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[Resolved] Search Impact

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Tell us what you are trying to do?
I am actually creating a directory website. And I am implementing a search filter with Custom Field & Categories. I actually need to know what is the impact of Custom Field Search and Category Search impact on the server resources. Which one takes more computing power and what is the quantity of that impact?

Is there any documentation that you are following?

Is there a similar example that we can see?

What is the link to your site?



In WordPress, the taxonomies are used to group and categorize posts whereas the custom fields' primary purpose is to store additional data with the posts. For this reason, querying/filtering by taxonomies is much more efficient than custom fields.

Here is a useful article on the topic with some more details:
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Is this true for Custom post Type Taxonomies and Fields?


Yes, this is true for all post types, taxonomies, and custom fields, in general.

It doesn't matter if they are the native ones that come by default with WordPress or are the custom ones that you register on your website through Toolset Types, custom code, or any other plugin.


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