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Easiest WordPress db access method?

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:47 pm
by thatkeith
I've been reading up on WP access and getting my head all twisted. Does anyone have a simple (relatively speaking) method or pointers? I have full access to the server and setup, in case it involves tweaking the wp_connect file or anything similar.

I'd like to do this for mobile in the end, but it definitely seems like desktop is the thing to try first.


Re: Easiest WordPress db access method?

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:28 am
by MaxDangerMouse
Hi Keith,

Sorry, I can only partly answer your question. Rather than editing the wp_connect file, you'd need to get access to the mysql database on your server. All the data for your wordpress installation is stored in there.

I can't help much with this because our web host restricts access to the mysql database so it's only able to be accessed by the website itself - they disable external connections so a livecode app would never get in. But getting access to that is going to be the key. Once you're in, manipulating the data should be fairly easy.

Hope that helps get you started.