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WP DB Driver

An improved database layer for WordPress

Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.3

Excellent way to get PDO support while we wait for the core to be updated.

Works and improves WordPress performance
By , for WP 4.2.3

Thanks, Marko, for this plugin. You should have 1 million + downloads per month if people knew how important is to make use of the PDO driver.

WP at 4.2.3 and core is still using deprecated mysql driver!

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Time saver
By , for WP 3.6.1

Big thanks for this awesome plugin, stumbles upon it in trac discussion and it was just what I needed.

Updated my Kubuntu today and with it came PHP 5.5, which of course throws deprecation error about mysql_. I did not want to mess with the downgrade so I looked for a plugin solution instead, and voila, here it is :)

Once again, thanks

Lets me stay up to date and use WP
By , for WP 3.6.1

I had set up a brand new server with no idea at the time that PHP 5.5.x wasn't really supported in WordPress 3.6.x. This plugin not only works great on multiple sites where I use it, including older sites that I migrated to this new server, but it's pretty straight forward and simple to set up.

Wish this had made it into WP 3.6
By , for WP 3.6

Big kudos to the author for making this functionality available in a non-patch format after the patch failed to make it into WP 3.6. Having this as a plugin is very valuable because it avoids having to make changes to the WP core that could break when WP itself gets updated.

The only reason I'm not rating this 5/5 stars is because I had to get the version of the plugin from the author's GitHub site since plugin version 1.3 throws a lot of errors with WP 3.6-RC2. However, the version from the author's GitHub site works perfectly.

Edit: 5 stars for version 1.4 of the plugin.

Testing results
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WordPress 3.6-beta4-24523, IIS7, PHP 5.4.16, PDO + mysgli + mysql, mysql 5.5.27, WP_DEBUG:

No errors logged or visible on a small, single test site with few plugins.

Thank you for making this plugin. I really look forward to be running the latest PHP without deprecation warnings.

Will continue testing this plugin on LAMP, multisite, PHP 5.5, without PDO and/or mysqli, lots of common plugins and with a lot of posts and traffic.

If I find issues I will report on the support forum here.

Update, version 1.3: This is now excellent!

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