[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3335: sync of profile between Wordpress and Buddypress

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Mon Dec 5 20:28:19 UTC 2011

#3335: sync of profile between Wordpress and Buddypress
 Reporter:  worldfreenews  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  XProfile       |     Version:
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                 |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * milestone:  1.6 => Future Release


 My takeaway on the larger issue is that the ball is in WP's court. If they
 want to inherit some of BP's more advanced profile features, they are more
 than welcome to do so.

 > my tendency as an admin/developer would be to solve this issue by
 avoiding all WP usermeta to the extent that I could and bypass the whole
 synchronization issue.

 Agreed 100%. That's all we can do for now.

 For the more specific issue raised by the OP, the only practical solution
 I can think of off the top of my head is to provide an option to admins at
 the time of BP profile field creation that allows them to sync it with a
 given WP profile field. But even this will cause some confusion, as WP
 doesn't have an API for these profile fields, and thus there's no reliable
 way for us to know whether a plugin has added additional fields to WP's
 user profiles.

 Punting this to Future Release, unless anyone can come up with a specific
 plan of attack or a patch.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3335#comment:8>
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