[wp-hackers] users vs. usermeta
powzor at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 17:40:10 GMT 2005
Does this "dynamic" feel to data such as IM systems mean that there will
be a dynamic user information page in the admin panel, too? It would be
nice if, as a plugin writer, I could add a usermeta field and have it
appear in the Users -> Your Profile screen automatically.
The problems I can immediately foresee are type - how to know whether to
display a check box or a text area, for example - and the fact that
plugin authors might not want this behaviour. The former could be solved
by guessing, I imagine - taking "foobar" to require a text input and
"true" to require a check box, but that feels a little clunky. The
latter could just be solved with a boolean "display" field.
What do you reckon?
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