WordPress stores user generated content, along with other configurable information, in a a database (typically MySQL).

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Insert data in database using form

I am writing a simple plugin that create a table with name "newsletter" in database and provide a shortcode to put a registration form in pages. the form contain "name" and "email". i have problem ...
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Store partial database to an archive database time to time

As the community knows me that I'm not a PHP Developer by core, but trying to be one. With the company I'm working, I developed many WordPress powered News Portals, where- They publish at least 30 - ...
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When creating a metabox do you have to create DB fields for the data?

I'm just getting to grips with metaboxes for the first time and after reading up on them one of the main question i have is do you need to specify fields in the DB to store the data got input. i.e. if ...
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wpdb->insert multiple record at once

So after I have created the table 'settings-table' i want to add a couple of records to it. This is how I want to do it, not the best way, so I need a better way to do this because I will add more ...
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Manipulate database of WordPress site with my own scripts

I love WordPress as it provides plenty of great themes, good SEO and overall content management. But I'm not always happy with WordPress's original "Add post" and "Edit post" features as it required ...
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How to share User Database between Two Multisite Installations + More

My situation is a bit different to the other questions/answers I have read online here. Currently I have a Wordpress Multisite Installation on Server A. Server A is almost full in terms of ...
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Inserting data into custom tables

I am trying to create custom input tables to send data into custom tables on the wp database. I cannot get my script to do anything. The user will enter a type of liquor, like vodka or whiskey, ...
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Outputting query results

I am trying to make plugin, and i followed codex, i am not a OOP literate, hence i a blank. I tried to run this query $myrows = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT question FROM wp_quiz" ); while i tried ...
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Possible to remove settings from wp_customize?

So, really basic setting here. function Ari_customize_register( $wp_customize ) { $wp_customize->add_setting('header_position', array()); $wp_customize->add_control('header_position', array( ...
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Is removing orphaned wp_postmeta records safe?

I am using woocommerce as a shopping cart on a wordpress site. Products and Product Variations are each stored as records in the wp_posts table. Each of these Variations have aprox. 15-20 associated ...
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How to create bulk page and content? [closed]

I am creating a website about cars. I want to have a page for each car, with subpages (i.e. Gallery, Specs, etc...) for each car page. I have the content on my hard drive for each car. Doing this ...
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Change Custom Menu Header Manually

I am working on a legacy site and typically don't work with Wordpress, so I'm crashing very hard into the WP world here. Basically, from what I can tell the site has these Custom Menus set up. I want ...
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Storing textbox values in Database

I am new to WordPress but I am good with PHP programmings, if I wanted to get value from the textbox and store it in the database in WordPress can I do? for ex form1.html <form name="form" ...
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How does Wordpress store data?

I have looked inside Wordpress database. Example: In wp_options table, option_name column, active_plugins row, its option_value is ...
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Wordpress database import: Row size too large

I've done a dump of my Wordpress database using Windows's command prompt: mysqldump -u username -p databasename > filename.sql Then, on a different server, imported it using: mysql -u username ...
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Images not showing after moving site

I've tried all the options suggested in other similar questions, and I'm stuck. My images are not showing after moving a site from my local machine to another server. I've searched the database, and ...
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How to prevent/delay MySQL connections when an object cache is used?

We are using an object cache backed by memcached, however I think that WordPress will still connect to MySQL on every page load, which shouldn't be needed if all queries can be handled by the object ...
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Function to get the name in database table from the comma separated string

I already created admin column in WP using this code: add_filter('manage_pages_columns', 'page_custom_cols', 10); function page_custom_cols($pages_columns, $post_type) { $pages_columns['user_group'] ...
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Convert from .htaccess to web.config?

When I convert to web.config. It shows an error: <rewrite> <!--This directive was not converted because it is not supported by IIS: RewriteBase /.--> <rules> <rule ...
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Help With a Large Wordpress Based MySQL Database on Shared Hosting

I have close to 500K posts in my WordPress database. The site is not yet live, I have the data on my local computer. I was reading about the WOrdpress' https://wordpress.org/plugins/hyperdb/ plugin ...
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How To Get Some Data From WordPress Database Using WordPress $wpdb Query?

I am trying to get some data from WordPress database tables in a plugin. For that, I am using the below code... global $wpdb; $findID = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT ID FROM wp_posts WHERE post_name = ...
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dbDelta SQL Query Not Working

I know the specifics of using dbDelta and I've read the documentation (http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Tables_with_Plugins), read other answers to the question I'm asking, but I'm just not seeing ...
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Saving Custom Post types and fields to a custom table

I have a project in which I am trying to import a large amount of data into a WordPress installation and from that data, create pages on my site (as a custom post type). Since these pages will be ...
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Where should I put this custom data?

My client needs to store food nutrient data in his site's database. I have food name, calories, protein, fat, carb, fiber and other data to store for many food items. I'm a developer but new to WP. ...
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Why is wordpress trying to re-install itself?

I ran out of space on my MySQL server so I got a bigger disk and moved the files to the new disk, restarted MySQL and things were fine. But I went to my sites and now wordpress is acting like its ...
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What's the point of wp_blog_versions?

