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

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Relationship between performance and database size

What's the relationship between performance and database size in WordPress? Does a bigger DB mean that my site will be slower? My DB size is currently 360mb. I also noticed that I have some tables ...
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Wordpress DB: options-table –> 32 gzipcompression?

I just wondered what this row in the Wordpress Database refers to? 32 gzipcompression 0 I stumbled upon it in the WP options table. What if I set the value to 1. I do already have ...
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WordPress Database Charset/Collate

Is there an easy way of getting the charset and collation of the DB tables in WordPress without resorting to SQL queries?
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How to use custom post type APIs, but use a different db table

We currently have a plugin that creates a new WP table, but it recreates the wheel when it comes to managing/updating data. It would be a good candidate for custom post types, but we don't want to ...
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Database slowdown after update to 3.4.1

I own a wordpress installation, and Updated to 3.4.1. After the upgrade, I got a very strange slowdown to my wordpress. After all, I used the define('SAVEQUERIES', true); in my wp-config.php with ...
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Is there a naming convention for database tables created by a plugin?

I have setup my plugin's table to use $wpdb->prefix but aside from that are there any conventions that you should name them; Maybe $wpdb->prefix.'plugin_'.$tablename or something. I can't find ...
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Split WP install between 2 databases?

Is it possible for Wordpress to work from two databases? The reason I ask is that we're approaching our 100mb limit for database size on our host (1and1) but have up to 100 databases, so what I was ...
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Is a direct or import approach safer for migration into WordPress?

We're in the process of migrating a site from an existing CMS system into WordPress. The existing CMS system has no direct integration tools with WordPress. I'm looking into the option of creating ...
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When and why should I use $wpdb different return types?

This one returns an object $mylink = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->links WHERE link_id = 10"); An associative array $mylink = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->links WHERE ...
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WordPress and automated MySQL backups to a different host

I'm having the following setup. A development computer in my local network and a production server with a real internet domain. Developing the PHP/CSS files on my dev computer for my theme is handled ...
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Can I store my custom comment_type into wp_comments table?

I'm developing a system where a post can have multiple replies/feedbacks. As of now I's storing each of the comments as a serialized postmeta. But just today I figured out that I can use the existing ...
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Shared table across network

Im currently creating a plugin that will read an xml file and import the data into 4 tables on a wordpress multisite. the tables are rather large, with ALOT of columns, so the post table is not ...
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Retrieve featured image (thumbnail) url from multiple posts with one query

I have a list of post ids and need to get all the standard data plus the thumbnail of the posts. As there will be several hundred posts i need an efficient way to retrieve the data, just looping over ...
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WordPress unresponsive after calling wp_update_comment()

In the admin panel's "Edit Comment" page, for some reason after I click "Update" the Edit page goes into infinite loop/loading (the spinner icon in the Google Chrome tab never stops spinning). My ...
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Has anyone tried putting PHP ActiveRecord on Wordpress?

I have worked with Ruby on Rails and I was looking for some code that did something close to the wonderfull RoR's ActiveRecord. I stepped by this site. Its PHP-ActiveRecord! I found it amazing, and ...
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Subscribers to posts

Consider each post to be topic of conversation, and comments a conversation. For now it is fine. I created a post type called conversation. Now I want to list all the conversations a user is in. How ...
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Is $wpdb->prepare escaping to much? How to use it properly?

Im pretty much confused by $wpdb->prepare. I want to use it to sanitize user input but it turned out that it destroys the query. I cannot imagine that this is how it's intended to work but I can't ...
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Why does $wpdb return strings for mysql integer values?

I find it very inconvenient and hard to understand that the default behavior of the Wordpress db-interface is to convert all integer (and float?) types to strings. e.g $wp_posts = $wpdb->...
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$wpdb->update has finished saving trigger?

I have a custom table that I am updating via wp_ajax action. I am inserting a row and inserting all of the values other than id which is an AUTO_INCREMENT. I have an ajax response that creates a new ...
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how to show database content in wordpress post

I'm a beginner for WordPress. I have a database app written in PHP and MySQL and I need to convert it to WordPress and also I what to post the database rows info by shortcode were id="x" like: [...
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Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) on working server, database problem

I have a local server up using EasyPHP. I know its working because I have a default wordpress install running and up on my brower. I have a full site which I also know I have working because when I ...
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How to modify post content before writing to database?

Hi~ I'm back again and I'm trying to add another function to the script I was working on a plugin that notify my friends of new post that mentions(@) them. Now I want to change the plain text of my ...
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What is the easiest way to implement cascading database upgrade for my plugin?

Lets assume following situation: I develop a plugin. The plugin requires custom database table to store some kind of information. From month to month I release new versions of my plugin. Different ...
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Wordpress database growing dramatically in size despite adding no new content

I have an old Wordpress site that I no longer maintain but keep online anyway. I have a cron job setup on the server that backs up the Wordpress database once a month. I am noticing a continuing ...
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Two WordPress sites sharing the same content

My question is this: Is it possible to have two separate installations of WP with two separate domains sharing the same content? Scenario: User on http://A.mysite.com publishes a post. http://B....
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Is it possible to import a wordpress backup from a single site in to a multi-site configuration?

