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Content hooks vs User hooks

This is more of a theory question than a question with a direct answer. I've been working with different actions for firing functions when a post is updated or deleted and when users are updated or ...
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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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Efficient way to save a lot of meta data

im currently developing a plugin that will read an external xml, and convert the data to a custom post type. Each post needs around 50-60 meta_fields. Right now im looping through each piece of needed ...
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How to make orderby 'meta_value_num' OPTIONAL?

$args = array( 'cat' => 5, 'posts_per_page' => 8, 'meta_key' => 'custom_sort_order', 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num' ...
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Admin Area Custom Type Search By Meta Fields Without Title & Content

I have a custom post type that uses several meta fields. In the admin area I would like to be able to search by those meta fields. I have implemented this currently in my functions.php with this code: ...
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Execute action after post is saved with all related post_meta records (data)

I have to execute custom PHP code after new post is saved with all it's meta data. My question is how to achieve that? Tried with save_post action, but it executes before meta records are saved, so I ...
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Permalink structure with $_SESSION variables

I have a project that has content being filtered throughout the site (many custom WP_QUERY calls). Originally there was no URL needs, just filtering by $_SESSION variable. Works perfectly, but NOW ...
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Restrict post edit/delete based on user ID and custom field

I've been able to prevent deletion and editing of posts based on user ID and page ID however, I need to restrict access to editing and deleting based on a custom field. Not sure how to go about doing ...
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Post meta not updating

I am trying to make a voting system for WordPress. This is my code in functions.php: add_action("wp_ajax_add_votes_options", "add_votes_options"); add_action("wp_ajax_nopriv_add_votes_options", ...
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Importing Data from a Non-WordPress database, into WP

I'm migrating data from a totally different database style into WP. The main issue I'm trying to wrap my head around is how to import any meta data, given that WP uses a key value pair style for meta ...
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Get a row from a separate table by matching a posts meta_key to a tables ID column

I am trying to match a posts meta_key value to a separate tables column ID and call that row/array in the single-listing.php. I have a meta_key value that is called dot_number. The table is called ...
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Cannot retrieve a custom RSS field from posts

The goal is to display a featured thumbnail micro thumb as a custom field in RSS. This is what I've done: //theme functions.php function rss_post_thumbnail($content) { global $post; ...
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Limits, not all post are showen when querying for posts by view count

I'm having some difficulty getting a loop that gives me post by most viewed. I started by following this tutorial ...
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Query posts by meta_key whose value is an array

Let's say I'm modifying the default posts query: add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_filter' ); function my_filter( $query ) { $query->set( 'meta_key', 'my_rating' ); $query->set( 'orderby', ...
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need to add add user names to the post for later retrieval or removal

I'm working on an unique feature, that requires that I add usernames to specific post. In detail, user clicks button and if he is logged in his wp username is saved somewhere together with the post. ...
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Search one custom field?

In posts there is in custom field named "color". I have custom search page template, and I would like to show search results only from that one custom field. How to limit search to look just in one ...
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Storing post_meta fields in array

I need to have 8 separate post meta fields on each post in wp-admin (shown in a custom meta field box). I'd like the data from these 8 fields to be stored in an array as one post_meta field for easy ...
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How to add post reference field to a plugin?

I am trying to add a field to a custom post type through a plugin I am creating. One of the fields I need is a post reference / link to field. Any ideas on how to do this? In the WYSIWYG when you ...
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Filter query posts by the count of metas for a meta key

I know it is possible to filter queries to order posts by the numeric value of a meta. For example, I store the number of total likes for a post in a single meta key : ...
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Get $post->ID from a URL

I have a custom post type called music. I have created a custom template as a normal page to show some stats for the musicians. I have a page where they can see all there songs and have added a ...
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Reduce or prevent calling of update_meta_cache

My theme calls the update_meta_cache() function 58 times per page! This function appears to run the following query based on the post in question: SELECT post_id, meta_key, meta_value -> FROM ...
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Change meta tags programatically

Is there a way to change the meta tags not in the head but in a template file through code? I would like to change the meta tags <meta property="og:title" content="title" /> <meta ...
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meta field search too restrictive in pre_get_post() for custom search

I'm trying to figure out how to loosen up a custom meta field matching string search in a custom search. Basically, if the meta field of a custom post has "Whistler Bike Park, Canada" and I enter ...
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Assign postmeta in bulk

I have meta paramteres for my pages, which i would like to change in bulk (about 300 pages). I know that meta name is "header-settings" and values can be "no-data", "site-data" and "page-data" I also ...
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wordpress sorting using array merge by price in ascending order but price with 0 must be show last

I'm using below code to filter the query on page and sort the post in ascending order by price. I'm getting desire output but my concern is , i want all price with 0 at last. <?php global ...
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Advanced Custom Field — grabbing post_meta from previous post

Say I have an acf called "show_this_tomorrow" every day (in a new post) I put some data into the field. And I want to show that data output on the next days post. I was thinking I'd use this to grab ...
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post_title in save_post action

I use save_post action to save meta field and to check if post title is set. So I check the value returned by empty($post->post_title) but I get true also if I set the title.
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How to add a meta information to the URL?

