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  • I have a very large post which I’d like to stick up, which I believe is going beyond the maximum size of the field in the database, (65,000 something characters right?) Well, I still have another 25,000 characters to mush in there, and I’d prefer not to split the post over two posts, if possible. Any ideas anyone?
    Thanks!
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  • Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    That’s a book ! 🙂
    Could you create a static page to hold it ? And just paste the words in like that ?

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    If you have phpMyAdmin you can simply change the post_content field from TEXT to BIGTEXT.

    Hehe, better believe it podz, more like an essay tho. 😉 allusion, I was thinking about that, would it cause resource problems at all?

    ooh it works like a charm! go for it everyone, use up all that extra db space!

    hmmm, am looking at the options, and do not see BIGTEXT, but I do see LONGTEXT. Since I’m such a newless cluebie, I researched TEXT and its variations to see what was what. This Column Type Storage Requirements page in mySQL manual spells out various sizes.

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    LONGTEXT is what you want. Sorry, the BIG was just a typo.

    for the novice like myself what is the specific way i can put longtext into my php template?

    As it i said in the posts above it is NOT in the template, it’s in the MySQL database! You obviously have a database since your WP is running 🙂
    Hopefully your host also offers Myphpadmin – which is a tool (interface) to work with your database.

    I apologize for my ignorance in these matters and readily admit it. I am like new swimmer in way over his head. I teach international relations not math or programing and I have painfully little experience in any of this. I have been an enduser for wordprocessing, publishing and databases for years, but a true end user, occassionally dabbling successfully in the some of the deeper tweaks that an end user needs. i am doing that now, trying to learn as much as I can as fast as I can.
    I have no idea what Myphapadmin is or how to access it to change the lines of code I need to affect. Could you be more detailed in the steps I need to take?
    Thanks, Ernest.
    T

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