The wpdb class, accessed via the $wpdb global variable, is used to interact with the WordPress database

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How can I retrieve data from alternate database using wpdb class?

I'm attempting to retrieve data from a separate WordPress installation on the same server. I'm able to use the wpdb class to successfully connect to the alternate database and get results, however, I ...
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How to avoid conflicts with db.php / $wpdb and other plugins that decide to use them?

Our plugin (VersionPress) needs to track database changes so that it can version-control them. We currently do this by creating db.php and overriding the $wpdb instance in it but it has an issue that ...
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Issue On WordPress multisite its create new table for each user

I am using WordPress for multisite all configuration are right, but it's create new table for each user like (wp_1_options, wp_2_options, wp_3_options etc for each table) it's a very big issue for me. ...
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Multi-site site nav, wpdb->prepare missing argument

I'm using a Wordpress Multi-site to house a number of sites in one WP install I'd like to have a nav showing each site with a link to the site. I'm using this function to do this <?php ...
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Wordpress SQL query - returning 'true' 'false' or 'null'

I am working on coding a PHP form for my website that requires the user to enter a code before the form becomes active. I have a field called "used" that I set up as a Boolean/TinyInt which I thought ...
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How to make iteration on wpdb->update or query statement?

I want to change post_names with iteration; I have similar post names and want to change them by foreach iteration. Initial post name is "one-book" and there are 30 similar names. I want to change ...
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Exclude specific terms from all queries using posts_where or something similar

Basically what I'm trying to do is exclude all posts that belong to a specific set of terms from showing in any and all queries across the board, EXCEPT when you're actually viewing that post or page. ...
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Advanced SELECT query with condtional statements

I am having trouble understanding the proper way to write an advanced select query. I have the following the code here. if (!empty($_GET['3321body_type'])) { $bt = $_GET['3321body_type']; ...
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At what point during a typical request does the $wpdb object become available?

I've wrote some custom SQL queries inside a class method and noticed they seem to work if I hook the method to the wp action. If I hook to the plugins_loaded action, they don't seem to work. My ...
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Codex: Database Description: meaning of Cardinality

The following post outlines how to word cardinality is commonly used when dealing with databases: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10621077/what-is-cardinality-in-databases. However I have not been ...
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wp_commentdata: error in documentation?

The page http://codex.wordpress.org/Database_Description#Table:_wp_commentmeta lists the meta_id field of the wp_commentdata table as being both PRIMARY KEY and DEFAULT NULL. But a primary key cannot ...
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WP_USE_EXT_MYSQL

Here is the constructor for the wpdb class as found in the source code. According to a google search this has been recently renamed from USE_EXT_MYSQL. However I cannot find anywhere in the source ...
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wpquery properties last_query and last_result : should these be public or private?

I've come across the following lines of code in wp-includes/wp-db.php: /** * Last query made * * @since 0.71 * @access private * @var array */ var $last_query; /** * Results of the last query ...
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wp-content/db.php : where is this file?

At the top of the source file wp-includes/wp-db.php I can find the following comment: /** * WordPress Database Access Abstraction Object * * It is possible to replace this class with your own * ...
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Error establishing database connection on app engine

Error establishing database connection on app engine after deploying wordpress. I got an error Notice: Undefined property: batcache::$query in ...
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Display future posts in archive

I'm using the following code to display an archive of posts. <?php // Get years that have posts $years = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT YEAR(post_date) AS year FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type = ...
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wpdb custom tables without plugin

I am using custom tables, with $wpdb, trying to perform basic queries at the moment. I can't find anything on manually creating tables then using them with $wpdb, everything is plugin related. I ...
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Ascending order of yearly archives

Hey there, I stumbled upon this question but I can't seem to contact the author, because I'm still too new here. I'm using this snippet on my archives.php page to display my posts sorted by years. ...
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Using $wpdb in a plugin, what sort of data does it return?

I have following code: <?php $q = intval($_GET['q']); global $wpdb; $myoption = get_option( 'fixformdata_options' ); $myoptionValue = maybe_unserialize( $myoption ); $result2 = ...
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WordPress database error on a query working fine in MySQL Workbench

On activating my plugin Wordpress adds an entry to the error log... WordPress database error for query SELECT * FROM wp_c2pprojects WHERE projectid = 20 made by ...
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Add delete/edit button to each row in an SQL table (Wordpress Backend)

I have a form that is submitting entries to a table in the backend of my Wordpress installation. I would like to add edit/delete buttons to each row so that an administrator can delete submissions or ...
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Returning error with WP Insert without getting an error in error log

I'm checking if a key exists in my database using $wp_db->insert() and am executing code based on the result. I know that if a row already exists it will return false and I want to use that to execute ...
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Can't update multiple rows with $wpdb query

it seems that I cannot update multiple rows to change the post_type of posts having a specific tag. I follow different method, even if it seems the good one is this one : global $wpdb; $result = ...
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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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Can I use $wpdb for my custom tables in the WordPress database?

