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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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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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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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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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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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 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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how to use $wpdb->prepare to update a custom table

As a noob I dont understand a lot of SQL injections but I need to be save so I have read that I have to use wpdb->prepare to make sure the data is stored correct. At this moment I use the ...
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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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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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wpdb->prepare function remove single quote for %s in SQL statment

I am using the below wpdb->prepare function in a sql statement. I am passing in several variables some field names and some values. When I try to use the %s for the field name it puts single quotes ...
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How do you use prepare when asking for a list of id's

I'm looking to get a number of records back from the database given a list of numbers and was wondering how I would use $wpdb->prepare to do this (to take advantage of the sanitising vs SQL injection ...
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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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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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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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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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How to import a Typo3 database to a wordpress site?

I have a SQL database export from a Typo3 site. Does anyone know know or have any experience of dealing with these cases?
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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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Attempt to improve WP search, can someone check my SQL query?

I'm stumped. I've done a bunch of work to filter what posts get pulled in a WP search and then even more work sorting those after they're pulled from the DB. My main problem now is getting results ...
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find pods item where relationship to other pod is not set

I need to fix the effect of an error that left empty a relationship field that should have been autofilled. To fix this I need to find all pods item that has the relationship not set, but I don't ...
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wordpress ajax relationship query

Using the relationship field from Advanced Custom Fields I link artists to events. Both these artist and events are custom post types. For each event, the post IDs of the related artists are stored in ...
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Get posts under a category with SQL

How can I retrieve posts under a category with plain SQL with out using WordPress native api's like get_pages? My Wordpress table wp_terms contains a term named Restaurants. I want to list the post ...
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wpdb query problem to access previous 3 days posts

I am trying to get all published posts titles by author id 2 most recent by post date for the last days. Here is my query: "SELECT post_title FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND ...
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Meta Query And/Or

My question is very similar to Meta Query with AND & OR? . This question was answered in 2011 by @Otto. With the exception that my logic is different. I want to query, for example, posts with ...
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Wordpress Custom post query sorting does not work

I created a custom WP query to collect products that have 3 different taxonomy values in them and sorted them by price using the following: $my_products = new WP_Query( array( ...
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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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Why is my 'list_terms_exclusions' filter function timing out? [closed]

Why is my function timing out? When the issue was first noticed I added wp_defer_term_counting('true') to delay that process but to no avail. /* Filter category from get_categories and ...
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Up/Down voting system for Wordpress

Looking in all posts with keywords "voting system, upvote, downvote", I can't find a satisfying solution for this issue, except accepting one of the available plugins, spend a lot of time undersanding ...
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Moving an entire wordpress site from one domain to a new domain and database

I have done all the steps requiered to import the dump.sql file to new database, and copiey the entire content from the old domain over to the new one. When i login to mydomain/wp-admin, i'm ...
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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 do I move a Wordpress site to another server?

i'm using this sql.. but it does not work UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://old.com, 'http://new.com') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl'; UPDATE ...
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Authors list Pagination : result set from $wpdb->get_results()

Using this solution : Paginate result set from $wpdb->get_results() I did make my code for Authors list page template as follow: <div> <table id="mytable"><tbody> <?php // ...
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Total number of posts in last year

How can i echo total number of posts in last year ? I‚m writing article with stats, and want to get number of posts i published last year. There is something here, but not for last year ...