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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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 .' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using color schemes with Color Picker

What I'm doing User interface to change website colors - User can change colors individually (like menu color, footer color, content color), or use color scheme that will change all colors (values ...
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Print page content with formatting when doing custom SQL query

I guess there's a simple solution for this but couldn't find any. I'm trying to fetch 3 pages and show them on footer. The problem is that every page is shown as text without formatting which means ...
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SQL query to get posts from multiple categories but not in a category

I need to get the last posts' ID and the post_tile within categories 1 and 2, and exclude those within category 3. It must be SQL, because if I use WP_Query it retrieves too much info and I only need ...
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Wordpress SQL JOIN query

Hi Im trying to run 2 querys in the same query call. // send the query global $wpdb; $commentQ = "SELECT * FROM $wpdb->comments " . $whereClause . $orderBy; $comments = ...
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How to delete ALL comments from certain category in Wordpress database?

I'm trying to delete all comments from posts in a certain category in a Wordpress database. The Wordpress database is rather complicated so this must be probably some join of wp_posts, wp_comments ...
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Return number of items in a table with post id

I am trying to return the number of reviews for a given page id, I have this so far... <?php global $wpdb; $countreviews = $wpdb->get_var($wpdb->prepare("SELECT COUNT(ID) FROM ...
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Export all posts to import as product items

Up until now, my client has been using WordPress posts as his way to display his products. I now need to export all these posts into a CSV format so that I can format the CSV file and import it back ...
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SQL Query members by profile fields Buddypress [closed]

i am trying to add a profile based search option into my existing plugin. my plugin already search members by distance within a certain radius and i want to add the option to filter results by profile ...
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Show array of meta_value in Edit Post Coloum

what I'm trying to do is add a new coloumn to Edit post page (done) and in that coloumn show data taken from a set of custom fields (partially done). This is my code (I use it as a plugin so it ...
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post id not displaying

I have used this code in header.php ### get the author info global $current_user; get_currentuserinfo(); $authorid = $current_user->ID; ### get the last post id using author id ...
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Fetching review value using wpdb class

I'm generating an XML file using PHP for a website where they review tech products. In the XML file, I have to display the rating of products. For rating purposes, I'm using GD Star Rating plugin. ...
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Remove password protection from all posts

So I messed up my blog (QBobble). I had an SQL backup, fortunately, so I reinstalled Wordpress, and imported my SQL database. Unfortunately, it password protected all of my posts. I know that I can ...
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quotes problem in very simple sql

I just simply want to execute a SQL sentence inside of a post (i am using EXEC-PHP widget for that). The problem are the quotes when i want to do something like $my_name='hello' "select * from ...
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Exporting by table

I am using PHPmyAdmin to move a site. My site is too large to use the single file export/import method. (I know how to do it, it works fine on smaller sites.) It seems the only thing working for me ...
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How can I get posts from 9/13/11 to today with SQL? [closed]

I have been working with a client to redesign his site and we are at the stage where we are going live, except I'm running into a little problem. Time is of the essence, as the deadline is mid-day ...
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Assign a list of categories with a parent category

I imported hundreds of locations and other categories. Now I have a list of locations in categories to which I would like to assign the "Location" category as its parent. I have tried sql but the ...
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Wordpress Categories: Function using custom SQL to return array of specific category IDs

I'm developing a custom theme which uses categories for positioning, all of which begin with an underscore (e.g. _position1). I have an SQL query as below to get a list of these categories (those ...
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wordpress sql posts query won't display the latest post in a specific category

Hi I tried to display 5 posts titles from a specific category also show the date, but it won't display the most recent one that just published, I had to change the recent post date 2 months so it'd ...
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SQL select of users by metadata

Hi I'm trying to select users with a particular role only, using the following sql statement... SELECT DISTINCT ID, u.user_login, u.user_nicename, u.user_email FROM wp_users u, wp_usermeta m WHERE ...
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Display latest post from Wordpress Featured Category that is also in X,Y,or Z categories

I want to display the latest post from a "featured" category (id=1) that may also be in either X category, Y category, or Z category (id=2,3,4 respectively). Note, there are other posts in categories ...
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How to export 2 week's worth of posts

I need to export the last two week's worth of blog posts from one site into another site, including all meta data and post author info. Is there a good SQL statement to do this, or a plugin that ...
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How to retrieve sticky post in raw sql?

How I could made a sql query who retrieve all the sticky post in a wordpress database? This is because we use a new app over the old wordpress website database, and I don't know where Wordpress ...
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How can I convert everything from category X to have post format Link

My "links" come in from Windows Live Writer, from a perl based delicious sync directly to the database and who knows where from. They all have in common that the category is 'Daily-Links'. So I think ...
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latency problems with wordpress install (from SQL import)

I develop wordpress sites for a living, and today I am experiencing something that I haven't yet come across: Extremely slow load times / latency problems. You can view the site here: ...
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Can Anyone provide an example of RAW SQL for SELECTING posts by 2 or more tags

I need a RAW SQL, as I am working from different platform with WordPress Database. When I run example.com/tag/first+second, WordPress runs a query SELECT post_id, meta_key, meta_value FROM ...
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Troubles about insering a POST with a SQL query, post_status

I 'm using wordpress 3.0.5 I have to use sql for create post, here is my SQL query: $req = $bdd->prepare('INSERT INTO wp_posts ...
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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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Help with SQL query, how to add taxonomie terms with value stored in options?

i need your help in making SQL What i have: custom post type ( company ) taxonomie ( category ) applyed to cpt ( and has ct section select field ) custom taxonomie ( section ) applyed to nothing ...
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Better way to migrate to server?

Migrating between local and server with Wordpress (SQL) is a bit time consuming, and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do it. With Drupal, there is a module called BackUp&Migrate, which ...
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What are the steps to migrating my blog to a new host?

I recently bought hosting service with Namecheap. I backed up my db from my previous host and now want to migrate everything. I was restoring the db with phpMyAdmin, uploading the sql file, but this ...
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How to merge 2 WordPress sites?

I have 2 WordPress sites, A and B. Each of them has users and posts. Now, I want to merge these sites. Points to be noted- A has 1000 users and 2000 posts. B has 500 users and 3000 posts. There are ...
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WPDB update row with != in where clause

I'm using wpdb to develop a plugin to add a custom form to wordpress. To update a row, I use an array and wpdb->update(). WP Class Reference says: My SQL code should be something like UPDATE ...
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Creating a “forum” - showing last post or last commented post

thanks for reading! Im creating a forum just using categories and posts. I'd like (as most forums do) to show the last commented post or the last created post (which ever is newer) next to the ...
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Insert Query not working in the form

Many people has asked the same question, I have read those things and mine is different, I am trying to insert some values inside the database from the form but it's not getting inserted I have a ...
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Custom SQL Query: Get all posts with category id and a concated list of tags on each post

I am trying to select all posts from a WordPress database, include few fields on each post, but most importantly I would like to also select the "category id" or each post, and ALL the tags that ...
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Debugging WordPress

Looking for advice on debugging sql queries. I find that plugins and themes are causing heavy queries and slowing performance. Any easy ways for doing this? Tools? Shortcuts? Thanks! Daniel
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Query to get data of a post, if in category?

You would think you could use $query = new WP_Query(array( 'p' => $idofpost, 'cat' => $numbers )); to return the post if it is a certain category (or categories, or -number to exclude ...
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SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE ID > 160

I would like to retrieve all posts and relative tag with ID greater than 160. I tried: '$args=array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'posts_per_page' => 5, 'orderby'=> ...