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Re: Add fields to wp_users



That is exactly what usermeta is for.

usermeta contains a lot of very cryptic data about bb_capabilities and blog roles/functionality, most from test members I’ve already deleted from the system. What am I supposed to do with that?!

The WordPress Codex has lots of useful information, but very little about the database structure, how to form queries to pull up that data and where these queries are in the WordPress code.

There is a section on the database structure, but it\’s about version 2.5. I know some fundamental changes were made since that version. It’s not relevant for WPMU and Buddypress anyway.

Basically I’m trying to figure out how to keep a full-fledged members database at the heart of WordPress, with common fields like name, address, company, title, etc., that I can tap into for other scripts. Static data that doesn’t interfere with other functionality in WP.

Has nobody ever done that? Is it impossible?

Should I create a seperate members database outside WordPress that somehow communicates/syncs with WordPress?

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