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Using PHP in WordPress? (5 posts)

  1. Deathgeese
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. I've been tasked with writing a user-login system in PHP for use in WordPress. I have minimal experience with WordPress and adequate experience with PHP. But I'm not sure how the two are supposed to be combined. I know how to write a login system use regular *.php files combined with HTML, but I don't know how that's supposed to be combined with WordPress.

    I'll be very thankful for any answers to my problem.

  2. WordPress comes with a user login system... it's kinda how you log in ;) What's the purpose of this system you're inventing? Are you trying to bridge two databases?

  3. Deathgeese
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for not explaining the problem well enough. The purpose of the system is for the users of the site to be able to store their personal records. This is for the masses to log in, not the people maintaining the site (if that's what you had thought). I was under the impression that WordPress came with such a system, so I was surprised when I was asked to do this. But, since I know so little about WordPress, I decided not to question it.

  4. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not sure why you would need such a system. Like Ipstenu said, user management is built into WordPress. If you only want certain users to only be able edit certain things (their own accounts, for example) just assign them a role that has limited access rather than an administrative role.

    If the WordPress default roles don't do exactly what you need them to, there are plenty of plugins that let you customize them (I use Capability Manager on several of my sites for that purpose, but there are others out there).

  5. Deathgeese
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see. Thanks for the response. I now *know* that WordPress comes with such a feature. I'll talk to the guy who I'm working with on this project and go from there.

    Much thanks,
    Stephen

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