[wp-hackers] Members Database
hempsworth at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 20:42:13 UTC 2010
They may need to be brought online at some point, but I guess we could
change the email address at a later date...
-- Alex (Hempsworth)
On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 9:34 PM, Thomas Belknap
<dragonfly at dragonflyeye.net>wrote:
> Hmm... I don't think I get why you wouldn't just make them WordPress users
> with random-generated passwords? If they don't have email addresses, you
> could just create random_characters at yourdomain.com. Since you can create
> members without having to send them verification emails, there's no need
> the email addresses to be legitimate unless you actually do want to bring
> their memberships online at some point?
> Either way, there must be some way to use the structure WP already has to
> make whatever you are trying to do work.
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Alex Hempton-Smith <hempsworth at gmail.com
> > Hi all,
> > I'm building a social network with BuddyPress and WordPress, but I have a
> > special use case which I'd like some advice on. This isn't a BP specific
> > question though.
> > We need a database of 'members', but some will be offline (no need for a
> > login, possibly won't have an email address) and some will be online
> > (username/password). I'd like to build this on top of WordPress because
> > of the other tools I'm building are WP plugins. There will also be
> > different
> > 'types' of members, which I will use custom user roles for.
> > I have a two options I think:
> > - Custom post type for each 'member', and for online ones create an
> > actual WP user in wp_users, assign that wp_user ID to a 'member' via
> > meta
> > - Kind of hack wp_users with users who don't have an email address or
> > password (auto generate a username?) - will WP allow me to do this, and
> > is
> > it best-practice?
> > Does anyone have any better ideas? I'm not totally happy these are the
> > best.
> > Many thanks,
> > -- Alex (Hempsworth)
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