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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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
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Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
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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 ...
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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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Meta_query compare operator explanation

I noticed that there are bunch of operator can be use for compare in meta_query. However, I am not quite sure what operator I should use, it is somehow confusing like = and LIKE operator. I would ...
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Query WP REST API v2 by multiple meta keys

Using v2 of the REST API, I'm wanting to query some posts by multiple meta keys. With v1 I was able to format the url like &filter[meta_value][month]=12&[meta_value][year]=2015 and it worked ...
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WP_Query with checkbox meta_query

I have posted this on StackOverflow too, not sure if that's allowed - if not let me know and I'll remove one (I don't want to look like I'm spamming). Anyway.... I have a custom post type and have ...
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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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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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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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meta_query for keys that aren't yet set

I'm trying to query for a custom post type for a gallery system. I have a checkbox to set a gallery as a "featured" gallery (set up through More Fields plugin) - if this is checked then the meta value ...
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WP Query Args - Title or Meta Value

How do I query by meta_value or title? If I set meta_values, $args['meta_query'] = array( 'relation' => 'OR', array( 'key' => 'model_name', 'value' => $thesearch, ...
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Complex meta query with 3 keys

I think the problem essentially relates to sql query structure and I am not an expert.... I need to search for posts (custom post type) by 2 parameters: pd_city pd_country Please note that ...
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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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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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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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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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Using meta_query, how can i filter by a custom field and order by another one?

With the following code (in functions.php) my posts (of CPT event) are ordered by _end_date instead of _start_date. What's the proper solution to this as of WP 3.1.3? Of course I'd like to avoid using ...
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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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Mixing regular and custom post types (with meta_query) on home page

Not sure how to achieve this. I'm trying to mix standard posts and custom posts on a site homepage but I only want to display the custom posts if a meta value is set. Displaying the posts works fine ...
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How to query_posts using meta_query to orderby meta_key AND have a secondary sort by date?

I've been troubleshooting an issue over the past few days and keep going in circles. Could really use a fresh pair of eyes to help me answer this question... So I'm working with a wordpress site ...
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Meta query with string starting like pattern

I have a custom WP_Query with the following meta_query: $meta_query = array(); $meta_query['relation'] = 'AND'; if(!empty($postcode)) { $meta_query[] = array( 'key' => 'postcode', ...
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Help With issue on pre_get_posts filter in taxonomy

I create a function to filter the taxonomy query with this code add_action('pre_get_posts', 'custom_taxonomy_query'); $option_taxposts_per_page = get_option('tax_posts_per_page'); function ...
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meta_query sorting by 2 keys

I need to sort (custom) posts by 2 custom field values... custom field name 1: is_sponsored [ value can either be 1 or 0 ] custom field name 2: sfp_date [ timestamp aka current post date in seconds ...
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Meta Query with AND & OR?

I'm trying to do some filtering for some posts in WP_Query, but I can't seem to get the right condition. Basically what I wanna do, is get posts that have the custom field event_data (sorted by this ...
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SELECT max(meta_value) FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key='price'… stops working when value is over 999

Overview: I am not trying to return a post. I simply want the single highest value for a particular meta_value across all posts... just the value itself. Details: I have added a custom meta_key ...
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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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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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ACF Relationship Field Search Filtering

I am trying to assign relate posts using the ACF relationship field. It has typeahead search to search by post titles. I would like to add meta_data search to the ACF relationship search. This ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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how to show posts that are missing a meta_value

How can I build a query to find posts that DO NOT contain a certain meta key or meta value? for example: query_posts( array( 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'feature', ...
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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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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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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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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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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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WP_User_Query with meta_query array relation 'OR'

I just updated to WP 4.1 and a User_Query I was using is now returning 0 instead of the expected results. $pm = array( //'role' => 'program_manager', 'orderby' => 'display_name', ...
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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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Compare meta_query decimals not working right

I have a custom field named 'rating' that holds decimals from 1.0 to 10. I am trying use wp_query to get me all the posts with a rating of 8.0 to 10. What I have so far almost works perfectly but it ...
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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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Exclude post on loop by multiple meta key value

I need to exclude the loop two post with different values in your meta key (the same). I investigating got this code that works fine if I enter only one value in value =>. But if I want to enter ...
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delete_user_meta Delete one value out of array

The code I have is not working cause the value saved as array and I'm not sure how to fix this. // Remove favorite authors from current users DB function fav_author_remove_user(){ ...
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Loop through two different sets of custom fields

I created a Custom Field ('custom_name') to allow content editors to specify a 'custom_name' (different from the title of the page) to any post created: custom_name - (Field type --> 'text') For a ...
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Used with meta_query in query_posts works slowly

Hey i have a problem this my code and if i used with all parameters i get from $_GET its start work so slowly..... (like 5 min). $checkbox = array( 'immediate'=>'כניסה מידית', ...
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WordPress Search Custom Meta Field Only

I have a recipe site where each recipe resides in a custom meta field called "recipes". I only want the contents of the meta field searched when users search the site. The problem with my code below: ...
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Querying by taxonomy vs Querying by Custom fields Speed Comparison

I'm developing a listing portfolio for our project. (Basicaly yachts with their type, size, price, cabins, draft, build year, refit year etc.) I should filter them according to type and sort by ...