WordPress is making progress towards officially supporting SQLite in its core, a move that would benefit smaller sites and blogs that do not require the full MySQL database. The SQLite Database Integration feature plugin has been rewritten to be more future-proof, using an SQL Lexer that is part of the PHPMyAdmin/SQL-Parser project. This provides improved security and compatibility. However, the plugin has only 30 active installs and has received little testing, leading to concerns about merging the changes into core. Some contributors have suggested adding the plugin as a mu-plugin or drop-in, rather than fully merging it into core. The proposal is seen as a long-term goal rather than an immediate priority.