[wp-hackers] Sharing Users/authentication
hovenko at linpro.no
Sat Aug 25 16:31:00 GMT 2007
On Saturday 25 August 2007 18:26:40 Stephen Rider wrote:
> They aren't field names: They are data in the "meta_key" field.
> Nonetheless my question stands:
> IS there any legitimate use for the table-prefix to be repeated
> here? Would WordPress lose anything by removing the table prefixes
> from these two fields?
I believe this was a (poor?) design decision regarding WordPress MU, to allow
users have different capabilities on a per-blog basis.
> On Aug 25, 2007, at 11:20 AM, Stephen Rider wrote:
> > The problem appears to be the "wp_capabilities" and "wp_user_level"
> > fields in the wp_usermeta table. WordPress needs these field names
> > to match the active table prefix.
> > So, when I use the define()s to point to the other blog's user and
> > usermeta tables, it sees the wrong prefix in this field and hits an
> > error.
> > ALSO: Should it be considered a bug that the field names have the
> > prefix hard-coded into them? This seems like unnecessary
> > duplication of information to me, which is a database design no-no.
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