[wp-hackers] Sharing Users/authentication
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Aug 30 15:35:10 GMT 2007
> Hey, updated version. I fixed some issues and streamlined the code
> a bit.
Cleared out all preferences and data from previous beta.
Preferences auto-set for prefix and database. Check
Switched to secondary blog. _Not_ logged in. Makes sense.
Logged into secondary blog. Changed sm2wp prefix to primary. Check.
Am logged in to both blogs. Check.
Logout/Login affects both blogs. Check.
Added a user. Check.
Checked user in other blog. Awhuh?
Adding a user doesn't work. The user gets added, but only with a
meta data for the blog used to add the user. Under the other blog
he's listed as "No role for this blog".
On Aug 29, 2007, at 10:22 PM, Curt Woodard wrote:
> I'm still storing the plugin options under... options, but I
> think a better place would be a submenu off of the plugins page, don't
I would definitely not do that. Either put it in the generic options
location (Options menu) or a place specific to what it does (Users
Personally, my Options menu is so cluttered with extra stuff that
it's harder to find things. If I were trying to set up how Users
work, I would look under the Users menu. :)
(Then there's Spam Karma, which extra-annoyingly adds its options
under both "Options" and "Manage", but _not_ "Comments" where it
would make sense! Grrrr.....)
RE: The name thing. Personally, I have no issue with slave/master,
as it is informative AND is an established terminology with regards
to technology (e.g. routers). If you really want to get rid of it,
you might go with "Primary" and "Secondary". (or "lead"/"follow", or
"jedi"/"padawan", or "president"/"vice president", or
"greatbritaininthe1800s"/"india" or "duck"/"duckling", or
"parent"/"child" -- ooh, "parent"/"child", that's a good one.)
The name of the plugin, on the other hand, is ambiguous. Something
simple like "Shared Users" would be better -- unless you come up with
something snappy and distinctive, which _might_ be better. Most
plugins I see seem to be very simply named, which I like. When
looking at my list of installed plugins, I'm not trying to remember
what "Bob's WowserPlug" does. ;)
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