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UPDATE on SELECT results. A SQL query to swap Author with Meta Box value

I inherited a project where, for some reason, the previous developer make a custom post type for authors and a custom select listing all those authors cpt titles in the post edit screen. This led to a ...
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Help with a $wpdb MySQL Query

I'm wanting to expand on the following query to look at multiple meta_key and meta_value values that have been created with the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. e.g. meta_key 'colours_%_colour' ...
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Wordpress Database lost auto increment

After rolling back a Wordpress database to a backup version it seems that all the tables lost their auto_increment on the primary key columns. I read on another post this could be to do with InnoDB ...
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Can I transfer a mysql database to another site?

I've been playing around with WP for about 2 years so I know my way around, but I'm kinda new to working with databases. I've been making sites not relying on a database too much. However, I have a ...
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Visual/Text Editor displays blank pages in WP-Admin- but HTML on client side displays correctly

Theme: Hemingway, Twenty-Sixteen Host: Bluehost Browser(s): Safari, Chrome OS: OSX El Capitan 10.10.5 (14F1605) Website When I try to "Edit Page" visual editor screen is blank, in both Text and ...
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Function causing the loop display posting more (empty)

By using the function: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'add_custom_post_types_to_loop' ); function add_custom_post_types_to_loop( $query ) { if ( is_home() && $query->is_main_query() ) { ...
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Is there a way to recover the table wp_term_relationships?

I'm trying to help a Non-Profit Organization with their site (which is built with Wordpress) that suddenly became "buggy"/odd: menus were missing, categories were empty, etc. I'm no expert around ...
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How to translate this mySQL query to $wpdb query

I'm having trouble recreating a query from straight mySQL to $wpdb compatible. SELECT meta_value FROM `wp_postmeta` WHERE meta_key = 'review_rating' AND meta_value = 5 AND post_id IN (118,117,116,...
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$wpdb select all meta for each post

I'm running the following query trying to get the data and associated meta data of a huge number of posts: SELECT wp_posts.post_title, wp_posts.post_date, wp_posts.ID, wp_postmeta.post_id, ...
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Wp query show post by author name or post title or post content

I have to create a search query which allows me to filter all posts where author name and post titles or post content has the word from search textbox. So if i search wordpress it should list all the ...
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MySql query to get posts with all meta and terms

I'm trying to figureout a way to get all fields from wp_post with all of their custom fields and categories in one mysql query. So in one row of the result I should have post fields with their custom ...
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Trouble Migrating all data blog from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org

I'm transferring a WordPress.com blog to a new WordPress.org website but I'm having trouble transferring everything. I've gone through the usual WordPress tools - export XML file, import using the ...
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$wpdb to insert html form information

I'm trying to insert posted variables from a form. When I shorten the amount of variables I'm inserting it will sometime pass the information in my mysql database. Once I continue to add on ...
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Enabling plugin failed because MySQL user do not have CREATE permissions

Has anyone else had this problem? I'm trying to enable SearchWP plugin (but i don't think this is that specific plugin problem, but maybe my settings?) but it gives me the following error: Please ...
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Database: Custom table: sprintf value for DateTime column

I am creating an insert query following the insert example on the wpdb class reference. What sprintf like placeholder should be used for a DateTime column on a custom table? Allowed placeholders seem ...
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inserting a post from an extern php file but post content doesn't show on wp site

I'm doing a php file that insert post's on my wordpress site. I'm filling all the fields in wp_posts, but the content doesn't shows on my wordpress site. I wonder if it's because the categories are ...
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Proper usage of $wpdb->update()?

I am trying to update my custom table in Wordpress using the following php code but still no success: $tablename = "wpfeedback"; $data = array( 'mark' => $mark, 'comment' => $...
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Manually query posts by taxonomy with MySQL

I'm trying to query posts from the WP database with the category uncategorised, while also joining the post meta table, but I can't get it to work. I get an empty result. This is my query SELECT * ...
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Regarding “Insert query error” in wordpress

I am getting "Insert query error" in my WordPress eCommerce website when I click on the place order button. My error is: Insert query error - Table 'i1503672_wp6.wp_wa_product_orders' doesn't ...
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Unable to set a default serialized array using dbdelta()

I am trying to set up a table with dbDelta() and one of the columns will have as default a serialized array with predefined values. The issue here is that dbDelta() explodes the query using ...
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How to add a private user page populated from sql?

