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Making changes to a WordPress Database

Hi, I've been doing research on how WordPress and BuddyPress actually work. I've made a lot of progress with the help of MANY here in that, I've gone from seeing WordPress as a kind of "Black-Box" to understanding how Themes and Child-Themes work. However, my next step is understanding how the Database that holds all the data works.

Lets assume I wanted to add a new function to my brand new theme that keeps track of something specific related to data. I'd have to manipulate the database...correct? So, how is that done?

How do I manipulate the current data and how do I add a Field or Table to add new data that is not part of any current plug-in?

Thanks for your help,

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Hello again Mr Fulano.

This isn't really my specialty,but I have needed to do a few things and found a couple good places of reference. I'll provide you a link, but I don't think I have much more to offer in this subject.


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Hi Jeremy, thank...these help a lot. I especially like the Decode Web link. Very good stuff.

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