Understanding MySQL in WordPress

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Database diagram

If you’re looking to improve your low level WordPress querying chops, this article is great. When building more application-like pieces of functionality in WordPress, it’s really important to understand what’s happening under the hood (at least to a degree) so you can ensure that you’ve taken care of potential bottlenecks when your project gets utterly slammed with traffic.