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 display posts of specific category using a custom Query in WordPress?

Hi I want to display a specific category from a custom query in WordPress. My code works fine and it gets the latest 4 posts, but what I want now is to retrieve a specific category. My code is below ...
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WPDB SQL query with prepare() returning variable, not db value

I have been trying to get this to work for awhile now and I cannot seem to get any farther on my own. It seems to work fine as a normal SQL query but not within the WP framework using prepare(). ...
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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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List recent 25 blogs across the network

I need to list recent 25 blogs in the network with their title. How to edit this code ? $bcount = get_blog_count(); global $wpdb; $blogs = $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare("SELECT * FROM ...
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Export SQL query based on post type

I'm looking to export only wp_posts where post_type = post. Is that possible?
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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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Problems with moving my Wordpress site to another domain/server

I'm having problems moving a wordpress site from one domain to another. I've searched the site but couldn find a useful answer for my situation. Here's what i did: I made a backup of the website. ...
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Front end access to a SQL data repository - recommended way?

Building a general data repository, not necessarily related to WordPress elements. What is the recommended way of doing it: Using custom post types? or Building new SQL tables? Please elaborate. ...
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Which is better and faster ? Wordpress Queries or SQL Query

Suppose I am developing a minimal theme, the the post page single.php displays only the post title, the excerpt and the content. So in general that would be <?php the_title(); ?> <?php ...
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Why this query is not showing any result on wordpresss home page?

I am learning wordpress database, And I have written this query for showing the data from the post table with id=2, but not showing anything. What is wrong with the following query? please help. ...
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Use wpdb->prepare for `order by` column name

In my current plugin, I am picking up the order by column as user input. So I thought of using wpdb->prepare to escape it. $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare("Select id from $wpdb->posts ...
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Inserting rows into a custom table, when plugin is activated

Trying to create a plugin that creates a custom table & populates it with a row of data, once activated. The table is created OK, but the row of data is not added. Please can someone point out ...
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Get a count of how many times a term or a category is used in posts

I need to find out the number of times a term/tag or category is used in a post in WordPress. I wrote the below SQL query. SELECT t.name , count(*)FROM wp_terms t JOIN wp_term_taxonomy tt ON ...
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How do I insert a new meta key / value pair, but only if another meta key is present?

I need to add a new meta key and value part only on posts where another key is present (regardless of its value). I tried to use a query to automate it, but my SQL is quite limited Here's what I ...
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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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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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Really simple query giving error in SQL syntax

I'm sure this is a simple oversight but I cannot seem to narrow it down: global $wpdb; $tablename = $wpdb->prefix . "icrm_folders"; $sql = $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT * FROM %s", $tablename ); ...
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Custom $wpdb returns unexpected time based results

I am using the $wpdb class to do a custom SQL query but I am getting weird results. Basically this is what my SQL query is supposed to do Retrieve the titles of post_types 'question' only if they ...
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pull data from a remote wordpress database

I am trying to pull some data from a remote wordpress database. Here is the code I have: $server = "my server code"; $user = "my username"; $password = "my password"; $db = "mydb"; $con = ...
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How to migrate a database from a server to another

I try the export method of phpmyadmin, but the user is exported with the data... so there is no way to re import it into another database without error message. The old user is name : ...
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Proper approach to moving complete site from one domain to another AND preserve widgets

I consider myself fairly versed in this matter, however I've recently had a rash of issues when moving sites. I am able to successfully move the site, edit wp-config.php, move the database, etc. ...
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Removing posts by sql

Often i build a site and we have test posts. I was wondering if there's a way via sql to drop all the blog posts with a simple sql query. Obviously, I would have backed up my previous database before ...
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I need a SQL command to delete specific authors and all posts connected with them

I unfortunately have authors with a lot of unreadable/spam posts published (thousands some of them) I have tried deleting through admin,but its a slow painful process-does anyone have a specific SQL ...
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Minimize Performance Issues of MultiSite Large Number of Tables Created

I am deploying WordPress MultiSite and if I get a decent amount of users, I will have thousands of database tables to support all of these sites. I like the idea of consolidating all of these tables ...
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List of ways to access WordPress database?

