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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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Get a single post by a unique meta value

Is there a fast way to retrieve a specific post by a unique meta value? I could run a meta_query and then loop through the first value to get the post's ID, but I am wondering if there is any other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 extract data from a post meta serialized array?

I found an XML to WP decoder script that stores the data as an array in a custom meta field. What is the best way to extract the information? For example how could I display the "Manufactured in" ...
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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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Can wp_query return posts meta in a single request?

I would like to create a wp_query that would return posts meta inside the posts array. $args = array ( 'post_type' => 'page', 'meta_key' => 'someMetaKeyName', ); // The Query $query = ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Custom fields: In what order are they saved into the DB?

If I insert multiple custom fields to my article, they get sorted in "I don't know what" way. So when I insert some multiple fields in an article and call those via $cf = get_post_custom(); foreach ...
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Function to change meta value in database for each post

I have a meta key called 'prijs' in each post. The value of this meta key consist of numbers in the follow structure: 2,100.00 I want to remove the comma in the meta value to get this output: 2100.00 ...
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Identifying Importer Posts

Given a site with 100 posts, where an unspecified number of posts are manually written, and the rest are created using the WordPress importer, how would I programmatically identify the posts imported ...
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Create meta boxes that don't show in custom fields

I used the code below to create a metabox for posts. These meta boxes are also seen in the custom fields. I do not want these meta boxes to show in custom fields. Is there any way to not show meta ...
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Why am I getting an infinite loop with have_posts?

I have the following code, which causes an infinite loop for some reason. Can anybody explain what's going on please? Thanks! <?php $flagged_stores = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => ...
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Query between two meta values?

How do I limit the query by two custom meta fields, a start date and an end date? This is what my data looks like: meta_key | meta_value | ------------------------| start_date | 20100131 | //Jan ...
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Save default value for empty or missing post meta

I am using WordPress and I am using a custom field that has the name ecpt_carprice for each post I am publishing, the field is saved in wp_postmeta the same as the attached image: Some of my cars ...
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unable to save post meta on single field with multiple selects

I set up two select boxes in one meta field by putting two arrays inside the 'options' array of my callback. The HTML is outputting fine, but the meta is not being saved to the database... Here is a ...
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metabox upload file

I have a custom meta filed with upload file functionality but the problem is I can't get the fileurl button value when hit "insert into Post" below are my jQuery code window.send_to_editor = ...
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Metabox Data not being saved [closed]

My meta box won't save data. It's a select form field and when I select and update the post, there's nothing selected on refresh. So here it is on PasteBin. http://pastebin.com/tfrgasQC Can anyone ...
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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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Custom Post Type: Set post_title equal to a custom post type field

I’ve created a custom post type for employees in a company with some fields they have to fill (like E-mail, phone, etc.) and a select box which takes some values from another custom post type called ...
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Trigger “unsaved changes” dialog for custom post meta changes

I'm using a custom post type with custom meta fields, but autosave and the "unsaved changes" dialog don't seem to be triggered for these custom meta fields. Autosave isn't as important to me as the ...
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Using date stored as custom field to filter posts displayed in admin

This seems like a fairly common problem, but I'm posting this as I've yet to find a solution to my problem here on WP Answers - any help is HUGELY appreciated! Ok - so I have a custom post type of ...
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Convert User ID's to User Names in a single.php file

I have a post_meta "thevoters" that store users ids like: 1,2,20 ...etc, How i can turn this id's to User Names to list them in a single page? This will echo the numbers as text, echo ...
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Conditionally Query Custom Post Types by Post Meta for Blog Home Page?

(Moderator's note: The question's original title was: "Custom query: Show custom post types plus custom post type with post meta on blog homepage") I'm in need of help with a custom query. I have ...
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How do I remove all the metaboxes for a custom post type?

What's an effective way of removing all the meta boxes for a specific post type in Wordpress? The only solution for removing metaboxes at all that I've found seems to be the remove_meta_box() ...
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Meta query with boolean true/false value

I'm trying to show all rental properties, first by all properties that have not been rented, and then by all properties that are currently rented. There is a custom post type 'rent' with custom post ...
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Set attached to state

In the media library every attachment post has an "Attached to" column. I've developed a plugin that adds author profile and a facebook like banner image. I now discovered that the attachment posts, ...
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Filter list by a unique meta value dilemma

I'm been racking my head at this for a while now, and I can't figure out how to fix the code. Here's the issue; I found a snippet of code online to filter my post results in edit.php based on ...
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Grouping related postmeta data via SQL query

I am using someone else's WP plugin which stores lots of related data in wp_postmeta using an "artificial key". So effectively we hijack wp_postmeta to create a nested relational database. So one row ...
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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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Millions of Rows — Possible Solutions?

I have a custom CMS, that we're looking to port over into Wordpress. (I can see you asking yourself, why not just stick with the custom CMS? Well, it's outdated, clunky, and getting to be too much of ...
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How to set author for post AND post attachments

I have multiple author accounts on one of my WordPress installs. Often I will create a post, and set the author to be a different account. However, when I upload images into that post, their ...
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Remove Wordpress.org Meta link

In my footer, I have a set of links labeled Meta, it has... Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS Wordpress.org How can I remove just the wordpress.org and and comments rss link from the meta ...