I have a custom post type "custom_author" which is selected when making a new post using a metabox dropdown with field key "chosen_author".
This is what my wp_postmeta looks like:
Where 13088 is the blog post that has "author" 13112 assigned to it.
I am trying to get all posts by a particular author using the following:
$args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'chosen_author', 'value' => '13112' (tried with and without quotes) ) ) ); $getPosts = new WP_Query($args);
But it just returns ALL my posts.
I did some debugging:
$getPosts = new WP_Query($args); echo $GLOBALS['wp_query']->request;
and that output
SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND (wp_posts.post_author != 0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'private') ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 10
Completely ignoring the meta_query array!
If it matters this being used outside the loop