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

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comment_post_ID 0 (cannot remove from dashboard)

Ran across something a bit odd that I haven't seen before. A client has a pretty active blog and uses Akismet (paid) to protect against spam. At least once a day, they're reporting a spam comment that ...
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WP_Query orderby and tax_query

My goal is to have custom posts type's posts (CPT for simplicity) from a custom taxonomy (CT for simplicity) let say CT Hometown with slug Nebraska to be listed grouped by another CT, let say ...
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Insert menus in the database

I want to create a large menu structure, and the admin pages time out, so I cannot insert them via the admin screens. How can I insert the menu entries directly in the database? Thank you
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Is there an atomic way to update_option in Wordpress (to ensure data integrity)?

I want to update an option which is an array by adding a new value, but there's no atomicity or guarantee of data integrity. EXAMPLE //Get the option value (an array) $val = get_option( ...
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Delete duplicate rows from wordpress database where a column is duplicate in phpmyadmin

I have a wordpress table like so (phpmyadmin and MySQL) | id | meta_key | meta_value | +----+-----------+------------+ | 1 | import_id | abc | | 2 | import_id | abc | | 3 | ...
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Removing Mutlisite lines stop DB connection

I'm trying to revert my mutlisite to a single site and following a guide it recommends removing the following /*define( 'MULTISITE', true );*/ define( 'MULTISITE', false ); define( ...
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Wordpress plugin creating database in localhost but not on real host

So I am busy creating a plugin that creates a custom table to read in some data. The plugin works 100% on localhost but does not create the table in the db on the real host. I have debug enables and ...
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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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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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How to track a users progress through pages by inserting data into Wordpress Database?

My website users can learn British Sign Language through Video Tuts, Quizzes and games etc. I would like to track the users progress through the pages of the course and add that data to a Wordpress ...
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How to populate custom field dropdown box based on prior selection?

I have two dropdown boxes for a search that uses custom fields and I need the second dropbown box to be populated depending on the results of the first box. So far I have: <form role="search" ...
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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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Wordpress running SQL query to update database from form

Basically I want to take information in from a form and use a separate php page to update the database. so here is the original wordpress php page (add_person.php): <?php /* Template Name: ...
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Importing 10 Years of Media into the WP Database

I've been running the same website for 10 years now, and whenever I would create a news story, I would manually upload and store all my news images in a "news" folder via FTP and then manually write ...
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How to fix database error duplicate entry

At first I thought this was just a damaged table, so I tried repairing via MySQL, but it appears there's more fundamental issues. Which of the duplicates should I remove, and any further advice in ...
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database query with more than a couple meta hangs and doesn't complete

I have a development website with about 70 checkboxes for custom fields. The idea is the user selects one or more checkboxes, it queries the database for all posts that have a meta_key for the ...
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Multisite 404 on pages - rewrite error breaks database

After updating my reading settings on my multisites, I get 404 errors on all my pages. The only way to fix the issue is by reverting the database to previous version, that is the only way it can be ...
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Backup another database with BackUpWordPress plugin

Is there any possibilities to add another database which is connected to other wordpress plugin? My site is using two database: main wordpress db and additional db for plugin data. The Backup includes ...
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Copy post to separate database with “add_action(…)”

I'm basically trying to have a copy of a post be sent to another database's table when it's published. I've gotten it to add a new row in the new table, with my own static arguments, but I'm not sure ...
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Easiest Way to Authenticate WP Users Using an External DB?

I have been looking for the best/easiest way to share users on a WP blog (in a subfolder) with the MAIN site's user database so that people do not have to register/log in on the WP blog when already ...
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Best way to define a database with product codes and back-end support?

First let me explain what my wanted situation is: I have a WordPress site where I want the Admin to have access to about 10.000 "product keys". These codes will be inserted in a database of some sort ...
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Create user assessment and use results in sql query

I am building a plugin that displays custom post types based on a user's assessment result. For that I need the user to fill out a form (not a very complicated one). This form submission needs to save ...
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How can I create a data entry form that has Master Detail ability?

I have a patron and books for a library (in this example). One person/patron, many books. I have the two tables. I believe I could use either tablepress or roll my owne output via a custom plugin ...
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How to handle this problem related to the publishing date of imported posts?

I have the following situation that I have to handle: I imported some posts from an old custom blog (not WordPress, a custom blog made using ASP). I exported in CSV format the content of the table ...
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Where is stored the Publish date value for a post?

