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Database Question (5 posts)

  1. 4evrblu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Can WordPress take entries, fail to write those entries to the database, and still keep those entries on the blog?

    The reason I am asking is because I was studying my database for http://totalphysiqueonline.com/ and unless my eyes deceive me, the entire month of Decembers entries is not showing up in my wp_posts datafield. How can this be? Is the wp_posts data field the field that contains all of your entries? Should it contain an entry the instant an entry is posted and saved?

    I am new to databases, so all of this may seem elementary to you guys, but I do not trust my level of expertise enough to trust my own eyes, which clearly tell me that there are ZERO entries from the month of December. And December has about 20 entries if you count the ones you see when you visit my blog.

    If WP stores entries in places other than wp_posts, then where would I find it. The same thing goes for Bad Behavior. If Bad Behavior does not have a visible datafield that can be seen at the homepage of the database MYSQL home page, then where is the datafield for Bad Behavior hiding?

    Go Daddy tells me that the database HAS to be working fine in order for all of my entries for December to be showing up. So........where the heck are they hiding on the database then :)


  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    "Can WordPress take entries, fail to write those entries to the database, and still keep those entries on the blog?"


    If you're not finding them in the database, then either A. you're looking in the wrong database, or B. you're just not seeing them for whatever reason (but not because they're not there, because they have to be).

  3. 4evrblu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Kaf.

    This is what I sortof inuitively thought, but where does WP place the entries then? If not in the wp_posts datafield, then where?

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Blog posts (and Pages) are stored in the posts table, which when the table prefix used is "wp_" would be called wp_posts. They are stored nowhere else.

  5. 4evrblu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, that is what I thought. I am certain you are right. It's just that I don't think my eyes are deceiving me. I studied that table carefully, and it does not contain posts from December. Perhaps I just do not know where to look inside wp_posts, but it says only 66 items are there, and I saw all 66, and none are from December. Sigh.

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