Optimizing database for custom fields

Custom fields is a way for WordPress to store arbitrary extra data for content (posts and custom post types), such as author name, published date for a book. To make custom fields flexible and compatible with different kinds of data, WordPress designs the meta tables (post meta, term meta, user meta and comment meta) in the form of key value. According to that, each custom field is stored as one row in the database. This approach allows developers store unlimited data regardless its structure. But, the downside is the rapid bloat of the database. Because the number of custom fields is usually very large. This article will present solutions to optimize the storage of custom field in the database to help boost your website’s performance.

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Gutenberg and the future of Meta Box

In the State of the Word 2016, Matt Mullenweg said that one of three main focuses of WordPress in the next year will be the editor, which will be block-based and unify widgets, interface for shortcodes. The result is the new the Gutenberg editor, which was first introduced to the public at WordCamp Europe 2017. However, it raises many concerns with the existing meta box API. In this post, we’ll take a deep look at those problems and the future of the Meta Box plugin (and similar plugins/frameworks).

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Upgrade is available

A few days ago, we launched a new design for metabox.io and introducing a Lifetime Bundle. The great thing about lifetime bundle is you buy once and have all extensions forever, including the updates and support. But you already bought a Core Bundle or Developer Bundle? Never mind, the upgrade is available for all users of Core Bundle and Developer Bundle. And you have to pay just the difference in value.

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