[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3127: Switch to WP_User_Query for BP_Core_User

buddypress-trac at lists.automattic.com buddypress-trac at lists.automattic.com
Mon Mar 28 21:31:09 UTC 2011

#3127: Switch to WP_User_Query for BP_Core_User
 Reporter:  cnorris23                 |      Owner:
     Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Core                      |    Version:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback 2nd-opinion  |
 WP 3.1 introduced the WP_User_Query class. If BP utilized this, it would
 reduce the amount of code that needs to be maintained (no need to reinvent
 the wheel), and have the added benefit/reduced headache of caching.
 However, this would require that XProfile data be moved into the user_meta
 table, rather than it's own table as it is now. Since I didn't join the BP
 community until 1.2-alpha, I don't know the logic behind a separate table
 over the user_meta table. Therefore, this ticket may be short-sighted.
 I've opened this ticket to start (or end if I'm way off base) a discussion
 on this. I'm more than willing to write up a patch, but I wanted to get
 feedback first.

 Initial thoughts on moving the XProfile fields would be to move them to a
 CPT, with profile options and any meta being stored in the post_meta
 table. Again, this would reduce code we need to maintain by giving us
 access to WP_Query.

 Too much caffeine, and having to decide what/what not to say in this
 ticket has me all verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/3127>
BuddyPress <http://buddypress.org/>

More information about the buddypress-trac mailing list