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

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Optimizing Query used for a Shortcode

So, I have this shortcode that produces a list of all published multisite and their pages. The network in question has about 50 sites in it. The problem is that loading the page I put the shortcode on ...
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Search Everything & WP 3.7 update issues [closed]

I have been personally maintaining the Search Everything plugin for WordPress since the authors stopped. I upgraded one of my sites to wp 3.7 today but i get this error when i search: WordPress ...
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Error on inserting a form value to database

hi i have decided to store few values in a separate table, So i created it and now i used a form to store values but when i process that form i'm getting error Trying to get property of non-object and ...
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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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using $wpdb to get custom post type with term

I'm trying to get the title of the first custom post type with a specific term in a taxonomy. But I'm not great at SQL so therefor not great with using $wpdb. Here is my code: $posts = ...
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Correct way to perform non-cacheable DB query

Consider the code function getNow() { global $wpdb; $now = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT NOW()"); $wpdb->flush(); return $now; } I am using the above method to avoid caching ...
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Select from wp_post and multiple meta_value from wp_postmeta

My lack of SQL skills has stopped me in my tracks here. I'm trying to select post_id, post_title and two postmeta values - the first has the meta_key of 'search_country' and the second a meta_key of ...
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$wpdb insert array

I need to insert multiple array. I get error: mysql_real_escape_string() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given My example code: $array_info is Array ( [0] => Array ( ...
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What is wrong with this wpdb update?

I've read a lot of documentation tonight, can't see why this isn't working. Obviously something I'm missing. $newstr = "18,19"; $defid = 1; $table = "wp_tablename"; $data = "array( 'somecol' => ...
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How to insert data to a database table when the field is not yet created?

Supposing I have an existing table(already created in dB) that handles user-registration (a plugin) and insert data using the $wpdB->insert like this: $success = $wpdb->insert( ...
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How to pass NULL in where array for $wpdb->update

how to get results of a row with NULL element? I have to update the row which contains only the post_id and the repeat value, 'start' and 'end' should be NULL mysql table screenshot: ...
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How do you use prepare when asking for a list of id's

I'm looking to get a number of records back from the database given a list of numbers and was wondering how I would use $wpdb->prepare to do this (to take advantage of the sanitising vs SQL injection ...
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Converting the_content string to an array?

I have created a custom taxonomy, this taxonomy is dedicated to image attachments, when I upload my images $post->post_content returns a string like: '[caption id="attachment_98" align="alignnone" ...
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How to split the a table in database?

Is there any option to split the tables in more tables in different databases? The problem is that my the wp_posts table is to big and it takes a lot of time to show in the Dashboards... (more than 20 ...
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Using WPDB to output raw XML fails because of wp-blog-header.php

I'm coding a plugin. One particular file of this plugin is supposed to pull data from the plugin's custom DB table, and output it with minimal processing as raw XML. The problem is, to get the WPDB ...
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wpdb Custom Meta Data with 2 conditions

This is one of those problems that I've spent way too much time on, and there is probably a VERY simple solution that I am missing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to populate a ...
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Retrieving multisite blog IDs, somehow failing to foreach them properly

Working on a directory listing and have cobbled together the shortest query I can. It appears to return the listing ok (I think) but the foreach is somehow failing to process the array properly. Can ...
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using $wpdb to insert a form into a post

I am wanting to take the following form, and use $wpdb to insert it into a post. I have tried reading the class reference page INSERT rows, but I don't really know what should be referenced. I am not ...
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Help With MySQL to WPDB Query Conversion

I have a problem. I've got a PHP script that tracks individual file downloads, and I'm looking for a way to display that number in individual posts. I've got a half-baked solution- a plain ol' MySQL ...
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Custom Query num_rows returns wrong amount

So I have a custom query that fetches all posts in a given category. I am trying to get the number of rows returned but it is giving me the wrong number. Instead of 11, I am getting 14. Does anyone ...
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MySQL Query To Select Post By Postmeta

I have two custom post types, type1 and type2. Type2 posts have a postmeta called postID that is the ID number of a post in type1. When showing type1 in single.php I want a mysql query that selects ...
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$wpdb->insert - inserting multiple rows

How do I use $wpdb->insert to insert multiple rows. Here is my code. for($i=0; $i<=$urlCount; $i++) { $stat = $wpdb->insert( 'WP_URLS', array( 'POSTID' => ...
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MySQL Rank & $wpdb

I need a rank column in my MySQL statement, for example: SET @rank=0; SELECT @rank:=@rank +1 as rank, player, points FROM my_table Is there a way to use the above with $wpdb? WordPress doesn't ...
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wp_create_user not properly entering password

I'm trying to create a new user after someone fills out a form. I'm using wp_create_user to do so. A user is being created properly, but, for whatever reason, no password is being submitted to the ...
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How do I order my loop query?

