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I want to make it so that logged in users can edit their information on a page in my site, so that I can avoid having them go to the admin side all together.

I was thinking that I could create a shortcode (in functions.php) that would create the correct table and insert it into the page. I am just starting out with PHP/WordPress so I'm not sure if this is the right path to follow - are there any good resources out there to point me in the right direction?

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This very Stack is a great source of information.

It'd be a matter of adapting a good answer and making a shortcode out of it.

For this case, it is better to create your own plugin, see: Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?. So you can swap themes and your shortcode will keep working.

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Those resources were exactly what I was looking for - thank you! – William Dec 11 '12 at 11:29

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