2

i am reading professional wordpress. their code for uninstalling a plugin is

//build our query to delete our custom table
$sql = "DROP TABLE " . $table_name . ";";

//execute the query deleting the table
$wpdb->query($sql);
require_once(ABSPATH .’wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php’);
dbDelta($sql);

my question is why run dbDelta after $wpdb->query($sql);

3

This is indeed bizarre. I think they first tried it with dbDelta, found it doesn't work with DROP queries, and went with a straight $wpdb query instead. They then just forgot to take out the dbDelta stuff. It appears dbDelta collects creation queries in $cqueries and insert queries in $iqueries, but silently ignores the rest. What a lovely function...

To be sure, you could ask this question on the book forum, hopefully the authors hang around there. Don't forget to mention you first asked it here, so we get some publicity!

  • I noticed this too. I see you didn't get an answer on the book forum either :-( – codecowboy Feb 4 '11 at 15:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.