Connect to WordPress Data in RapidMiner

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Integrate WordPress data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for WordPress into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for WordPress to transfer WordPress data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to WordPress in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to WordPress:

  1. Add a new database driver for WordPress: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:wordpress:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.wordpress.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.wordpress.WordPressDriver
  6. Create a new WordPress connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the WordPress driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the WordPress JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.wordpress.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    A typical connection string is below:

    Url=http://www.yourwordpresshost.com;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your WordPress connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve WordPress data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the WordPress data.