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

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Save temporary registration data

I am working on a custom signup proces, where user first sign up with their name and email and after that they gonna add their company (a post in post type 'companies'). After they have signed up ...
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Incorporating Biology Database with Thousands of Records

I'm a WordPress newbie working on a Mac with MAMP. I have a series of database-driven websites that I'd like to incorporate into WordPress. My biggest website focuses on biology, especially animals. ...
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Configuration File Safety [duplicate]

I'm new to PHP and WordPress and I've a few questions to ask about database and configuration file security. I hope you answer them. When I try to reach some wp sites config file by typing ...
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Import Issue (ACF Repeater+WP Ultimate Importer)

I'm trying to import a bunch of data from my DB and there's plenty of fields, now i'm using advanced custom fields, repeaters to be specific. I had to make my own CSV file and I did this by exporting ...
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Using Vagrant for customizable Wordpress Multi-sites

Background: My partner and I have a goal to create a customizable vagrant project that uses Wordpress multi site, as a local development environment. Ideal Use Case: Various developers on our team ...
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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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What for is the table “wp_commentmeta” exactly?

I have been reading about the Database Description of Wordpress. I haven't understood the meaning to the use of the table wp_commentmeta. The documentation says: Each comment features information ...
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Category not displaying in add post, edit post, and categories page.

I have faced one problem after updating WordPress to 3.8.1. When I try to add or edit a post the category list at right side panel is blank, even though I have several categories on the site. Please ...
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Displaying database table in backend of wordpress

So basically I'm working on a job website for a client where they post jobs and users can apply for these jobs with a form that writes to the database with their inputed information.. I have set up a ...
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“Database Connection Error” upon install in Apache VirtualHost document root.. Why did this happen?

I have apache virtualhosts up and confirmed working. I want to install wordpress for one of the vhosts, so I unpacked all the wordpress files in the document root for that vhost. I proceeded to follow ...
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Transposh translation plugin querying wrong database

I've noticed my PHP error log growing very quickly, and it all seems to be a similar error: '[database name].wp_translations' doesn't exist However, the database it's trying to use is for a system ...
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Plugin data shared in Multisite

I am trying to build a site that very closely resembles another and so far so good with WordPress Multisite Networks. I am also using the plugin WP-FileBase - this plugin creates a database table per ...
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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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The ideal place for storing persistent PHP objects

I'm writing some plugins that do background batch processing, i.e. operations that take longer than 30 seconds. I'm creating objects with the necessary job parameters set like this (this is a hugely ...
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What is good W3 total database caching option? [closed]

I have a centOS VPS (Apach+Nginx). Right now I use APC for w3 total plugin cache (disk enhanced for page cache). I have less than 25MB database. I can see several w3tc, APC cache errors. I think the ...
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WordPress for a very large website

I've searched and searched but I did not find an answer online. Also, I've posted this on StackOverflow and apparently it wasn't ok and I reposted this here. I hope it's ok. I have this website which ...
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Collaborate on wordpress local website, share files via dropbox?

How can one share and sync files of a WordPress website with users that can edit (collaborate on) the website locally on their own instance? Can Dropbox be used to share the WordPress website files ...
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Queries gone haywire since update to 3.8.1 [duplicate]

I have a WordPress install on a dedicated server with decent memory (upwards of 8GB) Since upgrading to 3.8, I started getting mysql disconnects/timeouts, better known as MySQL server has gone ...
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Wordpress where clauses in db select

I'm currently struggling with implementing a feature for wordpress site. I would like to get the count of all users which have the key pending_approval='true' and is_photographer='true' (located in ...
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How to return number of found rows from SELECT query

I wrote a function which is supposed to return the number of rows found in a SELECT query but it always either seems to return 0 or an array. I have been messing around with this for about an hour now ...
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How to determine what is generating large amount of database queries?

For some reason, my Wordpress site is using a lot of memory (spiking at 72MB) and generating a huge amount of database queries (76923 according to Wp-Memory-Usage. I'm really not sure why this would ...
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Add row to custom database Table and delete all rows older than 1 day

I'm editing a view counter plugin so that it logs the IP of every user that viewed a post. This is to prevent them from refreshing the page and thus creating artificial views. The part I'm having ...
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How can I safely delete data related to wp_post table manually from the mysql database?

