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

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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

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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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 (! ...
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store custom WP table names in a global variable

I was being creative and put this in one of the files loaded with my plugin. Are there implications with storing the table names this way? global $wpdb; if(!defined('DB_ARTISTS')) ...
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$wpdb doesn't like to store arrays

I'm attempting to store an array that looks like the one below, into a cell in a database using the code below the sample array. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't seem to want to save it, and ...
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Pulling values from a sepcific row in table

I'm trying to get the first and last name values for ONE person in a database where the meet certain conditions of being a team leader and having a specific project id. Because of this, it will always ...
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How to update records using $wpdb?

I am migrating non-wp database to Wordpress (for the first time in my life, and hopefully the last). As both new and old websites are multilingual, one of the tasks for me is to connect the articles ...
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Active DB queries in Wordpress?

I just make some researches regarding to wordpress DB queries and I just wonder if I miss something a normal SELECT query for example in Codeigniter with active records would look like if I assume I ...
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How to add more custom fields in user meta table simultaneously

I am working on a task in which i have to submit some records to user_meta table at form submitting. Actually it is related to employee data and i just want to add records in user meta table. I am ...
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wpdb->insert adds too many rows

I have the following code in my functions.php $ar = array( 'price_content' => 'hello' ); $result = $wpdb->insert('hs_prices', $ar); // insert 'hello' into 'price_content' This should ...
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WPDB Prepare error [duplicate]

I have just taken hosting on for a clients WP site and I am stumped with a WP error The site originally ran on 3.2 but I am upgrading to 3.9 and the client has an error on their them caused by a ...
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Slow getting posts from category

My blog has over 700,000 articles and my category structure as follows: -Cats Cat 1 (ID: 3) Cat 2 (ID: 4) Cat 3 (ID: 5) ... Cat 20 (ID: 22) I took the articles by using the following SQL ...
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How to make an sql query to exclude everything but custom taxonomy terms in table wp_terms?

Problem Summary: I am trying to write a SQL query that returns only my custom taxonomy terms, but the table (wp_terms) contains all of the terms, even ones that I don't want (such as category terms, ...
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wpdb insert and boolean fields

I'm preparing an insert query like this: $wpdb->insert('table', $data, $format); data array will be: $data = array_push($data, 'resp' => true) problem is, what $format shall i use for a ...
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Search Query that Includes Custom Table

I have a WordPress website that grabs product data from a custom table. I would like to be able to also search from fields in the custom table. Could someone provide a sample query of what this would ...
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WPDB Insert or if exists Update

I'm not crazy familiar with WPDB or SQL in general but I have a custom table for my project and I'm trying to assign some metadata to it. What I'd "like" to happen is if a row exists, update it and if ...
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Alternative to mysql_real_escape_string

I have a WordPress plugin that at one point I need to see if a certain title exists in the database. For 2 years, this code worked fine: $myposttitle= $wpdb->get_results( "select post_title ...
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Select two sums with single get_var statement

I am trying the following global $wpdb; $sum = $wpdb->get_var("select sum(first), sum(second) from table where id > 1"); I am unable to get the values from each request. I have tried ...
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Extracting the post_id via the wp_insert_post action (external db query)

i'm writing a little action plugin. everytime a new post is created, a new table should be created in an external db. The name of the table sholud reflect the post_id of the newly created post, but i ...
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Query Distinct Taxonomies of Custom Post Type

I have a custom post type called "coupons". These coupons can then be drilled down by "city". City is a custom field that is defined for each individual "coupon". I am then trying to modify a sidebar ...
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Custom SQL Query passing array to WHERE p.id

I need to pass an array of post ID's to a custom SQL query I am running on a certain page. The query looks like this: $querystr3 = "SELECT *, events_startdate.meta_value AS the_start, ...
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Get thumbnail using wpdb from external wordpress database

I'm trying to get thumbnails from posts using a wpdb query where the wordpress database I'm querying is not the one from which the wpdb query is being called. That may be a little unclear, so here is ...
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$wpdb won't insert NULL into table column

When i try something like this $status = NULL; $wpdb->update( 'table', array( 'status' => $status, ), array( 'id' ...
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wpdb->update error

I am trying to update the value of an entry in the gravity forms detail table. I am simply trying to update the 'date' field inside of an entry. Here is my query: $update_date = ...
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Cannot update custom database table row

I am trying to update a row in a custom database table by $wpdb->update();. In my opinion my code is right but for some reason my database row doesn't update. Can anyone help me with this? I want ...
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How to use mysql IN statement with wpdb update method?

I am using wpdb update method and wish to update records where the id is not found within multiple ids. So if I wanted to update records where each had an id of 1 I would do for example: ...
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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->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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Detecting errors generated by $wpdb->get_results()

How do I detect errors when using $wpdb->get_results()? For example: $result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM this is not a valid query"); The preceding code doesn't generate any exceptions ...
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Using $wpdb Class to Pull Recent Comments Across a Network

Been looking for a clean and simple way to produce comments from across a network using the $wpdb database class. I did find this answer, which has been protected, and is four years old. I wrapped ...
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Wordpress database error - Error in SQL syntax - I can't identify any error?

I am trying to write function that checks whether an email address is stored in my database or not. I've written the following PHP code:: function check_my_users( $email_address ) { global ...
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$wpdb prepare issue with mysql DATE_FORMAT

Today, I have a issue in $wpdb. I used $result = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT DATE_FORMAT(report_date, '%d-%m-%Y') FROM table WHERE report_id = %d", $report_id ) ); ...
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How do I count columns on a custom WPDB query?

How would I count the columns of a custom WPDB query? This does work although I need a different kind of output: $sql_assoc = "SELECT * FROM test"; $num_cols = count((array) current($sql_assoc)); ...