The WordPress Helpers covers WordPress from as many angles as we can think of. It’s a lot of acreage to navigate. Some of the fields—the database fields—are painfully uninteresting … and also really important.
We rely on others to help fill out our coverage of WordPress, and I’ve come to really appreciate the work they do at TutsPlus. It’s often a bit geekier than other WordPress tutorial sites, but it’s also intelligently presented, and this week TutsPlus’ explanation of WordPress Database Fields via the dissection of a popular WordPress Plugin struck home.
Advanced Custom Fields is starting to show up as part of the recommended add-ons in amazing free themes like Simply Read and in commercial themes, as well. There’s a reason for that; Advanced Custom Fields does a great job of demystifying a subject that can be incredibly difficult to wrap your head around.
We’ve told you about The WordPress Database and why you need to understand at least a little about it. We’ve explained what’s happening with the default WordPress database tables. We’ve even dug into a trick for managing hashed passwords in the WordPress database. Now, let’s throw it to TutsPlus and let them start your education on WordPress Database Fields.