When sharing the user and usermeta table between multiple wordpress
installations using the same database, any role given to the user is only valid
for a single wordpress installation.
This plugin ensures user roles, user capabilities and user settings are
shared between the multiple installations. This is configured using a wp-config
Any role set in any of the installations will be reflected in all other
- Compatability with wordpress multisite is unknown
To set up multiple wordpress installations using the same database:
Install all wordpress installations using the same database, but using a
different $table_prefix in wp_config.
For example two installations with “eng_” and “nld_”.
Designate one wordpress installation as “primary”. All other installations are
For example the installation with the prefix “eng_”.
Install and activate this plugin on all secondary wordpress installations.
In this example “nld_”.
On all secondary wordpress installations configure CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and
CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE in wp-config to use the tables (users and usermeta)
of the primary installation.
See below for an example
On all secondary wordpress installations, set SHARED_USER_TABLE_ROLES_PREFIX
to be equal to the table prefix of the primary installation.
For example the relevant wp-config settings for the primary installation would
$table_prefix = 'eng_';
For example the relevant wp-config settings for secondary installations would
$table_prefix = 'nld_'; define('SHARED_USER_TABLE_ROLES_PREFIX', 'eng_'); define('CUSTOM_USER_TABLE', 'eng_users'); define('CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE', 'eng_usermeta');
Contributors & Developers
“Shared User Table Roles” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- initial release