[wp-hackers] users vs. usermeta

John Joseph Bachir jjb at ibiblio.org
Wed Dec 14 05:00:21 GMT 2005


What is the philosophy behind which data types are hardcoded into the 
`users` table, and which go into the `usermeta` table? It seems like 
everything that is always used in WordPress (at least `wp_user_level` and 
`wp_capabilities`, and perhaps also the other options which are initially 
blank, such as the various IM usernames) can/should go into the users 
table, and the usermeta table can be available for plugins.


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