How to get database schema from WordPress

This short article show you how to get the database structure or database scheme from WordPress.

To get the WordPress database schema.

1. Install MySQL server, I am using MySQL 5.3.

2. Go to Microsoft Web Platform Installer

3. Click on Get Web Apps.


You can then see WordPress.


4. Choose WordPress then it will ask you for MySQL.

Click Next until everything is installed.

5. Open Visual Studio, I am using Visual Studio 2012 for this.

6. Create an Entity Framework based on the WordPress database schema in MySQL server.

Provided you have the component installed as below.


7. Right click the edmx page and choose Generate Database from Model.

8. Connect to MS SQL Server, make sure you create a database in MS SQL Server before run the script.

There are sudden database types are not compatible with MS SQL. I have rectified those and put it in a VS solution.

You can also download a single solution from The sample file name is ConAppWP.rar My MSN ID is

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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