The Developers Guide to the WordPress Database (and Writing Better Code)
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The Developers Guide to the WordPress Database (and Writing Better Code)


The WordPress database may seem like a necessary evil to many developers, yet understanding how it works is a great way to start writing better code.

Knowing exactly what happens when you create a taxonomy or add a post will help take the “magic” factor out of programming – where you don’t quite know why something works.

In this article, I’ll shed some light on each table in the database, what you can expect to be there, how functions affect it and what the bare essentials are.

Let’s jump right in.