Configuring Automatic Sync
With Bright, you can write WordPress user meta information into the Bright database and permanently associate it with a user.
This feature is frequently used in conjunction with Bright reporting.
Using it very simple and involves listing the user meta field names here:
Just list the field names here.
Forcing A Sync
When you modify the list above, to have all of your users instantly updated in the Bright database, please manually initiate a sync:
Managing Timeouts in Full Syncs
If you have a very large number of users in your WordPress site, and depending on your web server configuration, you may get a Timeout when initiating a full sync.
While not ideal, the following flags can help you recover from this:
Setting the “skip” option means you won’t reprocess fields from today, and setting a limit can help gain insight into how the sync is progressing.
When does a user’s metadata get synced automatically?
- Whenever they view a page.
- Whenever they edit their profile.
- After user registration.
- After an administrator edits their profile.
If two websites are pointed at the same Bright Realm/database, do they overwrite each other?
They don’t. User metadata is associated in the bright database with the source website URL.
Deleting previously synced data.
For the moment, contact us to expunge data previously synced. Removal via API calls is slated for a imminent future release.