SQL (Structured Query Language) is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS).

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How to update records using $wpdb?

I am migrating non-wp database to Wordpress (for the first time in my life, and hopefully the last). As both new and old websites are multilingual, one of the tasks for me is to connect the articles ...
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Using OR conditions in meta_query for query_posts argument

I have searched high and low for this but I cant seem to locate anything. I am trying to filter some results and when I make an args array like this and pass it to query_posts I noticed that the ...
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How to add SQL file with PHP to WordPress database [closed]

I have SQL file with US zip codes (over 41000 lines of code). I want make a plugin that inserts this SQL file into WP database so user can do a search by zip codes. I want to insert SQL with PHP ...
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How do I add indexes to Wordpress Database?

I got a message from Hostgator about my account being suspended because of the load it put on their servers. This is about the fifth time this has happened. I am on a shared server. And they said it ...
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Query that joins the postmeta table twice

I believe what I'm trying to do is too complex for the standard meta_query parameter in get_posts, so I'm trying to use a custom SQL query to do the following: I have a game custom post that has ...
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WPML tables not deleted when removing multisite subsite, need help clearing up my sql-file! [closed]

I´m building a WP Multisite for a client that wants a multilingual site. Before choosing WP Multisite, I bought and tried out WPML. However that plugin didn't fit for the job so I deleted it and got a ...
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$wpdb get_var issue

I've been at this for while, but can't figure out why the below isn't working. I have my date saved as a 'MM/DD/YYYY' string. global $wpdb; $new_day = $day->format("m/d/Y"); $qty = ...
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Export entries and multiple custom field meta to .csv?

First time poster. I'm trying to export a bunch of custom posts out to a csv file so I can easily import them into a new database. I've ran the native export to xml, but it's not the correct format I ...
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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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Wordpress SQL query - returning 'true' 'false' or 'null'

I am working on coding a PHP form for my website that requires the user to enter a code before the form becomes active. I have a field called "used" that I set up as a Boolean/TinyInt which I thought ...
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posts_where Fails with More than One Custom Field in Query

Querying either of the 2 fields individually gives the expected result (posts are displayed). But, when both fields are included in the query (ex = 'foo' and 'bar' shown in below example), then no ...
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How do i export the HTML from text widgets?

I placed HTML in several text widgets which where lost after i deleted all inactive widgets and changed themes but i have found the data in the tables. The only problem, its mixed in with all this ...
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Fetch all Posts where logged in user has commented

I'm not good at sql queries so the question is: How do I list all the Posts where logged in user has left the comment? I guess it's kinda obvious that redundancy is unwanted in case user posted ...
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Recommended way to drop a pending query (in pre_get_posts)?

It looks like an e-commerce plugin's core query will be of no use to me in one particular template so I would like to discard it completely in favor of my own WP_Query loops in the template. It's not ...
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Modify the structure of data returned by $wpdb

Modify the structure of multidimensional array outputed by SQL via $wpdb The output that I need from $wpdb is easily achievable by running multiple queries within foreach. However, I am trying to ...
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Get the timout value of a saved transient?

Does anyone know if there is a Wordpress function to get the timeout value of a saved transient? I am using a transient with a 5 minute timeout to cache data from a web API call locally. Between ...
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Add Admin User via SQL

I gave my client the admin account to his wordpress install and I forgot to add an administrator user for myself. Now, I can no longer access the admin panel because they have changed their password. ...
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Preferred Method of debugging a wordpress SQL calls?

What is your preferred method of debugging Wordpress Applications when writing custom behind-the-scenes SQL calls, etc. ? Coming from a Rails background, I usually tail a log file that displays not ...
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Retrieving a Value from a wp-database

why my sql statement is not returning any value.. is this wrong? <?php global $wpdb; $result = $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare("SELECT * FROM ...
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Order query by meta_value with multiple custom fields

I would like to get ordered all my posts with multiple cutom fields (WordPress 3). Exemple, I've 2 custom couple meta_key/meta_value : " order_submenuexpositions / numeric " " ...
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Overriding default calendar to show posts from a category

I'm trying to modify the default WP calendar (get_calendar()) so that it shows posts from a specific category and then use that as a shortcode. Here's what I've done: Copied across the ...
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Best Way to Merge a Dev and Live Site to Become a Staging Site?

I have two Wordpress installs, both with a little bit of different data. I have a LIVE site and I have a DEV Site. I need to merge the content of these two databases together to make a STAGING Site. ...
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Get the most repeated post contents from a search?

