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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
296 views

WordPress Meta Query: Relation is not working correctly

I make a custom search box and let user do search. I have added required field to my editing panel by custom meta box. I have a post which have some meta data like London as place and 13021 as post ...
1
vote
2answers
658 views

Optional Meta Query

I have places stored as posts in WP's posts table. I am doing some geo-locating using Geo Data Store (http://wordpress.org/plugins/geo-data-store/). This is working great for me, as I can currently ...
0
votes
1answer
651 views

WP_Query with several meta_query-statements and order by meta_value

This is my query: $the_query = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => 'pass', 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

paginate_links with meta_query showing incorrect number of pages [duplicate]

I seem to be having a strange problem with paginate_links, and I'm hoping someone can help. I have a custom post type for events, events have categories and a custom field for start date and end date. ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
732 views

Query posts by Author and/or by Tag

I'm pretty sure I need to do some sort of custom query, but not sure about the best way to go with it. I have an author page. It needs to display that author's posts. That's fine, I can do that. I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

filter search result with custom post type meta key

The default search returns all post types, which is what I want. But for one specific custom post type I want to limit the result to a specific meta key value (a custom date that must be greater than ...
0
votes
0answers
232 views

Search with meta_query and tax_query

I'm working on a little database for series based on wordpress. I've implemented a custom post type called "anime", some taxonomies (Genre, a_types..) and a lof of customfields. (based on acf). Now ...
2
votes
1answer
715 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
305 views

Mysql query and order meta value

I made a mysql query to WordPress like this: $querystr = " SELECT $wpdb->posts.* FROM $wpdb->posts, $wpdb->postmeta WHERE $wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->postmeta.post_id AND ...
1
vote
1answer
170 views

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> ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Changing the meta_query of the main query based on custom query_vars and using pre_get_posts

I've registered custom rewrite rules and query_vars to use for displaying a list of events based on ISO date format. For example when a user requests the URL, http://site.com/by-date/2013-04-04/, my ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Checking if field is set before comparing with meta_query in query_posts?

I have a query set up to compare the start and end dates for some custom fields. The start date is required for the post; however, the end date is not. This causes some issues with the following: ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
382 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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', ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Filtering problem

I got the custom_post_type_data in which I store some variables when I make a new post. Variables likes Author, Price etc. I implemented a filtering by author, so when you click on James (for ...
0
votes
1answer
228 views

meta_query fails to compare on values containing apostrophes

I have WP Query and I am simply comparing by the meta value by = My value contains town names, and seems to work great for the majority of names. However some names contain apostrophes... Madonna ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to: get_user_meta - BuddyPress [closed]

What is the proper way to display User Meta in the BP Loop using this line from codex? <?php get_user_meta($user_id, $key, $single); ?> I added that line to the profile loop and switched ...
0
votes
1answer
381 views

Excluding posts by meta, and also keeping posts without the meta

edit: Think I managed to figure it out, check the answer right under here, or click the following link: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/51175/15809 I've been trying to find a way to exclude ...
2
votes
1answer
454 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
288 views

meta_query and strange orderby behaviour

this is my problem query, which picks all future or pending events. Note that some posts only have _startdate without _enddate (1-day events). $args = array( 'post_type'=> 'events', 'meta_query' ...
0
votes
1answer
915 views

Search by meta_query

I am building a Wordpress site with an events feature. The events page was made with custom post types. I want to make it possible for people to search/ filter events by dates. For example, they can ...
0
votes
1answer
421 views

Meta query - How to display a null meta key

At the base I have this query wich displays 9 randoms custom post type : $args= array( 'post_type' => 'adverts', 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 9, 'tax_query' => ...
0
votes
1answer
391 views

WP_Query arguments: Loop through custom post type - get all entries except excluded meta_key?

Can't seem to find out what I'm doing wrong. $args = array( 'post_type' => 'wr_event', // my custom post type 'posts_per_page' => -1, // show all posts 'meta_query' => array( ...
1
vote
2answers
652 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
564 views

datetime picker, timestamps and meta queries

I have a custom meta box with a datepicker. The datepicker outputs 2013-01-17 10:00 in my database for an event that is 01-17-2013 at 10pm PST. $eventlist = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => ...
2
votes
1answer
687 views

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' ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to query posts with featured images

I basically want to use WP_Query to select 3 latest posts which have featured images and this is the only way I can think of. regards edit tried $query = new WP_Query( array( "post_type" => ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Best way to sort estates and query them (for rent? yes/no. contains office space? yes/no)?

I´m building a real estate site where Estates is a custom post type. I want to be able to tick a checkbox or something similare on the edit page, where I can choose if the estate is for rent, if it ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

loop through custom post-type with two meta_keys

I have a custom-post-type named my_project. This post-type has two meta-boxes: is_featured is_featured_position So essentially in my backend of the post-type I can set a checkbox for is_featured ...
0
votes
1answer
575 views

Custom query (author is post_author or meta co_author) with Pagenavi pagination

I need to create a custom query for the author archive (where the author is post_author OR is a meta co_author), and it have to work with WP Pagenavi. The query is something like this (omitting $wpdb ...
0
votes
1answer
449 views

WP_Query meta compare must include ALL array values

I am allowing users to query posts using a form with checkboxes. I want the posts to be filtered by the checkboxes but instead of showing all posts that include the ANY of the meta values selected I ...
0
votes
2answers
229 views

Query author's posts & posts that have author's id as meta value

I am trying to get posts with an author's ID as a meta value in the author.php template using additional request parameter. For example I want posts with john's ID as a meta value using a request ...
2
votes
3answers
244 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 = ...
1
vote
1answer
585 views

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] => ...
0
votes
2answers
685 views

meta queries do 'either/or' checks

I have a meta_query like this , but 'relation' => 'OR' NOT WORKING, Does meta_query only do 'both/and' checks and don't do 'either/or' ? $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

list or get meta_key where meta_value is 'something'

I'm trying to get with get_user_meta the meta_key where the meta_value is 'ive-read-this' But I do not get the value. What should I do?
1
vote
1answer
228 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
155 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Get content from pages with same meta_key from Database

I need help! I'm doing this template page and I want to get content from pages with the same meta_key. I want to display all pages thumbnails that has the value "red" in the meta_key. The problem is ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

WP_Query Class custom field parameters

In the the class WP_Query, using the meta_query(array). The wordpress codex says that the 'value' is a string|array. The array support is limited to a compare value of 'IN', 'NOT IN', 'BETWEEN', or ...