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Using wpdb to connect to a separate database

I want to connect wpdb to another database. How do I create the instance and pass it the database name/username/password? Thanks
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MySQL Database User: Which Privileges are needed?

The short installation instruction for WordPress ("5 Minutes") state that: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and ...
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Extending search query with additional $sentence value

Next in my quest to extend WordPress is altering how WordPress uses the the $sentence variable in posts_search to include an additional string, when the $sentence variable meets a certain criteria. ...
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Why is my database import losing text widget data?

I've created a site in WordPress on our development machine. In the theme we're using there are numerous widget zones to display text in (sidebar and front page). I've used simple Text widgets in all ...
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Get Previous & Next posts by Post ID

How can I go about getting the previous and next posts from outside the loop? Everything I try to do aside from the custom SELECT query (using get_posts or WP_Query) breaks stuff further down the page....
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the_date() not working

I am using wordpress 3.2 and I did a query post like this: <?php query_posts("posts_per_page=1post=type&page=post_parent=10");?> Then I try to echo out the date of this post I queried ...
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wpdb Custom Meta Data with 2 conditions

This is one of those problems that I've spent way too much time on, and there is probably a VERY simple solution that I am missing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to populate a ...
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Wordpress Database Slow - should I switch to InnoDB?

I have a WordPress site with well over 10k posts, and things are starting to get very slow whenever I am adding and editing posts. Pages load nice and fast for users, along with the admin lists of ...
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How to prevent execution of default query, while preserving ability to use WP_Query in template?

PROBLEM: I'am trying to prevent execution of default WordPress query for custom category template. I have found a possible solution, but looks like it preventing execution of all post queries: ...
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How to validate WordPress generated password in DB using PHP?

I am working with site that is done with WordPress, and I need to add some parts that are outside WP, and to check user login, Logging users outside WP. I tried with md5 of password but it's not... ...
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Convert WordPress posts to products in WooCommerce

Is there anyway I could convert all the posts e have right now on our WordPress install into products using some MySQL query or something like that?
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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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tag search using WP_Query

I need to find only posts with a tag forest gump. I've tried: new WP_Query('tag=forest+gump');, new WP_Query('tag=forest gump');. However they both return ALL the posts and not only the posts with ...
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How to count post meta key values for all posts in database

In my post meta data I have the following 'key' for every post: "image_details" a typical value of which is an array such as: a:3:{s:23:"info_window_bg_image_id";s:3:"128";s:12:"colour_start";s:7:"#...
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Updating User Meta with SQL Query

I have a Wordpress site that needed to have 9,000+ users imported to set up a Directory Listing. I imported them from an existing MySQL (non-wordpress) database and everything imported just fine. ...
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How to replace the domain name in a Wordpress database?

I have a Wordpress database which was installed in a development environment... thus, all references to the site itself have a fixed IP address (say 192.168.16.2). Now, I have to migrate that database ...
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dbDelta support for FOREIGN KEY

On PHP 5.3.13/MySQL 5.5.21 the following code doesn't work: if($check_custom_fields_form!=1){ $sql = "CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ". $table_custom_fields_form ." ( `form_name` ...
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WordPress database scalability from the code perspective

I have read through multiple questions here on StackExchange that concern WordPress scaling and the common opinion is that WordPress is indeed highly scalable provided you have the infrastructure to ...
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Complex meta query with 3 keys

I think the problem essentially relates to sql query structure and I am not an expert.... I need to search for posts (custom post type) by 2 parameters: pd_city pd_country Please note that ...
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How can I debug my database connection for unit testing?

I've set up a wordpress environment on my Mac with MAMP and I'm running 3.5.1 locally (i.e. http://localhost:8888/blog works). I'm trying to run the unit test suit from wordpress.org and having ...
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Delete post revisions on post publish

Is it possible to delete post/page revisions from the database when a post/page is published? 11/05/12 Answer: See the plugin below by bueltge I want to do this on a site with 5,000 posts and 125,...
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Can i use php sql functions instead of $wpdb?