I'm trying to get a complete understanding of how WordPress works with databases. I've read the documentation but I'm getting confused by all the different approaches available. So far my ...
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Bulk update post slugs through database

Is there a way to bulk update permalinks through the database? cause I have like 20k posts and all I want to do is add a prefix to the permalink. I could just manually update but that's too tiresome ...
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How To Get Some Data From WordPress Database Using WordPress $wpdb Query?

I am trying to get some data from WordPress database tables in a plugin. For that, I am using the below code... global $wpdb; $findID = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT ID FROM wp_posts WHERE post_name = ...
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wpdb getting avatars and author url

Running an SQL query to pull authors by votes they've received on posts. @bonger helped me out on my first post and helped me get this working great, but I created this new question since it's a ...
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$wpdb select date range of posts

0 down vote favorite Using this SQL query to sort users by how many votes(meta key) their posts have received. <?php global $wpdb; $results = ...
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mySQL queries are executed twice on wordpress website

I'm sorry for my english. I'm trying to add some functionalities at my Wordpress website and to do this i have added a function in my function.php theme. The idea is to save in a custom table some ...
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SQL - Remove All The Users and Create A New User With Admin Role Via PhpMyAdmin

It is very easy to remove all the users and add a new user with administrative role via wp admin panel. But the requirement is to achieve this through SQL. I can trunc wp_users and wp_usermeta table ...
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phpMyAdmin displays error when importing database

I'm migrating a WordPress for a friend to a different server. I have already backed up all files and was given a copy of the database by the old server admin. The problem is that when I try and import ...
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$wpdb->get_var - What value is returned when zero records are found?

I have the following code: $queryPermission = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare("SELECT Active FROM testers WHERE user_id = '$user_id' ")); ...
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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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SELECT from wp_users, get Displayname too

SELECT post_author, count(ID) as amount FROM dbold_posts WHERE WEEKOFYEAR( post_date ) = WEEKOFYEAR( NOW() ) AND post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post' GROUP BY post_author ...
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How to avoid filling up an array each time I run a WP_query?

I am making a following user system and need some help for retrieving the users ids a user is following. At the moment I am using the following SQL query for retrieving the users ids a user is ...
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What is the point of get_comment_count() if you cannot limit by a comment type?

We are finding that large WooCommerce sites run very slow. Amongst many issues, this one has me scratching my head. WooComemrce stores order notes in the comments table, giving them a comment_type of ...
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How to optimize multiple insert into wordpress database

I had main file with my plugin and the another file with sql command. In the second file I create two tables and write data to one of them. But I have problem with. In my private computer everything ...
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How to display data from db in select list [closed]

I wonder what it's wrong in my code. I can't get all of data in column "adres". In result I only have the lest record. Thanks for help. global $wpdb; $result = $wpdb->get_results ("SELECT ...
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Help me SELECT thumbnail from SQL and use

//MySQL Username $user = "myuser"; //MySQL Password $pass = "mypass"; //MySQL Database Name $database = "mydb"; //Number of posts you want to have appear $numOfPosts = 7; //Setup connection $mysqli = ...
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Select column name dynamically mySQL Query

$country="USA"; $dr=$wpdb->get_results("SELECT $country FROM wp_shipping WHERE ID=$ids"); I want the above query in WordPress file, where country name is given dynamically but I am not getting ...
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How to remove in the wordpress database all posts revisions except the last three?

here is the commonly recommended sql command for removing posts revisions and cleaning up the wp database: DELETE a,b,c FROM `wp_posts` a LEFT JOIN `wp_term_relationships` b ON (a.ID = b.object_id) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 .' ...