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What are PublishPress Authors Settings Stored in the Database?

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This guide will introduce to the data is created and stored when you're using the PublishPress Authors plugin.

PublishPress Authors stores the settings as options in the wp_options table.

Publishpress Authors Database
Publishpress Authors Database

Data for PublishPress Authors settings

These options store data from key settings in the Authors plugin:

  • multiple_authors_modules_settings_options: Some internal data for the plugin's modules
  • multiple_authors_settings_options: Some internal data for the settings module
  • multiple_authors_multiple_authors_options: Some internal data for the multiple authors module
  • multiple_authors_default_layouts_options: Some internal data for the module Default Layouts.

Data for migrations

These settings contain data if you have emigrated to the Authors plugin from another plugin:

  • publishpress_multiple_authors_settings_migrated_3_0_0: This helps with backward compatibility. This option records if data was migrated to the 3.0.0 release of the plugin.
  • multiple_authors_byline_migration_options: Data for migration from the Byline plugin.
  • multiple_authors_bylines_migration_options: Data for migration from the Bylines plugin.

Data for the PublishPress Authors Widgets

These settings are for the two widgets that install with the plugin:

Date for integration with other plugins

These settings relate to integrations with other plugins and page-builders:

  • multiple_authors_yoast_seo_integration_options: Data for integration with Yoast SEO.
  • multiple_authors_genesis_integration_options: Data for integration with the Genesis Framework.
  • multiple_authors_elementor_integration_options: Data for integration with Elementor.
  • multiple_authors_divi_integration_options: Data for integration with Divi.

Data for the Pro version of PublishPress Authors

These options will show if you're using the Pro version:

Data for plugin versions

For backwards compatibility, we do store the version twice:

  • multiple_authors_version: the current plugin version
  • pp_authors_version: the current plugin version.

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