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I'm using Event Calendar 3. Since there seems to be no easy way of querying all upcoming events as posts, I tried it this way, getting the IDs from the DB and querying the posts from that:

<?php if(!ec3_check_installed(__('Upcoming Events','ec3')))
global $ec3,$wpdb,$wp_version;

$calendar_entries = $wpdb->get_results(
        p.id AS id
    FROM $ec3->schedule s
    LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts p ON s.post_id=p.id
    WHERE p.post_status='publish'
    AND end>='$ec3->today' $and_before
    ORDER BY start $limit_numposts", OBJECT_K

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'post',
    'post__in' => $calendar_entries,
    'orderby' => 'id',
    'order' => 'DESC'

$query = new WP_Query( $args );

It doesnt work, obviously because the array looks like this, if I var_dump it:

array(2) {
    [37]=> object(stdClass)#2183 (1) { 
        ["id"]=> string(2) "37"
    [8]=> object(stdClass)#2186 (1) { 
        ["id"]=> string(1) "8" 

How can I use this array for my query?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

Try this after your $wpdb query:

// collect calendar id's
$ids = array();
foreach( $calendar_entries as  $calendar_entries):
        array_push( $ids, $calendar_entries->id );

// query the above calendar id's
$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'post',
    'post__in' => $ids,
    'orderby' => 'id',
    'order' => 'DESC'
$query = new WP_Query( $args );

You can also modify the WP_Query by using posts_where, posts_join and posts_clauses.

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That's perfect. Thank you very much! – Sebastian Starke Jul 23 '13 at 12:44

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