The documentation says about wp_blog_versions: The current database version status of each site is maintained in the wp_blogs_versions table and is updated as each site is upgraded. but what's ...
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How To Make Connection To WordPress Data Base In A Plugin?

I am learning Plugins and I am trying to connect WordPress database wp-config.php in my Plugin PHP code. Currently for checking my code, I used the below connection and it is working fine. Now I ...
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wp_options table value

I am trying to understand a wordpress behaviour. When I add a tag in the admin panel mysql does a sequence of queries. Essentially: update wp_terms update wp_term_taxonomy and udate wp_options with ...
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saving and retrieving data

I been following some tutorials on how to create wordpress plugin, but i did not understand how to save data into a table, from admin e.g asking some questions and then on the front end displaying it ...
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How to parse meta value from user specific post to google charts?

I'm currently working on a project where i need to visualize the progress of users (fitness). For that i have created a custom post type with custom fields. I want to parse the meta values associated ...
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Theme options not being sent to Database

Currently working on a little project for a theme, doing this so i can learn the in's and out's of wordpress. So far i've got to the point of adding sections, and fields within those sections. ...
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Custom Post Types and Posts are mixed

I need help with a problem related with CPT and WP Database. I have a wordpress install with bbPress and a custom post type called Destinos. The problem is that when I´m looking for the forums, or ...
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Select Multiple meta_value from WP DB; Single Query

I am trying to retrieve each user's first and last name, phone, email, and address from the usermeta table. I'm having trouble selecting multiple meta_values, each with its own meta_key, using a ...
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How can I retrieve data from alternate database using wpdb class?

I'm attempting to retrieve data from a separate WordPress installation on the same server. I'm able to use the wpdb class to successfully connect to the alternate database and get results, however, I ...
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Restoring .sql backup results in “Error establishing a database connection”

I'm trying to get the database dump (.sql) of a remote site to work with my local setup. Sort of like migrating from remote to local. I've already ftp-ed the site itself, but having problems ...
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How to Determine a Post's Last Edited Date?

I'm writing a little extract script to do a DB pull. I've been asked to get all restaurant posts (custom post type) that are among the 1000 top hit, OR have been added or edited in the last 3 years. ...
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How to save information related to post in database?

I created a post-to-email plugin and I need to save something in the database when the post is sent so I don't allow users to send it twice. How do I save this in the database? And how can I retrieve ...
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Wacky taxonomy in wordpress

I have my main site, www.whatsthatbug.com, and a test site, test.whatsthatbug.com. They are identical as far as I can tell - same version of wordpress, same plugins at the same versions, same theme ...
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Storing user submitted forms [closed]

I was wondering what's the best way to create a form which can only be seen by registered users. The main idea I'd like to achieve here is for users to log in and gain access to a page where there's ...
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Advanced SELECT query with condtional statements

I am having trouble understanding the proper way to write an advanced select query. I have the following the code here. if (!empty($_GET['3321body_type'])) { $bt = $_GET['3321body_type']; ...
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What's a good strategy for planning WordPress DB growth?

Hoping for some feedback on the topic of optimizing and staying on top of performance as a WordPress database grows... to paint a picture.... let's say you have a WordPress / Buddypress MU site that ...
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The plugin generated x characters of unexpected output, $wpdb not defined

I've written a simple Wordpress plugin to create a new database table. The new table ought to be created when the plugin is activated. When I try to activate the plugin, I get the following error: ...
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Solution for database version control and deployment?

Currently i use a dump script and commit the database to the git repo. --skip-extended-insert --skip-comments --skip-dump-date means that a diff can give me a fair idea of what has changed, but it ...
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Updating options into the wp database performance

I have a question about the performance of my plugin. On the settings page of my plugin I have about 20 options the user can change (checkboxes, dropdown and normal text inputs). Currently I just ...
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Is there any way to recover deleted menu from database sql backup

i accidently deleted my main menu but i have a .sql database backup file and i want to recover my menu from this file. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Redirect Issue: Wordpress database

I have an issue with my wordpress site that seems to relate to the settings in wordpress. However, it seems to go into a redirect loop. I can confirm upon a fresh installation the issue disappears. I ...
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How does one change the posts database table of a site?

I am currently in the process of developing a mobile site to accompany a site that I have been operating for a while. I came up with the idea to use multisite to create a second site with a ...
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How can I store data from custom fields to custom tables?

I know how to make custom fields for my custom post types. I also know there is the Advanced Custom Fieldsplugin. But I need to know how I can store my custom fields in my custom post type to my ...
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Safely store code(html/js..) into database

So I'm working on a small plugin, and this plugin allows users to save data to my db. This data is mostly plain text but 3 fields are will have tags inside them. 1 field can be used to save all kind ...
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WordPress Theme Migration Local to Live Assets Not Loading

I have a fully working custom WordPress theme built off underscores served up locally via MAMP. Normally when migrating to a live server, I move over the wp-content directory and the .sql file, ...