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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Question on how pre_get_posts fires

I have a pre_get_posts filter which I want to run on archive page(s) for custom post-type(s): if ( ! function_exists('filter_employees_archive_query') ) { function ...
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Compare meta_query with a Regular Expression and do a less-than operation on it

I have the problem that my client is using a theme which stores options of items in a serialized way in the post_meta table. I already found out that this is not the best way to save values ...
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Wp Query custom search by meta query

The post meta name of a post is "Klevis V. Miho". Now when searching for: "Klevis Miho" => Nothing displays Is it possible to show results with that search string? Below is what I am up to now: ...
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Meta Query relation “AND” then set array accordingly

I have a search form on my home page that sets up the url query_string accordingly for the code below. When I use or I get results. However when I used "AND" for the relation I dont get any results ...
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Admin Custom Meta Box - Pull Last 5 Posts from Custom Post Type

This is what I'm trying to accomplish, I have a custom post type of "demos", from here I can add custom CSS/HTML/JS to display a demonstration (online preview) of what it is I have designed/coded. ...
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WordPress Filtering Custom Post Type by Metadata and Search Heirachy

I have a custom Post Type called cptMovie which has two Custom Field (Metadata) "Language" and "Box office" assigned to it. I also have a Custom Taxonomy called movieTax with 4 tax Terms "Action", ...
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WP_user_query throws a 404 error

I'm trying to get Wordpress (3.9.2) to search meta_key's in usermeta. I have tried every example provided on every site I've searched but I keep getting redirected to the 404 error page. I've tried ...
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Get specific repeater row (via advanced custom fields) based on Meta Query with Wildcards

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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Configuring a meta query with multiple post types that have the same relationship on a single page

I am creating a client portal were my clients can maintain their projects and leave feedback. I have two custom post types called "Clients" and "Projects" and they each pull information from one ...
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How to Output which matched meta_keys were found from custom_type_posts?

In WordPress on the single-player.php page which displays a single profile (from numerous other profiles) with information from around 10 different meta fields. Without using tags or categories.. ...
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Permalink structure with $_SESSION variables

I have a project that has content being filtered throughout the site (many custom WP_QUERY calls). Originally there was no URL needs, just filtering by $_SESSION variable. Works perfectly, but NOW ...
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2 weeks ago from meta query meta value

This is my meta query within my posts query. 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'rw_membership_ends', 'value' => ??????? ...
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meta_query compare='!=' with multiple custom fields

a post has the following custom fields: 'my_custom_field' => 1 'my_custom_field' => 2 'my_custom_field' => 3 I now want to query all posts that do NOT contain the value 2 for ...
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WP_Query with meta_query dosen't return results

I am trying to get list of posts filtered by fields I added using the advance custom fields plugin. I have more fields that I want to use but it doesn't work as I want it to. Here is what the query ...
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WordPress Core - Optimizing meta_query generated SQL?

I have a problem in a plugin of mine which uses post meta to store ownership of a post. Basically, my issue is that the WP_Meta_Query class generates one JOIN per meta_query query. I don't understand ...
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How do I create my own nested meta_query using posts_where / posts_join?

Some of my posts (not all) have a price as a meta key/value. Today I use the pre_get_posts action so that my users can search for prices that are between a certain value. This is the code that I'm ...
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Possible to filter custom post type with multiple meta data?

I'm wondering if it's possible in one loop to accomplish what I need to do. What I would like is to sort all custom post types by the meta data of county and put them in order which it is doing here. ...
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Query for custom post type objects in a taxonomy and with a meta value

I want fetch all posts from the post type book in the custom taxonomy book_tags with the meta key lang and the meta value en. My code: <?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'book', ...
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database query with more than a couple meta hangs and doesn't complete

I have a development website with about 70 checkboxes for custom fields. The idea is the user selects one or more checkboxes, it queries the database for all posts that have a meta_key for the ...
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Change order of posts

I made a post recently that did not explained myself right! Come again, but with better explanations. I need the "Select Option" change the order of query_posts. My current code is: <select> ...
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Meta Query And/Or

My question is very similar to Meta Query with AND & OR? . This question was answered in 2011 by @Otto. With the exception that my logic is different. I want to query, for example, posts with ...
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Pre Get Posts / Multiple Meta Keys / Orderby Single Key

Tried more than a few variances to enable my pre_get_posts callback function to display posts that possess one, or both, of 2 separate meta_keys, upon display to then orderby a single meta_key. Here ...
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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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Filter posts by meta query?

