I want to run a SELECT query on the Wordpress database and get the results on the screen. Any widget which does it?


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Have a look at the $wpdb class, it does exactly what you want:

$myrows = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT id, name FROM mytable" );

Try to avoid SQL queries for basic operations though. WordPress offers you many convenience functions for 80% of the tasks you would every come up with. They provide a nicer interface and preserve upwards compatibility. For example to get posts from the DB you could use the WP_Query class or the get_posts() function.

  • Hello and thanks for your reply. I do not have access to php files right now. I would prefere to do this via a widget. Any widget that offers this?
    – p.a.
    Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 11:56

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