I have a table in my database containing vote a tally I'm trying to order posts by. screenshot: the table I've tried something like this, which brings up all the voted posts and pagination okay but ...
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Return XML of Post Metadata

All of my posts in one category (i.e. Location) have two custom fields: latitude and longitude. I would like to return an XML or JSON of all those posts (title, latitude, longitude) for use as Google ...
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mysql query two database tables, users and usermeta and sort by custom meta int value

I am trying to get an array of site users sorted by a custom meta value (an int). I can query the users just fine and get them back to use in a foreach. I currently have the query results come back ...
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Using $wpdb to fetch posts with meta data

I have a post type "shows" with 500 posts in it. I want to list all 400 in one page listing their title + 5 meta fields and a url to the show post thumbnail. I initially went the classic wordpress ...
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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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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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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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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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Super administrator db name

As I cant test this(cant find any docs and dont have an multisite setup) I need to know the db name of the Super Administrator. So how is this role stored inside the wp db? It's probably something ...
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wpdb prepare syntax

$arr = []; array_push( $arr, 'wp_table', 1, '2013-12-24', 3, 'NULL'); $sql_prepare = "INSERT INTO %s (id, datea, one, two) VALUES (%d, %s, %d, %s) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE one = VALUES(one), two = ...
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Exclude subscriber users from user list

I want to exclude Subscribers from a user list. My code is: $users = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT display_name FROM $wpdb->users ORDER BY display_name ASC" ); How can I change that so ...
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301 Redirect Code

I am currently trying to redirect a subdomain.blogger.com blog to a domain located on my hosted WordPress install. The code below is supposed to send a 301 redirect and then make that specific post ...
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Creating a post from data returned from HTML form

I am trying to write a WordPress plugin and I have hit a bump. The Background: I have some data in a mySQL DB that I am using (each row has a unique ID and some other information I have added). I am ...
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$wpdb->insert() does not Insert record in a table

I'm trying to understand and get hold of the $wpdb global object but can't seem to make it work. Basically, I'm trying to insert a single record into a custom table in wordpress DB. Instead of ...
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Allow user role “salesman” to view only “client” role users

I have created two new roles in my theme, salesman and client. I want, when "salesman" is logged in to be able to view and edit only "client" users. I am trying this code (taken from an answer in this ...
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Form Shortcode not saving data to WP database

I'm developing a plugin that creates a custom table upon plugin activation. The plugin allows users to add a form shortcode to collect data for leads. I've got to the point where either the data ...
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Wordpress running SQL query to update database from form

Basically I want to take information in from a form and use a separate php page to update the database. so here is the original wordpress php page (add_person.php): <?php /* Template Name: ...
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Sorting main query by custom taxonomy slug

Is there a way to sort posts by custom taxonomy (shoe_color) ASC|DESC? I would like to do this using query_posts and passing the orderby=shoe_color into it. Here is the code I'm trying to work out: ...
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How to best delete orphan wp_postmeta

I'm in the middle of doing some fairly complex queries involving metadata from a custom post type. Unfortunately if any posts are deleted the metadata stays put which complicates matters as I am ...
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wpdb query problem to access previous 3 days posts

I am trying to get all published posts titles by author id 2 most recent by post date for the last days. Here is my query: "SELECT post_title FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND ...
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Changing status of Published posts which have less Content to “Draft”

function draftpost(){ global $wpdb; $prefix = $wpdb->prefix; $wpdb->query("UPDATE ".$prefix."posts SET post_status='draft' WHERE LENGTH( post_content ) <500"); } ...
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Get a row from a separate table by matching a posts meta_key to a tables ID column

I am trying to match a posts meta_key value to a separate tables column ID and call that row/array in the single-listing.php. I have a meta_key value that is called dot_number. The table is called ...
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$wpdb->get_results() returns good result only in first foreach iteration

I've got strange issue when I am using $wpdb->get_results() in content-single.php in Twenty Eleven theme. $wpdb->get_results() returns proper values only in first loop iteration. I've got simple ...
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Wordpress choose wrong database

I have 2 databases. When I include the database connection (with a include('filename.php');) wordpress acts really strange. I can't login, the wordpress username and password is right but it tries to ...
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Code only works every other time its run

This code below works fine as long as I leave the $wpdb query commented out. However, I'm trying to clear the current settings before I write the new ones into the db. That's the purpose of the $wpdb ...
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Query most popular terms by taxonomy over 2 week period

I have written SQL for a query that pulls the most used taxonomy terms for selected taxonomies that are published, do not have a parent post are not in a comma separated list over the past two weeks ...