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I've just started Wordpress-programming a few days ago, but I've been programming php 5-6 years.

I've been writing some code -added custom taxonomies, custom post-types/fields etc. Now I want to be able to store members for a club. There are a lot of plugins out there, but not exactly what I'm looking for. Secondly I don't want to rely on other plugins because you never know when they stop getting supported. Thirdly - I want to learn the basics of WP-programming.

Therefore my question: I want to store members (they should only be able to register at front - and admin should be able to add/edit users backend)

What is the right approach to do this? Is it to use Wordpress native users? Or should I create a new taxonomy called club_users? (or something more explaining for the club)

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The right approach is rather subjective. I would encourage you to use the native user system, since it provides you with a myriad of tools that you'd otherwise have to build from scratch. –  Pat J Oct 2 '13 at 16:03
@PatJ - thanks for your input/feedback! –  bestprogrammerintheworld Oct 2 '13 at 18:05
maybe useful –  gmazzap Oct 3 '13 at 1:25
@G.M. - thanks! –  bestprogrammerintheworld Oct 3 '13 at 22:56

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