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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Sorting: custom query with orderby meta_value_num THEN by title

i try to run a custom post type query to match following criteria: sort movies first by year in descending order, after that ("inside" the year order) by title alphabetically. desired output: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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sort by date in Advanced Custom Field

I am trying to filter posts with certain values and sort by the date field using ACF module. I have succeeded in filter with package and type. But when i added date sort, its not working. Please help ...
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Custom WP_Query order by post_meta and (author) user_meta

I am having an issue that i couldn't find on google and elsewhere. To put problem in the context. I am making a wordpress site where user can put their tutor listing for giving a tutorials, and i am ...
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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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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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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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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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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: $posts = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'meta_key' => ...
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Undefined property: WP_Query::$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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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I combine meta_query queries?

I'm trying to build combined meta_query queries but they don't work. Any ideas how I can implement queries like the example below? Thanks, Hinnerk Array ( [relation] => AND [0] => ...
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Plugin that would allow WordPress Authors to “follow” other Authors and query “Activity Info” from that

I have a WordPress blog that is all user based Authors that submit content and such. Currently in the site, you can view other authors profiles but basically just view their content from the ...
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Nested Queries using meta_query

I'm trying to build a query that lists posts of a custom type with specific custom field values. Then I need to list children of each of those posts within the post, and those children also need to be ...
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meta_query, number comparison, not quite working as it should

I have a wp_query that gets all custom post types in ascending order from today, to list some events on a site of mine. While this works fine: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'events', ...
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Custom query with DECIMAL(5,2)

I want to know if there is a way to DECIMAL (5,2) instead of DECIMAL in meta_query
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Get Posts shortcode plugin and meta_query?

I'm using Get Posts plugin to list posts with post type "project". I want to filter the list by two custom fields: year (ex. 2006) and state (ex. Completed). I added meta_query to the plugin's ...
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Complex WP_User_Query call fails on production server

I'm having a very specific and hard to debug problem with a complex meta_query in a WP_User_Query call: I'm using this (simplified) code to built the query: // custom user role $arguments = array( ...
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Possible to create a permalink to sort with meta_key?

I feel like I've been all around the web and back again looking for an answer to this and it's really starting to grind my gears. Not sure if this is the correct way to do it, but I want to add a ...
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meta_query keys and sticky posts

The problem is that the code works but when i make a post sticky it doesn't appear at first. The function of the code: It only shows posts that have a thumbnail or a slideshow image. <?php $args ...
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Searching by meta values showing inappropriate result

I am working on a custom search by meta value and using this: print_r($_REQUEST); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'property_post', 'posts_per_page' => 10, 'order' => 'ASC', ...
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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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wordpress get meta value by meta key

How to get the meta value by meta key I want to get the value by the meta key. This is what I have tried so far: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
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Using OR in WP_Query negates the “NOT EXISTS” compare

I'm attempting to filter posts by a custom field that either are equal to 'new' or have not been set yet. I'm able to get either of those meta_queries to work on their own but when I use them in an ...
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How to stop wp_postmeta from being called on archive and search pages?

Currently, when I load a search or result page, it queries the wp_postmeta table which is leading to the page taking ages to load. I realise this is a result of this table being huge (70k rows), and ...
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WP_Query filter and order by meta ordering by wrong joined table

I'm trying to both filter and order a Wordpress query using the meta_value, however the ORDER BY part of the query seems to be working on the wrong table. The query params here are: array(12) { ...
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WP_Query last five posts, simply ordered by meta_value

I can't believe I'm asking this question. It feels like such a simple method, yet I've poured over the WP pages and dozens of similar questions to no avail, so here it is... I've got a WP_Query with ...
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Orderby custom field meta value ASC and then by date DESC

I need to allow post ordering in certain categories. One of the sorting options is a custom field meta value. First problem is that not all posts have that meta assigned and i need to order these by ...
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Pull a post based on a meta value in a custom post type

I'm trying to display a post, from a custom post type based on a meta value in that post type, in this case a checkbox that says "if this is checked show it on the front page. Usually I write a ...
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How to create a wp_query that contains both meta_query and tax_query

I have a wp_query that works great but I can't have both a meta query and a tax_query in it. <?php $event_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'event', // ...
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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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How can I apply a meta query for a single custom post type in the main query?

I have custom post type called event, which has custom fields for start_date and end_date. For the event archive, I'm filtering out "expired" events using the following meta query added to the main ...
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advanced search forms with 3 input text and that the main problem 3 input text

N.B. : all my work is on wordpress. I was working for an advanced form with 3 input text in purpose to show a list of hotels. The problem is i tried an infinity tricks and functions but without any ...
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Get attachment by meta_key value

I need to get the attachment (will be only one per post) associated to a post with meta_key wpcf-legislacion-gratis (not matter the value the column has) by using a custom query using get_posts() ...