I am building a custom application based on WordPress. I have my custom tables in the WP database. Can I use $wpdb to work with them, or is that class solely for the WP related tables? For example, ...
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foreach loop inside the loop creating duplicates in output

I have a foreach loop inside the loop that is getting info from a separate table. The table has a column that has an id that reflects the id of the post type so it should always be unique. When I ...
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How to operate two wordpress databases simulataneously?

I am having a situation, where i have two wordpress sites. One is for saving the data and content and other is for showing the data/content. Now the situation is, i want a user to register on one ...
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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: $matches = array('abc123', 'def456', 'ghi789'); Rows with those IDs must be updated so that their 'confirmed' value is changed from ...
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$wpdb->update multiple rows, like IN in normal SQL

I was wondering if it is possible to use $wpdb->update to update values for multiple rows like with IN in "normal" SQL. I want to accomplish something like this example; UPDATE [table] SET [column_1] ...
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wpdb getting avatars and author url

Running an SQL query to pull authors by votes they've received on posts. @bonger helped me out on my first post and helped me get this working great, but I created this new question since it's a ...
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Insert custom postmeta when custom post type published

I'm trying to populate the postmeta table with a custom value when a custom type ('my-solutions') is published. I've read a few threads, the Codex and Pippin's blog on this matter and tried many ...
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Processing form post data using database queries to construct custom query string

I have a form on my wordpress site. On form submission I want to: 1) Capture the form data 2) Run database queries using these data 3) Process the results and use these to construct a query string 4) ...
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$wpdb select date range of posts

0 down vote favorite Using this SQL query to sort users by how many votes(meta key) their posts have received. <?php global $wpdb; $results = ...
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Can't get result from sql using ajax result

I'm using an AJAX form to feed the code something to lookup in db. Separate table, not WP options. I'm getting the result from AJAX, but when I try to do the sql it just returns 0. This is the ...
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Save/retrieve form data best practises for theme development

I'm building a theme and I have a custom page template with a <form> which is for the vistors to fill in and submit. I'm processing the data with help from hooks and this is all separated from ...
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Fire query on ajax post url page

Here i am sending the ajax response to load_post.php page from my ajax call.I am getting response on load_post.php on load_post.php i have to fire word press query. I was try this but getting bellow ...
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How to detect if website has a mapped domain attached to it on multisite network

I'm trying to to detect if a website has a mapped domain attached to it on a multisite network. If not, disable search engine visibility. This is what I have so far: //* Disable search engine ...
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Wordpress insert NOW() in TIMESTAMP column returns all zeros

I want to insert a TIMESTAMP into my column's TIMESTAMP column, but I always get all zeros. Here is my insert: $now = 'NOW()'; // insert the date into the db $wpdb->insert( 'wp_date', ...
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WPDB update is not working for tables with large number of columns

I am using a form to update a cutom WP datatable. The update function is working fine for all the table except one which have 14columns. I can delete the rows but can't edit any entries. For edit I am ...
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Perform a function when a user clicks register button in wordpress

I am kind of new to wordpress coding. I'm trying to edit the wp-login.php file, in which, if a user clicks register button, it registers the user and stores an information on a different table in the ...
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Action hook “wp_insert_post” works but not for last imported post

I want to run a custom function whenever posts are imported to my custom post type. I am currently running this code - function on_post_import($post){ global $wpdb; $results = ...
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Hook into $wpdb

Is there a way to hook into the WPDB instance ($wpdb)? What i basically want, is to execute a own function BEFORE the desired query get's executed. Is this possible? Additional question for comment ...
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Wordpress is trimming leading 0s

I am inserting into the DB in the following manner: // insert the info into the db $wpdb->insert( 'wp_vkrwps_table', array( 'zip' => $zip ), ...
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Is it true $wpdb->get_results is faster than WP_Query in most cases?

On my homepage, I have a section where I have to display the last five featured posts, where a featured post is simply a post with a custom field is_featured set to 1. I achieved what I want with two ...
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How do I check for a duplicate record before inserting using wpdb

I am inserting a row into a custom table in a wordpress database. this is the code: $wpdb->insert( 'wp_pl_my_parts', array( 'user_ID' => $user_ID, ...
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Echo only gives me the first part of string

So I was pulling some meta_value and trying to use it in a mass email and tested it first by echoing what I obtain in the array. In var_dump I see the array and that it gets my correct data, but when ...
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wpdb::prepare was called incorrectly

I have this code to remove orphaned posts after deleting custom post type. It works, but this code... global $wpdb; $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( "DELETE a,b,c FROM wp_posts a ...
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WPDB - How to search a column in a table

I have a custom table called wpgrating I have a column there called "ip" Now what I want to do is search for "ip" column and see if there is an entry already there? How can I achieve this?
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How to query custom post types with mixed AND & OR statements for custom fields

I have a custom post type "events" which includes the custom fields "is_premium" (which is a true/false) and "premium_expiry_date" which is a date picker. On my front end, I want to have "events" ...
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Get the alphabetical sorted data with wpdb

I have a function in my WP which get the data from database, Here is the function function thebook_get_provider_types() { global $wpdb; static $provider_types; if (! ...