[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14558: Separate Database Table Support for Custom Post Types

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Sun Feb 9 20:20:29 UTC 2020

#14558: Separate Database Table Support for Custom Post Types
 Reporter:  rahul286           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:
Component:  Posts, Post Types  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                     |     Focuses:

Comment (by binaryfire):

 I agree with @ReneHermi. The performance and scaling issues with storing
 everying in postmeta have become mainstream enough for both ACF (via
 Hookturn's custom tables plugin) and Meta Box to have custom table options
 now. And the fact that WooCommerce had to add lookup tables to work around
 this, plus the increasing interest in Liquid Web's custom orders table
 plugin, further highlights the problem.

 I don't think we should be worried about migration- just introducing this
 functionality in core so plugin devs can tap into it would make a big
 difference. It would be very easy to add and would be a solid step towards
 a full custom tables solution like @johnjamesjacoby's BerlinDB in the

 Matt keeps talking about WP being the "OS of the web". Custom tables are
 going to be a necessecity for that. It doesn't make sense to keep putting
 it off.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14558#comment:29>
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