WordPress Profile vs BP X-Profile
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.
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