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[resolved] WP 2.8 beta 1 Unique email per user (6 posts)

  1. mike
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I see that "Enforce unique email addresses in Add/Edit users" is a feature of 2.8. What exactly does this mean? I have a blog with over 100 authors that I use the same email address for (because they send me their article and I post it). What will an upgrade from 2.7.1 do?

  2. chico203
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did you try 2.8 on your personnal computer ?

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It will do the upgrade to 2.8, but when you attempt to update a user's profile it will want you to use a 'new' email address.

    I linked to this forum thread on the trac ticket that resulted in this new feature:

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9563#comment:6

  4. mike
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Interesting. At antiwar.com we have over 150 authors that editors (2 or 3) enter into the WP blog. I would like to assign each user the same email, but I suppose b/c I don't use those email addresses, I could just assign something "dead" like email123x@antiwar.com. Ideally, I could turn this feature off, but that is probably hard. Is the new DB structure impose UNIQUE on the email address of the wp_users table?

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't believe the duplicate email is enforced at the database level, but rather in the code.

    See http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/10990 in case you want to 'disable' the check for duplicate email addresses.

  6. mike
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Perfect, thank you.

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