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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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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Most efficient way to get posts with postmeta

I need to get a bunch of posts with their metadata. Of course you can't get metadata with a standard posts query, so you generally have to do a get_post_custom() for each post. I'm trying with one ...
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Location-Based Pages displaying results near customer

I'm creating a website where the customer will enter their postal code and the pages (with a distance selected of 5, 10, 20 miles) will display on either a Google map or Bing map. The page results ...
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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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Add Admin User via SQL

I gave my client the admin account to his wordpress install and I forgot to add an administrator user for myself. Now, I can no longer access the admin panel because they have changed their password. ...
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Multipart/formatted MySQL query problem

I'm creating a plugin and I want to automate the creation of a MySQL Trigger on a table. The problem seems to be that $wpdb->query doesn't appear to accept either multipart statements and/or formatted ...
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Preferred Method of debugging a wordpress SQL calls?

What is your preferred method of debugging Wordpress Applications when writing custom behind-the-scenes SQL calls, etc. ? Coming from a Rails background, I usually tail a log file that displays not ...
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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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Retrieving a Value from a wp-database

why my sql statement is not returning any value.. is this wrong? <?php global $wpdb; $result = $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare("SELECT * FROM ...
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How to rename a custom field?

I have 3000 posts with that custom field name 'refer' and i need to change it to 'ref' for theme needs, instead of doing it manually i need a query or technique to change them all. Question 1 I am ...
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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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export individual posts to text files or a single csv file

I'd like to export my blog posts to plain text files so I can version control and update them using emacs org-mode via the org2blog package. However, I'm unfamiliar with SQL and the wordpress ...
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What's the easiest way to duplicate an entire navigation menu?

What's the easiest way to duplicate an entire navigation menu? I don't care if it involves SQL commands or whatnot. I just have some really big menus that I'd like to duplicate. Didn't see a plugin to ...
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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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SQL query to extract only the “current” wp_posts?

The wp_posts table seems to retain all revisions of the same, ok very similar but presumably different, posts/pages/whatever. I'm somewhat conversant with SQL but not WordPress. I need to extract ...
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Display only certain posts based on visitor's country?

Is it theoretically possible to have the following feature? Each post has a country code. When a visitor comes in, the system will determine the visitor's country code. Then when the page renders, ...
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How to set up default values for a plugin?

What is the best way to go about setting up default values for a plugin? Should I just insert those values into the wp_options table? AND...if that's the best way to go about it, I have another ...
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Making my plugin multi-site compatible

I want my plugin to be installed on each blog and create database tables per blog. I have this code: register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'install1' ); function install1() { global $wpdb; if ...
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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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Import old SQL dump into new Wordpress version

I'm trying to restore a Wordpress blog from a backup. Unfortunately, all I have is an SQL dump of the database as generated by phpMyAdmin. The dump was created when the blog was running Wordpress ...
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Improving WP_Query performance for multiple taxonomies

I have a site with several custom taxonomies, and have found that one of the slowest parts of the site is attempting to query with an OR across several of these at once. I'm using a WP_Query like so: ...
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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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Importing Geo data into wordpress database

I have a listing wordpress site and want to integrate geo data into the Wordpress MySQL Database for custom search functionality I want to utilize different aspects to create different things... ...
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Pagination with custom SQL query

I have my own SQL string to select Custom Post Type posts with specific WHERE clause. I've used the offset and limit to return appropriate posts depending on a page being displayed. That's working ...
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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 to add SQL file with PHP to WordPress database [closed]

I have SQL file with US zip codes (over 41000 lines of code). I want make a plugin that inserts this SQL file into WP database so user can do a search by zip codes. I want to insert SQL with PHP ...
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How can I get a list of plugins and which blogs are using them?

I'm about to upgrade my Wordpress MU installation to wordpress 3 Before I update, I want to find out which blogs use which plugins. I don't see a way to do that in the UI, is there? What about a ...
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orphaned taxonomy terms remove by sql query

I have 3 custom post types each of these CPT's have posts that are set to auto delete via a given time scale by cron jobs, thing is when they are deleted it leaves behind orphaned taxonomy terms in ...
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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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WP_Query with “post_title LIKE 'something%'”?

I need to do a WP_Query with a LIKE on the post_title. I started with this regular WP_Query: $wp_query = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => 'wp_exposants', ...
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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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get posts and postmetas in assoc array

how do I get all posts and postmetas in an associative array? $allposts = $wpdb->get_results(" SELECT $wpdb->posts.post_title, $wpdb->postmeta.meta_key FROM $wpdb->posts JOIN ...
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Detect session/cookie variable in wordpress to prevent access to documents

<?php @session_start(); If (!array_key_exists(‘authed’, $_SESSION)) { include ‘not_authed.inc’; exit(); } // go about your business. ?> and i'm trying to add that to this: ...
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Is it possible to wrap Geo Location search around WP_Query?

I'll just like to add that I have a current working solution in place and works well but I'm looking for ideas of being able to do it better or cleaner if possible. We have hundreds of properties in ...
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Querying Email Addresses for a List of Users with Same Last Name?

I have a site with many users and many of them have the same last name. I want to get the emails of all the users with the same last name (IE: Smith) that has a post related to a particular taxonomy ...
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Use Cron to modify posts via sql

Hi to all I need to run this twice a day: UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE ( post_content, '[img]', '<img src="' ); UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE ( post_content, '[IMG]', ...
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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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What are the common security flaws I need to look for? [closed]

As a wannabe WP plugin developper, what are the main security flaws/holes I should look for? I'm about to create a new plugin with a configuration panel (ie input fields and stuff). What should I be ...
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How to make an activities stream mixing posts and comments?

What I'm currently trying to make is an activities stream wich list : The posts, the comments, both mixed between them and ordered by date. My idea is to make two queries, but i don't know how to ...
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Order query by meta_value with multiple custom fields

I would like to get ordered all my posts with multiple cutom fields (WordPress 3). Exemple, I've 2 custom couple meta_key/meta_value : " order_submenuexpositions / numeric " " ...
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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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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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How do you properly prepare a %LIKE% SQL statement?

I'd like to use a LIKE %text% statement while still using the WordPress $wpdb class to sanitize and prepare input. SELECT column_1 from `prefix_my_table` WHERE column_2 LIKE '%something%'; I've ...
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What SQL Query to do a simple find and replace

Whenever I create a new website I first create a staging site on a subdomain like "stage.domain-name.com". After everything works correctly I export the database, open it in notepad++ and do a ...
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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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Alter query on edit.php

What's the best way to alter the query being run on the Posts Edit screen (edit.php)? The current method I'm using is by passing an argument to the global $wp_query like so: $wp_query->query( ...
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Query between two meta values?

How do I limit the query by two custom meta fields, a start date and an end date? This is what my data looks like: meta_key | meta_value | ------------------------| start_date | 20100131 | //Jan ...
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Modify Wordpress SQL Query to pull from within a category

I am using a wordpress plugin called "kf most read" which stores a count of how many times a post was read, and lets you output a list of most read posts. This works well. The issue is, I am trying ...