SQL Executioner

Description

Instead of needing a tool like phpMyAdmin
or the mysql command line client to view and modify your WordPress database,
the SQL Executioner allows you to run arbitrary SQL queries against your
WordPress database from within the Admin. In many cases this allows you to bypass
the inherent limitations of the WordPress Admin interface, and use the full expressive
power of SQL to analyze and update your blog’s database.

To use simply install and visit the Tools > SQL Executioner page.

If you’re interested in contributing to the code behind this plugin, it’s also hosted on GitHub:
https://github.com/justincwatt/wp-sql-executioner

Screenshots

  • This is what you get after describing the posts table.

Installation

Extract the zip file, drop the sql-executioner folder in your wp-content/plugins/
directory, and then activate from the Plugins page.

FAQ

Does this plugin have any undo?

No. It executes SQL queries directly against your database. If in doubt, run a SELECT
query before attempting an UPDATE or DELETE query to confirm what
you are about to modify.

Can I irreparably damage my WordPress database using this plugin?

Yes.

Do I have to know SQL to use this plugin?

Yes. Other than a basic facility that will DESCRIBE each table for you, there
is no GUI (graphical user interface).

Reviews

Great but needs update

This is a great general purpose plug-in. Unfortunately it is incompatible with Xenial Xerxus (or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS if you wish) – I had to remove it via command line as it was crashing my blog after OS upgrade. Will definitely reinstall once the issue is fixed.

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Contributors & Developers

“SQL Executioner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.4

  • Added CSV export format (hat tip: olarmarius)

1.3

  • Updated to work with PHP 7

1.2

  • Cleaned code up to submit to WP Plugin Repo
  • Wrapped functions in class

1.1

  • Add wp_nonce_field check, minor code cleanup

1.0

  • Initial version