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Export WordPress Posts and Meta Information in CSV format

I need to export all WordPress Posts and related Meta information using an SQL query. I've managed to export just the Posts but realised that the Meta information is in another table. Could someone ...
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Storing meta fields multiple times OR once with multi dimensional array?

I got some options that I expand using a repeater type field. The values I save for each field is already an array so in essence I'm saving a multi dimentional array per option. (See this weekly ...
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Update all posts automatically when using post_meta

I recently created a new site using wordpress but I'm a rookie - everything I know is trial and error with no formal training. So please, please, please keep your answers as simple as possible. Thanks ...
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Allow user to create instances of custom field

I have a custom field for a links page which takes a name and an URL and saves it in the post meta. However, I want the user to be able to click "Add new link" and a new custom box appears so they can ...
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Orderby meta_value only returns posts that have existing meta_key

I have the following wp_query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'news', 'orderby' => 'meta_key', 'order' => 'ASC', 'meta_key'=>'custom_author_name', 'post_per_page'=>-...
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Echo all meta keys of a custom-post TYPE

Is there a way to dump a list of all meta keys being used by all posts belonging to a custom post type? I.e., a post-type named foods, each food (ham, spaghetti, chicken), can have a different meta ...
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How to programmatically create a connection with [Plugin: Posts 2 Posts] on cpt publish?

How can I programmatically create a connection between one custom post type, cpt, (with post id known) to another on cpt on publish? I am using VoodooPress's front-end posting method to publish a ...
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How to delete outdated, wrongly sized images in _wp_attachment_metadata?

I've got several custom image sizes for my blog. One of these is setup as add_image_size( 'slide', 640, 290, true );. These are used in a header slideshow. My problem is I've upped the dimensions of ...
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Post metadata deletes itself

I'm using a custom post type for a portfolio. I have a few option in there, bring saved by update_post_meta(), it seems to work fine, but then out of the blue (within the hour), the data deletes its ...
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How to create a mini directory in WordPress?

I'm looking to create a simple directory, something similar but not so powerful as SOBI2 for Joomla. Is there something like this for Wordpress? I want to store informations like: Name URL Address ...
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Is there a hook / action that is triggered when adding or removing a post thumbnail?

I'm trying to update a custom field after a post thumbnail (Featured Image) is either added or removed from a post. The aim of this is to keep track of whether a featured image has been added or ...
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How to allow hidden custom fields to be added from wp-admin/post.php?

I know that using an underscore in front of a custom field name hides it from display on the front-end, e.g. _custom_field_name. In my experience, WordPress also prevents one from adding such a custom ...
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Custom Post Type with Input fields to seperate table on database.

At the moment I'm using a custom post type called 'locations' I would like to be able to put input fields into the custom post type that would store the information such as ( address, type, phone ...
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Ordering posts having multiple post-meta date fields

Hello WordPress developers. Over the years, I've found answers to many questions I've had with WordPress. I want to thank you for your help. Today, I have a question myself, and seek for expert advice....
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Auto sort the wp-admin post list by a meta key

I am using this following code in my functions file to hide and add some custom columns to my post-edit screen in wp-admin. I am now trying to get the post list to sort by a post meta field (last ...
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Adding an assisting editor box to Post page

I run a multiple author platform and to improve the moderation, I want to add a couple of assisting editors. I want to add a custom box to the Post page where the assisting editor can confirm which ...
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Filtering posts by post meta data

I want to filter posts in such a way that only posts, for which get_post_meta($post->ID, "project_cat", true) (it returns a post ID) is equal to my specified value, are shown. Any way to do this? I ...
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Meta keywords and descriptions plugin for manually editing meta for each page/post

Can anyone recommend a simple plugin that allows me to add/edit meta tags for keywords and description on each page of my wordpress site? Just something that adds the fields to the page editor would ...
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advanced custom fields update_field for field type: Taxonomy

I need to insert a post via wp_insert_post and then add relevant post_meta - however, the WP admin has been customized with the excellent ACF. I know I can add_post_meta in this way: add_post_meta( $...
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Trying to get custom post meta through Jetpack JSON API [closed]

I'm using the Jetpack for Wordpress to produce a JSON API for my Events custom post type, which works fine: https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/MYSITE/posts/?type=events&number=100 ...
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passing argument to get_template_part() or a better way to code

I have this include … event-list.php <?php /** * The loop that displays upcoming events */ ?> <ul class="event-items"> <?php $yesterday = time() - 24*60*60; $args = array( ...
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Check if Post Title exists, Insert post if doesn't, Add Incremental # to Meta if does

I already have a function where a user submits a form and creates a custom post... <?php $postTitle = $_POST['post_title']; $submit = $_POST['submit']; if(isset($submit)){ global $user_ID; ...
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How to get custom post meta using REST API

I am trying to create a REST APIs for my wordpress website which is used for facility listing using wordpress job manager plugin. I have registered my custom post , taxonomies in \plugins\rest-api\...
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Will a large postmeta table slow a site down?

