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

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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: $querystr3 = "SELECT *, events_startdate.meta_value AS the_start, ...
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$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)); ...
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Access Wordpress database outside of Wordpress

MAIN QUESTION: I am writing a wp plugin. Within it, I have a page located here: http://example.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/myplugin/page.php How do I access WP database from this page? Is ...
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Is $wpdb->prepare escaping to much? How to use it properly?

Im pretty much confused by $wpdb->prepare. I want to use it to sanitize user input but it turned out that it destroys the query. I cannot imagine that this is how it's intended to work but I can't ...
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I want to select the from values from database in WordPress? [closed]

Here is my code: $sql = 'SELECT * FROM ' . $wpdb->base_prefix . 'item WHERE uname = "'. $_POST['login_name'] . '" '; $result = $wpdb->get_results($sql) or die(mysql_error()); foreach($result as ...
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There is way to improve this query? wordpress get post data and some meta data

Suppose we have 2 blog with different database A and B. I want to get some post from Blog B to show them on Blog A. The problem comes when the posts have much metadata (custom field for example) that ...
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wpdb->insert and stripslashes against sql injection

I've been reading the codex at this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/stripslashes_deep The code i wrote before reading that page is this: $data = array( 'col1' => ...
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Use wpdb->prepare for `order by` column name

In my current plugin, I am picking up the order by column as user input. So I thought of using wpdb->prepare to escape it. $wpdb->get_results($wpdb->prepare("Select id from $wpdb->posts ...
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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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How to use IN array properly in Wordpress?

I have an array containting these values (including the apostrohpes): 'course_3202','course_3201','course_3200','course_3199' I try to fetch results from these values in postmeta-table. SELECT * ...
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get the number of queries made on a page(inside my plugin)

Is there an easy way to see how many queries you make on a page(inside my plugin)? As I dont want to many queries in my plugin.
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how to get db values without using an loop with wpdb->get_results()

So I want to return the data from 1 row from my custom DB table, but I dont want to use a loop as I only need the values once....so is there a way to do this? $results = ...
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Best way to execute custom page-specific mysql queries

I would like to query a secondary mysql database (not the Wordpress mysql database) with page-specific queries. I've seen many answers / tutorials on setting up a secondary mysql database, like: ...
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wpdb prepare: passing varible number of fields as second argument

As i want to manage the NULL fields in my db and wordpress functions doesn't allow to do so, i will need to dynamically generate a query depending on the situation. The problem is that i don't know ...
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Inserting data into `post meta` table?

How would I be able to insert data into the post meta table? I know how querying and wpdb works but I have no idea how I can just insert it into the table. I have these two fields I want to insert ID ...
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how to use $wpdb->prepare to update a custom table

As a noob I dont understand a lot of SQL injections but I need to be save so I have read that I have to use wpdb->prepare to make sure the data is stored correct. At this moment I use the ...
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looking for a way to allow users to backup the plugin db data(save as)

I have a custom build plugin and I want to add the option to let the user save the plugin data(not using a thirdparty plugin to do this for me). So if a user clicks on the button it will allow them ...
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Get published posts and pages?

I'm working on a plugin to use gettext in posts and pages content. I'm trying to get all published posts and pages in order scan them for translatable strings, but I cannot figure out how to do it. ...
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wpdb update add current timestamp not working

So using the $wpdb->update to add some data to a custom table, trying to add the current timestamp but it's not saving the right stuff(0000-00-00 00:00:00 this is saved). overview code ...
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How to access the WordPress DB from a plugin file

I'm building a basic video management plugin, with an embed feature that will have URLs like: mysite.com/wp-content/plugins/embed-video.php?video=[POST ID] I plan on using the [POST ID] url parameter ...
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Rolling Back from current WordPress version to previous one

What happens if we rollback from (for example) 3.8 to 3.5.1 and keep the same new DB created by the current version? Will that break anything?
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Undefined variable: row?

I'm trying to select the post_title from wp_posts with a query which I did using this method: global $wpdb; $test = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare(" SELECT post_title FROM ...
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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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Short of raw SQL, can I query for multiple attachment metadata that have a given array key?

With raw SQL through $wpdb, I believe that I could do something along the lines of this (untested): SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM postmeta WHERE meta_key = '_wp_attachment_metadata' AND meta_value ...
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Proper way to trigger a MySQL query via link in a plugin

I am trying to develop a module in my WordPress plugin that will delete an entry from the database. The only issue is related to the trigger action. I've tried to send my users directly to the page ...
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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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WP MS: How to query over the network

I have a WP 3.8.1 Multisite installation with 3 blogs, they're all in one db, prefixed wp_, wp_2_ and wp_3_. In a template in wp_ I try to to display all posts from wp_, wp_2_ and wp_3_ which have a ...
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Delete row of custom table in WordPress using AJAX

From my custom table ($table = $wpdb->prefix . 'user_req';) I'm showing data with $wpdb->get_results() and a foreach loop: I managed to update the database with the individual values from the ...
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wp-postratings: list current user's unrated posts

This is the code I use to list current user's rated posts (I use the wp-postratings plugin on my site for rating posts): <?php global $wpdb, $current_user; $userranking = $wpdb->get_results( " ...
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List users with the most posts in the last 30 days

I'm trying to create a MySQL query to display a descending list of users with the most number of posts over the last 30 days. This is not working with me: $where .= " AND post_date > '" . ...
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Using the same shortcode to show any table from the database

I have a little question for you. I want to create a shortcode that makes a table with data that I have stored in a database. But i want to send the shortcode an attribute, to specify which table ...
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$wpdb: how to use a query as a base for another query?

I've got this query: select p.ID, p.post_title, p.post_content, t.term_id, tt.taxonomy, t.name, t.slug, tt.count from bdu_posts p inner join bdu_term_relationships rel on p.ID = rel.object_id inner ...
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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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Are term_taxonomy_id and term_id the same?

I have a custom query where I need a JOIN because I want to COUNT all the posts of a specific category. So I checked the tables and I found out that table wp_term_relationships contains a reference ...
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Update tags to 10,000+ posts with wpdb?

I have over 10,000 posts on a site which all need to have a tag added to them. WP_Query is either running out of memory or timing out on my server and in the past running large queries with this ...
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What's the purpose / logic of split_the_query in WP_Query->get_posts

In the get_posts method of WP_Query, there's a section relating to split_the_query The logic of split_the_query is $split_the_query = ( $old_request == $this->request && ...
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WPDB query - decrypting DB data

I am trying to grab data from the DB using WPDB but I am stuck on how to decrypt the data e.g. The data is stored as: a:2:{i:0;s:2:"92";i:1;s:2:"71";} I want the 92 & 71 as that's my post IDs, ...
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How to return number of found rows from SELECT query

I wrote a function which is supposed to return the number of rows found in a SELECT query but it always either seems to return 0 or an array. I have been messing around with this for about an hour now ...