i'd go with "tags" over categories, because you can add multiple tags to a single blog post.
table posts: postID integer ... table post_tags: postID integer tagID integer tagPercentageApplies float /* optional, not the industry standard */ table tags: tagID integer tagName varchar On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Jason Pruim <li...@pruimphotography.com> wrote: > I know you are all probably thinking "What does this have to do with PHP?" > and in reality... It's probably stretching it a little bit... BUT I am in > the process of writing a blog software (Yes I'm aware of all the open > source, and paid stuff out there... I'm doing this to learn :)) I am looking > at adding "categories" to my blog posts so I can organize my drivel into > something that looks somewhat professional, or at the very least, organized > so you can filter out all the crap... > > What I'm wondering about though, is would it be better from a database > design stand point to do a database field for "categories" and then in there > put "Personal", "Business", "Crap I found funny" Basically 1 database field > for all the categories I decide to use. OR should I go the other route and > do 1 database field for each category? > > This is going to be a small blog to start, but I guess I should always be > looking at performance, security, & maintainability right? > > I did read the post that tedd put up about looking at storing variables > differently and am considering going that route... But just wanted to know > what you all think :) > > Oh.... I'm also not expecting to have more then 4 or 5 categories at the > most.... Unless I release the blog to the public and take wordpress down :P > > So any help would be greatly appreciated :) > > Thanks yall! > > Jason Pruim > > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php