Creating a WordPress plugin that will modify wp_users? (2 posts)

  1. JsonB123
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is it ever OK to create a plug-in that will add a new data column to a core table like wp_users? I've never created a WordPress plug-in before and I'm feeling the need to make one for BuddyPress. This plug-in would need to tie a specific bit of data to specific users on the site...so if modifying wp_users is not OK, then should I just create a new table that will store the user's ID and the data that I want attached to it instead?

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Why not just use the 'usermeta' table. Look at how a plugin such as Cimy Extra User Fields does that.


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