I have a query running which prevents posts without various criteria from appearing, one of these is the necessity to have a featured image. Sticky posts however seem to end up in the query regardless. How can I achieve this?
$args = array( 'posts_per_page' => $articles_no, 'meta_key' => '_thumbnail_id', 'post__not_in' => $a_empty_titles, // remove post formats as per theme options ( using $hide from above ) 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => 'post_format', 'field' => 'slug', 'operator' => 'NOT IN', 'terms' => $hide ) ) ); $fp_query = new WP_Query( $args ); ?> <ul class="thumbnails"> <?php $thumbnail_span = "span4"; if( $fp_query->have_posts() ) : while( $fp_query->have_posts() ) : $fp_query->the_post(); ?> ... Typical Formatting Follows ... ... Posts without featured images should have been excluded but "sticky" posts seem to persist