh Harley -Texas Home Central
    By Josh Harley -Texas Home Central on 19 January, 2008

    This is an excellent plug-in, thank you. I believe you can avoid ISP issues if you send out only handful of emails at a time (less than 100).

  8. webdesign
    By webdesign on 20 January, 2008

    excellent plug-in indead , if you dont send more then 500 emails at the time (within 10min at my ISP) then no alarm bells are running.

  9. DazzlinDonna
    By DazzlinDonna on 11 February, 2008

    Not really working for me. The comments export function works fine, but the users export function creates a blank file. Tried it on two blogs, with the same results. (Using wp 2.3.3)

  10. DazzlinDonna
    By DazzlinDonna on 11 February, 2008

    Ignore that comment. It wasn’t blank, but the spreadsheet was showing nothing. I changed the file extension to .txt, right-clicked and told the file to open with excel, and it opened fine that way. strange, but it worked.

  11. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 11 February, 2008

    Ha, Donna, right when I was going to try and find an answer the email for your second comment came in :) I’ll update the plugin soon to make sure it exports something Excel can pick up a bit easier.

  12. Hosting
    By Hosting on 4 May, 2008

    Does it work? Did anyone try this?

  13. travesti
    By travesti on 14 June, 2008

    Yes it works. I have tried.

  14. hosting
    By hosting on 14 June, 2008

    It works. Thanks.

  15. Idi
    By Idi on 26 September, 2008

    it did not show the tab in my site, even though I installed and activated it…

  16. George
    By George on 6 April, 2009

    It works for me. For people who get a blank spreadsheet, make sure you have selected the correct delimiter character. Users-to-csv uses semicolon delimiters by default, so if the spreadsheet is expecting to see commas (by default) the result will be a blank sheet.
    For the developer: I am also using the Cimy Extra User Fields plugin and users-to-csv is not capturing the extra fields because they are stored in a separate table. Any possibility to enhance users-to-csv to extract extra data from extra fields?