WordPress post to post relationships, without altering the Database

Using WordPress as a framework, particularly post-to-post relations demand some creativity sometimes. This article wants to explore possible ways of building post2post connections without altering the standard database scheme. But, be warned, it is not about best practices, performance or perfect database modelling. Its more an attempt to list all options to consider, before adding custom tables and queries and working around all the secure and tested WordPress API functions.

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WordPress as Framework for Web Apps – Building a simple Recipe Database

In the past Wordpress has grown from a powerful blog-system to a powerful CMS and, more recently, to a powerful framework for web applications. I found WordPress extremely useful as base for medium sized web apps, without too much traffic. This tutorial will show you how to customize WordPress to adjust it to your data model, mainly by showing you how to use the essentials to build every WordPress powered web app – Custom post types, Custom taxonomies and Custom fields.

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