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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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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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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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WordPress Post Visibility Options for Frontend

I want to have a code/clue to add "wp post visibility" option for front-end. I will use radio buttons get a value from user. e.g. if user selects "No" the post will become private else if user chooses ...
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How to sanitize post meta field value?

I have added a meta field for text input. I want to allow some html tags such as <strong> and <i> For example: <strong>hello</strong> world I can save the input field value ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sort by meta value num, but ignore zero value

I have custom-post-type 'company' and taxonomy 'services' fot this CPT. I have created meta-field 'service_XXXX_price' (where XXXX is service id) for companies and fill this field with number. If this ...
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wp_get_attachment_metadata()['image_meta'] fetch WP metadata or EXIF?

wp_get_attachment_metadata( get_post_thumbnail_id( get_the_ID() ) )['image_meta']['credit'] returns nothing although there IS information in the attachment's credit field. Is ...
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Show/Hide Custom Meta Boxes using any plugin

How can I show and hide the custom meta fields created using Advanced Custom Fields plugin? I want to handle the publish and unpublish of the fields and values from the admin panel. Is there any ...
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Wordpress Admin Panel Search posts with custom post meta values along with title

Trying to modify default admin search by including search by custom post type fields, Below is my code, function custom_search_query( $query ) { $custom_fields = array( // put all the meta ...
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Use and get custom user metadata

I wanted to check if a post custom field matches the logged user's custom metadata. If it does then list only posts that match. I think that's possible.
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Adding custom fields to the Quick Edit screen - puzzled about the column concept

We've been told that: The quick_edit_custom_box action hook will not fire unless there are custom columns present. (Source^) If so, then adding a custom field edit functionality to the Quick ...
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How to re-run the main query based on meta data value?

When a user requests a custom post url like */books/best-book-eva, I want to (with a plugin) hook in before the page is displayed (and the main query run if possible) check that posts meta value ...
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How to sort post_meta in edit.php?

I have Custom Type cpt1 and Custom Fields cf1, when you use hook manage_cpt1-bien_sortable_columns, wordpress don't sort the post_meta ?
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Unsure how to add simple checkboxes that write to a small table to admin

I've been doing a lot of reading on the add_meta_boxes...but there's so much information that I'm confused about when to use them. I have a little plugin that writes out some checkboxes and then when ...
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Remove meta info for one specific category on all posts in that category

As for the moment each post on my site http://wonderfulwanderings.com (hope this is okay, just want you to know what I'm talking about) is displaying which category it belongs to. I would like to ...
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wp_postmeta are updated for only one page

Code below only updates wp_postmeta of one specific post, not all the posts. On other pages the meta_key is not even added to the table, so it is not the problem with saving but with something else, ...
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Add auto increment value to custom meta

I have a custom meta "code" in my CPT. How can I make it so that it has a number that will auto increment every time the admin publishes a post? My solution is to add a table in the database that is ...
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How to create a link for wordpress meta datas?

I would like to create a link for "Leave a comment", which name "quick comment" (here come a ajax comment form on div). How can I do this? I have attached a picture where I'd like to put this link: ...
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Custom Field: Display only if a specific key is selected outside the loop

I might be doing this all wrong. I have a custom field called "enable_adsense" and the value can be either "yes" or "no" What I'm trying to do is display something if the value is "yes" and something ...
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when saveing $meta_box i get Undefined index error

I need help to fix these Notices: PHP Notice: Undefined index: person-name in testimonials.php on line 112 PHP Notice: Undefined index: position in testimonials.php on line 112 PHP Notice: Undefined ...
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One-time bulk MySQL copy post_date values to Advanced Custom Field (date field)

Disclaimer First of all let me say this is probably mostly MySQL related and unfortunately I'm nearly a total newbie on database language and commands. The problem Situation is a site running ...
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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 ...
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'Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types' plugin map Multiple Fields Into one meta_key field as array values

we're using Gravity Wiz's awesome plugin 'Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types' plugin. Specifically, we're using this as a way to provide front end custom post type creation/editing on the front-end for ...