Oracle support (8 posts)

  1. kinivin
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello friends,

    I have a server which only has Oracle support. Are there versions of WordPress that support Oracle? By the way, I haven't been keen on searching for an answer to that question - so don't chastize me if there's an obvious answer - I tried to search Word Press, got a 500 error. If you guys can lead me in the right direction, it would be appreciated.

  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/about/ (this link is on the top of this page)
    click on the Requirements in the right sidebar

  3. Pizdin Dim
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The default WordPress database class and all the interface pages can be customised to work with Oracle. However, this is something which would have to be done by someone experienced in PHP/Oracle and is certainly not something trivial (in terms of time taken).

    Also, you will have to keep in mind any WordPress upgrades as the above work will (a) have to be done all over again or (b) the code changes in the new version will have to be incorporated in your modified version.

    Although, I'm happy to offer my services, I think it might be cheaper to find another provider with MySQL support.

  4. masquerade
    Posted 10 years ago #

    pizdin, its actually a lot more involved than that. There'd be a need to hack together a method of auto incrementing tables, completely changing the way all time is handled all throughout the code, etc. The code is much more heavily reliant on mysql than many think.

  5. Pizdin Dim
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks masquerade: perhaps I didn't make it very clear that it was *not* trivial (time-wise) but it certainly can be done. I know, because I've done similar application conversions in the past.

    1. Oracle supports auto-incrementing keys with insert triggers.
    2. Oracle supports datetime data types.

    From what I've seen of the WordPress code, I see no problem converting to Oracle. The only issue is cost, both initial and ongoing whenever upgrades occur. Like I said, it might be cheaper to leave it and switch providers.

  6. ifelse
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Having worked with and for Oracle for quite a few years, I have to say that you it really is overkill for powering a blog app.

    Pizdin_dim is correct; I would certainly look at choosing the right tool for the job rather than trying to shoehorn WP onto Oracle.

  7. kinivin
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Unfortunately, switching providers is not an option - as the implementation in mind is to be hosted on an in-house server. All the in-house servers are controlled by an unyielding, unreasonable beuracracy of an american liberal arts college that fancies making poor IT decisions. It has to be in-house, they won't change shit to accomodate you..

    Thanks again.

  8. hootbah
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is a new blog called Orablog that is a port of WordPress that works with Oracle. There could be a few gotchas with using plug-ins but I'm sure if you send and e-mail or comment over on http://www.orablog.org/ they would be happy to help.

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