[wp-hackers] repeating fields in usermeta?

SoJ Web sojweb at indiana.edu
Thu Apr 16 12:56:16 GMT 2009

Would it not be possible to store the e-mail addresses and phone  
numbers as serialized arrays under one meta key?


On Apr 16, 2009, at 8:51 AM, Casey Bisson wrote:

> An application I'm working on needs to store an arbitrary number of  
> email addresses and phone numbers per user. The wp_users table  
> obviously isn't the place, but the wp_usermeta table might not be  
> either. The get_ and update_usermeta functions aren't built for it,  
> anyway.
> The various postmeta functions are very smart about handling  
> multiple entries of the same meta_key per post, but not the usermeta  
> functions. Is that by design?
> --Casey
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