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phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin: Database Access from Administration Panels

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One of my main whines is the eight clicks it takes me, with two windows which open in new windows, to get to my database where WordPress is installed. I don’t need to get in there often, but it’s a serious pain when I do. One day recently, it took me 45 minutes of clicking clicks and dancing between open windows to finally login and get access to the database. It kept booting me out, forcing me to login after every command, and…well, it was a nightmare.

Then I found Silpstream’s WP-phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin. I uploaded it to my full version WordPress site, activated it, and within seconds and definitely fewer clicks, I was able to visit my phpMyAdmin panel from inside of WordPress. In its very own panel in my Administration Panels.

phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin allows access to your WordPress database from the Administration Panels

I could search and replace, optimize the database, do whatever I needed to do, and never leave WordPress. No more interminable clicks and pop-up windows! Awesome.

For full version WordPress blogs with serious WordPress tweakers, this is invaluable. Thank you, Chris at Silpstream!

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  1. Posted October 14, 2006 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Thank you Lorelle, after trying several php admin plugins, this one sounds too good to be true.

  2. donutz
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    i got the program but, I dont see the program you took a pic of.. all i see is a bunch of files… when i open them it takes me to notepad! wat should i do? I want my wordpress account back! can you do it for me?

  3. Posted May 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what you are talking about. If you installed the Plugin, there should be a tab on your Administration Panels, as mentioned, that shows you your phpMyAdmin access. Those are database files, so I don’t know what you did, but if you want help, you will have to contact the Plugin author. I don’t provide support for Plugins I don’t write.

    Good luck.

  4. Manoj Kumar Bhujabal
    Posted May 25, 2009 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Thank you Lorelle, after trying several php admin plugins, this is very good plugin. Thanks again.

  5. Nakusya
    Posted June 18, 2009 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    Thanks for this – just what I have been looking for – the link doesnt work. I have been searching the net but cant find a link that works to the plugin.

    If anyone knows, it would be great



  6. Posted June 19, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I just checked and the link still works for me. Try again. I just installed this a month ago on a recent version of WordPress and it worked.

  7. Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Does this plugin still exist and work? I am trying to find info on it but it is scarce. do you know of any more recent plugins that do that same thing? do you still use this one?

  8. Posted April 11, 2011 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    Well, I guess this article is pretty old, but I have my own implementation of phpMyAdmin inside WordPress inspired from the aforementioned plugin. I have added some new checks in place, some database information and cleaned up the selected phpMyAdmin version. It’s pretty bulky and bloated. The plugin is frequently updated, has its own support section, and it’s useful. Give it a try if you need DB access.

    • Posted April 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Excellent and thanks! I can’t live without the original, so I’m looking forward to trying your version. I was so disappointed that he didn’t keep this one updated, so good for you to take this on. That’s what I love about the WordPress Community!

  9. Rhonda
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    nice one thanks Lorelle 🙂

  10. Posted November 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this Lorelle; but do you know of any plugin where I can create/edit my own mysql tables from within WP?

    • Posted November 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

      This Plugin worked until a few months ago. I haven’t checked it lately. Is it not working for you? It isn’t restricted to WordPress tables only, just opens an iframe for you to access your database and do whatever damage you wish.

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