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Get ID of a page containing secondary loop in content

I am trying to get the ID (outside of loop) of a page which have a loop of another CPT within its content using a shortcode. If I do a print_r of get_queried_object(), all I get the args used to ...
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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How to delete outdated, wrongly sized images in _wp_attachment_metadata?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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order by numeric value for meta value

I have read countless posts on ordering data by numeric value ( as opposed to string - it i have a numeric meta value and it gets ordered like this 1 11 12 2 233 etc as opposed to the way i want it I ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Wordpress retrieving meta data for all custom post types in list view

Im having an issue in WP where php is dying, ive increased memory but the process jumps to 100% cpu usage then dies and apache throws a 500 error. Ive tried to get apache to log something, or php / ...
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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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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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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', ...
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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 ...
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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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How to store multiple input values with same meta_key

is there a way to store the input value from multiple custom meta box fields with the same meta_key? I use the following code to store ONE value for the meta_key 'startdate': function startdate() { ...
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WP_Query, custom sort and custom filter

Is it possible using WP_Query to return a filtered list of items based on the following criteria set? I seem to be struggling as there are numerous queries against custom fields. Select all posts ...
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Order posts according to user defined order for meta values?

I have set up some CPTs and storing a meta key/val for each of them. When I get those posts, I need to order them by the meta value, but, the order of the meta values will be defined in an array by ...
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How to make custom post meta wp_editor translatable?

I have custom post type named soto_property in which I have added three wp_editor as post meta, using this code - wp_editor( htmlspecialchars_decode($valueeee1), 'propertyEditor1', ...
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Adding meta tag without plugin

Is it possible to add meta title, meta description, meta keywords in every page without installing plugin? My client require not to install plugin. I am curious about this case, all I know is the ...
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Consolidate Metaboxes into 1 Big Metabox

I have a post type with 7 (count it SEVEN!) taxonomy tag boxes. By default, the only options to display these metaboxes are - 7 small metaboxes on the right side stacking or turn these tag metaboxes ...
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Automatically adding meta data to posts or multiple query help

I run an events company whose website uses a custom post type system for posts (blog), events and tickets all stored as CPT's in the DB. On the guestlist (which counts 'ticket' custom posts if the ...
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Exporting Data from WordPress into a flat table

I need to be able to export the data within WordPress so that each object is contained in a single row, like a flat table. Imagine each post type as it's own database table, containing columns that ...
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How to update/delete array in post meta value?

I using post meta like.. $meta = get_post_meta(99,'_mymeta',true); $value = $meta['somekey']; echo $value; But how to update $meta['somekey'] to some another value ? How to use update_post_meta to ...