[wp-hackers] users vs. usermeta

David House dmhouse at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 16:43:20 GMT 2005

On 14/12/05, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:
> John Joseph Bachir wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > 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.
> Yes, some of those fields *should* be moved into usermeta.

He's saying that those fields should be moved to users, and the
usermeta table be left for plugins, if I've read that correctly. I've
outlined the reasons for the current setup in my previous email.

-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com, http://xmouse.ithium.net

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