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Export User Data


A plugin that exports WordPress user data and metadata.

Includes an option to export the users by role, registration date range, usermeta option and two export formats.

This plugin is designed to export user data stored in the 2 standard WordPress user data tables wp_users and wp_usermeta, if you use a plugin which stores data in its own database tables, this plugin will not export this data, without customization.

In version 2 + we added some additional filters and API controls which control aspects such as the returned value formats and keys, pulling data from custom post types and builing lists of “common” usermeta fields to export – you can read more on the Q Studio Website

For feature requests and bug reports, please use the Q Support Website.

Please do not use the forum to report bugs, as we no longer monitor or respond to questions there.


  • Exports all standard users fields
  • Exports users meta
  • Exports users by role
  • Exports users by date range
  • NEW: Filters to control format, add common


  • Example of Admin Export View


31 januarja, 2021 1 reply
Great plugin, does what is asked for Works great with a custom Tutor LMS student form registration, now i can easly export my students relevant data
4 novembra, 2020 1 reply
5 stars deserved, it just works well, I needed to export user meta also created with ACF and I had no problems. Thanks to the developers for the work.
26 marca, 2019
Hi thanks for your plugin, it works perfectly as I want. But when I want to download there is notification : This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. I backup my website, ignore the notification and try the plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Export User Data” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Export User Data” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • New: WordPress Security release


  • New: cleanup export methods, improvied sanitization
  • New: array and object data is now passed in JSON_ENCODED string object


  • New: Move to cleaner OOP pattern and PHP version bump to 7.0
  • Update: Tested on WP 5.6


  • FIX: wrong name for our own plugin 🙁 thanks @kgagne !


  • Readme updates


  • FIX: saving and loading selected usermeta fields works as expected.


  • Excel 2007 export option added – thanks to @reyneke-vosz –
  • Excell 2003 export option removed, as no suitable open-source library available
  • Validated as working in WP 5.5.0
  • BuddyPress support removed… sorry, but this plugin now only supports exporting data from native WordPress tables
  • FIX: saving and loading selected usermeta fields works as expected.


  • Removed remote call to jQuery UI CSS
  • Added extra sanitization to $_POST data
  • Made main class name “more” unique


  • Cleanup and tagging for WP Repo


  • Deprecated BuddyPress support as untested in 4 years


  • Fork to new name Q Report
  • namespaced and moved to standard Q plugin setup model
  • buddypress support might be flaky due to limited testing


  • Moved all internal action hooks to admin_init to allow for internal function loading


  • Added extra data sanitization before outputting to file – thanks to Hely Shah for te heads-up


  • New: Added load_buddypress() methods to test for buddypress and load up if missing
  • New: move action hooks and priority to load later
  • New: Plugin no longer uses singleton model to instatiate – instead called from action hook to public function
  • New: added log() to debug.log file to help debugging issues
  • Update: jQuery datepickers pull start_of_week value from WordPress
  • Tested on 4.4.2


  • Added: Spanish translation – thanks Elías Gómez Sainz ( )


  • Update: WP 4.4.1


  • Fix: to remove minor security loop hole
  • New: Added option to remove standard wp_users data from export
  • Fix: removed roles and groups columns from export when options hidden


  • Minor FIxes


  • Checked on WP 4.3.1
  • Moved text-domain to string in preperation for addition to
  • Added Log() method to allow for debugging to WP Error Log
  • Added Greek translation – Thanks @Leonidas Mi
  • Added option to limit export by last_updated date of specific xprofile field – Thanks to @cwjordan


  • Data stored in recursive and serialized arrays is now exported in a flat string format with safe delimiters ( ||, ||| – etc. )


  • Removed accidently included .git files


  • Version change to sync SVN on


  • Added unserialize function with @ fallback
  • Removed anonymous function to allow support for PHP < 5.2


  • Tested as working on WordPress 4.1.0.


  • Removed get_user_meta method, as not effective.
  • Added registration date from and to pickers – to replace monthly lists.


  • Added recursive_implode() method to flatten data stored in arrays ( exported with keys and values divided by “|” )


  • Reduced all get_user_meta queries to a single call to improve performance
  • Serialized data is now returned in it’s pure stored format – not imploded or unserialized to avoid data structure loss


  • get_uermeta renamed get_user_meta to be more consistent with WP
  • get_user_meta tidied up and tested on larger exports
  • added option to export user BP Groups
  • added option to export all user WP Roles


  • added get_usermeta() to check if meta keys are unique and return an array if not
  • removed known_arrays() filter to allow for array data to be returned correctly – too hacky


  • Added known_arrays() filter to allow for array data to be returned correctly


  • Save, load and delete stored export settings – thanks to @cwjordan
  • Overcome memory outages on large exports – thanks to @grexican
  • Tested on WP 4.0.0 & BP 2.1.0


  • BP Serialized data fixes – thanks to @nicmare & @grexican
  • Tested on WP 3.9.2 & BP 2.0.2


  • BP X Profile Export Fix ( > version 2.0 )


  • fix for hidden admin bar


  • removed $key assignment casting to integer


  • Tested with WP 3.9
  • Fix for BuddyPress 2.0 bug


  • Moved plugin class to singleton model
  • Improved language handling
  • French translation – thanks @bastho –


  • clarified export limit options


  • corrected buddypress export option – broken in 0.8.1
  • changed get_users arguments, in attempt to reduce memory usage


  • Added experimental range limiter for exports
  • Extra input data sanitizing


  • moved plugin instatiation to the WP hook: init
  • moved bp calls outside export loop
  • added extra isset calls on values in export loop to clean up error log not sets


  • added xml template for Excel exports – thanks to 🙂


  • fixes to allow exports without selecting extra user date from usermeta or x-profile


  • added multiselect to pick usermeta and xprofile fields


  • First public release.