Three reasons why WordPress is hard

Three reasons why WordPress is hard:

  1. Lack of GUIDs. Posts, Users, Terms and Comments each have their own auto-incremented IDs, meaning a given ID isn’t unique within the system.
  2. Stores PHP-serialized data in the database.
  3. Uses absolute paths for resources, instead of relative, which can be located in PHP-serialized data.

It seems every advanced abstraction on top of WordPress ultimately spends 90% of its time finding a solution for these problems.

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