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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Using Query Posts With Multiple Post Types And A Taxonomy

I am developing a site that has two different custom post types; one of them is called Articles and one is called Sketchpad. Sketchpad is user submitted content that is assigned a custom taxonomy term ...
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How do I make a meta_query OR relation work? [closed]

Here's are wp_query args: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'sportpages' ,'post_status' => 'publish' ,'posts_per_page' => 1000 ,'post_parent' => 4738 ,'meta_query' => ...
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How to grab metabox value in wp_query meta_query key

How would I modify my WP_Query in order to get a custom meta box value instead of a custom field one like I currently do? This is how my query looks like: <?php $today = ...
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WP 3.1 meta_query for multiple custom field values

I'm trying to use some conditional logic to compare custom fields in my query, but a bit stuck. How would I get all posts with ReleasedProject AND PermanentArtist set to 'true'? Here's what I have so ...
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meta_query key value from array

I have a custom post type called 'game' with some ACF fields. One of the fields is a Post Object(called review_link) that accepts posts from a category called 'reviews'. One other field is a taxonomy ...
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WP_Query with different postmeta filter for each categories

Let's say I have categories (cat1, cat2) and I have postmeta keys (date1, date2, status). How do I view all posts in all categories with these filters: For cat1, I want to apply WHERE date2 <= ...
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Meta Query with date and time on the same Day before given time

I have a metaquery for a custom post type "events". Their start date is stored as a meta field in this format: 2016-02-05 19:00:00 These are my query args: $args = array( "posts_per_page" ...
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Meta Query returns wrong number of posts

I am using this meta query inside a category: $args = array( "posts_per_page" => 12, "post_type" => array( "event", "post" ), "post_status" => "publish", ...
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get product title ID and price and product picture woocommerce by cat-id query select mysql

i have query that return categories in woo-commerce like this: SELECT wp_terms.term_id AS id, name FROM wp_terms INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy ON wp_terms.term_id = wp_term_taxonomy.term_id WHERE ...
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Meta Query posts not showing on ending date of custom field

I feel like my logic is off, but the short version is I have 2 custom fields spitting out unformated times for event-start-date and event-end-date. I don't want to show a post if the start-date is not ...
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meta_query not working as expected

I have 3 posts that each have two meta values. The first meta value is one that they all share (ac_parent_event). The second is one that is unique to that post (ac_thischild_date). For this function, ...
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get posts by meta_key from inside key of post meta

How can i get posts sorted out by meta_key from inner key array of post meta values, for more details please look at my code: // Example output of each post_meta, key is views array( 'all' ...
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How can I create a WP_Query that returns posts where one meta_value <= another meta_value

I have a working, pretty complex SQL query hand-written in a function. For the sake of leveraging WP_Query optimizations, and simplifying my code for maintainability, I'd like to convert it all to ...
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meta tags doesnt fetch data from permalinks

i have a page http://studyofjoy.com/categories/ i want to add custom meta tags to heading section like this: <meta property="og:title" content="<?php echo "title:" . ...
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meta_query issue with multiple numerics

I'm having an issue with a search form. I basically have 7 input fields used to search different properties. All of them apart from the last two see to be working, as soon as I introduce the last two ...
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WP User Query Issues

I am trying to create a search of users to search for them using their first name, last name, billing phone, ID, or email. I have the following code written, but it does not pull in the correct data. ...
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get_post_meta causes database queries

I want to know why my site's search results are slow. I've used the excellent Debug Bar plugin, and found out that each search result causes 5 DB queries, of which 3 are SELECT meta_key (see below for ...
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WooCommerce - Multiple meta query not working

Any help on why this multiple meta query is not working is greatly appreciated, both meta_query arguments have been tested independently. I'm looking for bringing Featured products as well as Best ...
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meta_value_num not ordering all items

I am using meta_value_num to output a list of items in order by a custom field. The custom field value that is being passed is 1, 2 ,3 or 4. The order works for the first 7 items but after that they ...
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Slow WP_Query with 'OR' on meta_query

Essentially, I'm trying to query using a filter for the args being fed into WP_Query() like so: public function filter_wp_query( $args, $template_slug ) { $args['post_type'] = ...
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Meta Queries - should nesting work after WP 4.1?

I have a rather huge meta_query here and it hangs at execution: browser just won't load the page, it goes on loading ... As far as I know this should work after WP 4.1 (I have it). Also tried ...
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Sanitize Custom Field Value in Meta Query

I'm using the pre_get_posts hook with meta_query args to filter an archive loop by dates. Basically, there is a custom post type of "events", and my users type in a date as a custom field for the ...
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Add custom fields to search

I want to add a custom fields ("introduction" and "ensavoirplus") to search of Wordpress, but the SQL code is not exact. I don't understand if i do a mistake or if WP don't can do this. But my attempt ...
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What's the best way to query for currently running Wordpress events [duplicate]

I have a custom post type 'events' which has two extra fields. start_date and end_date. Start date must be set but end date is optional. I want to show events that are upcoming (after today's date) ...
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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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Filter and Order by Multiple Custom Meta Values

I am trying to query a custom post type, order by a custom meta value, and only display posts with a different custom meta value. I am able to do each independently but not both at the same time. ...
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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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Custom Upcoming Events List for Events Manager Plugin

I'm using Events Manager plugin. I want to list upcoming events without widget. (2 event with big thumbnail image, after then 4 event with small thumbnail image.) Tried this code: <?phpfunction ...
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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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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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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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Ordering custom post type by multiple custom fields

I was wondering if you'd be able to help with an issue i'm having? I have implemented a fix that you came up with in this post: How to order custom post type by multiple custom fields? however when I ...
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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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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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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 ...