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How to select data from DB for custom field? (3 posts)

  1. zachalbert
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am trying to use Tally Graph to display a chart in my sidebar. I am not sure if it's the right plugin for me, but it's the best I can find.

    I have a database with a series of fields. The only data is either -1, 0, or 1. The idea is to take this data and graph it over time, but the plugin requires you to manually enter it in a custom field (I have a bunch of fields and this would get tedious).

    Is there a way to automatically pull all the data from the database and automatically insert it into a custom field? Or is there a better plugin that I could use? Or should I start learning PHP? :)

  2. Xerotone
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Start learning PHP if you want to do anything non-standard with WP. Or, at the very least, dive into the template tags. Sounds like you should find out about "get_post_meta" and other such functions.

  3. brockangelo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could try my plugin. :-)

    Google Chart Generator

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