Three people have already tried to solve this, and we're coming up nil. I want to show only posts that have a value in the meta_key 'featured_image'.
So... if 'featured_image' is not empty, show the post. Here's the code:
<ul> <?php $args = array( 'showposts' => 5, 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'featured_image', 'value' => '', 'compare' => '!=' ) ) ); $ft_pagination = new WP_Query( $args ); ?> <?php while ($ft_pagination->have_posts()) : $ft_pagination->the_post(); ?> <?php $ftimage = get_post_meta(get_the_id(), 'featured_image', TRUE); ?> <li> <article> <a href=""> <?php if ($ftimage): ?> <img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/timthumb.php?src=<?php echo $ftimage; ?>&w=84&h=60" alt="" /> <?php else: ?> <img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/timthumb.php?src=/wp-content/themes/ssv/images/review-default.gif&w=84&h=60" alt="" /> <?php endif; ?> </a> </article> </li> <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query(); ?> </ul>
We have tried literally every combination we can think of, the deprecated meta_* options, query_posts, get_posts, instead of WP_Query... Nothing. Printed the select statement, no meta value field is showing. It exists - for the posts (for every post) and it exists in the db.
We've seen every post out there on the topic right now, including these:
Zilch. Please help...