I am wondering what the best practices are for creating private user profiles. Similar to what we have when using wpmudev.
Is this a page called profile with a sub page called private with a custom loop in it that pulls in data saved specifically to that user? If not what is it?
Why do some companies (like wpengine) use my.thedomain.com to show your private profile. Is this like making the home page for the subdomain my.thedomain.com a custom template with a loop that pulls in the info about the loged in user?
What are the reasons to use one vs the other?
I have googled this and found some plugins but not any great discussions. If you have good links on the topic please share!