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Viewing WordPress Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view WordPress data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for WordPress.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for WordPress, you gain access to live WordPress data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve and update WordPress data. This article will walk through connecting to WordPress using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to WordPress Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying WordPress data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for WordPress and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData WordPress Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    To connect to WordPress, set the URL property and other authentication properties. WordPress supports Basic (User and Password) and OAuth2.0 authentication, though Basic is recommended for a testing environment only. To connect with OAuth you will need to register an app with WordPress.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the tables for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a table (for example: Categories) onto the form.

  7. Select the CategoriesTable object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the Categories data.