You can easily import your current subscribers and audience into Ghost so they can access the material on your new membership website. You may ensure that your audience can access your material on your Ghost site by exporting any external list of supporters, email subscribers, or patrons.
Gather your subscribers list
Prepare your CSV file
There is a downloadable template to help you get started. Ensure you clean your data before importing it into Ghost.
The following fields should be supported by imports, which should be in CSV format:
name- full names
note- member notes
subscribed_to_emails- [true/false] determine who will get email newsletters from the membership
stripe_customer_id- To import current paying subscribers, need a special Stripe customer ID.
complimentary_plan- [true/false] import subscribers that are on a free plan
labels- Labels need to be in quotes and comma separated e.g. “label 1, label 2”
created_at- Date format ISO 8601:
When you have numerous newsletters, you can import members as follows:
Importing new members
subscribed_to_emails=true→ members will be opted in to all newsletters that have "Subscribe new members on signup" turned on.
subscribed_to_emails=false→ members are unsubscribed from all newsletters upon import.
Importing existing members
subscribed_to_emails=true→ email subscription preferences will be left alone, unless they were previously unsubscribed from all.
subscribed_to_emails=false→ members are unsubscribed from all newsletters.
Import your CSV file
1. Navigate to the Members dashboard in Ghost admin
2. Click the Settings icon at the top-right of the screen and select Import members
3. Upload your CSV file and make any further required changes before clicking Import members
Using the Zapier integration, you can also automatically add new subscribers who have been subscribed to other applications into Ghost or vice versa, keeping your member list up to date.