[wp-hackers] 2.4 Feature Proposal: New general meta-data table

Jacob wordpress at santosj.name
Fri Oct 12 02:47:34 GMT 2007

As assumed of using the wp_options table for the dump stuff here? Just 
run a SQL Delete statement deleting everything that isn't post, etc.Came 
to think of it, it would be useful to always create a new table, but my 
plugin uninstalls its data when deactivated. Not hard to implement.

Jacob Santos

Mike Purvis wrote:
> On 10/5/07, Austin Matzko <if.website at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For WordPress 2.4, I propose that we add a general meta-data table.
>> Thoughts?
> Sounds like a crufty mess waiting to happen. If a plugin has data
> beyond configuration options, it should be creating a new table for
> it, no matter how small the amount of data is. I'd rather clean up my
> DB by pruning tables than by sorting through a gross metatable full of
> random snippets of junk.
> The problem here is a matter of educating plugin authors about best
> practices, and adding a generic "dump stuff here" table is not the
> answer.
> But that's just my opinion.
> Mike

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