I made custom post type and used a meta query … For this link: ...
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How to filter a query by multiple meta keys and order by other meta keys

I'm trying to query posts using WP_Query and meta_query parameters: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'produkty', 'meta_query' => array( 'relation' => 'AND', array( ...
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Use meta_query to get title of associated post

I have two post types that I've associated in one direction by assigning Post A as a custom meta field of Post B. I need to search based on the titles of Post A and return the associated Post B ...
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Meta query with multiple custom fields for archives page ordering problem

I'm modifying the query for archives pages so that the posts showing up on year, month or day pages are queried by there custom field (start-date and end-date) and are sorted by custom star-date ...
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filter custom field values $min $max

The user needs to query posts by entering a $minPrice, $maxPrice and a category value. Here is my query which returns no results: function result() { $result = array( 'cat' => ...
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filter search custom field query

I'm looking for way to filter search results. This is what I have so far a custom post type of "doctors" in each "doctor" post, there are numerous custom fields (male or female, location, ...
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How to let users choose where to search for posts?

I have no code to let you correct/see, I'm still in 'thinking stage'. What i would like to achieve is this: A real estate website with a few search functionalities. This new agency (REALLY NEW we have ...
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Passing form inputs into multi-taxonomy query

I'm in the process of building out a search page to perform a query on a custom post type and its associated meta and taxonomy. Eventually, I would it to query multiple taxonomies as well as compare ...
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$wpdb class updating meta_value using Ajax [closed]

I am trying to create a way to change the order of posts using a meta_key / meta_value that is updated using jQuery ui-sortable. I'm already using menu_order in the same way but need to create a way ...
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Help on multiple meta_query

I am trying to fetch from the WP database posts with two meta_key values, but the result is 0 posts. Print out of the arguments: Array ( [taxonomy] => cardstax [term] => christmas ...
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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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pre_get_posts and set

I have some functions into my pre_get_posts filter. So, the problem is that when I set a meta_query, all the menus disappear from the page. function propersearchfilter($query) { $taxarray = ...
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What Is meta_id In wp_postmeta?

I am trying to add some data in WordPress Custom Field and via adding more direct records/data in wp_postmeta table via SQL query. There are four column as mentioned below... 'meta_id' - A unique id ...
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Advanced Search by minimum/maximum values

I'm building an advanced search form which allows me to search by different parameters. Currently, searching by taxonomies work fine. My issue occurs with trying to set a minimum price to search by. ...
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How to query wp_postmeta table for any specific meta_value?

I am using following code in the theme files to get some output from the DB: <?php $querystr = "SELECT DISTINCT meta_value FROM $wpdb->wp_postmeta WHERE 'meta_key' LIKE 'movie_name' ORDER BY ...
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WP Query - Is this correct?

Trying to debug, getting headache so I want to ensure that I have placed the query args in the correct place. I want to sort/order all my posts based on "myvalue". if ( have_posts() ) : /* Start ...
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Get a single post ID based on an exact match of 1 or more meta values

I'd like to find the post ID based on an exact match of meta values (could be more than 1). All the examples I have found show find the post ID from 1 meta value. In my example I'd like to pass in an ...
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Filtering a WP_Query meta_query by numeric values isn't working

That was a very dense title. I have a custom post type "event" which has a Date/Time picker field "event_date" thanks to the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. This Date/Time picker saves a UNIX ...
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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 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 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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Delist entries in the_loop

I am trying to add a delisting feature to my WordPress network. Posts which are delisted would not appear in post lists, but would still be visible if accessed directly. I've written a plugin that ...
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Should I save this mulit dementional arary as one post meta?

I have several blocks of data to save into post meta, including 'file_property', 'workspace_property', 'user_property','access_type', 'usage_tracking'. Each block in itself is an array. Should I save ...
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How can I do a variable for meta_query?

I have a code which needs a variable compare string array( 'key' => 'rob_value', 'value' => $rob, 'compare' => '=' ) the compare =>'=' needs to be ...
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Filter Loop by Custom Field Value

I'm trying to filter a loop by a custom field value. I've tried all of the suggestions on the site, but it just won't filter. This loop is being used for a custom template of an rss feed. It pulls ...
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Meta Query querrying several post types based on ACF fields is broken after update to WP 4.1

I was using the following arguments for a WP_Query for months: $args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'posttype1', 'posttype2', 'posttype3', 'posttype4' ), 'posts_per_page' => -1, ...
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Comparisson between date() and a date from wp_postmeta

I am using the calendar plugin: "The Events Calendar", and is trying to get the events that are done. I can't see what it is that I'm doing wrong, but I'm pretty sure that my meta_query is wrong, ...