[wp-hackers] WP and Plugins DB connection conflicts

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Tue Jun 26 13:36:27 GMT 2007

Peter Adams wrote:
> I've been seeing some odd database connection conflicts between various 
> plugin combinations and have narrowed the issue down to the fact that WP 
> does not force a new database link to be created when it initiates its 
> connection in wp-db.php. this is a problem if a plugin creates it's own 
> db connection with the same user credentials as those used by WP and 
> then closes the connection or produces errors on the link.

I believe the usual thing for a plugin is to use $wpdb to do database 
queries, rather than creating its own database connections. Is there 
some reason these plugins cannot be rewritten to do that? It might 
mean adding a require() line somewhere, to make sure $wpdb has been 
initialized, but then there would be no conflict.


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