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MySql query to retrieve post_title, post_content and feature image link BASED ON A CATEGORY

I have been trying for quite a long time to retrieve post_title, post_content and feature image link for all posts BASED ON A particular CATEGORY, from a wordpress database. I have got a query: ...
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How do i fix? WordPress database error: You have an error in your SQL syntax;

I am Using Wordpress for making a website and getting below Error only on my pages and No shortcodes are working due to this error. This error ONLY seen on PAGES they are working fine on POSTS. I ...
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Alternative functions for mysql_free_result and mysql_ping in wordpress functions

what are the alternative function for mysql_free_result and mysql_ping in WordPress functions , does WordPress function provides all the functions like php ? is it necessary to Free result memory for ...
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mysql_real_escape_string() vs. esc_sql() in WordPress

Does mysql_real_escape_string() and esc_sql() in WordPress both do the same thing? I tried the following: $fetch_row='<p>And again for single posts</p>' echo mysql_real_escape_string( ...
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$wpdb->prepare is not working like mysql_real_escape_string

I'm working on a WordPress plugin and recently I have planned to migrate from SQL to $wpdb. I'm using a method called $wpdb->prepare instead of mysql_real_escape_string but it does not work. Here ...
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Loop through multidimensional array for values, then interest into mySQL table

I have a package of JSON that gives me something like this: [{"a":"5", "b":"9", "c":"3"}] I have a table with with three columns: a, b, c. I want to create entries into the table to match 'a', 'b', ...
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Term and sub term from custom post type query

I have created a custom post type and taxonomy for a goods catalogue for a hire website. This works fine. I am trying to generate a report that lists all items and their category and sub category. I ...
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“Error 1064” when importing msql database after updating wordpress version to 4.2.1

I have a error in importing my sql file that contains the db of my site When i export from local, is ok my settings Server: mysql wampserver (127.0.0.1 via TCP/IP) Server type: MySQL Server version: ...
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Safe to delete blank postmeta?

We have a lot of rogue custom fields. I feel that we can clear significant space in the DB if we remove the blank values. If I query my database with the following: select * from wp_postmeta where ...
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Wordpress 4.2.1 upgrade mysqld spikes in cpu usage

After upgrading to WP 4.2.1 we have encountered some huge problems with site being unresponsive. We have located this as the problem (we think) # Query_time: 13.341332 Lock_time: 0.000054 ...
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How to use update and delete query in wordpress

First i write manually update, delete, insert and select query and execute data with mysql_query function Like this: Select query $prefix = $wpdb->prefix; $postSql = "SELECT DISTINCT post_id ...
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WordPress and SQL - Update and Insert from another table if column value doesn't exist

Stuck with some mysql for my wordpress site. All within 1 DB. I am attempting to update wp_options table from wp_2_options (Multisite). They both have option_name (unique_key) and option_value ...
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Wordpress with php5-fpm and nginx

I am trying to complete an install of wordpress using php5-fpm and nginx, with a database on a remote server. However, wordpress doesn't recognize the existence of mysql to allow me to connect to the ...
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live site do not update after importing sql database

My live website is not updating after importing sql database from wamp local server until last time all went perfect but last night I was not able to see the changes live made in local. what I did: ...
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More efficient remove meta data from posts?

Looking for a better way to do this, bulk remove custom field from all pages with a taxonomy -> people -> term of names. Any thoughts ? This is attached to a single button on a custom admin panel not ...
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Ajax is running my insert query twice

I am working in WordPress and I run a function to insert a row in database with ajax. Ajax runs but for some reason insert operation is performed twice. Below is my code Ajax jQuery(function ($) { ...
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Add value to array in database

I have a custom database in my WordPress site where I want to save multiple values to one row. Let's say I have an entry: id: auto increment pageid: id of current page time: text (is an array ...
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Are database queries created using WordPress filters protected from SQL injection?

I'm using the WordPress 'posts_where' filter (https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Filter_Reference/posts_where) to alter my queries as below: function filter_my_search($where=''){ ...
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Stop my loop to register data twice

I am facing a problem here. The code below is running on my site and when i fill in the form and check my database the data has been registered twice. Please the the following php code from my ...
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Function returning queried meta value based on current post ID

I have written several queries which sums download counts grouped by the post they are associated with, and other relations. They work great for exporting to CSV and other uses outside of WordPress, ...
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Wordpress SQL injection

How to make below code safe from sql injection ... I am working in wordpress. global $wpdb; if($wpdb->insert( 'votes', array( 'votes' => ...
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Get updated query results on page after insert in database

I am working in wordpress. You will see two queries one is select and the other is insert query. I want that after my insert query is run i get updated results on my page. The select query has a form ...
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Connect to MySQL using Windows Authentication

Is it possible to have Wordpress/PHP connect to my MySQL database using Windows Authentication on IIS? I can connect just fine using the normal MySQL command line utilities. I get the following error ...
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Get the id of the row from database on click of a button [closed]

I am using wordpress and I am fetching images from the mysql database with below code. And I display the image and there is a button just with every image and what I want is that when that button is ...
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MySQL: get post_tag items that are tags (not SEO keywords)

I need to extract the post tags from a Wordpress database using MySQL. My current take is this: SELECT * FROM wp_terms AS t INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy AS tt ON tt.term_id = t.term_id ...
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Can I run multiple queries with $wpdb->prepare?

