I am in very big need of a user management system just like the one that wordpress uses but without being blog related. I need to be able to manage users and apply certain privileges depending on user level. I tried to take apart the WP engine and take out the users part but I think it's so tied to the whole engine, I wasn't able to... Does anyone know of any scripts that offer the same register, login etc functions? Also, could it be open source? I already bought my first user management system but it sucks really bad... :(

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me.


you can still use WordPress and disable the front end functionality, or like @OneTrickPony suggested you can try BackPress which is a PHP library of core functionality for web applications that grew out of WordPress.

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  • +1 Just to add one line: The backpress system is a sister of wp, but comes without any UI. – kaiser Jul 25 '11 at 18:12
  • thank you very much! I will try this and see how it works. Consider this question closed. – Andrei Chirtes Jul 26 '11 at 21:59

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