what is buddypress profile syncing

BuddyPress and WordPress store profile information in 2 separate locations, and there’s a process to sync profile data between the 2 tables. However, this is pretty much limited (from how I’m reading the code) to a single named field.

What’s the best way of adding other profile fields to this sync process (I’m particularly thinking of the description and various contact fields) – looks like I’ll need to create a function to hook into xprofile_updated_profile and user_profile_update_errors – is this right?

Most of the time people ask “Is there an elegant way of establishing the mapping between WP user meta and BP xprofile_data, or do I have to create the records representing profile fields in xprofile_fields manually?”

You can take a look of

BuddyPress to WordPress Full Sync

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Update on March 17, 2020