As far as WordPress Development is concerned, understanding the WordPress Database is important. Of course, this is only part of it. Once you know how the tables are organized, it’s a matter of learning the API, reading from the WordPress database, and writing to the WordPress database.

In my latest article on Envato, I take a look at the following topics:

  • Error reporting
  • Retrieving single values from the database
  • Retrieving the values of an entire row
  • Retrieving the values of a number of columns
  • A word about generic results
The article is specifically targeting beginning WordPress developers, but if you’re looking to get started reading from the WordPress database, this article should be a good place to start.