[wp-hackers] Creating / Inserting into Table named after WP Username

Gregory Lancaster greglancaster71 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 06:06:12 UTC 2013

The way the information is being stored, and the information being stored,
really is easier with a database.  I need a historical view of everything a
user entered, along with a date stamp.  SQL makes this simple.  Why is a
separate DB a bad idea?  It is fully functional right now, with the
exception of it being dynamic per user.  Cant figure how to make use of the
*$current_user->user_login; *outside the loop in php.  I am trying to use
it to create a table name that matches the current username.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Ryan McCue <lists at rotorised.com> wrote:

> Gregory Lancaster wrote:
> > The idea is to create a profile page where users can store more data than
> > they can normally.  Upload more than one picture etc.  If there is a more
> > intelligent way to do this PLEASE share!  The user_meta is limited
> though,
> > thats why I opted to make my own db.
> You can store arrays or objects in the meta fields, which is the
> preferred way to handle something like this. Creating extra tables is
> not the correct way to do it.
> (Internally, these are run through serialize(), then unserialize() on
> access.)
> --
> Ryan McCue
> <http://ryanmccue.info/>
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