How to Create New Users Automatically in WordPress

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Do you want to create new users automatically with different user roles such as Admin, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber? At times, with WordPress, you might want to create a bridge to other systems that requires automatic user creation. Let’s take a look at how to do it.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

    function fb_wp_insert_user() {
    $user_data = array(
    'ID' => '',
    'user_pass' => wp_generate_password(),
    'user_login' => 'dummy',
    'user_nicename' => 'Dummy',
    'user_url' => '',
    'user_email' => '[email protected]',
    'display_name' => 'Dummy',
    'nickname' => 'dummy',
    'first_name' => 'Dummy',
    'user_registered' => '2010-05-15 05:55:55',
    'role' => get_option('default_role') // Use default role or another role, e.g. 'editor'
    $user_id = wp_insert_user( $user_data );
    add_action( 'admin_init', 'fb_wp_insert_user' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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  1. Should it not look up to first find if username already exists?

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