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For some reason I'm finding it a struggle to grab any posts using a custom taxonomy... can anyone unravel my stupidity?

 $args = array(
    'post_type' => 'adverts',
    'advert_tag' => 'politics' // Doesn't seem to work.
  );

query_posts($args); 

while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
 //Show Posts
endwhile;

Taxonomy Declaration:

add_action( 'init', 'add_custom_taxonomy', 0 );
function add_custom_taxonomy() {
register_taxonomy('advert_tag', 'Adverts', array(
  'hierarchical' => true,
  'labels' => array(
    'name' => _x( 'Advert Tags', 'taxonomy general name' ),
    'singular_name' => _x( 'Advert Tag', 'taxonomy singular name' ),
    'search_items' =>  __( 'Search Advert Tags' ),
    'all_items' => __( 'All Advert Tags' ),
    'parent_item' => __( 'Parent Advert Tag' ),
    'parent_item_colon' => __( 'Parent Advert Tag:' ),
    'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Advert Tag' ),
    'update_item' => __( 'Update Advert Tag' ),
    'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New Advert Tag' ),
    'new_item_name' => __( 'New Advert Tag Name' ),
    'menu_name' => __( 'Advert Tags' ),
  ),
  'rewrite' => array(
    'slug' => 'advert-tags',
    'with_front' => false,
    'hierarchical' => true
  ),
));
  }

Custom Post Type Declaration:

  add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' );
  function create_post_type() {
    register_post_type( 'Adverts',
    array(
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => __( 'Adverts' ),
            'singular_name' => __( 'Advert'),
            'add_new' => __( 'Add New' ),
            'add_new_item' => __( 'Add a New Advert' ),
            'edit' => __( 'Edit' ),
            'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Advert' ),
            'new_item' => __( 'New Advert' ),
            'view' => __( 'View' ),
            'view_item' => __( 'View Advert' ),
            'search_items' => __( 'Search Adverts' ),
            'not_found' => __( 'No Adverts found' ),
            'not_found_in_trash' => __( 'No Adverts found in Trash' ),
            ),
        'supports' => array(
                'title',
                'thumbnail',
            ),
        'has_archive' => true,
        'menu_position' => 10,
        'public' => true,
        'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'adverts' ),
        'taxonomies' => array('advert_tag')
    )
);

}

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Firs of all don't use query_posts() ever, read more about it here: When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?.

You have to use WP_Query to fetch posts what you need. Read documentation for it. In your case the query could be like this:

$the_query = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type' => 'Adverts',
    'tax_query' => array(
        'taxonomy' => 'advert_tag',
        'field' => 'slug',
        'terms' => 'politics',
    ),
) );

while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) :
    $the_query->the_post();
    // Show Posts ...
endwhile;

/* Restore original Post Data 
 * NB: Because we are using new WP_Query we aren't stomping on the 
 * original $wp_query and it does not need to be reset.
*/
wp_reset_postdata();
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Thank you very much! –  Stephen Feb 7 '13 at 14:08
    
Just noticed that it seems to pull all posts with the custom post type 'Adverts'. However this seems to do the job: $the_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'Adverts', 'advert_tag' => 'politics' )); –  Stephen Feb 7 '13 at 14:21

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