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

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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 but they all either outdated or do not fall in in my problem.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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Export wordpress table to excel

I have created PHP scripts before to export a database table to .xls format like this: $select = "SELECT * FROM tracking"; $export = mysql_query ( $select ) or die ( "Sql error : " . mysql_error( ) ...
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Hello dolly type plugin that allows people to add their own

I am making a plugin that shows a random joke on a custom 404 page via shortcode and it is basically near enough the same as the default hello dolly plugin, where the jokes are hardcoded into the ...
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what to do when your WordPress database is too large?

Well I have asked this question in WP Forums, StackOverflow, and GoDaddy community as well, but nothing worked out. Hoping something is in here. I used 2 separated subdomains for my blog and site ...
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How do I reset a self-hosted Wordpress URL?

i was using a wordpress install on an ubuntu server virtual machine. At first the adapter was host-only at an address of 192.168.55.55. The host had this on a vboxnet0 subnet. i changed to bridged ...
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Using Dynamic Data Pulled from a MySQL Table in a WordPress Page

I'd like to pull data from a mySQL database and put it in some tables in a WP page. I'm using WP 3.1.1. Imagine that I've got a table of sales figures that I want to pull from a mySQL database and ...
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How to retrieve the value stored in a multi-dimensional array and SUM the entries?

I'm trying to retrieve multidimensional values stored in user_meta where the meta key is my_posts and the meta_value is a:3:{i:0;s:2:"23";i:1;s:2:"20";i:2;s:1:"9";} Somewhere in the admin page ...
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Looking for a subscriber list management system

Is there any plugin that enables the creation of forms and has a smart tool for subscribers (not site visitors who registered) database management? I'm looking for a plugin that does that for a long ...
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Creating table with plugin is not working

After reading many question and answers and many had asked the same question I have been following the same instruction as the people instructed but my bad it's not working I have used ...
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Extend the wp_users table

I'd like to to extend the wp_users table in my WordPress' database. Why? I want people to add more information about themselves when they sing up at my website. I know how to extend it, but I'm ...
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Theme Activation, Create Database Tables

I have been tasked with creating a theme that will be a base to list the site owners ebay store products. I have fleshed most of the project out in plain old php to get everything working as regards ...
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How do I add indexes to Wordpress Database?

I got a message from Hostgator about my account being suspended because of the load it put on their servers. This is about the fifth time this has happened. I am on a shared server. And they said it ...
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Will it break my site if I delete all transient records in wp_options table?

My site currently has an outrageous 500k+ transient records in the wp_options table. This causes the table to be crashed frequently and so be my site. I thought transient records will all expired ...
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How to build a movie database with wordpress?

I'm looking for a plugin to build a movie database like Popcritics The plugin would permits me to add custom info (like CustomPress can do) about a movie. Ultimately, the plugin could permit users ...
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Use one Wordpress database with multiple instances of one site

Is there a way to use the same database, tables and all, with two different domains? For example, two employees each have thier own subdomain to develop / test with, so there may be two instances of a ...
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After server migration only the homepage works

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site to VPS.net. I have moved all of my files and imported the database. Everything appeared to be fine until I clicked a link and noticed that all of ...
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How to close wpdb connection?

Is there any method to close connection similar to mysql_close() for wpdb in wordpress? Is it not necessary to close connection for global wpdb?
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greatest() function returns undefined property

I'm using the mysql GREATEST() function to compare two table fields and display in a loop either one with the highest integer value. The 2 fields consist of vote scores for posts: UP or DOWN. ...
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Custom Taxonomies Incorrectly Counting Revisions?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "The count of my custom taxonomy is incorrect; it's counting revisions") Has anybody run into this before? I've added two custom taxonomies, and the count ...
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Get data from database using $WPDB

I'm missing something here. I simply want to get data from my database. So I tried this but keeps giving me an error. global $wpdb; $sql = "SELECT * FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE group='$group'"; ...
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Simple form that saves to database

I am using a 3rd party service that does a scrub of my database for new entries within a specific table. However I am been unable to find a simple form plugin that submits data to the wordpress ...
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How to use a different database to list and manage comments in the backend

I need to make Wordpress use another database (not the one specified in wp-config site-wide) on the "Comments" admin backend. I then must be able to edit, approve, delete etc. comments as usual. The ...
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Is it possible to store visitors IPs in wp_postmeta table?

