I am about to create a custom table to store user meta. But I noticed the users 'first_name' and 'last name' exists within the _usermeta database table. Is it possible to alter the way WordPress store this and move it from here into my custom table? or would I just have to ignore this and leave them blank/empty and then add in a first and last name column into my custom table?
I was thinking about when I come to make front end calls to grab the users custom meta, from my custom table, that the only 2 fields I would be missing are the first and last names. Would I have to query the first and last name separately? as I ideally wanted to achieve calling all the users meta in one for loop within my template.
Thanks, hope I'm making sense. Maybe I'm just overthinking the above query.