[wp-hackers] wp + mysql ?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jun 11 18:06:31 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:55 PM, Christopher J. Hradil
<chradil at comcast.net> wrote:
> 1)      Is WP mysql 5.x+ compatible ?


> more specifically are we capable/using
> the mysqli lib as opposed to the mysql lib ?

No. WP uses the mysql library. However, this talks to MySQL 5 just fine, AFAIK.

> 2)      Any further issues with WP charsets/data collations ? I've tracked a
> number of issues past few years, haven't noticed anything major lately so
> I'm guessing it's mostly been resolved, and there especially shouldn't be
> any issues with utf8_general_ci or utf8 collation

Not in general, no, but in specific some people have issues during
upgrades if they set their collation to the wrong thing. This could be
fixed by converting their database, but in general it's simpler to
just tell them to remove the collation setting in wp-config.php.

> 3)      Any probs with php 5.x or associated libs ? we've got a ton of
> plugins across a bunch of sites that just seem to break under more 'modern'
> version of wp and anything beyond php 4.x, I've been to lazy to
> re-write/correct these, so those sites haven't been updated yet, but the
> time is coming.

WP itself runs fine under PHP 5, and more and more plugins are
requiring it nowadays.

PHP 4 is dead. It just has not stopped thrashing yet.


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