Tour of the WordPress Database
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Tour of the WordPress Database


Here at Delicious Brains we eat, drink and sleep databases. However, we believe that anyone working with WordPress should have some level of knowledge about the database that sits behind a site. So I have put together a description of all the tables and their columns present in the WordPress database, and in doing so learnt a couple of new things myself.

In this tour I will focus on the tables for a standard single site install of WordPress and all of the tables will be referred to using the default prefix of ‘wp_’. However, for security reasons it is recommended to use a different prefix when installing your WordPress sites.