[wp-hackers] wp_delete_user()

Michael D Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Tue Jul 5 19:22:31 GMT 2005

I think Kaf put it best: http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp- 

There's several things a person might want to do depending on the  
wp_delete_user(): purge from database.
user_status = 1 (for example): everything hidden from view.   
Obviously, as of now, this has not been implemented in the core.
user_level = 0:  Demotion.  Everything still visible, but user has no  

Different things for different purposes.

As to Mike Little's suggestion, I don't see the need to transfer  
posts/link/etc to another user (give credit where credit is due), but  
transferring user capabilities/permissions might be useful... or it  
might not.


On Jul 5, 2005, at 10:34 AM, David House wrote:

> On 7/5/05, Mike Little <journalized at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there perhaps a need for an action hook such that I could  
>> install a
>> plugin to allow me to transfer all the users 'property' to another
>> user or the admin. Or perhaps I need to update an external LDAP
>> system.
> If you're uncomfortable with the amount of deletion that happens when
> deleting a user, don't delete them. Simply reduce them to level 0. See
> previous discussion [1].
> [1]: http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-April/ 
> 000448.html
> -- 
> -David House, dmhouse at gmail.com, http://xmouse.ithium.net

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