Existing users without blogs

Hi Guys,

I have a directory site that has existing users that have not got blogs and was wondering what is the best way to create a new blog for each one whether their is a plugin or if I have to do it manually!

The problem I have is I created a new custom directory and custom default template so when a user fills out the registration form the details go into the template so all users details are in the same layout etc… So people see all the listings with a snippet of info and when they click on the read more link it opens up the default template showing all the details.

But since doing this all new members that signup it is working fine but I cannot seem to get my existing users to get the blog!

I have tried copying all their info and deleting them from the database and then re-registering them but still it will not create a blog for these existing users.

Could someone be so kind as to explain how the blog gets created for a user

Thanks in advance

Mal

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya Mal,

    What happens when a user goes to “My Sites” under Dashboard? They should be at least subscribers of the main site, but if you have blog and user registrations enabled, they should have a link to ‘create a new site’. What happens if they use that method?

    Otherwise you may be able to use our Blog and User Creator plugin:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/blog-and-user-creator

    Or even batch create:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/batch-create

    To create the sites and then add your users to the individual sites? Of course, this would depend on the number of users we’re talking about adding.

    Let us know if one of these solutions works for ya or give us a bit more info about what all you’ve tried and we’ll see if we can’t help a bit further.

    Thanks!

  • malcan
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hi masonjames,

    Thanks for getting back I tried the plugins but it did not work so I copied all the user info and then deleted the users fro phpmyadmin and re-registered the users and it worked!

    So I have about 70 users which I will update over the next few weeks all new users are working fine,

    Thanks again for your help no doubt I will be asking more questions as I am trying do setup another site which I set up using dolphin and want to change it over to wordpress using a mix of mu and bp plugins etc…

    Best regards

    Mal

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya Mal,

    Sorry the plugins didn’t get what you needed, but definitely glad you got it sorted! :smiley:

    We’re here to help, so when you come across another question, just give us a shout here in the forums or live chat sessions!

    Thanks!

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