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 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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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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How to display a 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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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 ...
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Change Login URL Without Plugin

I want to change the login url of my Wordpress install away from /wp-admin.php I am aiming to do so and am looking at changing the .htaccess file to add in: RewriteRule ^login$ ...
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Exclude posts from certain meta_key

I have query to retrieve all posts, but how can I check the condition for post meta_key ="develop" and meta_value='anything' SELECT DISTINCT date(p.post_date) as post_date FROM $wpdb->posts p ...
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How To Structure A Wordpress Database Query?

I have an array containing the IDs of the rows I want to update: $matches = array('abc123', 'def456', 'ghi789'); Rows with those IDs must be updated so that their 'confirmed' value is changed from ...
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Can't create posts with WP DB Abstraction Plugin

I have a WordPress site moved to Azure web site + Azure SQL using database abstraction plugin After that migration I'm not able to create new posts. When I click Save Draft it redirects me to the ...
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Can't Post to my Wordpress Anymore!

I'm at my rope's end with this whole thing and have tried everything I can to solve it. I have a WordPress site with a SQL database on Azure, but recently all of the users associated with the site ...
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how to insert missing tags into the posts through mySQL?

I am looking for a SQL query to insert a tag to multiple posts from a specific category. A pseudo query looks something like this: INSERT INTO POSTS VALUES TAG = "tagName" where Posts ...
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How to add chunk of php, html, and sql code to variable an append to $content

I am creating a plugin (my first) which allows the site admin to display the most used post tags over the last X number of days. This plugin is an evolution of the WP Development question here - ...
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WordPress SQL query to tag all posts containing a specific word on title

Is there a way to bulk tag all posts which have for instance "bottle" in their titles? Thanks!
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SQL query for converting post meta image url to featured image

WordPress guru, we have a question: We work on a website, which was not updated a while. Most of time it have wordpress 3.2 installed. We've updated it to the latest wordpress version, but ...
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How in insert image path in Wordpress database that will display product image in wp admin not on front end?

$insert = $wpdb->insert( $prefix."posts", array("post_title" => $posTitle,"post_content" => $postContent,"post_status" => "publish","post_type" =>"product")); // select products ID ...
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See output of a sql query while plugin installation in wordpress

Doing wordpress plugin development, I am creating a table (while installing the plugin) with the following string: $sql = "CREATE TABLE (query skipped)..."; /*someting*/ For example: I have this ...
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Slow query when joining wp_posts with a lookup-table?

I'm developing a map-based website and need to get posts associated with a place. Each place has a post in wp_posts and the other associated posts (images of each place etc) is associated with the ...
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WordPress it's cleaning a custom query_var to avoid sql injections?

I am using get_query_var function to get a custom query_var. This query_var will be used later in to query arguments to retrieve posts with: $the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); . My question is, ...
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Would manually deleting the dumping data fix a “#1062 - Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY'” phpMyAdmin error?

I'm new to PHP! I'm trying to import an SQL database file into myPhpAdmin for a WordPress I'm migrating, but I keep getting this error message: SQL query: `-- -- Dumping data for table ...
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Pre_Get_Posts order DESC not registering

I've created a filter function to filter a post type items by it's meta value _item_price. The problem is that it only works in Ascending Order and I'm not sure why. My pre_get_posts function looks ...
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Convert all dates in field to Unix time, except those already in Unix time

I have a meta field that is mixed with MM/dd/yy hh:mm dates and Unix timestamp dates. How do I convert all of the MM/dd/yy hh:mm dates in the db to Unix? I have only limited PHP and SQL knowledge so ...
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How to add data from wordpress tables to new database tables you have created

I'm just learning this database stuff and so I am a bit confused and was hoping someone could push me in the right direction. I have managed to create users in the wp_tables I have created in my ...
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How to set search query for joining two tables in sql?

What's the wrong with this query? SELECT l.company_name,DISTINCT c.sub_cat_name FROM tbl_listing l,tbl_sub_category c WHERE l.company_name LIKE '%cy%' and l.city_id='2' and l.area_id=23 ORDER BY ...
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$wpdb->prepare with ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE

I just took this code from $wpdb Codex page, and modified my existing Insert query: $table = $wpdb->prefix . 'user_req'; $post_id = explode('_', $_POST['post_id']); $user_id = $_POST['user_id']; ...
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SQL query to remove first image in all posts

I've built a site up over a few years (3,500+ posts) where I've inserted images using the traditional method into the post content itself. I'm now moving to a different theme, and have made the first ...
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SQL to update custom post taxonomies

I have a custom post "review". It uses the same categories and tags from default posts, so they share "category" and "tag" taxonomies. But later I changed the "review" register to have their own ...
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All images from posts of specific category

I'm photographer and am developing my own portfolio, it's in the final stage. I'm trying to get all images from posts in a specific category. I can actually get all images from all posts, but they ...
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Is it possible to have more than 1 sql databases in my wordpress blog?

I m watching video on installing wordpress manually. on first launch wordpress prompts you to input your sql database name, sql password etc. then i can start working from dashboard. is it ...
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looking for a way to allow users to backup the plugin db data(save as)

I have a custom build plugin and I want to add the option to let the user save the plugin data(not using a thirdparty plugin to do this for me). So if a user clicks on the button it will allow them ...
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Custom WP_Query with SQL directives for getting posts by authors and terms

I am making a custom page where I need to display posts from authors and terms (categories). I tried with the built in WP_query arguments but I am not getting the result I want. So I want to know how ...
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Randomly select one of last 3 posts

ok so i have this: $args=array( 'orderby' => 'rand', 'order' => 'DESC', 'posts_per_page' => 1, 'offset' => $offset, ); $q = new ...
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optimise SQL wordpress call

I have this code : $querystr = " SELECT * FROM {$wpdb->prefix}posts INNER JOIN {$wpdb->prefix}postmeta m1 ON ( {$wpdb->prefix}posts.ID = m1.post_id ) INNER JOIN {$wpdb->prefix}postmeta ...
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$wpdb->prepare - supporting multiple search terms

I am trying to write an escaped SQL statement, for example: $sql = 'SELECT * from TABLE where column LIKE %searchterm% AND column LIKE %searchterm2%'; Except I don't know how to handle it, as I do ...
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Size article thumbnails and retrieve them directly from database

I've integrated the Wordpress database directly with my .NET application. What I want is to set the featured image of a post. This featured image must be maximum 800pixels wide, and automatically ...
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Wpdb generates too many queries

I googled for hours, then found some codes on stackexchange (http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/108279/108270) and created the codes below. I'm trying to get alphabetical A-Z posts lists (e.g. A B C ...