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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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 to return categories and category parents

I have some categories which are not correctly defined. I.e. their parents are messed up. How can I select with SQL all categories and their parents?
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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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SQL query works only if inclusive

I have a Wordpress website with, say, 5000 articles. I am trying to apply a query to filter all the posts with featured images not listed in some specific categories. I started with: SELECT ...
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Optimizing Wordpress Queries - Removing Group By ID

I'm looking to transform a few queries that I'm running through get_posts into direct MySQL queries, in the hopes of optimizing them further. I see that my initial get_posts query, once built and ...
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SQL in WordPress get_var() not working

I created a few tables in my main WordPress database. Table names are: cards scards I put a plugin that lets me use PHP in pages, I used it in my other WordPress sites successfully but in this ...
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cron job to auto delete posts of a specific post type older than x days

I want to delete all posts of a specific post type (in this case "vfb_entry") that are older than 60 days. The cron job should run once a day. I have the following code but it's not working if I ...
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Insert multiple checkbox values

I am trying to insert multiple checkbox values in my database with the function insert() of WordPress, but it don't work same when I use a SQL request. Although my table exist I really don't see where ...
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Editing a Wordpress SQL table in Phpmyadmin, however its not saving

I'm trying to edit the wp_options table in Phpmyadmin, I can edit it fine using inline editing or the edit feature. Each time I log into phpmyadmin I can see the value has changed to the one I edited. ...
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I want to query for the 'post' and 'attachment' in wordpress using SQL query

How do I write a SQL query which will allow me to query for the 'post' and 'attachment' at the same time in MySQL? I am trying to get this information from the wordpress 'Posts' table. Please see my ...
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get_results() query not working only when entering strings

I'm trying to send a query to a database, WHERE works fine if I'm querying for a number but not for a string. Example, if I try: $all_pages = $wpdb->get_results('SELECT post_title, guid FROM ...
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Find by post_meta, then sort by post_meta, then sort by date (wp_posts)

I have a custom meta field that I find a list of posts from. This custom meta is a numerical attribute (1-10) and I need to sort by 1-10, but I also need to sort by post date. So if two items are ...
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SQL / Select users depending on meta value - meta keys, sorted by a meta value - meta key not in the select

I'm trying to select users with one of several meta keys corresponding to a meta value, and to sort the results by a meta value associated to a meta key which is not in the select. In other words, I ...
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Inserting Post Meta From SQL

I'm trying to get post meta to be updated/replaced with $wpdb and running into issues. I have working SQL, but cannot get it work when coding it up for my WP plugin. Extra note: The post meta being ...
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Exporting wp_posts and wp_postmeta as a single table entry per post

I’m trying to export all posts of a certain type (to run a report), and all the associated post meta data. I want a single entry for each post, with all associated meta data, e.g. “Middle Name” as a ...
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Custom post order when using OR relation

I have a custom post type named Faculty. They can be any of the type MCT, MLT, or MT. MCT -> A, B MLT -> C, E MT -> C, D I want to list all MLT and MT faculty on a page in order by last ...
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wpdb->update update the entire table instead of one row

I'm trying to use the update function of wpdb, like this: $wpdb->update( 'protocol_data_list', array( 'used' => 1 ), array( 'cod_protocollo' => $_POST['numero_protocollo'] ), ...
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How can I combine one field using wpdb and group by?

I have the following code in my functions.php where I'm trying to group the quantity sold from woocommerce orders into the variation selected on the product. My query is: $uvuorderposts = ...
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Get all child comments ids from parent comment id

I want to get all child comments ids from parent comment id. Do i have to write custom sql or can i use get_comments() to achieve the following output. eg 1 I want to get 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ids from ...
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What does the $posts_join filter join to?

I am trying to use the posts_join filter to join 2 tables: wp_postmeta to wp_posts. I am a novice at SQL, so I'm not sure if I am confused because I don't understand how WordPress is implementing ...
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Render a Wordpress menu from outside Wordpress?

I would like to render a menu in another system outside wordpress using SQL to fetch the menu contents and some logic to build the actual menu. I turned on mysql logging to see what wordpress was ...
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SQL query to load a menu and contents [duplicate]

I would like to render a menu in another system outside wordpress using SQL to fetch the menu contents. I'm able to find a menu item based on the slug: SELECT * FROM `wp_terms` wt WHERE wt.slug = ...
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Add custom argument to WP_Query and modify SQL where clause

I'd like to be able to hook into WP_Query in such a way that I can add a custom argument to my WP_Query like: $q = new WP_Query([ 'my_cool_arg' => [ 1, 2, 3 ] ]); and then access this and ...