Ryan Kanner: Data Structure Design for WordPress

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November 4, 2020

Where should I store this data? A custom post type? Taxonomy? Custom Table? WordPress has a few different built-in mechanisms that allow you to store custom data, each with their strengths and weaknesses. The question is, which one should I use?

Having a well-designed data structure is crucial to a project’s long-term success. It acts as the foundation of your project, and if not well thought out, could lead to massive technical debt, and costly migrations down the road.

In this talk, we will walk through a few specific examples of project requirements, and the thought process involved when deciding how to architect the data to fulfill the requirements.

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