[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #29364: More logical table names for networks

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#29364: More logical table names for networks
 Reporter:  igmoweb          |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Database         |     Version:  3.9.2
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:  multisite
Changes (by pento):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 We can't do this for a few reasons:

 * The vast majority of WordPress sites are single site installs, so we'd
 be increasing the complexity of the table names for most sites, without
 any real benefit for them.
 * There are many plugins that assume the table prefix is `wp_`. While this
 is incorrect of them, we don't want to push out an update that will
 intentionally break them, if we don't need to.
 * Instead of trying to figure out the table prefix, plugins can use
 `wpdb::get_blog_prefix()`, so they don't need to figure out what the
 correct prefix is.

 You mentioned some plugins that copied all network tables when cloning
 site ID = 1, do you have an example of that? It may be that the plugins
 can be optimised to skip the network tables, which are defined in

 Thanks for taking the time to make this suggestion, we're always happy to
 discuss ideas, even if they're not necessarily something we're able to do!

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/29364#comment:2>
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