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Replacing link URL ending strings via MySQL

We are about to purchase a site that uses Amazon affiliate links. Naturally, they have their own affiliate ID, Amazon affiliate links look like this: ...
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How to optimize 'select found_rows()' query? Several 'high load average' alerts daily

I have 5,000 regular posts, 6,000 posts in one post type and 2,000 posts in another post type. Needless to say, that has made the wp_posts table quite large. Not to mention, I have custom taxonomies ...
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Migrating from PDO using SQLite to clean new install using MySQL

I've been using PDO plugin for wordpress and SQLite database. It does not work as expected so I want to use MySQL database, but without PDO for Wordpress since I cannot trust that plugin anymore, It ...
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Is It Possible to Restore Accidentally Deleted Widgets?

I accidentally deleted the widgets without dragging it to the inactive widgets section. I have a backup of all the files and the database but i have changed many things on the site other than the ...
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WordPress Query wp-terms SLOW

I've got a very large database in WordPress with lots of products in WooCommerce along with quite a bit of taxonomies. When querying the products on the front end it takes 1 minute or more. Here is ...
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Custom order for Mysql array

I have a Page of Posts, each post has a Custom Field "expired" which contains a date in the format YYYY-MM-DD which is used to order the posts. This date is used for a script that tells the visitor if ...
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Regex to turn embedded images in to attachments

I've got a blog that has all images embedded in each post rather than a thumbnail linking to an attachment page which is what I'd like. I understand from this question that no plugin (like Regenerate ...
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Retrieve/get current image from Nextgen gallery db [closed]

I thought that I can do it using the database where the idea was to get the image from the ngg_gallery_pictures table, where the browser URL is equal to URL of the image in the table. Then I will get ...
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Query most popular terms by taxonomy over 2 week period

I have written SQL for a query that pulls the most used taxonomy terms for selected taxonomies that are published, do not have a parent post are not in a comma separated list over the past two weeks ...
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List authors with the last post title and order by last post date

I want to list authors with last post data and order them by last post date. Now i have this codes but i don`t know how to edit them. // Selects from tables wp_users and wp_posts, selecting published ...
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How can I make wordpress suppress mysql errors?

Wordpress has two functions related to SQL queries and their errors as mentioned in What Is The Difference Between suppress_errors() And hide_errors() in $wpdb? From what I've read setting WP_DEBUG ...
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How do I write this SQL statement for Posts written in last 24 hours?

Someone gave me this SQL code to count the number of posts (of post_type 'mixtapes') in the last 7 days. I tried to convert it to 'in the last 24 hours' as well, but it's giving the wrong number. ...
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Paypal Post IPN handeling nightmare

I'm trying to integrate paypal standard with my Wordpress site and all was going well until I wanted to do one simple thing: The user submits a paypal payment Paypal posts the IPN to my server Post ...
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Migration: Copying database content to a different server

I'm migrating our WordPress site from one server to another. I need some hint on how to deploy a database dump (which I have) from the original server to the new one. There is no phpmyadmin (at least ...
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WPDB is not working when trying to run a custom query [closed]

I'm developing a WordPress plugin, and have no other plugins installed. The logging function is as simple as function log($message){ global $wpdb; $message = $wpdb->escape($message); ...
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Wordpress Post # of # filtered by category slug

I want to show post #4/100 at the top for each post for which I'm using following code function updateNumbers() { /* numbering the published posts: preparation: create an array with the ID in ...
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Call to undefined function get_user_meta() - trying to access data in MySQL from custom fields

I am trying to access data from some custom fileds in my MySQL db so that I can add them to a webpage that will be printed out. The data is held in a column called "paypal_user" and I need to access ...
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My WordPress site always displays a cached version of its homepage

First of all, sorry if I'm making a mistake. I already asked this on the ServerFault forum, but got no answers at the moment and I thought it would be a good idea to ask the question here, considering ...
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WP-DownloadManager - Query most download per week/month etc

I'm using this plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-downloadmanager/) as my download manager. While it's very simplistic and does great for what i need, the statistics to output on the site ...
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query to create woocommerce products from images

I have hundreds of art images in my WP media library, each of which I want to convert into a woocommerce product, and set as featured image of that product. Rather than manually adding new products ...
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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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Scanning Database for malicious Data

After a site of a friend has been hacked I told him he should just clean up the mess and restart from scratch so he know that no file has been altered. I could scan the site for him with tools like ...
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Code to remove authors with no posts connected to them

I am looking for SQL code that I can run from phpmyadmin to remove all registered users on the blog that do not have any post associated with them.
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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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Order posts alphabetically: how to set order=asc in mysql query?

