I'm trying to show the most popular (recent) posts on my blog. I have made a special formula for this. I am querying for these posts like so:
$args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'meta_key' => '_post_popularity', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'post_date', 'value' => date("Y-m-d H:i:s", strtotime('-30 days')), 'compare' => '>', 'type' => 'DATETIME' ) ), 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'order' => 'DSC'); query_posts( $args );
I don't think that is correct however, as WP is interpreting "key" as a meta_key, whereas I want to use the Publish Date in the post table.
Taking out "meta_query" works fine, I can see the most popular posts, but it doesn't restrict it to the most recent ones. I check the documentation but post_date is not mentioned as a way to "filter", only sort.
Is this possible? Thanks.