I have taken over management of a Boy Scout website for around 75 kids. The site is a vanilla WordPress site and has no access control (other than admin). I would like a scout/parent to be able to ...
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Slow SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS Query

We are experiencing very slow performance with queries that use SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS within the admin section of WordPress. We currently have about 125,000 posts on our site and use Varnish to cache ...
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Wordpress Deadlock Error

I see more of this error these days in error_log. I see that someone asked this question here a year ago but no solution. Please advise what is causing this issue. Already, tried deactivating some ...
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Database query works fine outside Wordpress

This is my code <?php global $wpdb; $rows = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT `submit_time` AS 'Submitted', max( if( `field_name` = 'Salutation', `field_value` , NULL ) ) AS 'Salutation', max( if( `...
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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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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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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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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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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 50,...
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MySQL 5.5 upgrade 'broke' Wordpress [closed]

I upgraded from Debian 6 to 7 and during the upgrade, MySQL asked for new root password, I was little confused but typed it anyways. I guess this created a new database called 'mysql', because now ...
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MySQL query to mass change role of users

I'm looking for a MySQL query to achieve this purpose: Change the role of users that never posted and have registered before at least 60 days. The role to be changed to is a new role to be created ...
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How to prevent/delay MySQL connections when an object cache is used?

We are using an object cache backed by memcached, however I think that WordPress will still connect to MySQL on every page load, which shouldn't be needed if all queries can be handled by the object ...
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wpdb custom tables without plugin

I am using custom tables, with $wpdb, trying to perform basic queries at the moment. I can't find anything on manually creating tables then using them with $wpdb, everything is plugin related. I ...
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Obtaining user table for one site on multisite set up

I'm trying to select only users that are registered for a specific site on my multisite set up and see that the table for the users has collected everyone that is on the network. Is there away I can ...
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Slow wp-admin due to “SELECT DISTINCT post_mime_type FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type = 'attachment'”

The media library on a large site is slow in wp-admin. I did some research by looking into slow queries in the sql and found that this query is causing the slow response: SELECT DISTINCT ...
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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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No wp-config.php file on local install of wordpress - site still displays

I've installed Wordpress locally using XAMPP and this step by step guide by Sunny Johal(Fifth post down on that page). The first time I used the step by step and ran all 3 of the SQL codes(UPDATE ...
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Slow meta_query with about 4 milion record on wp_postmeta

Although optimized wordpress all the way but still very slow as follows : I have converted from LONGTEXT meta_value field to TEXT Then create INDEX for this field ALTER TABLE wp_postmeta ADD INDEX ...
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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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$wpdb->wp_users returning empty value for

I have a code Example: function custom_func(){ global $wpdb; $wpdb->flush(); //tried with and without this line $getTest = 'SELECT * FROM $wpdb->wp_users LIMIT 1'; $...
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MySql Query very slow

I have a problem with a query on my website. When I load the page it is incredibly slow and only after over 12 seconds the content starts showing. I have installed a debug plugin and found the query ...
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Calculate average crossing post categories

In my WP database I have some posts i the category hotels and some other posts in the category visits. In the posts (placed in the category visits) there is two meta_fields ( rating and placeid ) ...
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Renaming admin user on multisite install by MySQL

As part of a general tightening of security, I want to change the name of the admin user on my multisite install to something less commonly used. This user is admin on all five sites in the network ...
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wpdb prepare syntax

$arr = []; array_push( $arr, 'wp_table', 1, '2013-12-24', 3, 'NULL'); $sql_prepare = "INSERT INTO %s (id, datea, one, two) VALUES (%d, %s, %d, %s) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE one = VALUES(one), two = ...
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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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Large Woocommerce Site (83,000 items), What Can I Do? [closed]

So I have a really large woocommerce site (partsboss.co) that has around 83,000 items. It's on VPS hosting with digitalocean, and things were running super fast until around 50,000 items. Now the ...
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Separate DB by yearly archive of Wordpress

I have large DB of blog post I already export it by year and wanted to make archive by year doing it on subdomain, like 2012.mysite.com I stack looking for solution on internet, I wondering if their ...
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$wpdb->insert() does not Insert record in a table

I'm trying to understand and get hold of the $wpdb global object but can't seem to make it work. Basically, I'm trying to insert a single record into a custom table in wordpress DB. Instead of ...
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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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MySQL select query with ajax

I am passing variable with ajax to list.php in my twentytwelve template. In list.php I am executing mysql select query but when I see in console I am getting this error: <br /> <b>Fatal ...