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My query is currently sorting by end date. How can I make it so it will sort by the start date?

$args = array ('post_type'      => 'events',
           'meta_query'     => array(
                   'key'        => 'start_date',
                   'value'      => $min_date,
                   'compare'    => '>'
                   'key'        => 'start_date',
                   'value'      => $max_date,
                   'compare'    => '<'
                   'key'        => 'end_date',
                   'value'      => $current_date,
                   'compare'    => '>'
           'orderby'        => 'meta_value',
           'order'          => 'ASC'
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

try adding:

'meta_key' => 'start_date'
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