I have a local development server with WordPress installed (my desktop Linux Mint 12 box). I'd like to use multi-site WordPress to manage my different client projects through one install, but I have a ...
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What is the correct/safe way to delete all comments?

We've inherited a WordPress (3.3.2) site that has 13k pending comments, all of which are spam. To delete all these comments is it sufficient and safe enough to do: DELETE FROM wp_comments; DELETE ...
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I have a table I created, how do I make a form for a user to filter the data?

I have created a table, I now need to filter the data from that table when someone selects options from a form. Whats a good way to do that?
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How wordpress accesses its own database

Hi I'm just curious as to how Wordpress accesses it's own database, meaning that when I look into an admin page like link-manager.php or class-wp-list-table.php I don't see any occurences of $wpdb. ...
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Have multiple local wordpress installs share a wp-content folder and database

On my local machine, I have multiple wordpress versions installed so I can test the themes and plugins I develop. I was wondering if I could somehow create a central wp-content folder and database, ...
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Tons of Twitter rows in my database

I have 264,307 "http" (post_type = http) rows in my wp_posts table. 99% of those have them have this post_title: GET http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/@xcentric.json?count=100 and "error" ...
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How to create Sub Sub domain Multi User blogs?

Hi to all I would like to create a big Wordpress network with this structure: sitename.com (Main website) cat1.sitename.com (sub website) cat11.cat1.sitename.com (sub-sub website) cat12.cat2....
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Split a database will improve performance?

Hi to all I'm running a Wordpress MS installation and I would like to move a couple of heavy "sub" blogs on a different DB, will it encrease my performances? Actually I'm on a dedicated server with ...
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WP Database Error (Windows Server 2008 & SQL Server)

I have a WP site up and running for my wife and she attempted to install a text widget that linked to her Twitter account (she says HTML was taken from Twitter.com). I am not sure exactly what she ...
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Issue with wp_insert_post and post_content field error Could not update post in the database

I'm having issues creating an import / caching script to be used within a WordPress site. This feed comes from a single text file that is then parsed and returned as an array. When running through ...
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Weird issue with database migration and SSL links

I want to move my database to my another mirror server (for testing & stuff). My original one is using SSL and I am forcing it to do so. When I migrate with DB Migrate plugin, the non-ssl server ...
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Why does dbDelta() not catch MysqlErrors?

From what I can see, dbDelta() is designed to suppress database errors that occur during its operation. Generally speaking, this seems to be the case, but New Relic is still reporting MysqlErrors ...
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Is there a shortcut to change bulk BMP images to JPG images in a site?

Images in WordPress posts, as I understand, are uploaded manually. They are uploaded by default to uploads folder. A client of mine reported that, in one of his site, he uploaded all the images in BMP ...
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Ajax with jQuery UI dialog not working

I am trying to update my custom database table when changes are made in a dialog box. The script for the dialog box and ajax call is as follows - jQuery(document).ready(function($){ $("td > span"...
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js Conflict in admin panel - I guess it's from the core WP installation

A client's site: causing serious js conflict or js loading disabilities, is under custody. Activating DEBUG, Deactivating all Plugins, and Activating Default theme "T13" found that, still the problem ...
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Remove old custom field after import

I have imported a set of posts to a new Wordpress install recently. This OLD set of posts had a set of custom fields attached to it (via post_meta using the ACF plugin). The new installation has ...
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Has parent field in the table wp_term_taxonomy has term_id or term_taxonomy_id

I have created a category "Book" with a sub category "comics", to check how wordpress is maintaining the hierarchy structure. When i check the table "wp_term_taxonomy", I found that such term with a ...
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Merging Wordpress posts from different databases

I have development and production versions of my website (on the same hosting). I want to easily synchronize the content between these versions. On the production website, content is updated daily. ...
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Importing Multiple DB to one MU database

I have three databases associated with three different WP sites. I set up one MU site, with one database. How should I import each of the three databases?
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What is an efficient way to query based on post_meta?

The problem I am having is when I allow users to filter posts it overpowers the database and things run extremely slow. I am unsure what the best way to query posts using meta values is. My site has a ...
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How to log database changes during an upgrade?

I have Wordpress installed in a classic LAMP configuration. Is there any way to, in a protected environment (like staging), automatically log all database changes (i.e. drop indexes or alter tables) ...
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WP 3.4 has missing photo data

I just updated to WP3.4 and discovered that previously available images are no longer "found" by the system. By this I mean that all the image files remain online and accessible, but WP has lost ...
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How to edit/delete single row items in a table on my own menu page

I have successfully created a wp-LINKS-list-table that displays the output of WP's core "Links" table in the WP Dashboard, and I have it displaying on a menu page I created. Step 1 accomplished! ...
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Leader board for game on homepage

I've built a simple game which is housed on my homepage. I'd like to create a leader board (a small results table) which displays the top three 3 scores. How would i insert/retrieve the score data ...
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storing database in version control

I am using a version control system to manage my wordpress code (git). What is the betst way to store the database information into version control? I want to go to my staging machine, run git pull ...