I have this function: global $wpdb; // adjust the query to fit your needs $posts = $wpdb->get_results( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_type = 'post' ...
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Copyright: Get first and last date of post type

I was searching for the easiest/fastest way to get the accurate date range for copyright notices in the footer. The copyright notice shouldn't only contain the year, but as well take month and day ...
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Migrating database / content of non-CMS site to Wordpress

I have a non-CMS website which is fully build with PHP with a lot of content in it. I don't want to add my posts manually in Wordpress, because that's a pain in the ass (I am talking about 5000 ...
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mySQL query. ORDER BY meta_key

I'm fighting this quite long already and start to think I'm missing something big. CPT posts could have or not metadata ( _vip_post [0|1], _thumbnail_id [null|numeric] ). If i query for ...
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How i can obtain all the post meta for a specific post as an array?

<?php $fields = get_post_custom($ID); ?> This will fetch the custom fields ($key => $value) for $ID in to the array $fields. I want ALL the fields (both custom & standard WP fields) ...
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Help!! I Screwed up my WP

I was trying to clear up some empty tables left behind by other previously used plugins. As such i was trying to delete the GD Star rating plugin and now I cannot access my WP admin. i get the 'You do ...
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Can Categories be used to hack a Multisite-like setup w/ a single MySql db?

I have a project which will effectively create multiple blogs that will be fed existing content (don't worry, this isn't copyrighted content from other blogs or anything like that). From a DB ...
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What do these phpMyAdmin errors mean on my WordPress databaes?

I'm getting 3 very similar phpMyAdmin errors on one of my WordPress databases. More than one INDEX key was created for column `comment_approved` More than one FULLTEXT key was created for column ...
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How many Wordpress SQL Queries per page?

I am on a shared hosting which has a limitation at MySQL queries per hour. My shows unable to connect to database because of this. Can anyone tell me how many queries are per page on a wordpress site ...
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after wordpress update to 3.5+ i get many errors in plugin wpdb::prepare()

after wordpress update to 3.5+ i get many errors in this plugin. i found that the reason is: http://make.wordpress.org/core/2012/12/12/php-warning-missing-argument-2-for-wpdb-prepare/ I do not ...
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SQL Query in WordPress - Getting Impossible WHERE error

I don't get any result in the SQL query below. I am trying to find user_id of users with custom usermeta fields. SELECT DISTINCT user_id FROM wp_usermeta WHERE ( ( ...
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Create a WordPress administrator without access to back-end

My site recently got hacked, and all my admin users lost their administrator level access. But when I access mySQL database, I saw all the users still exist. How can I create an administrator when I ...
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Defining the same price to all WooCommerce Products

All of my products on my site are $1 and during an import I did using WooCommerce import it didn't save all the _regular_price & _sale_price values, so there is no way for the user to buy that ...
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SQL query not working in alphabetical post title/content search

I have an ajax request using wp_ajax sending one variable named "q" what I want to do is after the script get's the request to look inside the db and fetch the title and id of the corresponding posts ...
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Problem with admin login after deployment

I made a site for a friend and everything worked so far on my development box that we can start final deployment and testing so I decided to put it on the hosting. So I done the standard procedure ...
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Manually delete post from database

For whatever reason, I have a post and a page with the same slug name and it causes the db to hang. I can't alter the slug on either so I need to go manually delete the posts from the database and ...
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Query to delete all featured images and remove post meta?

I'd like to run an SQL query to find all featured images from posts and delete the file itself and any references to it. Can anyone tell me how to accomplish this? Many thanks!
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Find out how many times the user has logged in

I'd like to determine how many times a user has logged in. Does WordPress retain that information or will I have to add a db entry every time they log-in? if(is_user_logged_in() && ...
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Speeding SQL queries for a large database?

I am using a WordPress plugin called feedwordpress in order to run a planet like website on wordpress (See it here). The plugin is great except for one thing - it hogs down my (VPS) server into ...
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Configure Wordpress to connect to Mysql DB using SSH tunneling

Problem: Configure wordpress to use a remote mysql database only available using and SSH tunneling. Stage: I have a wordpress instance over an apache server on machine (called WP_server). WP_server, ...
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How to find if a post with custom_field == X exists?

I need to find if a post with a custom field X equal to Y exists in a wordpress installation. Should I do it with a simple sql query or is there something build in that can help me achieve it?
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Have working sql query… trying to adjust it to use $wpdb

So I have this code that queries a custom plugin generated table in the wp database. It works perfectly as is. But I'm trying to adjust it to use $wpdb instead of the $con function I have set up. ...
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Wordpress(wpdb class) and mysql stored procedures

$query = "CALL .........."; $result = $wpdb->get_results($query); print_r($results); Is returning an empty array and $wpdb->query does not return anything, how do you run stored procedures from ...
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Order By Multiple Meta Fields

I have two custom fields: meta_key1 is boolean (0 or 1). meta_key2 is a date value - 20150623 for example. Not all meta_key2 fields have an explicit value. It looks like their being treated as an ...
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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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Why are no posts showing despite my apparently correct DB restoration?

I restored a backup to MySQL using the phpMyAdmin Import feature. When I browse the DB in phpMyAdmin, I see that my posts are there. But in Wordpress, I only see the default out-of-the-box welcome ...