[wp-testers] Migrating 2.01 to 2.1
wphackers at jamietalbot.com
Wed Sep 27 21:58:08 GMT 2006
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> On 9/27/06, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
>> WP doesn't use post2tag or tags tables. That must be from a plugin.
> Too bad there isn't a way to uniquely identify WP tables from the plugin
> tables. I've got tables in my database that are unknown to me and I am
> hesitant to delete them, so obviously I just leave them. All of the
> tables I
> have are wp_tablename save for Chris J. Davis' plugin, which is prefixed by
> cjd_tablename. I suppose that there's no real way to "enforce" this issue,
> but it may help to document in Codex a preferred methodology for naming
> tables, i.e., in Chris' example stated already.
The problem with this is if two or more wordpress installations share the same database and use the
same plugin - data from one will corrupt the other. Using $tableprefix ensures that we avoid
conflicts in the same way that WP does...
Though, thinking on it you could do $tableprefix . 'cjd_' . Ah well, too late now for lots of my
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