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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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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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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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Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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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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Edit meta data does't work with custom sql

I have a form that uploads posts to Wordpress, and at the same time I can edit things like the meta data afterwards. However using the Wordpress edit_post_data works fine but a custom SQL query won't ...
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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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How do I retrieve multi-dimensional arrays from the wp_postmeta table, & display on a website?

I would like to retrieve multi-dimensional arrays (that have been created with metaboxes), & display them on the front end of a website using shortcodes. My Question: How do I retrieve ...
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Does WordPress limit the length of slug names for Post Meta or Terms?

The WordPress Codex states the the Post Type Names and Taxonomy Names have a limit to the slug name. Register Post Type -- max. 20 characters, can not contain capital letters or spaces Register ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Delete post meta conditionally after save post

I want to update/delete a post meta when a custom post (in this case custom post type is "booking") is updated upon the change of post meta . In my case if user change the post meta booking_status to ...
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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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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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Save HTML formatted data to post meta using add_post_meta()

Array ( [post] => Array ( [jw_objective] => Exposure to e<b>nd to end development</b> of various applications; right from requirement analysis to system ...
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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 add “time” data this?

I am using this simple snippets to get post view count for a long time I was wondering if we can add a "time" data ? Because I would like to show the view of yesterday/ 2 days ago / 2 days ago etc... ...
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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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Display info from custom fields in all images' HTML

Okay, I've been working on this all day and can't find the solution anywhere. I've created a custom field within the image upload screen (info first found here). The field stores the name of a ...
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wp_handle_upload error “Specified file failed upload test” but still creates attachment?

Having a bit of trouble with an image upload custom meta box. What happens is the uploaded image is created as an attachment but the wp_handle_upload seems to kick back the error "Specified file ...
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Wordpress Action Hooks and Post ID?

I'm creating a very basic Wordpress plugin whose purpose is to display a numerical value beside each post. My Logic for the plugin function (plugin.php) is this: <?php function foo($post_id){ ...
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Multi-line captions on attachments

How can I change the 'Caption' text input to text area, to allow for multi line captions on media uploads?
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Post IDs missing on delete_postmeta action hook

I'm using metadata in pages to store variables and do server side caching for dynamic generated PayPal buttons and other variables about the pages (page specific). I'm trying to hook the page meta ...
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List posts under meta_value heading

I need to list completed (meta_value) projects for each year (meta_value), like this: 2006 - Project 1 - Project 2 ... 2005 - Project 3 ... I found (here) a great piece of code to deal with I'm ...
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WPDB Multiple site's posts and get featured images

I am using the code below to query 5 Wordpress sites for their posts, merging them into an array, sorting the array by date, and then displaying them: //SITE 1 $mydb = new ...
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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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Storing revisions of metadata for custom post type

Storing metadata for custom post types is easy, you just need to add an action for 'save_post' with your method that handles this. In which you have then something like the following for a field that ...
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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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Copying Custom Meta Values from existing post to a duplicate post

I'm trying to revise an existing WP plugin BU Versions to accept different custom meta field values from items I've set-up using the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. BU Versions will copy over ...
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Create a Metabox that behaves Like a Taxonomy Box

I need to show all my custom articles on an archive page but grouped/sorted by subject. So that the result is somewhat like Subject A: A Sample Post Another Sample Post Subject B: List item ...
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Getting post meta data, while editing a post in wp-admin panel [closed]

is there any chance of getting post meta data while editing post in wp-admin? For example - $price = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'price', true); isn't working, and it won't return post meta data, ...