Recently I downloaded a plugin that had a bug that orphaned its custom post type items in the wp_post table rather than deleting them. Being new to wordpress, it wasn't apparent to me that the ...
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Get fatal error when using wpdb in jQuery.post target URL

Why am I getting a Fatal error whenever I use wpdb in the target URL of my jQuery.post? Here is my code so far. My process.php is this: <?php $to = 'myemail@gmail.com'; $subject = ...
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insert image alongwith with custom data via a frontend form

I use wordpress as a cms. I wanted to insert custom data via a form from the frontend in my wordpress site and then echo it on a page somewhere. After learning from here and there I am able to put ...
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Every time I update or install a plugin I get “Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress”

At first I thought it was a resource issue because I'm only using the lowest AWS ec2 instance, but now I think it might be something else. I Google'd about a bit as it seems to be a common problem ...
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Perform database function in target URL using jQuery.post

I have a popup which gets the users input (name and email) and sends it to a process.php so I can send an email. I pretty much have that done. But I need to add a functionality wherein it will also ...
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Querying the DB to get sum of column from custom meta box (only published posts)

I am trying to get the SUM total of a custom meta box, from all published posts, from a custom post type. By using $wpdb I am able to get the sum from all of the posts (published and otherwise), but ...
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Plugins in WP_Options but not Active

Just completed a WordPress host migration. I had to disable plugins by deleting them in the WP_Options table. I have just added the correct plugins back into the db. However, the plugins are not ...
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Moving WordPress site to a new server - Admin not loading

I'm trying to move a WordPress Database from one server to another. I've done this a few times with other sites and servers and I use Sublime to do the find and replace and I've had no issues up to ...
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Why do mass updates to post_content shows in front end, but not in edit screen?

We had someone migrate several blogs in Movable Type to Wordpress recently, but we just realized they missed some of the content that was in a database field in MT labeled *entry_text_more*. For ...
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Make changes of wp-db.php file persistent against updates

I've added $this->query("set session wait_timeout=600"); into wp-includes/wp-db.php file because of "MySQL has gone away" errors in every query and I need to find some way to do the changes in file ...
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“MySQL server has gone away” since update to 3.8

I have a WordPress install on a dedicated server with decent memory (upwards of 8GB). The WordPress install includes many plugins - 50 active plugins. Most important to note is the WPML plugin to ...
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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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How can I create blog specific database table in multisite?

I am creating a plugin, that supposed to work on WP multisite yesterday. I've installed WP multisite on my server. While testing I found out that register_activation_hook created 1 table on the main ...
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WP Posts Not Adding Up

My WP is hosted at Yahoo I am running WP 3.5.2 and the Posts Page does not add up All (4,356) | Published (629) | Sticky (1) | Drafts (265) | Private (88) WP seems to have an extra 3373 posts. I ...
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Move out of sync posts from one database to another

I have an issue where the following has occurred: WP install is pointing to database server 1. Database server 1 is backed up. Database from DB server 2 is restored onto DB server 1. I need to get ...
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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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Blog Not Loading, Can't Access Admin Page, No Trace of WordPress on Server

I recently took over as the webmaster for a small company, and I was asked to figure out what's going on with the company's blog, which uses WordPress. Essentially, the blog won't load, and this ...
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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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Image link issues after importing a database backup to my local web server

I am pretty new in WP (I came from Joomla) and I have the following problem trying to import an old WP blog (made using WP 3.5) on my local web server. I have put the old blog foder into my www ...
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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 = ...
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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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How to interact with another wordpress install on same database?

I am trying to figure out how I can have two WordPress installations on same database with different prefixes ( wp_ and wp2_ ) and I need them to interact with each other. For example I have a Blog ...
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Slow wp_term_relationships query

I'm running a large WP instance (currently has 28,000+ posts in custom types) and have been experiencing some odd slowdowns. Upon analyzing the MySQL slow query log, one of the problem queries is: ...
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Search and replace special characters (å,ä,ö) for image attachments only in database

I need to replace the special characters å,ä,ö (with a or o) in my WP database for all image attachments. How can I apply this search and replace only to affect these links? Edit: Solved
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Using custom post types WordPress network

Working on a project I am setting up a WordPress network containing sites/blogs for small shops. I would like to use 2 custom post types in the following way: A location post type; The blog admin can ...
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multiple wordpress installs w/shared user database but separate content databases

Is it possible to have two wordpress installs, one at the main address and one at a subdomain, with a shared user database but totally different/separate content databases? For example: ...
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Size article thumbnails and retrieve them directly from database

I've integrated the Wordpress database directly with my .NET application. What I want is to set the featured image of a post. This featured image must be maximum 800pixels wide, and automatically ...
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How to change images size after theme modification?

The images in the previous theme were using a height and width listed in the source html. The new theme will resize the images using percentages, so I need to remove all the height and width in the ...