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

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What is the correct way for plugins to create tables with special charset/collation considerations?

I'm using WordPress >=3.8. The default charset/collation values in wp-config.php are define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); define('DB_COLLATE', ''); // Becomes utf8_general_ci I am in a situation where ...
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Detecting errors generated by $wpdb->get_results()

How do I detect errors when using $wpdb->get_results()? For example: $result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM this is not a valid query"); The preceding code doesn't generate any exceptions ...
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Ways of managing staging and production wordpress sites?

Ok I've see a lot similar questions.. but they all either outdated or do not fall in in my problem. So the problem is: We have a website and its clone stage website. On that website apart form me ...
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Should I be able to run two different “close” code versions of wordpress with the same DB

A concrete example - I am upgrading to 4.1 from 4.0, the upgrade was successful but I discovered that a plugin broke. Can I just revert the code. The real live issue I am facing is having two ...
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Insert query inserts 2 entries, should insert 1

I've written a small posts by views plugin, well at least started one. My tables are set up but when they are updated the code adds 2 entries into my table when a post is loaded and views are ...
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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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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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Linking Custom Fields to Database Records

Hey there im fairly new to wordpress and php, but have a strong programming/database background. I recently learned about custom fields and am wondering if it is at all possible to do the following ...
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How to display posts by vote count and if no value continue with latest posts with no votes?

Maybe someone can help me with this. I want to display posts by votes. Users can only vote up. So what I want is - the most voted posts by vote count on top and then latest posts with no votes. The ...
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Does auto_load to 'no' in wp_options improve performance

I am trying to improve the performance of a wordpress based blog. I am looking at wp_options table and am thinking to set the column auto_load to 'no'. Does it have any side-effect on the site ...
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Query Wordpress database by registered date and role

I would like to get the display name and email address for all users who have registered to my multisite today with the role of subscriber. It needs to be an SQL query as it's used outside of the WP ...
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MS Access to manage WordPress Database

Now I don't believe this is practical or possible without a large amount of development. My client's old site used MS Access to manage the user's profiles on his old website. His new site uses ...
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Create custom column in post table in wordpress

I want to add two custom field to table wp_posts, and that I need for my plugin. now to enable these fields I have changed core file of wordpress wordpress/wp-admin/post.php $data = compact( array( ...
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How to use default WP form elements to interact with custom DB table?

I know about the use of Custom Post Types, but in this case I do need to use a custom database table (FYI: it's a table that is IP-based shared with another non-WP website). In wp-admin, I'd like to ...
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Importing Data from a Non-WordPress database, into WP

I'm migrating data from a totally different database style into WP. The main issue I'm trying to wrap my head around is how to import any meta data, given that WP uses a key value pair style for meta ...
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How Can I Put Meta_Compare in the Database-Query?

Yes, I know that this can easily be done with built in wp_query but I need this in Wpdb query. I have a custom field and I need to display posts where this field does not exist. By the way can I get ...
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Download user generated data from Wordpress

I have created a Wordpress site which I allow users to enter information about themselves such as name, age, sex and address etc. Now that I have this n formation I would like to know the steps I ...
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How do I authenticate/turn off a plugin remotely for plugin SaaS like functionality?

I have a client whom we created a custom plugin for. We are charging monthly for access to this plugin but the only way we have to disable it is manually in the Wordpress admin. How would I go about ...
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Broken Images After DB Name Change

I have a problem I have been unsuccessful in troubleshooting or finding other questions and answers for. My site was displaying fine. I changed the name of my database from "mydomain_beta" to ...
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Pull Data from DB for Admin Page Display as Relates to Admin Page Class by BA Internet

Why do developers make it so darn hard to use the tools they develop? Don't answer, I already know :) Have had some success using this: https://github.com/bainternet/Admin-Page-Class ...to develop a ...
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Why are my WordPress post queries so slow?

I'm working on a larger WordPress site and trying to troubleshoot why my site is so slow. I've installed W3 Total Cache and have run multiple page speed and plugin tests with no luck. What's strange ...
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Plugins folder broken-No website functionality

After some plugin updates caused me to receive a database error, I was unable to access my dashboard. I changed the name of the plugins folder in FTP and it came back online. I then deleted my ...
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I have a problem with my WordPress DB after I tried to install multi-site

I tried to install WordPress Multi-Site. But I ran into some problems with the DB. wp_1_posts: Table 'studioc_editionspanda.wp_1_posts' doesn't exist wp_1_comments: Table ...
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How to add additional field in a table row after creating a table?

I used options for my plugins.But now i have changed to use own table.i created and using things good.Now i would like to add one field that gets value from user and add that much value as field.This ...
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Wordpress plugin tables become corrupt

I have written a plugin that creates and uses 3 database tables. On rare occasion, all 3 database tables become corrupt but no other tables in the database exhibit similar conditions. It is pretty ...
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Display Plugin information on specific url

So I created a WP plugin with its own unique DB tables. I chose this approach as opposed to using a custom post type because of relationships I needed between the tables. So I'm not even sure how to ...
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How do I restore my WordPress that has been hacked?

