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WordPress Profile vs BP X-Profile

  • Avatar of Youngmicroserf
    youngmicroserf
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    @youngmicroserf

    I’ve been playing around with my Buddypress installation, trying to understand the system. One thing I don’t really understand is the concept behind the WP vs. BP profiles. I understand that BP profiles are public and WP profile fields are private, and that some information, like the main account email is mirrored between the two. I suppose that back when BP was born there wasn’t much to do with the WP profile information, but now there are appparently core functions allowing the extension of the standard profile fields. Since the BP-members are necessarily WP members, I think that the user management should be integrated, with BP-xprofiles offering a front end UI fpr profile editing and a way to make the information public.

    So, basically, I guess my question is – does anyone know of documents explaing how and why the current x-profile/WP-structure is done the way it is, and, possibly, how it is done in a bit more detailed way. I couldn’t find anything.

    Thanks!

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  • Avatar of Youngmicroserf
    youngmicroserf
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    @youngmicroserf

    No one has any additional info on the profile integration?

    same question here! just started with BuddyPress and this was one of my first questions.

    Avatar of tsalagi_red
    tsalagi_red
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    @tsalagi_red

    Add me to that question also. I have been playing around with this for some time trying to figure out how I can integrate the two separate profile systems. Is there a reason for the redundancy? I am particularly worried that people will change their “Website” field in the WordPress profile, messing up the link which Buddypress uses. I don’t want to disable the user profile on WordPress, but it is definitely a problem.

    Avatar of Ehegwer
    Ehegwer
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    @ehegwer

    Why not just add a website profile to the BP side, and forget about (turn off) the WP side?

    Avatar of kimi.keith
    kimi.keith
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    @kimikeith

    Please add me to this question too!

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