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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to establish connection to External Database

I'm trying to get a connection to a separate external database from the database the wordpress site depends on. I have a PHP file inside the same location of my theme, it is basically a blank PHP it ...
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Help with a $wpdb MySQL Query

I'm wanting to expand on the following query to look at multiple meta_key and meta_value values that have been created with the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. e.g. meta_key 'colours_%_colour' ...
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Undefined offset: 0

Here is my PHP function function getUserIDandPush($ul){ global $table_prefix; // Prefix for Database table global $user_login; global $wpdb; // Wordpress WPDB database method $dt = ...
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Connect to separate database using $wpdb and authenticate user

Have a couple questions. Just to get everyone up to date: I had created a new file wp-custom-config.php Use define define( 'NEW_HOST', host name); and other details. And add code for DB connect like ...
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How to translate this mySQL query to $wpdb query

I'm having trouble recreating a query from straight mySQL to $wpdb compatible. SELECT meta_value FROM `wp_postmeta` WHERE meta_key = 'review_rating' AND meta_value = 5 AND post_id IN ...
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Optimizing Wordpress Queries - Removing Group By ID

I'm looking to transform a few queries that I'm running through get_posts into direct MySQL queries, in the hopes of optimizing them further. I see that my initial get_posts query, once built and ...
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$wpdb select all meta for each post

I'm running the following query trying to get the data and associated meta data of a huge number of posts: SELECT wp_posts.post_title, wp_posts.post_date, wp_posts.ID, wp_postmeta.post_id, ...
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$wpdb to insert html form information

I'm trying to insert posted variables from a form. When I shorten the amount of variables I'm inserting it will sometime pass the information in my mysql database. Once I continue to add on ...
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External DB Connection [closed]

I'm trying to connect and select some data from an external DB. The DB is in the same server as WP, so it has the same username and password, but different DB name. Here's what I'm using to connect to ...
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Database: Custom table: sprintf value for DateTime column

I am creating an insert query following the insert example on the wpdb class reference. What sprintf like placeholder should be used for a DateTime column on a custom table? Allowed placeholders seem ...
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Proper usage of $wpdb->update()?

I am trying to update my custom table in Wordpress using the following php code but still no success: $tablename = "wpfeedback"; $data = array( 'mark' => $mark, 'comment' => ...
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Create a table with wordpress plugin boilerplate

I am a new wordpress developer and i would like to create my first wordpress plugin based to wp plugin boilerplate template plugin. My plugin will have to do with my clients data so for this reason i ...
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Database query works fine outside Wordpress

This is my code <?php global $wpdb; $rows = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT `submit_time` AS 'Submitted', max( if( `field_name` = 'Salutation', `field_value` , NULL ) ) AS 'Salutation', max( if( ...
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I am getting allowed memory exhausted in wp-db.php

Today I checked my error_log and found these errors in it. PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 176160768 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 5290845 bytes) in ...
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Problem in inserting row to custom database table

I have a custom table in database named wp_tasks which has 5 fields. But I am unable to insert the current time to assign_date field. wp_tasks table id INT(6) UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, ...
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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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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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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 = $wpdb->get_var("select sum(first), sum(second) from table where id > 1"); I am unable to get the values from each request. I have tried ...
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$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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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 ...