[wp-hackers] when to use custom database tables

Scott Kingsley Clark scott at skcdev.com
Fri Dec 9 14:32:59 UTC 2011

On Dec 9, 8:03 am, Eric Mann <e... at eam.me> wrote:
> You're not playing devil's advocate, you're just reiterating my point :-)
> Using custom tables over CPTs makes sense in the scenario you described.
>  You're trying to filter/match/sort by multiple meta fields which, on a
> high-traffic site, *will* impact performance.  It's one of the **very few**
> situations where I would advocate custom tables.

In response to Eric and Steve, you can check out a plugin for WP that
helps you start out with custom tables if you don't want the overhead
of doing a huge ton of your own custom code.


Version 2.0 is coming out this month (beta) and even lets you create/
manage more WP objects like CPT, Taxonomies, Widgets, Shortcodes, etc..

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