With WordPress it is important to understand what is living in the database and what is not for several reasons.
- Version control software like GIT does not track the database, only the site files.
- Several hosts with staging sites will give you database options when you push from staging to live. For example you can push just the site files, all of the databases, or just a select few. WPengine operates this way.
For this reason it is important to understand what information is kept in the MySQL database, and what is kept in the site files.[table id=1 /] [table id=2 /]