I need to put a post meta information to the URL: www.website.com/custom-taxonomy/postname-[metainfo] How to change the rewrite rules, that the content of this meta information is added to the URL? ...
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How to set YouTube video as featured image?

I am trying to have all my posts with post_format set as video, have said video as the featured image. Here is what I am working with thus far but I need some help: if($post_format == 'video') { ...
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Saving custom image meta fields

I have currently added a custom meta field for uploading a media file (image). I can successfully add the upload button to display and work but I'm having problems saving the field when updating the ...
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How to get several fields from wp_query?

I'm going to get several fields from wp_query result. I know about wp_list_pluck() function, but it accepts only one field paramether. How to get several ones if I'd like to take several parameters ...
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Editor meta box Showing but not saving

I am trying to create an editor meta box and I have been following tips found in other similar questions without luck in getting the meta box to save and display its content. The meta box shows but ...
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When post is updated, custom metadata in text area field is overwritten

I have set up 2 new post meta fields in order to add functionality to a custom post type. The custom fields generally work as expected, with a couple exceptions. I set up a checkbox (called ...
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Categorizing posts by location

I'm starting to work on a new project for which I will be using WordPress to facilitate content management. I have some experience building WordPress themes but it has been mostly related to page ...
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query by meta value then date and not empty meta value

So i have a query like this function filter_where( $where = '' ) { // posts in the last 7 days $where .= " AND post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-3 ...
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Get value from post meta array, and add it as a category

I have a form that performs an AJAX hook that does several things, one of them is that it takes some form fields, adds them to an array, and adds that array as meta to the post that is created from ...
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Importing into wp_postmeta

I am converting a custom site to WordPress but I have a problem. I have about 20,000 posts for one Custom Post Type that has custom fields for both "source_name" and "source_url". Both these Custom ...
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Editing does not change post_name

Suppose I wrote an article, "My Article Title", it has been saved into the database with $post_name=my-article-title , and the permalink is mysite.com/my-article-title. All good. Now, if I didn't ...
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Sort users by custom user meta value

I'm trying to sort users by a custom meta value "user_business" which is their business name that way when users are listed they're sorted alphabetically by their business name as they should be. I'm ...
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How to create a custom field index page

I'm trying to create an index page for some custom fields, just like the taxonomy search pages. E.g. I have a custom field with slug=wpcf-delivery. I want an index page that lists all values where ...
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get_post_meta no longer working

I am trying to use get_post_meta to return a value from the post meta, it was working completely fine then suddenly stopped working. I've tried and checked everything and i cannot seem to get it ...
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Using mysql queries to delete custom post types based on meta_value

I am trying to create a cron job to run on my server which deletes a custom post_type (post_type = event) from my databse based on a meta_key (st_date) and a meta_value (the date the event took place ...
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Ranking authors by post meta value

I have custom post-type with custom post-meta and i want to rank authors by post meta value.I can show the SUM of a meta value on author page with this code <? php $points = ...
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Wordpress join posts with meta values of array type

How do I get all the posts matching meta value of type array function author_posts_join_filter($join){ global $wpdb,$wp_query; $meta_name_author = '_authors'; if(is_author()){ ...
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hide an author_meta on a post if the Co-author function is active

I want to hide an author_meta on a post if the Co-author function is active on a post. For example: This is how it looks with one author By Author Name | Contributor Published: 05/03/2013 2:00 ...
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Retrieve post data via WPDB class

I'm trying to figure out doing a custom query using the $wpdb Object. I have custom type posts, event_posts, that have meta data, images, as well as event dates which are input in the post with the ...
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Wordpress custom field being lost on wp_update_post, with a twist

I'm using wp_update_post to programmatically add a title and tags to posts from the front end. I'm running into a hair-tearing issue with custom fields in the process: one of the two custom fields ...
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Access Serialized Post Meta Values

I am using the Humanmade fork of a custom meta box class, they give the ability to set up groups of repeatable fields, as such I have a post saved with post_meta as follows ... 6 meta_id entries in ...
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delete attachment for one post without deleting actual attachment post

I'm writing custom ajax calls for media attachments from FrontEnd, I have everything read to use, except the actual logic. I'm using WP E-Commerce plugin, where I want many images for one post. And I ...