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Basically, I want to follow the author by other WordPress users. Whenever an author posts new post subscribed users need to get notification by email.

If it's not already there, I can create a plugin for this. But I need an idea to store the data. Should I go for custom table or is there a better way to store default table structure.

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Did you read wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/41941/73? –  toscho Nov 7 '12 at 5:21
    
Thanks for the link. –  gowri Nov 7 '12 at 5:28

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I have developed plugin called Wp Subcribe Author to subscribe author by email. You can download and use it from WordPress site.

I used custom custom table structure, I feel that's good, because I don't want to mess up with database performance !

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You should not create a new table for each blog in a multi-site. And CHARSET=latin1 – why? Default is UTF-8 in WordPress. –  toscho Nov 22 '12 at 7:50
    
@toscho : Thanks for your review. I will update it as soon as possible. –  gowri Nov 22 '12 at 8:43

I would consider installing Jetpack and activating the Email Subscriptions module.

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