I have created a hit counter that stores all time hits and daily hits. This means that if a single post gets at least one view a day it will have 365 meta fields added to it by the end of the year. ...
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WooCommerce conditional meta query

For this question, I know how to solve it but I am hoping there is a better / faster way to solve it. I have a custom meta query in my product loop that doesn't display my product if the stock is 0, ...
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Can I count the number of users matching a value in a multiple value key?

I'm trying to find the number of users having a certain value in a custom field. The problem is that this custom field allow multiple values. This code works well when the meta_key allows only one ...
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Multiple meta values for same meta_key adding on “Preview Changes” hit but not on saving or updating post

I'm taking multiple location values with each post, so it's an array (always). My post meta form field is like so: <select name="<?php echo $project_prefix; ?>offer_locations[]" id="<?php ...
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Get all posts from custom post type and insert in select input as metabox

I would like to know if its possible to do something like this. I have Slider custom post type and Services custom post type. For slider posts I have created a metabox for URL value to display next ...
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How to use multiple query with same meta key

I use these codes to print custom field query. My custom field key is out_wiki <?php if( get_post_meta($post->ID, "out_wiki", true) ): ?> <div class="outlink"> ...
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Use custom posts as taxonomy term meta replacement?

Taxonomies are very useful for all sorts of things. But as many have pointed out they suffer from their lack of ability to carry metadata. Assuming I have only posts that don't have 'natural' parents ...
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delete unused postmeta

I love the comment by s_ha_dum : http://wordpress.org/support/topic/sql-query-to-delete-postmeta and havent tried it yet, but Im wondering just how 'clever' this actually is? Does the unused postmeta ...
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Search everything (posts, pages, tags, cpt, meta)

I would like to know how to use the built in wordpress search to return results from all content on my site. Specifically, I want to search; posts pages tags custom post type (portfolio) custom ...
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Custom field values deleted when trashing custom post type

I've created a custom post type with 2 custom fields attached to it... When I create a post of this type and fill in the custom fields, the data is, in fact, saved to the db... However, if I trash one ...
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How to use Post Custom Metadata in Post Titles and Post Permalinks

I am very new to WordPress. How can I use post custom metadata in place of Post Titles, and as the Post Permalink? For example, instead of domain.com/the-post-title, the permalink would be domain.com/$...
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Is it possible to store arrays in a custom field?

If I understand correctly, custom fields work like this: key(string/int) => value(string/int) Is it possible to define a custom field like this? key(string/int) => value(array (string/int, ...
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importing data from non-wordpress mysql db

I have created an import file to get the articles from a non-wordpress db and bring them in as posts in wordpress, I am not sure how to bring over the thumbnail image into my custom field I defined as ...
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Add post meta based on another post meta value before publish post

I want to add a meta value to my post , which will be based on another meta value , before publish post . This is what I have tried add_action('save_post_my_custom_post', '...
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Media manager multiple selection

I was creating a plugin, and its part should by adding files to custom posts. I managed script to work, but after few changes, to better look and function, it allows only one file to be added, than no ...
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Save HTML formatted data to post meta using add_post_meta()

Array ( [post] => Array ( [jw_objective] => Exposure to e<b>nd to end development</b> of various applications; right from requirement analysis to system study,...
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How to enable users to down-vote in this simple voting counter (that uses the post meta)?

This simple tutorial teaches you how to make a voting counter using the post's meta data. I would like to know how to add down-votes to this small script (e.g. -1, -2). In the following way: If the ...
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Custom field value based on other custom field values

I have a custom field value called points. Post 01 points = 5 Post 02 points = 10 Post 03 points = 8 I need to create another custom filed value called rank. Rank custom filed value should be ...
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Storing revisions of metadata for custom post type

Storing metadata for custom post types is easy, you just need to add an action for 'save_post' with your method that handles this. In which you have then something like the following for a field that ...
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Query Custom Meta Value with Increment

I have a Query searching for a meta value I have added to my posts (meta-select). I have it feeding out in a loop with 4 results. Let's say I want this loop to start with the meta value "2" and work ...
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Change post format using custom field

I'm creating a theme using the CF Post Formats plugin. But I've run into some trouble I don't know how to solve. Here's what I want to be able to do: Create a new standard-format post Enter a url ...
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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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Get meta_id along with meta_key and meta_value

Is it somehow possible to get_post_meta or get_post_custom and have meta_id returned along with the meta_value? For example: $data = get_post_meta( $post_id, 'my_key' ); // returns this: array( 0 =&...
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How do I query for posts by partial meta key?

I have a function that stores the "like" status for a post as post meta. I want to associate that "like" with the user that liked it, so I setup a custom field called "like_status_{user_id}" (where {...
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How to access the post meta of a post that has just been published?

I am using the hook publish_post to run my code where I need the post meta of the just published post. But the post meta value I am looking for is somehow not available at this point of execution. On ...
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Why time functions show invalid time zone when using 'c' time format?

These are the functions I use in my theme to display the "entry-meta" which includes published and last modified dates (among others) of an article: // Shows Author and Published Date if ( ! ...
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Best approach to create Hot and Trending sections

I am going to implement a Hot and Trending section on a website. I have seen such sections on many popular websites but can't really figure out how exactly this works. Although I assumed Hot section ...