How to manually add users?


Hello, I’ve tried searching but I couldn’t seem to find the info.

Is there a way to manually add users from the Admin page? LIke when you want to populate the forum with many users at once? Or does everyone have to go through the registration and verification process?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

This is done via the invite system, either on a topic or from your user page.


Okay, thanks very much.

So, in Discourse, you can’t just make a dozen or so fake users, just to give the impression that it is a busy forum.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

You can, you just need to create them through the signup process.

I recommend using the plus email addressing trick if you want to do this, e.g. for

create users via



Thanks very much.

(Régis Hanol) #6