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Integrating non-wp database into wordpress (4 posts)

  1. Griffology
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm in middle of building a heavily modified WordPress project. It's coming together very nice, however I'm having trouble on figuring out how to implement data from a non-wordpress data into wordpres sections(pages/posts).

    For example, I have sections/pages which I'd like to keep the same except for data such as players, scores, stats, etc...

    I have not found a plug-in that will be able to grab certain information from the other database. I think I may be over complicating the whole situation. Ideally, I would like to be able to edit the data from the non-wordpress database through the wordpress admin panel as non-technical users will be accessing/editing it.

    Thanks so much,
    griff

  2. klifix
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What I did to get the last 10 posts from my forum is to make a seperate .php file into a subfolder to get the information out of another database than wordpress. It works fine by me! Except it was a hell of a job and to explain this here it might take a lot of time, which I don't have unfortunately. But if you take a look at this than you might get a lot further!:

    http://forums.xmbforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=757978#pid1253650

  3. Griffology
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you, I'll defiantly have a look!

    Other input would be much appreciated.

  4. rbarrero
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I needed to setup category selection from another database, and basically found that installing the WP tables into the same database as the existing database was the easiest solution. I could then use the existing WP mysql API to gain access to my existing data too. Then it was a matter of building in the functions into wordpress.

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