Support » Plugin: XML Sitemaps » Error with custom mysql ports

  • If you use custom ports for the mysql server different than 3306, the plugin will fail creating the sitemap.

    The error can be found in the line 1881 of file sitemap-core.php in the following line:

    $con = mysqli_connect(DB_HOST,DB_USER,DB_PASSWORD,DB_NAME);

    Usually, if you use custom mysql ports you can add it to the global define DB_HOST like ‘localhost:20001’ and wordpress will work fine. The problem is mysqli_connect will accept the custom port as a parameter after DB_NAME. To fix this issue I replaced this line by:

    $db_host = DB_HOST;
    $db_port = 3306;
    if (strpos($db_host, ‘:’)!==false) {
    $arr_host = explode(‘:’,$db_host);
    $db_host = $arr_host[0];
    $db_port = $arr_host[1];
    $con = mysqli_connect($db_host,DB_USER,DB_PASSWORD,DB_NAME,$db_port);

    I hope this info helps someone with the same problem.

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