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  • Hi there,

    I’ve got SQL 2000 installed on my server and would rather just use it for my database. Is this possible? If so, what do I need to do to get it to work?


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  • skippy



    If by SQL 2000 you mean Microsoft SQL Server 2000, no WordPress will not work with that.

    WordPress is built to function with MySQL exclusively.

    Someone was once working on changing WP’s database code to support PEAR-db (I think it was that one – may have been a different library). If that’s ever completed, then WP would support not on MySQL, but potentially PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server 2000 🙂

    I saw that the wp-db.php file is an altered version of Justin Vincent’s ( EZ_SQL, which I use at work to connect to an Oracle database. EZ_SQL is a db abstraction script that connect to just about any DB out there. I’m wondering if Justin’s Oracle script (or any of the others, for that matter) could be modded to work with WordPress…




    WordPress uses some MySQL-isms in its SQL; so even if you used a different database abstraction library you’d still have a lot of work to modify many of the queries.

    There’s wordpress-pg, but I’ve never looked at it. It might help someone looking to make WordPress work with other RDBMSs.

    It could be done, but WP upgrades will be extra work, see this:

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