Refers to a mechanism built into the WP_Query class for querying the database for post data, including pages and CPTs, based upon post meta data.

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Is it possible to orderby multiple meta_keys when using meta_value_num?

Reading through the order & orderby documentation, it's not clear to me whether there is any support to order based on multiple meta_key values. Obviously, using meta_query I can return posts ...
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WP_Query not working as expected for attachments and custom meta_query

If I use get_posts() like so I get a number of results with the value 1 for the my_key meta_key: $posts = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'meta_key' => '...
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WP_Query() show posts that end later than today

I have a query as follows: $wp_query = new WP_Query( 'meta_key' => 'end_date', 'meta_value' => 'today', 'meta_compare' => '>=', 'post_type' => 'vehicle' ); ...
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How can I create a meta_query with an array as meta_field?

Here are the args for my query : $args = array( 'post_type' => 'news', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'topics', 'value' => 'sports', ...
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I can't set meta_key in my custom post type query

I've created a custom post, events, and saved the meta data event_year to each event. I'm trying to get a year's event archive. When I go the the following URL, the meta_key and meta_value are not ...
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How loop through posts based on custom fields

I want to loop through posts and show only those posts for which the custom field i.e _shopis not empty I am always confused with meta query and even not sure that if this is possible using this ...
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Order Posts by Taxonomy and Meta Value

It's possible to order posts by Meta Value. It's possible to order posts by more than one value. And thanks to the code below it's possible to order by taxonomy. But how can I alter the code below ...
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WP_Query using meta_query with relation OR and orderby meta_value doesn't work

I've been bashing against a bug for a few hours now, and can't seem to find my error. Could there be a bug with the relation type 'OR' in WordPress? $evenements = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' ...
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Exporting Data from WordPress into a flat table

I need to be able to export the data within WordPress so that each object is contained in a single row, like a flat table. Imagine each post type as it's own database table, containing columns that ...
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Perform query with meta_value date

I am trying to perform a query on a custom-type post using the value of a custom field. This field contains a string date: dd.mm.yyyy. The post type name is 'event' The custom field name is '...
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Archives for custom post type based on a “date” meta value

I've got an "Event" custom post type. Each post has a meta field for the actual event date, which cannot be the posts's publish date, as most all the event dates will be in the future. With that, I'm ...
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failed to filter hook `get_terms_defaults`

I've failed to filter hook get_terms_defaults, I got this notices and it won't to load any term Notice: Undefined index: number in /var/www/html/wp-merwaa/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 1123 ...
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A WP_Query that will look for posts after 2 weeks ago OR with a certain meta value

I'm looking for a way to basically have an OR relationship between the date_query and the meta_query. Basically I want to combine the two WP_Query's. Get the posts from the last two weeks $args = ...
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Query sticky posts with thumbnails

I need to display max 5 latest sticky posts that have a thumbnail. And I need to have accurate counting of the displayed posts. I've tried to exclude sticky posts without a thumbnail with meta_query, ...
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Using database meta_values to calculate new post order using pre_get_posts or a 'request' hook

UPDATE: I have worked out my implementation of the selected answer at the bottom of this post. I'm implementing a sorting algorithm based on Reddit's hotness algorithm, in addition to a time-decay (...
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How to exlude posts that have certain meta_value?

I want to exclude some posts from the home page. So I want to use meta data, and filter all posts that are signed by meta_value=0. Like this: $args = array( 'posts_per_page'=>28, 'meta_query' =>...
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WP User Query with search columns and meta query

I'm trying to build a query with WP User Query where it's possible to search after user_email user_nicename first_name last_name This are my args: $args = array( 'role' =...
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Custom query variable - get wordpress to redirect to nice permalink url

I have been looking for an answer for the last couple of hours but could not find anything pointing me in the right direction. Some advice would be very much appreciated! What I already have: A ...
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Query by meta_key and order by meta_value_num return orderby date

I'm trying to use the orderby and custom WP_Query features of wordpress. It works nicely to select item by their meta and to order by date. Unfortunately, it seems that I could not get the post ...
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Order by meta_key with two meta_queries

This should be simple, but I just can't pinned down a good example of the correct syntax to do this. I want to order by the specified meta_key with two meta_queries. The problem is query_posts doesn'...
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meta_query results not the same with and without spaces

I have a meta_query that gets all the items with a price range between 2 variables. My problem is that 10 000 is not the same as 10000. How can I fix this? I have been googling but I'n not sure what ...
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What is an efficient way to query based on post_meta?

The problem I am having is when I allow users to filter posts it overpowers the database and things run extremely slow. I am unsure what the best way to query posts using meta values is. My site has a ...
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meta_value_num sort glitch

i have a custom query, and I have a meta key that contains a sequence number: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2... 11.1, etc the problem occurs when the numerical sequence gets in to double digits, ie. 5.11, 5.12, ...
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meta_query with array as value

I am writing some PHP which allows users of my site to submit a form and query posts by their post_meta. Everything works fine except for one thing, I used Advanced Custom Fields to create the ...
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Filter posts with meta_query NOT IN where value has multiple values

I would like to use a meta_key to store multiple values in that key. Thereafter, I would like to filter away posts that do not contain a specific value in the key. In other words, just show posts ...
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WP_Query display next custom post from today's date