I have to do a massive change in the database and I need to know in what field of what table is stored the publish date value of a post. Using phpMyAdmin I see that each record into the wp_posts ...
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Custom subscription abandonment

I'm using a subscription service through a small third-party company. I've asked them to consider sending emails to users that drop-off from the subscription but they don't want to implement such a ...
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Exclude posts from certain meta_key

I have query to retrieve all posts, but how can I check the condition for post meta_key ="develop" and meta_value='anything' SELECT DISTINCT date(p.post_date) as post_date FROM $wpdb->posts p ...
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User Tracking for Custom Post Type “Lesson”. Database Queries and Performance

So I wrote this little code snippet to add a post id along with the current users id to the user meta table. I'll use this to show the "lesson" posts that a user has viewed back to them. My only ...
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add_post_meta not saved

EDIT I changed it to if(isset($_POST['Make'])) update_post_meta($pid,"Make", $_POST['Make']); if(isset($_POST['Year'])) update_post_meta($pid,"Year", $_POST['Year']); ...
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How To Structure A Wordpress Database Query?

I have an array containing the IDs of the rows I want to update: $matches = array('abc123', 'def456', 'ghi789'); Rows with those IDs must be updated so that their 'confirmed' value is changed from ...
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How to connect database table to each registered wordpress user.

When registered user visit certain page, I want him to be able to add some 3 column data to a database that can be retrieved for him later. The way I see it implemented is by automatically adding an ...
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High CPU usage after running WP-Optimize for the first time

I installed WP-Optimize and ran it one time. It found and removed over 1500 post revisions and some spam comments. Before this, 4 CPUs were very idle, below 10%. After running the scan, all 4 CPUs ...
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Error with moving my webhost

I've been developping a wordpress webshop for a while now. This week my webhost almost expired, so I've been looking to move to another company because my old one wasn't that good. Today I got my new ...
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Contact form to save to database

<?php if (!empty($_POST)) { global $wpdb; $table = $wpdb->prefix . 'ag_support'; $data = array( 'name' => $_POST['name'], 'email' => ...
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why ’ quote double quote in database wordpress

i'm trying backup and restore database using php code. but i don't know why quote double quote show in database wordpress, something like ’, and destroy my wiget_text. So how can i fix that.? help ...
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Pulling Content from Existing Database

I am moving an existing site to wordpress. The existing site already has thousands of rows of data (items for a shop) stored in a different database. I dont want to import this data directly into ...
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Custom Search Page to a different table in the same db

I am new to wordpress and php. I want to create a search page. The inputs are: State, GoverningOrg, ProgramType, Orderby. Then press the submit button. So basically what I did was create a new page ...
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Can't Post to my Wordpress Anymore!

I'm at my rope's end with this whole thing and have tried everything I can to solve it. I have a WordPress site with a SQL database on Azure, but recently all of the users associated with the site ...
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new multisite, old db

I'm trying to get my old posts from a WP install that was in a sub-directory on my site, into a new Multisite install on a new host. The new install is doing what it should. the problem is the posts ...
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How to migrate the posts from an old custom legacy blog to a new WordPress website?

I have to migrate the posts of a very old custom legacy blog made in ASP (the posts are stored in a MySql table) into a new WordPress blog. So I need your help to find the smartest solution to do it, ...
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Multiple Installs using the same database AND tables

I've been looking for a solution to this problem for actually a few months. Before I get started I would like to inform that I have NO INTEREST in using wordpresses multisite. Here is the issue for ...
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Issues with page load after CSV export of database

I'm having an odd issue. I am using GEO my WP plugin (http://geomywp.com/) to create some custom post types and search forms on the front end. I am trying to import a database with about 600 posts ...
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Writing directly to WP_Posts table

We directly add posts to WP_Posts table using filemaker. Once the post has been published, however, wordpress seems to be disregarding the existence of certain fields. For example, we have data in ...
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Get custom value from external database

a non-coder here but fairly competent to put together blocks of code :) I´m trying to build a prototype using Wordpress and one need I have is to connect to one or more different databases to get a ...
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Can't seem to replicate permalink structure for localhost development site

I'm helping a friend migrate her WordPress powered shop. I'm to the part where I manually re enter all of her products on WooCommerce. On her current live site the link looks like: ...
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call stored procedure without parameters

I asked this question last week, but then I deleted it because it was stated to be off-topic because I use a function within buddypress. However, I am convinced that whatever I am doing wrong is more ...
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Strange Deadlock database error for the query “Delete From wp_options”

I'm experiencing a strange Database error in these days, and it could the the cause of the slowness of my website (tasc.it) in these days. I found this error in the PHP error log, I can see about 4-5 ...
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Does wordpress has Presentation, Data and Logic layer?

I am using wordpress to create websites for a long time but now I have an order that i don't know what technology to use. All the client requirements can be done using wordpress except one - the ...
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Change post category via MySQL

I'm currently building a management program that works separately from Wordpress but interacts directly with the Wordpress MySQL database. I have it working updating, adding and deleting posts and ...
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How to split the Wordpress database?

I have a site that is used to log client and meal information. It is based on Wordpress, but has quite a bit of custom code. We have custom taxonomies set for the client and meal data. Our problem ...