I'm new to WordPress and was wondering why in WordPress API do they tell you to use functions such as prepare(), insert(), get_col(), get_row(), query(), etc. when technically I can use the built-in ...
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Ordering posts by day (not time) AND meta value

I would like to have a list of posts that is first ordered by day, and then within that day ordered user votes (stored as a meta field). Would it be better to convert each timestamp to the day at ...
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Searching users with WP_List_Table plug-in

I am trying to devlope a plugin that will search and return my users so I can edit some other metatdata that belongs to them. I have been using the plug-in listed on the Codex as my starting point. I ...
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Search and replace text across all posts

I had used the ZD Video Plugin for WP a long time, and now, since my move to WP 3.0.2, it doesn't work anymore. To embed a YouTube video using the plugin, I would just write [zdvideo]url-of-...
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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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Group posts by meta_key

I have a Problem with grouping meta_values. The Query looks for posts with the meta key "company". I want a unique listing of the colors like: blue red yellow array_unique was not successful and also ...
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Extending the database

I'm trying to add an extra column to the comments database which will store the user ID of the post/page author. This is part of a plugin which will display new comments in reply to either a post or ...
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Update some database fields when post is saved

I have a class that will count the Lines of Code, Source Lines of Code, and the Code disk space used. I would like to save these values into the database so that these values can be calculated only ...
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Multipart/formatted MySQL query problem

I'm creating a plugin and I want to automate the creation of a MySQL Trigger on a table. The problem seems to be that $wpdb->query doesn't appear to accept either multipart statements and/or formatted ...
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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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How to Delete Old Comments by Date?

I run a contest/giveaway blog at www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com and currently have over 160,000 comments on 1100 posts. I would like to find a way to delete all comments from my site which are ...
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Split WP install between 2 databases?

Is it possible for Wordpress to work from two databases? The reason I ask is that we're approaching our 100mb limit for database size on our host (1and1) but have up to 100 databases, so what I was ...
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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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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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SQL query to delete comments older than 90 days?

I'm working on a site that has 150,000 comments with an obvious hit in performance; is there an SQL query that can delete all comments older than say 90 days? They're not spam comments, and they are ...
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Alternative to mysql_real_escape_string

I have a WordPress plugin that at one point I need to see if a certain title exists in the database. For 2 years, this code worked fine: $myposttitle= $wpdb->get_results( "select post_title ...
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Too many pages causes Wordpress admin to be unusable

We have a Wordpress website that now has around 9k pages in it after an import of many location targeted pages. The frontend runs perfectly fine and there is no performance damage (after I replaced ...
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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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MySQL query performed 4 times inside loop

I have enabled custom php in my pages through the use of the exec-php plugin so I can run more complex pages than the standard WordPress page. I have had no problems with this plugin so far. I have ...
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Getting invalid user ID error when creating a new user with wp_insert_user

I'm trying to insert users into wordpress from a foreign database and I've prepared my $userdata as foreach ($users_out as $key_u => $value_u) { $user_id = $value_u['writer_id']; $...
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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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Stumped on migration

I'm migrating a site from my server to a client's Bluehost (ugh) account. I've tried using All In One WP Migrate BackupBuddy manual migration (copying files & exporting a db using WP Migrate DB) ...
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Show only one post for each author ( Page loads too slow )

I want to show only one latest post by each author and found this code that it working. However, it takes too long to load the page since I have over 100K authors and 100K posts in database. How can I ...
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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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How to sort results from a custom database table

I've created a custom WordPress database table which I'm using to store 'likes'. The columns I have are: id post_id user_id I'm now trying to get an array of post IDs that a particular user has '...
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Is altering a default WordPress database table update safe?

I want to add some table columns to the wp_terms table. Is it safe to use the dbDelta function with a modified CREATE-MySQL query for this? Or will I run into problems in the long turn? Is it update ...
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Would manually deleting the dumping data fix a “#1062 - Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY'” phpMyAdmin error?

I'm new to PHP! I'm trying to import an SQL database file into myPhpAdmin for a WordPress I'm migrating, but I keep getting this error message: SQL query: `-- -- Dumping data for table `...
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Does WordPress cache get_user_meta() results?

If I call get_user_meta() to retrieve a value, does WordPress cache the value? If I call get_user_meta() to retrieve the same value, does WordPress have to query the database again or is it stored in ...
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How can I manage my multiple wordpress websites from main website?

Can this solution be used for multiple WP installations on the same site? For example, I have multiple blogs (multiple subdirectories), i.e. mysite.com/blog1, mysite.com/blog2, mysite.com/blog3, etc. ...