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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Convert date format in meta

I have been storing date format in meta key/value. I have been storing in this format (mm/dd/YYYY) now I need to convert that into (YYYYMMDD) SO I can run a date match in query. Please advice how can ...
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Query posts based on parents attribute

This is the scenario: I have multiple pages that all have a custom field named "Location" Those pages all have child-pages with the custom field of "size_m2". What I want is to do a normal meta_query ...
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How to update Wordpress custom SQL Select query for custom taxonomies so that syntax is correct?

I have a Wordpress website that written by third party web developer for version 2.9 before custom taxonomies were fully implemented. We have since upgraded to latest wordpress version 3.5.x. There ...
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Create a new page for each form selection

I have a got custom page template which displays a drop down box that has list of countries.A user selects the box and clicks sumbit.Page then then displays the relevant details for that country .IT ...
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learn to run wpdb class

I want to learn how to run commands through WP rather than SQL commands I have a SQL command: SELECT post_id, (select meta_value from wp_postmeta where meta_key = a 'geo_latitude' AND x.post_id = ...
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Error establishing a database connection After Copy localhost wordpress site (with site url directly to hosting server's url before copy)

I have a localhost site that I heard I can migrate the site by just copy and paste the whole site from local to host if I changed WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to my current hosted ...
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finding out the top 5 source ( source is a custom taxonomy ), in a given category

The client I'm working with have thousands of articles and media ( audio/video ) files. To WordPress, all are posted by Author ID 1, which we named as STAFF. All the content though in reality has ...
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Export / import Wordpress database

Is there a proper way of exporting and importing a big WordPress MySQL database to a new database? When I tried to do that in the standard way I run into 2 issues: All widgets disappeared and I had ...
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Bulk move (or copy) from a custom field to the post content?

I need to move (or copy) the contents of a custom field into the main post body, replacing any existing content. I need to do this for a few hundred posts...Is there a quick way of doing this? I can ...
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Query is not work

I use this codes in my functions.php to track post views. /* Functions to track Post Views*/ function getPostViews($postID){ $count_key = 'post_views'; $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, ...
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Migrated to Namecheap, now Trouble with Database & wp-config [closed]

I have been using a free web host while I set up my WP site. Now that it's all done I went and bought hosting from Namecheap. I uploaded the site and WordPress and everything seems to look fine, but ...
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Using AJAX to run sql statement and populate dropdown

I am trying to create a search where the user select two different bit of data from databases and it them prints some results that meet requirements. I know I need to use ajax or something similar but ...
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Alter SQL query to return posts with unique custom field value, no duplicate values

I currently have a list of posts with the custom field "Name," with several posts having the same value for "Name." I would like to retrieve a list of posts that all have unique values for "Name." ...
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How to get from sql query page id and retrieve it url and title

Conditions: Page have template, for example: /* Template name: News */ Explaining: We have many pages, and one page with assigned template (/* Template name: News */). I want on main page ...
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Get comments after specific date

I don't think this is a parameter in get_comments( $args ); so I'm using a SQL statement. First I obtain a comment date from a separate table I created. Afterwards, I want to retrieve all comments ...
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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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Is there a WP function to get taxonomy name from taxonomy_term_id?

I need to get the taxonomy name from the taxonomy_term_id. I am currently using the following to get it: global $wpdb; $term_taxonomy_table = $wpdb->prefix . "term_taxonomy"; $taxonomy = ...
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What's wrong with my $wpdb prepare

I can't get my head around this. I get this error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '"' in 224. The line is this between foreach $html: $html = ''; foreach ( $recent_across_network as $post ...
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How to remove in the wordpress database all posts revisions except the last three?

here is the commonly recommended sql command for removing posts revisions and cleaning up the wp database: DELETE a,b,c FROM `wp_posts` a LEFT JOIN `wp_term_relationships` b ON (a.ID = b.object_id) ...
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SQL query add only posts with custom field to array

I have this SQL query which is building an array of wordpress posts... $query = "select $wpdb->posts.* from $wpdb->posts,$wpdb->terms,$wpdb->term_taxonomy,$wpdb->term_relationships ...
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The page that displays Posts on homepage

I want to know the page responsible for displaying the blog posts in WordPress. Where I can probably expect to find the SQL query and post rendering so I can edit some stuff by myself.
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SQL query to check whether a meta key is set or not for a post in post_meta table

Condition: some post have meta_key 'status'. Please help me in with this condition: sql query for those post who don't have meta_key 'status'
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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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Adding profile data to database

I added a custom field to my wordpress user profile page that asks a user what their favorite browser is. I have the field on the profile.php page, but how can I get this field into my sql database? ...
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cleaning up safely wordpress wp_postmeta table

In a effort to facilitate maintenance of my site, optimise page loading , and also helping out db migration , i am trying to cleanup the wordpress database of my site. i ahve realised the wp-postmeta ...