[wp-docs] [Dev Doc] WordPress Database Reference

Michael D.Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Tue Mar 15 04:01:36 GMT 2005

On Mar 14, 2005, at 4:58 AM, Owen Winkler wrote:
> This page would be well-placed in Developer Documentation -> WordPress 
> Function Reference -> Class Reference -> wpdb, and should be 
> referenced from anywhere in the dev docs that talks about databases, 
> like on the page that describes the database structure itself, 
> [[WordPress Database Reference]].  I had envisioned the [[WordPress 
> Database Reference]] page as a definition of the database tables and 
> fields and their purposes.
> How I've described categorizing this is a little deep into the site.  
> Maybe the [[WordPress Class Reference]] page should be linked to from 
> [[Developer Documentation]] directly?
I've got a rough sketch of the wpdb class at 
http://codex.wordpress.org/User:MDAWaffe/Functions .  I agree now that 
the content is better served from the [[WordPress Function Reference]] 

Speaking of, I've made a draft of such a page: 
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Function_Reference .  The 
inspiration, as you can see, comes from [[Template Tags]].  I had 
envisioned a similar implementation:  links in each section to pages 
describing individual functions or groups of similar functions.  I am 
open to other implementations.

The sections delineated there were completely off the cuff.  Please 
organize things differently if you see a better alternative.  In 
particular, what do people think about each class (or natural group of 
classes) getting its own box on the page? Also, I don't really know 
what "basic functions" could be; functions from functions.php will 
probably go into several categories.  Again, edit at will.  Owen, you 
seem to have a good idea how things should be organized.  Do you mind 
poking the page or listing a sectional hierarchy here?

This brings up the subpage issue.  It seems the best way to implement 
to me, but I'm open.  I suppose, then, each of the functions I describe 
for the wpdb class should have its own page, with an umbrella page 
describing database interface in general, the class variables, and the 
class as a whole.

I don't want to do anything drastic, though, until I hear possibly 
better ideas.


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