Query WordPress Data in MySQL Workbench

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Wordpress ODBC Driver

The Wordpress ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Wordpress, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Wordpress data like you would a database - read, write, and update Wordpress Pages, Posts, Tags, Users, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live WordPress data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for WordPress to query WordPress data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live WordPress data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to WordPress Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to WordPress data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query WordPress from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual WordPress database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live WordPress data.

Connect to WordPress through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for WordPress).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query WordPress Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for WordPress).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve WordPress data, like SELECT * FROM `CData WordPress Sys`.Categories;

With access to live WordPress data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update WordPress, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for WordPress and the CData SQL Gateway.