storing plugin data: create new table or edit existing? (2 posts)

  1. Speigei
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I am currently creating my first plugin, which displays the birthdays of the registered members.

    Logically, the Birthdate should be stored with the other user data in the "x_users" table. However, I am unsure if it's a good idea in terms of upgradability to newer wordpress versions to alter that table.
    Alternatively I could just create a new table.

    What would you guys suggest? There's nothing like a "users_meta" table is there?

  2. skippy
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For the time being, you're probably better off either creating a new table, or using the wp_options table.

    The entire user system is scheduled to be overhauled in the next version of WordPress, so the table changes you might make to that table now might need to be revised later (or may cause upgrade troubles when 1.6 is released).

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