Or in any of the other 11 Wordpress tables. I also need to store: submission date, name, contact number in the same table. What approach would be best? A custom table or using a standard table?
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Getting all the users who have author privilege

Can anyone tell me how to get all the users who have author privileges by querying the DB in WordPress and order them by number of posts written by them. I use the following query to get all the ...
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Large database causes slow load

I have a 2GB WordPress database (using InnoDB Storage Engine) and I noticed my site loads slow when I press the publish button right after I selected a featured image in the media library. I had a ...
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How to update BuddyPress xprofile fields programmatically? [closed]

I update user info using wp_update_user function. I also need to update the table wp_bp_xprofile_data. Is there any function, where I can update data on wp_bp_xprofile_data table?
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Remove the deleted users avatar from list

Problem Hi everyone, I have a bit of a problem. I have a function that outputs the avatars of users that follow me . It works great, but if the user is deleted the avatars remain visible as a blank ...
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WP_Query Performance Issues with meta_query

I'm working on a custom template for a new theme that uses a WP_Query instance to select posts from 2 post types with 2 custom fields that are NOT empty. Depending on the section of the site, a ...
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Single database for multiple instances

I would like to create two instances of WP on a single domain. For example, I would like wp1.domain.com and wp2.domain.com to use a single database (same comments/posts). One for production and one ...
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Query from a different database than the default

I'm making a layout for a wordpress page. The layout needs to connect to a second database (both databases are in the same domain). But the problem is, when i execute just the file it works. But ...
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Connect forms in WP to external database

I want to use Wordpress for an existing site (coded in PHP). It has some forms (for member subscription, user can update their data etc.) which are connected directly to an existing database. I don't ...
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What's the most efficient database method to add and query usermeta?

What's the most efficient way - concerning the database - to add and query extra usermeta fields to a profile? I need to add four additional fields of numeric and text data to a user profile and then ...
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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What's faster? One big query, or several smaller ones?

I'm working on an app that will require a query, via Ajax, for a bunch of posts in random order. Something like this: $query = new WP_Query( array( 'posts_per_page' => 50, 'orderby' => 'rand' ...
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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 to correctly add a table to the Wordpress MySQL database

I want to add a new table to the Wordpress database. I need this one for a specific section of my Wordpress website, that requires something a bit different than what I can achieve through custom ...
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what is the use of /wp-includes/SimplePie?

I have this location on my server. /home/localhost/public_html/wp-includes/SimplePie. I have not installed samplepie plugin. What is it used for since it is not associated with samplepie plugin. The ...
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WordPress Backup

I'm learning how to backup right now and I'd like some validation. From what I understood, to fully backup my Wordpress I need two things. One backup for my database and another for theme files. The ...
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Database for development

While building plugins one of my biggest annoyances is that my development machine does not match a real world install. What I mean here is that my databases are lacking. I'll code something thinking ...
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Is the wordpress user-model changed in wpmu?

I'm running wpmu on heroku using a postgres extension. It works great, but I have a plugin that needs to get the userId based on the e-mail-adress. This is how it does it: $sql = 'SELECT id FROM ' . ...
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Separate table or usermeta

We are creating custom fields for users like annual income, gender, city, country, etc. There are about 10 odd new fields. We will be importing approx. 30,000 records for each user in a month through ...
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Where to store custom tagging data associated with a custom post type

My application allows users to add tags to an image (similar to facebook). Each tag can consist of up to 8 attributes and there is currently no limit on the amount of tags a user can add. At the ...
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How to store an extra (surrogate) ID when creating a post with wp_insert_post?

I am generating posts based on rows from a table on an existing database. If a row in the database gets updated I will have to update the respective post. The proble is that I have to find the post ...
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Custom search page and search by title, content and tag

Can someone review my code , I need to know better solutions or any bug. Okey ! , I made a PHP file to get search results by parameters and search by title , content and tag PHP's head look like: ...
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Why does WordPress rely on an fully qualified site_url with a 15-step plan for moving a site?

From the Moving WordPress codex page (emphasis mine): When your domain name or URLs change there are additional concerns. The files and database can be moved, however references to the old ...
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How to create and work with custom data / tables (i.e., for arbitrary data)?

Getting started on Wordpress just today. I noticed that Wordpress created tables in a mySql database (with name *.wrdp1) when I first set it up. These tables cover comments, posts, users, and some ...
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How do I copy a wordpress database?

I'm trying to migrate my wordpress site from an old host to a new host. The Wordpress Codex says "you can move by just copying your files and database." Copying the files is easy enough, but how do I ...
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One post carries 30 postmeta values, is this too much?

I have some data saved as post meta, occasionally some plugins may save an extra piece. Now I installed bbpress, it saves at least 10 pieces of post meta. Adding them together, there are nearly 35 ...
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WPML tables not deleted when removing multisite subsite, need help clearing up my sql-file! [closed]

I´m building a WP Multisite for a client that wants a multilingual site. Before choosing WP Multisite, I bought and tried out WPML. However that plugin didn't fit for the job so I deleted it and got a ...
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database columns: post_title vs post_name

I changed post_title, post_contents, and post_name to allow for utf by changing collating sequence to: utf8_general_ci Then using add new post, I type for the title three Hebrew ALEFs. The post_title ...