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

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WPDB secure custom form

I'm creating a custom form to update rows in a secondary MYSQL DB, different from the one of wordpress. This form is public and every user can access it. So I've created a plugin and I'm using also ...
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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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How to fetch records from database WordPress

index.php: <?php $new=$wpdb->query("select * from wp_posts where post_title='Auto Draft'"); $new1=mysql_fetch_row($new); echo $new1[0]; ?> How to fetch record from database? How ...
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Add meta value to custom post type on publish

I have a client who is requesting that all posts of a certain custom post type (called 'custom-jobs') be set to automatically be included in the sitemap in the Yoast SEO plugin. I found that in ...
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Problem by dispaly inserted form

I've build a form and insert it's data into custom db by $wpdb. When I click on the submit button, page reloads and one row added to db but noting displays on website. You can see it at: my site ...
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why not changing site body after insert row by $wpdb?

I've create custom table and insert, update and delete it's values by $wpdb My problem: when i click on submit or send button, despite changing value in database (add a row, update value and ...), ...
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How to use ajax in wordpress plugin to get data from coustom DB?

i have created php script that work great as stand alone. now i need to create this script as wordpress plugin. so i have created custom table in wordpress DB. then i tried to make the ajax call. in ...
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How to get entry by title by using wpdb

I've create a form by metabox and save data in custom table my table is: $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . 'aacv'; $sql = "CREATE TABLE $table_name ( id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, ...
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How to create database table, add data, update and delete using wpdb via plugins?

I am just starting out to create plugins with database. I know to create a custom database when activating the plugin. I just want to know whether we can create tables at the front end like adding the ...
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WP DB Location for “Next Post to Create” Index Value

I have a malformed DB (no mystery here, I deleted some data directly rather than through the WP admin interface). I've deleted all posts and meta for 400+ but when I create a new post, the sequencing ...
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Alter a specific query on Wordpress

I need to change a query of a plugin that is not the main query. The author did not put any filters. I can see the query from $wpdb->queries Is there a way to access the specific query and ...
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Fetching array of postmeta with $wpdb and in_array conditional

I'm trying to fetch an array of all entries to a specific meta key and then check to see if the user input value exists in that array. I've checked the data base for the query and I see the meta ...
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Custom table in my plugin print UTF-8 (מוברש) charsets and not hebrew

i have created custom table in wordpress db to use my plugins needs. i have campaigns with hebrew names, this saved to column (varchar(100) utf8_unicode_ci ) in the DB i dont see hebrew but this: ...
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wpdb custom post_type problem

I want to use custom post type in my custom SQL query, but, when I add the custom post type im my query, I get no results. Where's my probelm ? This is the code I've tried $top5_ov_performance = ...
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Order by in foreach

hello im getting post_id by using wpdb after that i wanna show postmeta(sd_l2) order by their value i uses this codes global $wpdb $top5_ov_performance = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id FROM ...
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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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Unable to create custom table , register_activation_hook from class

Cannot create the table , what am i missing class em_db { public function em_events_custom_table() { global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . "em_events_db"; ...
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run search / query from multiple databases

First of I would like to warn everyone, that my skills set in mysql and php is novice. My current wordpress website is based on a network setup (mutli-site), with the help of shardb, I was able to ...
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Storing PHP structure data in the wp_options table?

I searched too much about that but can't find resonable answer of that question I am creating a WordPress plugin that has so many options that I need to store so to store data using option API which ...
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Custom Wordpress Table wpdb

running into issues querying a custom table and getting results. As of Wordpress 3.9, I can no longer run mysql_query(), and have to use $wpdb->query(); So keeping that in mind: Old Code: <?php ...
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selecting row using wpdb which contain special symbols

I got a table with one of the column have special charaters. I inserted to the table as $sql=$wpdb->prepare( "INSERT INTO `mytable` ( `question`, `remarks`) VALUES ...
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$wpdb error (Call to a member function insert() on a non-object)

I have very few knowledge on oo php and databases, and I am simply trying to insert data in my wp_pagesvisites table but I am having some trouble with this error message. This is my script: ...
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Displaying post excerpt using wpdb query

I'm using a modified version of the code from a question (Get WordPress Posts Grouped by Month) to group my posts by year. Everything is working fine, but I'm having trouble getting the post excerpt ...
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Insert data to DB

I create plugin and that plugin, when is activate, create new table in DB.. Now i need to insert some data like (firstname, lastname..) in that table.. Here is my form : <form name="cool_form" ...
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$wpdb error : call to a member function insert() on a non-object

I'd like to add data to my custom wordpress table of my plugin, here is my code: <?php global $wpdb; $data = $_POST['name']; $wpdb->insert('ct_data' , array( 'name' => $data ), array( "%s" ...
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Detect featured image among the attached images