In my site the posts content is always the name of a school, so if I search for Chicago I get a lot of posts with different schools as content. What I want to do is to get the Schools with the most ...
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Auto-update tables from database

On my WordPress homepage I would like to have a table that can auto-update based on database changes at a given time period. I am trying to find the best solution to this problem, weather I code it ...
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Complex WP SQL Query

I have tried the following SQL query without any success. Can anybody that have a better understanding of SQL help? Here is what I am trying to achieve: Get a list of all main events (ME) where the ...
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Custom query to get terms from post ids

I want to get the terms object by given posts ids. I don't know much about sql, and this kinda complicated for me. Here is what i tried: global $wpdb; $taxonomy = 'category' $term= ...
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Custom Field Create Bulk via SQL Query

I have a question. A created a custom field named video_desc. I have ofer 2000 posts and I need to add this custom field to all posts and add the text "Description Here" to it. How can this be done ...
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Can't get result from sql using ajax result

I'm using an AJAX form to feed the code something to lookup in db. Separate table, not WP options. I'm getting the result from AJAX, but when I try to do the sql it just returns 0. This is the ...
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Query that loads a custom type AND posts whose ids are not inside those custom types custom fields

On my news website I have posts and another custom type called "aggregato". This type has 10 custom fields, "link01", "link02"... "link10". Both posts and aggregato has a meta key, called "home", ...
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How to Mass Delete Images from Media Library

I need your help. I am trying to mass delete attachments from a custom post type ('book') using a sql query. I found this snippet on the wordpress form: Wordpress.org I tested it on my local ...
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How to find meta entries with their posts missing via SQL?

I'm looking to write an SQL query to do the following: Select all postmeta rows where the meta_value = a post id that does not exist. For example, postmeta meta_value may equal 235. Usually this ...
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Do I need to deal with WordPress SQL Injection

Do I need to prepare strings against MySQL Injection when inserting into the database using a WordPress comments function such as this: $data = array( 'comment_post_ID' => $post_id, ...
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Confused by $wpdb->prepare

I am attempting to use $wpdb->prepare to protect against SQL injection attacks and am lost. I have the following snippet below which checks the h_transactions table for a transaction id. If it ...
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count number of user comments with a specific comment meta value

I am using the code below to count the number of comments by a certain user: global $wpdb; $count = $wpdb->get_var( 'SELECT COUNT( comment_id ) FROM '. $wpdb->comments .' ...
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Optional Meta Query

I have places stored as posts in WP's posts table. I am doing some geo-locating using Geo Data Store (http://wordpress.org/plugins/geo-data-store/). This is working great for me, as I can currently ...
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Select from wp_post and multiple meta_value from wp_postmeta

My lack of SQL skills has stopped me in my tracks here. I'm trying to select post_id, post_title and two postmeta values - the first has the meta_key of 'search_country' and the second a meta_key of ...
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Export / import Wordpress database

Is there a proper way of exporting and importing a big WordPress MySQL database to a new database? When I tried to do that in the standard way I run into 2 issues: All widgets disappeared and I had ...
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Location-Based Pages displaying results near customer

I'm creating a website where the customer will enter their postal code and the pages (with a distance selected of 5, 10, 20 miles) will display on either a Google map or Bing map. The page results ...
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Importing Geo data into wordpress database

I have a listing wordpress site and want to integrate geo data into the Wordpress MySQL Database for custom search functionality I want to utilize different aspects to create different things... ...
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Detect session/cookie variable in wordpress to prevent access to documents

<?php @session_start(); If (!array_key_exists(‘authed’, $_SESSION)) { include ‘not_authed.inc’; exit(); } // go about your business. ?> and i'm trying to add that to this: ...
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Modify Wordpress SQL Query to pull from within a category

I am using a wordpress plugin called "kf most read" which stores a count of how many times a post was read, and lets you output a list of most read posts. This works well. The issue is, I am trying ...
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problem with sql query in wordpress plugin

I've got this and I dont know why its not working. It's not returning the ID from the first query so I can use it in the 2nd query. Nevermind the REFERER, its an external link it will refer from. ...
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How change user type from contributor to author

I have 2058 users who are contributors. I need to convert their role to author. How can do it by SQL?
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Pull data and display as rows and columns

I am a noob when it comes to pulling data from tables and fields of a WP database so I'll explain it as best as I can without it running into a thesis. I have a table called WP_answer. In that table ...
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Add custom fields to search

I want to add a custom fields ("introduction" and "ensavoirplus") to search of Wordpress, but the SQL code is not exact. I don't understand if i do a mistake or if WP don't can do this. But my attempt ...
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delete duplicate comments

I found a solution for this a long time ago. Here is the code: <?php require_once('wp-config.php'); global $wpdb, $comment_content, $comments,$comment_ID; # First select all comments $query = ...
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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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Query Wordpress database by registered date and role

I would like to get the display name and email address for all users who have registered to my multisite today with the role of subscriber. It needs to be an SQL query as it's used outside of the WP ...
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Genesis framework comments broken?

I got a really weird problem. Im using a Child theme which using the Genesis framework. I was using Akismet plugin to stop the spammers and it was workin just fine. Recently i just made a comment by ...
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How to import a Typo3 database to a wordpress site?

I have a SQL database export from a Typo3 site. Does anyone know or have any experience of dealing with these cases?