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WordPress Web Application Development - Second Edition by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

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Adapting existing tables into web applications

Unlike content management systems, web applications have the possibility of scaling infinitely as it becomes popular and stable. Such systems can contain hundreds of database tables to cater to various aspects. Here, we are trying to build such applications using this popular CMS framework. Therefore, we need to figure out the features we can build using existing tables and the features that need their own table structures.

We should be trying to maximize the use of existing tables in every possible scenario to get the most out of WordPress. Built-in database access functions are optimized to work directly with existing tables, allowing us to minimize the time for implementation. On the other hand, ...

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