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Can WordPress run on PostgreSQL? (5 posts)

  1. adeco2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having problems with MySQL, and since my host supports PostgreSQL, I wonder if I could use that database system instead?

  2. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At this time, WordPress uses a few MySQL-isms that makes converting to PostgreSQL rather challenging.

    If you search these forums, several people have announced that they started trying to convert; but we've never heard back from them. =(

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    You may be interested in the Codex page that's used to track alternative database *initiatives*:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Alternative_Databases

    There is, or was, a port of WordPress that provides PostgreSQL support, but it's based on WP 1.2.1. You'll find a link to it from the Codex page above.

  4. nisvara
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Damn. My host only offers postgresql. Are there any plans of making WordPress compatible with postgresql in the future?

  5. Did you read the Codex link? It explains why chances are silm (if I'm reading it right) that a conversion will occur. I mean, MySQL is free and I think the most widely used, so...

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