I have a calendar plugin that uses custom posts types to create events. There are several custom fields that allow me to create various and seemingly unlimited post queries. The one I'm currently ...
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Advanced orderby with multiple meta_query

I am on latest version of WordPress. I have scoured the codex concerning wp_query and meta_query. I also read through these: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/03/30/query-improvements-in-wp-4-2-...
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Sort Popular Posts by Views for the Last Week

I'm trying to sort the popular posts so it shows the most visited in the last week, but it hasn't worked. Anyone have an idea of why it isn't working? <?php $popularpost = new WP_Query( array ( ...
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List of posts by day of the week

I have Radio with programs and they are associated to day of the weak. Example: 1-Program Disco Nights plays at Monday and Friday 2-Pragram Crazy weekends play only at Sunday 3-etc 4-etc ...
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Is “orderby” in WP Meta Query conflicting with Meta Query?

I'm trying to write a meta query that looks for either events starting within the next year (event_start_date between now and 52 weeks), or events that are still going on (event_end_date between now ...
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Get specific repeater row (via advanced custom fields) based on Meta Query with Wildcards [closed]

I've used Example 5 of: http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/how-to/how-to-query-posts-filtered-by-custom-field-values/ to query a post by a wildcard. However, my problem is I only want to ...
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wordpress custom_meta ordering of timestamps

So I have a wp meta query that is handling the searching of events which have a start timestamp, and an end timestamp, I want to return all results within the two dates a user picks in the search. ...
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Very slow query with meta_query on large database

I have a blog with about 200k posts and each one have 20 custom fields. I've been using WordPress Transients_API to cache queries, in the few cases where it can be used, but it can't be used in some ...
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Matching Serialized Arrays with meta_query

I've asked a related question previously, but I think I've finally worked out the crux of my issue. I'm using Advanced Custom Fields and have a number of custom fields attached to my post type. I'm ...
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XOR functionality for meta_query

I'm trying to resolve the problem with event displaying. An event has its start and end dates, written in meta. For example, event starts on (dmY) 03.04.2013 and ends up on 08.04.2013. Using WP_query ...
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order by meta_value serialized array

Hi I'm trying to pull posts using the wp query. Just one problem--I am trying to sort the posts alphabetically by a certain meta_value. Thing is that this meta_value is a serialized array. Is there an ...
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Sort Posts by Multiple Meta Values [duplicate]

1) Custom Post Type named "Buying_Locations" 2) Each Post has three meta values of: State, City, Store Name QUESTION: How can you show a list of these posts sorted alphabetically by State, then ...
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query order by date on custom type: wrong order

I know there are very similar questions ans answers out there already, but I simply cannot get my query to get into the right order. I have a custom post type ("bb_articles") with custom fields, ...
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Meta_query with relation 'OR' killing server CPU

function get_nb_offres( $typeOffre ) { global $type_bien_correspondances; $args = array( 'post_type' => 'annonces', 'meta_query' => array( 'relation' => '...
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CPT Meta Searching

I'm developing a WP plugin which uses custom post types and meta data. What I'm trying to achieve is having the meta data searchable. Here is some code that I found which searches the meta data fine, ...
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LIKE %…% Meta Query

I have a serialized array as a meta value and I'm trying to run WP Query where it finds a specific value in the serialized array. Here's an example of the serialized array field: a:6:{i:0;s:3:"173";...
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Undefined property: WP_Query::$post

I am working on some rather elaborate comparisons between metadata and having a bit of trouble correctly referring to results from my query. The first query to establish $team_is_home works fine but ...
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exclude custom post type by meta key in wp_query

I'm trying to display a custom post type (properties) and exclude posts that have a certain meta value (sold). Is there a way that I can do this? I have this for my code so far: ...
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Multiple Values stored as array in Meta Query

I'm a little confused as to best practise for saving multi-select values in meta fields. Assuming <select multiple name="_casestudypost[]"> is my form field if I store $_POST['...
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How to query posts based on lat-lng coordinate as post meta?

I'm planning a custom WordPress theme where the Custom Post Type (CPT) will have latitude and longitude coordinate as it's meta value. The latitude and longitude will be displayed as a Marker in a ...
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How do I find if a page has a template?

So I'm doing a query like this: $the_query = new WP_Query( array( 'meta_key' => 'homepage', 'meta_value' => 'yes', 'post_type' => 'page', 'orderby' => 'modified', 'posts_per_page' =&...
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Filtering by Post Meta Custom Fields - Performance

I could use some advise on how to structure my data for performance. I have a custom post type with a lot of custom meta data stored in the wp_postmeta table as a serialized array under one meta key ...
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Order By Multiple Meta Fields

I have two custom fields: meta_key1 is boolean (0 or 1). meta_key2 is a date value - 20150623 for example. Not all meta_key2 fields have an explicit value. It looks like their being treated as an ...
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How to order a post type with meta_value_num and if meta_value_num does not exist then order by date

I want to order a list of post on basis of ratings. I have used meta key "wp_ratings" for storing the rating value in wp_postmeta table. Now I want to sort all posts . If a post does not contains the ...
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Query that joins the postmeta table twice

I believe what I'm trying to do is too complex for the standard meta_query parameter in get_posts, so I'm trying to use a custom SQL query to do the following: I have a game custom post that has ...