[wp-hackers] GSoC 2011

Aaron Jorbin aaron at jorb.in
Thu Mar 31 02:36:14 UTC 2011

If you want to add tables, you're going to need to make a very
compelling reason.  Remember, on a MS install, you need add tables for
every site.

I think you are underestimating the flexibility that the posts /
postmeta table system allows.   Also, the posts table is really only
named that way for legacy reasons and the fact that changing it now
would break more things then changing it is worth (after all, a rose
by any other name....).  It's better to think of it as the content

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On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Thomas Van Eyck
<thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel <at> newclarity.net> writes:
>> On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:53 PM, Thomas Van Eyck wrote:
>> > Also, lets agree that NextGen gallery is a good example of some of the
>> > functionality user want. I don't understand than why they don't use this
>> > limitless schema ;)
>> NextGen is no panacea regarding its database schema.  Just look at the
> sortorder field in wp_ngg_album.
> Agreed, and my intention was not to say that it is. My point is that to
> implement this kind of functionality the current schema doesn't suffice. Not
> even as a basis, extended with some tables, which I think it should. Saying that
> its not bad, doesn't make it good, and it doesn't mean that there is no room for
> improvement.
> Other plugins are often similar. I think its at least worth checking out their
> db schema, and seeing why they don't use the core one. The effect described
> before is really annoying for the user and does not really make sense.
>> > Post != media.
>> But post==element_of_content.  Creating another table to storing attachments
> in another location is not
>> the solution.  Adding metadata might be.
> I don't know the exact best solution. Adding metadata to the posts table isn't I
> think. Perhaps extending the metadata table is. Depends on how much you want to
> keep in the core. And what do you mean to say with post == element_of_content?
> Not that its not true, I don't see how it helps in itself.
>> FWIW.
>> -Mike
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