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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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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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'=> ...
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Unable to replace text string across site

There is a text string (a little over 1000 characters with spaces) that needs to be replaced across the entire of my website. The text recurs over 300 times on my site, is identical, and was been ...
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SQL command to export post_content from wp_posts using phpMyAdmin

I'm trying to select all the data from within the post_content column in the wp_posts table in WordPress so I can export/import it into a new database. Somehow this content didn't properly make it ...
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WP Query to order posts by multiple meta fields

This question might have an answer already in the forums, however I still wanted to ask it as this is a different more complicated version of the problem. The story: We have 2 meta fields for ...
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Import SQL tables from SQL file on plugin install

I'm building a plugin, on installation of the plugin it needs to create several tables. Now I found out that I can do that in the plugin code sorta like this.. // Function to create new database ...
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SQL - JOIN last child

I'm trying to do some custom filtering. I need to JOIN latest child post_author. This doesn't seem to work well, it keeps returning wrong childs: SELECT * FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN ( SELECT ...
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Remove posts inside pre_get_posts using a custom query

I need to remove posts from admin listing, if their last child post author is different than the parent post author. I was hoping to use pre_get_posts, but can't figure out how to do this. Here's my ...
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Get post ID and custom taxonomy of posts that belongs to certain category, efficient by SQL?

I have a large Wordpress site with almost 200 000 "posts" (everyday is aded more than 2000 new) and sppecific homepage with about 30 loops to get last 5 posts from every category (sngle loop = single ...
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Move Content of Custom Field to Post Content

Hello everyone I have a custom field in all my posts - the field is _listing_additional_info This is on a custom post type called listings. I need to move the content of those custom fields into the ...
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Custom Fields Bulk Edit

I have a question. I am running detube theme which has a custom field named "dp_video_code" in which i put my video embeded code. Recently the embeded code has change and I need to modify the video ...
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$wpdb->get_results(…) returns empty array despite correct query

As title implies, I cannot seem to get $wpdb->get_results to give results. Running the "raw" query is successful, but this seems to be failing for some strange unknown reason. global $wpdb; ...
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How to order posts by the user_login that corresponds to a meta_value (which is a user id)?

I'm trying to create sortable column headers for a CPT list, but I'm stuck on one piece. When clicking on an "Assignee" column head, I want the list to display alphabetically by the login name of the ...
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trying to update post meta in bulk

I have been trying to arrange my site so that my URL structure is set to domain.com/collection/%collection%/%product-group% Where %collection% is a taxonomy term, collection is the index, and ...