[wp-hackers] Lots of user meta

Ben May bmay at alyte.com.au
Mon Oct 21 19:32:24 UTC 2013

If you're doing wp-admin only work, Advanced Custom Fields may be helpful -
using Conditional Logic and setup on the user page.

On 22 October 2013 05:36, Jeff Rose <mirepup at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hoping for someone to tell me there's a better way to handle user data.
> Let's suppose that I have a bunch of "contacts" or users of different
> types. Clients and Employees for example. Each has different meta-data
> needs. For example, employees would have Next of kin and clients would have
> birthday (imagine way more complicated scenario) just to keep things
> simple. But each type would have about 10 unique fields and a bunch of
> common fields.
> I know that the WordPress user form can be appended to in limited ways.
> What's the best way to handle some large amounts of custom user information
> in forms that various other users will have access to, at least in part?
> I'm leaning toward a custom post type linked to the user - so I get the
> form. But feel I may be overlooking something easy/obvious.
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