I use the following code to extract the attached images from a post with ID: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_parent' => $product_id, ...
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Get results from wordpress data custom table

Firstly i created a custom table into the wpdb : global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . 'countdown_table'; $sql = ' `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `styleName` varchar(255) ...
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Custom post type search shows “Not unique table/alias” error

If I search for a value on the page that shows the custom post type list ( edit.php?post_type=my_post_type ) then it returns normal results. But because I wanted to include the post meta fields in ...
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wordpress plugin admin area save settings

I am brand new in wp plugin development and i need your help cause throw web the answers that i find confused me. So i would like to make a countdown timer wp plugin for my website that will display ...
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How to fetch results from database

I'm attempting to customize a wordpress theme. I've added custom field cp_job with form submission. This indicates if the ad is either Buyer(Buying services) or Seller(selling services), which is now ...
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$wpdb->get_results in not an array

Using get_result I receive an "Invalid argument supplied for foreach()" because is not an array. I tried with get_col but I don't know how to extract the data and I don't know the difference between ...
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Retrieving posts by their date and category

I'm trying to create a plugin for displaying post titles and dates (which will be displayed as links to those posts) of a specific date range and category. So far I have managed to get to display the ...
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Why does dbDelta() not catch MysqlErrors?

From what I can see, dbDelta() is designed to suppress database errors that occur during its operation. Generally speaking, this seems to be the case, but New Relic is still reporting MysqlErrors ...
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$wpdb variable throw this error Call to a member function get_results() on a non-object in

I've this error "Call to a member function get_results() on a non-object in" from this code: require_once($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . $folder . '/wp-config.php'); ...
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Why are Wordpress e-mails full of “mysql_real_escape_string” errors? (wp-db.php)

Since recently all Wordpress e-mails, which include Woocommerce order confirmation emails, are full of errors like these: Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): 19 is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in ...
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How to use wildcards in $wpdb queries using $wpdb->get_results & $wpdb->prepare?

I am attempting to make a custom search for BuddyPress groups. Here is my method: public function search_groups($string){ global $wpdb; $results = $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare( ...
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List of ways to access WordPress database?

I'm trying to get a complete understanding of how WordPress works with databases. I've read the documentation but I'm getting confused by all the different approaches available. So far my ...
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WP_Query to work with custom view

I have created a Database VIEW on wp_posts which selects its all columns and exposes an extra calculated columns (average). So my View is identical to wp_posts plus one column, which I want to use for ...
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$wpdb - do you have to use foreach even if there will always only be one result?

I have a $wpdb query that will always only return one result. This is a simplified version of it: $results = $wpdb->get_results ( "SELECT name FROM testTable WHERE id=1" ); Do I have to use ...
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Should I use an additional column in the DB?

I'm building a site for a client. They need a functionality where WordPress can tell if a logged in user has viewed a post in order that they might serve a notice or hide the original content. I ...
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Unknown column 'siteurl' in 'where clause' WPDB outside

I am trying to get Mysql values from outside wp. My code: define( 'BLOCK_LOAD', true ); require_once( $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/wp-config.php' ); require_once( $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . ...
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Differences between wpdb->get_results() and wpdb->query()

Who can explain me the differences between wpdb->get_results() and wpdb->query() in making generic queries to wordpress db?
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Increment value (value = value+1) of $wpdb->update

This sql query $wpdb->query("UPDATE log SET total=total+1 WHERE id='1')"); How do I turn it into $wpdb->update() statement? Ex. $wpdb->update('log', array('total'=>'total+1'), ...
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wpdb->insert multiple record at once

So after I have created the table 'settings-table' i want to add a couple of records to it. This is how I want to do it, not the best way, so I need a better way to do this because I will add more ...
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Inserting a MySQL record into a table with an array of field names and an array of values

I see this in the Codex: $wpdb->insert( $table, $data, $format ); I'm using this type of code and it works: $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( "INSERT INTO `table` ...
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Perform a function when a user clicks register button

I am kind of new to WordPress coding. I'm trying to edit the wp-login.php file so if a user clicks the register button, it registers the user and stores the information in a different database table. ...
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Incorrect Use of wpdb::prepare()

Not sure what I am doing wrong here. I did not write this code however I am receiving the following error in WordPress: The query argument of wpdb::prepare() must have a placeholder. This message ...
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Trying to Connect to different database

I want to get list of 5 recent posts from a subdomain (not multisite) to show on our main domain. Following is the code am trying to execute, but is giving the error - Invalid arguments supplied in ...
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WPDB Prepared Delete

I am attempting to delete a row from my DB.I am using inputs from the user and I need to be able to sanitize using the prepared statement. The query itself looks like - DELETE FROM ...
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Outputting query results

I am trying to make plugin, and i followed codex, i am not a OOP literate, hence i a blank. I tried to run this query $myrows = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT question FROM wp_quiz" ); while i tried ...