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 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?
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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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Is there a WP function to get taxonomy name from taxonomy_term_id?

I need to get the taxonomy name from the taxonomy_term_id. I am currently using the following to get it: global $wpdb; $term_taxonomy_table = $wpdb->prefix . "term_taxonomy"; $taxonomy = ...
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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 ...
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How to query the WordPress database to get posts of a certain custom post type, taxonomy and field?

I have a custom post type named store and I have a custom taxonomy city, I also have a meta box with a field that is stored with update_post_meta( $post_id, 'store_postal_code', $postal_code ); it ...
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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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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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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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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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wpdb->get_var always returning 0

I am trying to run this statement: global $wpdb; $amt = $wpdb->get_var($wpdb->prepare("SELECT SUM(amount) as amt FROM wp_pay_table WHERE postid = %i", $pid)); ...but $amt always comes out as ...
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Why my query does not run with prepare

Hi Below is my query and it works with prepare keyword on the localhost but whenever I use prepare keyword with my queries on live server the data does not show up and as soon I remove prepare from ...
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How to filter sql only for a specific post type

I have been trying to join a custom table with a regular wordpress query, but only under a specific condition (a specific post type). I have a single-event.php template that runs the main query, and ...
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Add special meta box to custom post type

I have managed to add a meta box to my custom post type (see code below) Now I need to add another meta box. With this box I want to display / edit a value from another table called ...
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Clean up very big and very dirty database

I'm trying to clean up a database in order to move a website from a server to another. Database is more than 1gb, mostly posts revisions and spam comments. Is it safe for instance to do something ...
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WPDB SQL Ignore `post_status` Parameter

I use this SQL statement: SELECT * FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON ( wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id ) LEFT JOIN wp_term_taxonomy ON ( ...