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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mass delete posts based on metadata

I need to delete all posts that have a certain meta value for a certain meta key. I am looking for how to do this directly in the DB. So for instance, I have a meta field called "state", and I want to ...
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wpdb_prepare with multiple or condition

I want to execute a query like this: $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT * ... from ... WHERE ( post_title LIKE '%%%s%%' or post_content LIKE '%%%s%%' )..., $string ); If I do the query with only one ...
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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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How to use get_results() in widget front end?

I'm trying to get_results() in my widget's front end, this is my current code: public function widget( $args, $instance ) { echo $args['before_widget']; if($children = $wpdb->get_results( ...
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How to concatenate two separate colums into one?

In phpmyadmin I have two separate columns for latitude and longitude. e.g. lat: '38.897683' lng:'-77.03649'. These coordinates are generated for my location custom posts. How can I automatically ...
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query specific posts according their custom fields, using sql SELECT

My posts have a bunch of custom fields, to help insert and display custom info easily. I am trying to build a search that would select and display posts according values of specific 2 custom fields. ...
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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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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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Query sql for truncate post_content in wp_posts table

Hello all i need remove all info in Wordpress posts content and i'ld like do it from phpmyadmin with a query. I need remove only the text and images from all posts content but not the entire post, so ...
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For a complete backup, is it enough to copy htdocs and export database?

I copied the htdocs via FTP from the server which hosts my wordpress blog. Moreover, I used phpMyAdmin to export the MySQL database. When I move to a new server, can I just create a database, run the ...
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When sorting WP_List_Table, table sorts, but I also get SQL errors

Here's my lovely prepare_items() function: function prepare_items() { global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . 'blah'; $per_page = 100; $columns = $this->get_columns(); ...
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How to export database correctly for local to online

This process as a whole is fine... but I seem to have one small issue when I upload the database online. If I create a theme and modify some options that's fine for the local version. Once I upload ...
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Extending WP_Query — Optimise SQL query

I'm storing posts, a user follows in a custom table that has the columns id, post_id and user_id. To fetch posts that a user follows I have extended the WP_Query as follows: class ...
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Wordpress SQL - How to Check for Category?

I'm using the following SQL (wrapped in php) to find posts in a wordpress database: $sql = " SELECT p.* FROM {$wpdb->prefix}most_popular mp INNER JOIN ...
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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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Getting deleted users in database

I am using the database that is being used by a WordPress site. I am trying to get all the users from wp_users table with SQL query. But there is also previously deleted users in wp_users table. I ...
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Getting value from database table depending on field value

I am using a plugin called formidable which is similar to Gravity Forms in terms of purpose. I have two fields of interest. The first field loads up all the values in the Town column of my ...
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How can I order metaboxes in my posts in WordPress?

hello i did add a custem filed and this is my code add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'cd_meta_box_add' ); function cd_meta_box_add() { add_meta_box( 'my-meta-box-id', 'المعلومات الرئيسية لفلل مشروع', ...
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SQL query to check whether a meta key is set or not for a post in post_meta table

Condition: some post have meta_key 'status'. Please help me in with this condition: sql query for those post who don't have meta_key 'status'
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SQL: Select wordpress posts with given text string and add a custom field to them?

I want to select all wordpress posts that have a certain text string. Then to add a custom field to all those posts. Here is what I figured out so far but it doesn't work INSERT INTO wp_postmeta ...
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An action hook where a comment meta is updated

By analogy to the hook on post meta update, I use the following code for hooking when comment meta value is updated. My comment meta key is "consider" and can have 2 values: 0 and 1. My Goal is to ...
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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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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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Which query method to use? (edit- wpdb syntax problems)

I am trying to create a query in order to get all the metadata from a custom post type named match_reports that is associated with a meta_key and meta_value in another custom post type named ...
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SQL Query to select post title & post ID from a particular category

I am looking for SQL query to select post title & post ID from a particular category. I looked at wordpress table structure but it is really confusing me.
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Custom Wordpress SQL Query 4 posts per custom taxonomy

I'm currently developing a Wordpress website that has a large navigation that lists the 4 most recent posts within a hierarchical taxonomy. I dont have any experience with $wpdb, but it seems like ...
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count number of all comments by a user on different (non-repeated) posts

I thank you in advance for your help. I am using Wordpress for about 2 years, but always avoiding SQL inside my scripts and looking for built-in functions to perform my goals. To count the comments ...
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Ranking authors by post meta value

I have custom post-type with custom post-meta and i want to rank authors by post meta value.I can show the SUM of a meta value on author page with this code <? php $points = ...
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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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WP_Query with several meta_query-statements and order by meta_value

This is my query: $the_query = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => 'pass', 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
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wpdb prepare sql problem

I have problem with wpdb prepare and sql query. If i run the query directly thru wpdb->get_results it's working fine. Here it is: $alabala_sql = $wpdb->prepare( " SELECT * FROM ...
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making php value numeric

I used some of this code from this page on Stack Overflow: Using wp_query is it possible to orderby taxonomy? It's about the function to be able to sort a query by a taxonomy value. Although it works ...
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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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SQL Bulk Move old posts by one author to another category

I'm looking to move a number of old posts by one author from one category to another category and was hoping someone could help me do this? I figure the easiest way would be through an SQL command? ...
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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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How can I get all author written content?

I have a site that needs two different tabs: 1. all author written content (Posts, comments, CTP) 2. all author followed content (categories, taxonomies, other users content) For the first all I ...
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Filter WordPress posts by between parameter

How to filter WordPress posts by a taxonomy and between parameter? Consider a mobile website with "memory size" taxonomy, I need to show posts that have more than 256 mb memory and less than 768 mb. ...
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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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Heavy SQL queries

I have got rid of one of SQL problems but the story isn't over. Now hoster has detected another problematic SQL query and again threatens to disable the account. Can anyone advise on what's going on ...
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How to properly sanitize strings without $wpdb->prepare?

I'm working on an advanced search (which uses custom sql queries), and the query string is formed using variables. For example, if the person checks some options, only those conditions get added to ...
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Install WordPress with SQL database

I am very new to WordPress. I didn't even know it existed until I had to do it for my work. So I started in with a WAMP server with WordPress. That worked fine until we needed multiple sites with ...
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How do I query for posts by custom meta and those that have been stickied?

I realize how clumsy and inefficient this query is but SQL is not my strong point. I use the following query to pull the latest 8 events from a custom post type called Event Posts. However, I also ...
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Advanced search: roles and multiple taxonomies

I have a site with custom roles, and custom taxonomies. I'm making the advanced search, where custom posts can be filtered by roles and taxonomies. To accomplish this, I'm using my own custom SQL ...
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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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Special Query: Title, Terms, Content - %LIKE%

I'm working on a them theme that is search-heavy, and my users are putting huge priority on an improved search function. I think I will have to use a special direct query to search these things: ...
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Custom SQL query ORDER BY term_order

I have custom taxonomy that list terms under "series" that contain posts that are also present in terms under "media_type" and where media_type is term_id 16. I want to order the list by the ...
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Woocommerce: Grab total revenue of a product over all orders

I need to display the total revenue of all orders for my products depending on if the logged-in user is the author of the product or not. I can't use the Quantity field as a multiplier either because ...
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Convert date format in meta

I have been storing date format in meta key/value. I have been storing in this format (mm/dd/YYYY) now I need to convert that into (YYYYMMDD) SO I can run a date match in query. Please advice how can ...
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Query posts based on parents attribute

This is the scenario: I have multiple pages that all have a custom field named "Location" Those pages all have child-pages with the custom field of "size_m2". What I want is to do a normal meta_query ...
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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 ...