I have a query(actually multiple queries) that runs perfectly in phpmyadmin, (I've also tried get_var in place of get_results, but I think I might need an alternative to $wpdb->prepare. How can I ...
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Can connect to db normally but I can't select, Access Denied

I have a problem that happened in my website and I don't know how to fix it some data are disappeared and when I debug I find this error WordPress database error: [Access denied for user ...
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WordPress Query Count

So I've used get_num_queries() and the "debug bar" plugin for a while to monitor the number of queries running against the database. Earlier today I turned on the MySQL query log for an unrelated ...
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If meta_key exists then don't select this post?

I'm trying to select all posts EXCEPT ones with a meta_key somekey. SELECT * FROM wp_posts JOIN wp_postmeta ON wp_posts.ID = wp_postmeta.post_id WHERE meta_key != 'somekey' But this is still ...
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Dynamic data from external database - display in several WP sites

I have looked at similar questions, they don't seem to answer my specific question. I have an external database (not using tables in the WP database). I have several sites that need to pull dynamic ...
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WSoD being caused by this piece of code

This is a function I'm writing which is supposed to post an input along with some other information, to a database. As of right now, activating the plugin produces a WSoD, when the function is removed ...
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Jquery ajax to custom php file: returning blank data

I created a custom php file, put it in my folder. The files does insert some data to the database to a custom table i created. require wp_path() . "/wp-load.php"; global $wpdb; $favorite_table = ...
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How do I transfer an existing website running on Joomla to Wordpress?

I am currently the Admin of a site that is running on Joomla 2.5 and I am looking to migrate existing content to wordpress. Please help.
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Querying sanatized data with meta_query in Wordpress

I asked this question over at SO yesterday, but I see now that this is the right place for it to live. After Googeling this for a while, I've found that this should work cite, but I don't seem to get ...
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Alter wp_post table vs. post_meta performance/speed

I'm searching for the most efficient way to link a post to multiple users. By default each post in wp_post has a post_author column, which is linked to the corresponding user ID in wp_users. Assume ...
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dbDelta not creating tables with composite keys

I've been trying to figure this one out for 3 days now, reading every reference on dbDelta I can find. My ultimate goal is to create a table of unique ad_id, ad_trigger pairs. This does not create a ...
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Wordpress upload images not displaying

Hello I have a wordpress site and I upload images to media library but the images do not display. In wp-content/upload folder there are other folders like 2015/ and then in that folder there are ...
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Custom redirects with using SQL

We have pages with urls like this: http://example.com/?page_id=3&user_id=5 http://example.com/?page_id=6&user_id=9 etc. page_id and user_id located in table MySQL Database. And this table has the ...
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Pages edit as posts

I'm currently dealing with the fallout of the following question (How to change post to page). I got all my pages back though all the pages' URLs were changed so there is no hierarchy and when I try ...
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Converting Posts to Pages

So my site backend had issues and my hosting company had fixed it up for me. In doing that, they inadvertently made all my pages, posts. I'm looking at the database that hosts this and there is a ...
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Set Display Name to first and last name (phpmyadmin SQL Query)

I'm trying to change all the users Display Names to be their first and last name. I have looked into a number of plugins and wrote my own PHP to try and accomplish this however the site has over ...
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Why is converting my database to UTF-8 truncating entries?

I'm running WordPress 4.1.1. My site is hosted at NearlyFreeSpeech. I've been using my WordPress blog since the days when it encoded information in the latin1 charset. This week, I realized that ...
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Wordpress Insert not working with ajax

I am trying to enter insert data with form in wordpress and want to use ajax for that. Without ajax it works fine but when I use ajax pressing the submit button gives 0 in result and the data is not ...
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Widgets with *internal* links do not display after database migration

I am using Grunt to dump my local db, search and replace URLs in it (and account for serialization by using grunt-peach based on Peach), send it to my staging server, then import it into my staging ...
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SQL query equivalent to WP User Query

I have the following WP user query code: //Get all users sorted by whatever $sorted_users = new WP_User_Query(array( 'orderby' => 'meta_value', 'meta_key' => 'satisfaction_rating', ...
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Sanitize a working query string by using $wpdb->prepare() fails with MySQL DB error “right syntax to use near '3' at line 1”

I was using the following properly working query so far: $querystr = " SELECT wposts.* FROM $wpdb->posts wposts, $wpdb->postmeta wpostmeta1, $wpdb->postmeta wpostmeta2 WHERE wposts.ID ...
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Why won't this wpdb get_results query return results?

Having trouble with this query. It returns an empty array even though I know the variables are correct and that multiple rows exist in the database that match. $results_a = $wpdb->get_results( ...
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Using $wpdb (WPDB class) 'replace' with multiple WHERE criteria problem

I have two fields that are used to identify a particular row (acting as a composite key). If it does not exist, I wish to insert a new row. The REPLACE function ...
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MySQL queries in Wordpress

I have a MySQL database table called stock which holds a stock record on items for sale. When querying the database using PHP I have no issue, but when I try to do it through WordPress it doesn't ...
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You have an error in your SQL syntax - Help with query

I have a programmer that developed a custom plug in for a client's website and after moving the site to client's server, some parts are not working. Looking at the error log, there is an issue with ...