The website was hacked a week and a half ago. I removed files that were added and removed core WP files that I knew I could replace just to move along the process. Now, I am left with the wp-content ...
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featured image not showing up with mysql_connect

i noticed a certain problem with the featured image issue, i had everything work nicely until i added a mysql connection to another database to retrieve certain information, the featured image stop ...
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Calling update_user_meta inside of another function doesn't work

I have a function that does updates a db outside of wordpress and then I'd like it to take that information and update the user_meta table in wordpress. The print statement prints all the appropriate ...
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I broke database after reuploading local version - what exactly happened? Database error

The site was already working but since I wanted to change the website more and my Internet is not good right now, I decided to download the whole wp folder to local drive, and export database. I set ...
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Passing user first and last names from external db to WordPress user first and last names using session variables?

This may be a little convoluted, but here it goes. I don't let users register on WordPress to access my member site. I have an outside registration/login system set up and want to continue using ...
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Import Excel (or csv) Table with user-data as subscribers to wordpress

i have a tough problem. From an existing database with user-data I need to transfer those users as subscribers to my wordpress database. My user-profiles have various additional custom fields that I ...
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Automatic add record after refreshing page

I have on page only this code: get_header(); global $title; global $wpdb; global $current_user; if ( 0 == $current_user->ID ) { } else { } ...
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WordPress 3.6 generating empty database

I wanted to migrate my local WordPress i use for theme development to 3.6, but the generated tables in the database are empty. WordPress creates all tables, but only wp_options is being filled, but ...
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Wordpress database tables crashing frequntly

For my site www.placementmantra.in, I am experiencing twice-daily table crashes, mainly wp_posts. I tried disabling all plugins, but the problem persists. Any suggestions?
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Getting deleted users in database

I am using the database that is being used by a WordPress site. I am trying to get all the users from wp_users table with SQL query. But there is also previously deleted users in wp_users table. I ...
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Wordpress multisite and one database

i need to use one database (i mean the same tables) with all sites under my network. I know about switching blog, but it's not good with wp-admin side (for example for custom post type i can't see the ...
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Displaying database data as pages (or similar)

I have a friend that has a big database of cars (lets say 4000 entries). Now he wants to add this info to his website. Initially I played with the idea of creating a page for each car, but this ends ...
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Get User Login Data (date, time… )

I did my best looking for information about this subject. Your guidance is appreciated. My goal is to perform some actions based on the number of user logins on my website per month and login days ...
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Save Changes function after table is sorted using jquery

I have a simple table, and the jquery works great for sorting. The fields drags an drops perfectly, and updates then and their. Also of course the data in the fields are saved in a array. The data in ...
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Combine Query and Select Database to create directory loop

I have a query loop on my page that I am using which displays all users on the page with certain custom fields filled out. It's working fine however, I need to also query these users for their level ...
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Moving database from WP 2.6 to 3.5 problem

I recently moved my database from a wp 2.6 blog to a wp 3.5 form using this posts advice. (Alex Miller's answer). Everything looked good on the home page; however, when I click on an individual ...
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Using Zoho Creator Database inside Wordpress Frame

Our agency network has an existing Wordpress-based website, and we would like to use Zoho Creator sort of like an intranet which is accessed through the Wordpress site. Basically, something along the ...
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Host does not allow remote connection, so how do I transfer data to my WordPress site?

I spent the last week trying to get my PHP code on my website to connect to my remote "personal" computer to display some data on a webpage. I just found out today from my web host (ipage) "our ...
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Install WordPress with SQL database

I am very new to WordPress. I didn't even know it existed until I had to do it for my work. So I started in with a WAMP server with WordPress. That worked fine until we needed multiple sites with ...
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Create hundreds of users with just ID in phpMyAdmin

I'm trying to do the same as this post. But I have a problem with the insert records into your wp_users table containing all the ID's of the members you want to import Right now, I have 3 ...
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Custom query on Wordpress custom table

I am working with a custom table where some values will be inserted or updated if they already exists, I have checked and rechecked the syntax and it seems to be working fine, if I run the same query ...
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MySQL Engine vs. Charset

I am attempting to have my plugin create a new table. I am fairly new to SQL. I have found two different method for creating tables: Method I $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . 'cool_table'; $sql = ...
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How to add drop down sub menu from database fields in the particular menu slug

I am creating a menu(not in admin panel) in wordpress, and I want to add drop down menu from my database table fields in a particular menu slug? How can I achieve that, using code? I found the ...
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How to change page ID to preserve links?

I'm developing a site, and the current site uses the page ID in the permalinks (eg site.com/content/?page_id=8). I am recreating the pages, and would like to make sure I don't break any existing links ...