[wp-hackers] WP and Plugins DB connection conflicts

Paul Menard paul at codehooligans.com
Wed Jun 27 14:26:29 GMT 2007

On Jun 27, 2007, at 8:55 AM, Omry Yadan wrote:

>> I'd be interested to know what these cases are, because I can't think
>> of any. Plugins already have the $wpdb connection available to them,
>> why would they ever need to make another connection to the same DB?
> FireStats for example, does not depend on WordPress (it can work as  
> standalone), so it has its own database infrastructure.

Is this for the FireStats stand-alone implementation? Regardless, I  
think the rule should be don't mess with the global $wpdb object. Use  
it but don't try to manipulate it. End of issue.

If you want/need to create your own connection (dumb in my opinion)  
then create your own instance of the WPDB class.

// From inside your plugin
// You will need to make sure wpdb.php is included.
$my_wpdb = new wpdb($USER, $PASSWORD, $NAME, $HOST);


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