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Is it possible to sidestep the $wpdb class (for accessing the WP database) and just use plain old MySQL queries constructed in php?

I'm talking SPECIFICALLY about accessing tables I added to the WP database.

If the answer is yes, how do I get the WP connect string data (host, user name, dbname & password)?

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Question by:Richard Korts
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Yes, same as any php connection to a MySql database:
// LOCAL CONNECT TO THE DATABASE
$DB_NAME = 'myDatabase';
$DB_HOST = 'localhost';
$DB_USER = 'testuser';
$DB_PASS = 'myPassword';


$mysqli = new mysqli($DB_HOST, $DB_USER, $DB_PASS, $DB_NAME);


if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
	printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
	exit();
}

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Get your connection string information from the wp-config.php file.
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by:Richard Korts
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Thanks, I figured out the location (in wp_config) myself. Looks pretty simple.

But based on the other question / result, I will probably try to forge on with $wpdb.

Thanks
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