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Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#23464 new enhancement

WXR importer: Poor UX when creating new user to import to

Reported by: mark-k's profile mark-k Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Import Keywords: needs-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:


When importing WXR you are prompted to assign a user to which of the existing users the imported content will be assigned, but it is also possible to provide a name of a new user which will be created and the content then will be associated with it.

The new user functionality sucks

  1. No email or password is required therefor the user for a while is missing data which is assumed to always exist for a user. In the end of the import there is a small notice about updating the user data, but it gets lost in all the output being generated during import
  1. Processing does not stop if user creation had failed (I used hebrew characters for user name) and the imported content is assigned to the current user. WTF?

Change History (4)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to

#2 @danielbachhuber
10 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Thanks for the report, mark-k. Apologies you never got a response here. I agree with your assessment of the importer UX — we'll take it into account when we do another round of work on it.

#3 @helen
10 years ago

  • Summary changed from WXR importer: Creating new user to import to sucks, should be fixed or removed to WXR importer: Poor UX when creating new user to import to

#4 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added
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