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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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Displaying Meta Box Image

I have some problems displaying info from my custom meta box in my custom post type single. I'm using Reusable Custom Wordpress Meta Boxes by Tammy Hart. I'm able to display the textfields using ...
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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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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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php wp_insert data on front using a form

I'm using a form on my website to allow user to create posts on my wordpress admin. It works fine, but I have an issue, I don't get the tags meta inside my admin. here is my php code : <?php ...
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Updating post_meta when updating a setting with the Settings API

I'm currently using the Settings API and, on saving my options group, I need to simultaneously update post_meta based on the options that have been saved. Is there anywhere within the Settings API ...
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How to display post meta data in secure manner

I have have a custom post meta field where I can add a embedding code (a video for example, an iframe). Now I want to retrieve the code from the post meta and display it securely. I can display it ...
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How to add tags to post from frontend?

I am working on a site where visitors will be able to add tags to post from frontend without being able to edit the already assigned tags. It basically will be a add tag button where upon clicking ...
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How to get only current images of a post

I am new to WordPress. I have created a template page where I want to show single posts, So to get media of that post I am using a function $args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', ...
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Sort by custom field that is an array?

is it possible to sort posts inside a query based on post value that is in an array - but using the last element of the array? The code looks something like: <?php $mostsharedposts= new ...
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Howto: use existing post_meta as options for a different metabox (checkboxes or list)

I want to create an "Employee" Custom Post Type ("Add New Employee") wherein the employee may belong to one or many offices. The user needs to be able to add/edit/delete offices via a separate ...
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Orderby two meta fields not working

Good day. I have the following code: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'property', 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => ...
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Return a single custom post from multiple meta queries

I'm currently working on a widget which returns a single random featured property on a website but I'm having some trouble with my WP_Query arguments. In the backend I have 2 checkbox meta fields ...
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Display Posts by Views (Popular Posts Widget)

I am trying to display the most popular posts based off of this, but I don't think it is working properly. When you view a post it seems to add 1 view to each of them, not just the unique ID. ...
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Copy wp_postmeta from one database to another

I had a site setup on old-domain.com, which used the database old_db. Recently, we had to migrate our website to a new server and domain, new-domain.com which uses the database new_db. I installed a ...
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Show value of select dropdown in meta box

I have created a meta box which has a select dropdown list and i want to show it in the post as a user selects a particular option from meta box.I cant figure it out how its done.Here is my meta box ...
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Sort Posts By Custom Field Date?

I have the following code displaying posts from a custom post type. However, I need them displayed in date order from information put in a custom field, can this be done? I try this code :- $course ...
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Custom MySQL Query for Post and Post Meta

I have a custom table called "tags" that contains a charity_id that is a reference to a post ID ... I need to query the "tags" table to grab this charity_id and then pull in the post title and a few ...
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Using radio button meta data from a custom meta box

Very new to attempting PHP and am hacking together my first plugin using tutorials.. I have a custom meta box with a Yes/No radio button on all WordPress pages (in the editor). EDIT- I removed the ...
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Include add_post_meta in a plugin

I am trying to call add_post_meta() from a plugin I have created. The plugin acts as a payment gateway for WooCommerce. This all works fine however I need to fire off the add_post_meta() at the end ...
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Custom Search Query – include only custom fields and title

I have a custom post type and I also need a custom search. I want the post title and two custom fields to be indexed/queried. I found solutions for title only and for custom fields but not for both so ...
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retrieve wordpress post-meta using php not wordpress functions

I am trying retrieve wordpress postmeta USING PHP not WORDPRESS functions, it needs to be in php no wordpress functions please. this is what I have: $resultat = mysqli_query($con,"SELECT * FROM ...
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Posts with no meta field do not appear when sorting by meta field

I want to order my posts by a custom meta field "fieldA". I am using the following code: $query->set( 'meta_key', 'fieldA); $query->set( 'orderby', 'meta_value_num' ); $query->set( 'order', ...
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get_post_meta() empty in preview WHEN custom post is published

So my client managed to find some (bug?), when custom post is published and he previews post all information what is posted with custom meta boxes is inaccessible. When I started debugging I found ...
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How to create content automatically when a post is published?

Goal: Ability to automatically create content in WordPress posts/pages. Goal Details: When a post is created/published, it will automatically create or configure content based on the base data inputs ...
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add_post_meta displays in admin edit area

I use a simple way to add_post_meta() to wp_insert_post(). Everything's working fine, except my meta box doesn't appear in admin area. Is there a simple way to do that? <?php $condition = ...
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Where to put a migration script to switch post information?

I just changed a crucial aspect of my theme, and posts tagged with a particular taxonomy called position are now handled by a custom meta field called cmb_position_name. Posts that have the taxonomy ...
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get_post_custom: get image URL instead of image ID

I know the value of a image custom field will give me the attachemnt ID. In a loop over all custom fields, how can I found out if the field is an image? And then get the image URL of the attachemnt? ...
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How can I hide the category term for posts with none set?

I'm trying to hide the word "Category:" from the metadata on the Twenty-Eleven theme's footer, when I don't have one set for a given post (sometimes I will manually remove the "Uncategorized" ...
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Remember the meta value with radio buttons

I've created a simple meta box consisting of two radio buttons: yes or no. When they click on the appropriate box, it saves the meta value to the database. However, the post page does not remember it ...
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Timetable of Custom Meta Data using Custom Post Type and Custom Taxonomy

Scenario: I have a custom post type with custom meta boxes. Each post should represent a row in my table i.e Activity 1 Jan, Activity 1 Feb and Activity 1 Mar I have a custom taxonomy of terms ...
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The loop starting at a certain ID

Is it possible to start the loop from a certain post ID? I would like to get all the post starting at a certain ID, decendingly. To explain, I have to make sum assumptions first. Assume that my ...
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Get post id in Post Page within Wp-admin

I want to get post ID within Post page. I need this for custom meta box so i can set the id in shortcode. I can show the result in notices but don't know how to make it global to use for meta input. ...
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Dynamically get the meta key value of a menu item based on it's post ID

I have a menu, that I need to insert an image that have it's path saved in a meta key (_menu_item_img) and associated with a post ID, every menu entry has it's own image, and I need to grab it ...
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wordpress simple post multi rating with post_meta and user_meta

I am trying to create a multi criteria post rating function with simple form and post_meta and user meta. The Goal when users submits their ratings 2 things should happen: 1.the ratings is stored ...
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Media Attachment Custom Meta Fields not saving in Media Uploader when using jQuery UI Autocomplete

I am trying to write a plugin that adds a custom meta field to image attachments to give images a credit field. I use the 'attachment_fields_to_edit' and 'attachment_fields_to_save' filters. ...