Joomla! Community Builder is a free tool for creating a social networking feature on your website. It allows members to connect with each other, update their profiles and create their own content. Once installed, you can also import your existing user list into this community builder on Joomla!.
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Things you need
- Joomla! Administration
- CVS file
Prepare your existing user list in a text editor and save it in CVS format to your selected location.
Go to the Start menu and select "All Programs," "Microsoft Office" and then "Excel" to import your user list into Excel. Click the "Data" tab and select "Text file" as the source type. Locate your prepared source file and click the "Import" button to start importing. Save the imported data as a tab-delimited UNICODE file.
Go to your Joomla! Administrator interface by typing "www.yourwebsite.com/administrator" in a Web browser. Replace "yourwebsite" with your domain name. Input your user name and password and click the "Login" button. Download and install the CBJuice component from the Joomla! website (see Resources).
Click the "User Management" tab to open the user management window. Click the "Import" tab to import users from your prepared CVS file in Excel. Find your Excel source file and click "OK" to start importation. The process window will appear to show the importation process. You will see a short report regarding the inserted users at the end of the process.
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