WordPress is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress stores content and enables users you to create and publish web pages using a domain and hosting service.

The details associated with the content in WordPress are stored as Events in the MySQL database. For example, posts, users, and comments. You can replicate the Events data from your WordPress account to a Destination database or data warehouse using Hevo Pipelines.

Note: You must provide the MySQL database details to configure the WordPress Source.


  • The credentials of the MySQL database used by WordPress. Read more about creating a database for WordPress.

  • MySQL version 5.1 or higher.

  • Hevo’s IP addresses are whitelisted.

  • SELECT privileges are granted to the database user.

Perform the following steps to configure WordPress via MySQL as the Source in your Pipeline. You must provide details of the MySQL database to configure the WordPress Source.

Whitelist Hevo’s IP Addresses

Click your MySQL variant below for steps to whitelist Hevo’s IP address:

Grant Privileges to the User

Perform the following steps to grant the SELECT privilege to the database user:

  1. Log in to your MySQL database instance as a root user. For example, mysql -u root -p.

  2. Run the following command to grant SELECT privilege to the new database user:
    GRANT SELECT ON *.* TO 'username'; # to grant privileges to a user with <username> as username

Specify MySQL Connection Settings:

Specify the following settings in the Configure your WordPress via MySQL Source page:

Configure WordPress via MySQL as a Source

  • Pipeline Name: A unique name for your Pipeline.

  • Database Host: The MySQL host’s IP address or DNS.

    Note: For URL-based hostnames, exclude the http:// or https:// part. For example, if the hostname URL is http://mysql-replica.westeros.inc, enter mysql-replica.westeros.inc.

  • Database Port: The port on which your MySQL server is listening for connections. Default value: 3306.

  • Database User: The authenticated user that can read the tables in your database.

  • Database Password: Password for the database user.

  • Database Name: The database you want to load data from, if the Pipeline mode is Table or Custom SQL.

  • Connection Settings

    • Connect through SSH: Enable this option to connect to Hevo using an SSH tunnel, instead of directly connecting your MySQL database host to Hevo. This provides an additional level of security to your database by not exposing your MySQL setup to the public. Read Connecting Through SSH.

      If this option is disabled, you must whitelist Hevo’s IP addresses. Refer to the content for your MySQL variant for steps to do this.

    • Use SSL: Enable it to use SSL encrypted connection. To enable this, specify the following:

      • CA File: The file containing the SSL server certificate authority (CA).

      • Client Certificate: The client public key certificate file.

      • Client Key: The client private key file.

Click TEST & CONTINUE to proceed for setting up the Destination.

Schema and Primary Keys

The schema is derived based on the data in your MySQL Source tables.

Data Model

The following is the list of tables (objects) that are created at the Destination when you run the Pipeline:

Object Description
wp_commentmeta Contains the list of metadata associated with the comments.
wp_comments Contains the list of all comments within WordPress.
wp_links Contains the list of links entered into the Links feature of WordPress. (This feature has been deprecated, but can be re-enabled with the Links Manager plugin.)
wp_options Contains the list of options set under the Administration > Settings panel. See Option Reference for options name and default values.
wp_postmeta Contains the metadata associated with the posts. Some plugins may add their own information to this table.
wp_posts Contains the list of the posts. Pages and navigation menu items are also stored in this table.
wp_terms Contains the categories for both posts and links, along with the tags for posts.
wp_termmeta Contains the metadata associated with the terms.
wp_term_relationships Contains the association of posts with categories and tags in the wp_terms table. Also, it contains the association of links with their respective categories.
wp_term_taxonomy Contains the taxonomy, such as category, link, or tag, for the entries in the wp_terms table.
wp_usermeta Contains the metadata associated with users.
wp_users Contains the list of users.

Note: In addition to the default tables, you can ingest any custom tables that you have created.


  • None.

See Also

Revision History

Refer to the following table for the list of key updates made to this page:

Date Release Description of Change
Jan-24-2022 1.80 New document.
Last updated on 19 Aug 2022

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