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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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advanced custom fields update_field for field type: Taxonomy

I need to insert a post via wp_insert_post and then add relevant post_meta - however, the WP admin has been customized with the excellent ACF. I know I can add_post_meta in this way: add_post_meta( ...
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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 Well, it's outdated, clunky, and getting to be too much of ...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 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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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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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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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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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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Single reusable value for post meta: Custom Taxonomy or Post Meta?

Suppose I have a post meta like "Region" it will contain values like "Region 1", "Region 2" etc. But it should only contain ONE value. Also I would like it to have an archive page. If I use custom ...
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Display all custom post type posts and order them by an optional meta_key

I have a custom post type (CPT) called property. I have registered a featured property metaboxfor it as explained in this question "How do I create a featured post within a custom post type?". So a ...
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Author Page Custom Query WHERE author OR [post meta value] OR [post meta value]

I am currently trying to perform a custom query on the authors page (author.php). I have two custom fields for posts that I want to query against (post_photographer and post_videographer). What I am ...
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Check if Post Title exists, Insert post if doesn't, Add Incremental # to Meta if does

I already have a function where a user submits a form and creates a custom post... <?php $postTitle = $_POST['post_title']; $submit = $_POST['submit']; if(isset($submit)){ global $user_ID; ...
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Custom post type category not displaying in custom post type

I've created a new custom post type (lets call it "Reviews") on the backend of my Wordpress. It works fine for the most part but the Categories I create within that Custom Post Type are not displaying ...
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WP_Query not working as expected for attachments and custom meta_query

If I use get_posts() like so I get a number of results with the value 1 for the my_key meta_key: $posts = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'meta_key' => ...
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WordPress is stripping escape backslashes from JSON strings in post_meta

I thought I was making my life easy and being future-conscious by saving some content as bits of JSON in custom post_meta fields. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't agree and is making my life ...
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Wordpress Menu Disappears when $query->query_vars['meta_key'] is set

I've set some meta variables on my WP posts. I want to be able to sort by these variables, and everything is working great except when I sort by either "views" or "likes". When I sort by either of ...
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Transients vs CRON +Custom Fields: Caching Data Per Post

Wanted some opinions on a solution I'm trying to come up with: I have a fan/enthusiast plugin I'm working on for fans of TV shows. One of the custom post types attached to the plugin is a release ...
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Redirect blog page to latest post?

How can I make it so when the blog link in the nav bar is clicked it redirects to the most recent post? I know how to display just the latest post on the blog page, but I want it to actually redirect ...
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Query 2 meta key values and a category

I have a wp query that works great - it returns a list of featured posts. WP_Query("category_name=office&meta_key=featured_post&meta_value=Yes&posts_per_page=3"); However I want to add ...
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Get meta_id along with meta_key and meta_value

Is it somehow possible to get_post_meta or get_post_custom and have meta_id returned along with the meta_value? For example: $data = get_post_meta( $post_id, 'my_key' ); // returns this: array( 0 ...
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Views count with time limit per IP

I've been looking for function about post views count. I found this simple functions using update and get post meta. function setPostViews($postID) { $count_key = 'views'; $count = ...
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trying to do if post meta !=0

im trying to do a simple if function on my code but for some reason it just isnt working correctly, ive gone over it several times to see if there is anything im missing but no luck, im trying to say ...
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How to sort by meta value?

How can I sort by meta value? In meta value I have "price" (float). I make this query, but always get Sorry, no posts matched your criteria. $posts = query_posts( $query_string . ...
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Grossly inefficient wordpress loops!

I'm working on a site at the moment for an orchestra. The various members need to be listed, according to their instrument. The members have a custom post type of biography and I'm capturing the ...
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Orderby meta_value only returns posts that have existing meta_key

I have the following wp_query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'news', 'orderby' => 'meta_key', 'order' => 'ASC', 'meta_key'=>'custom_author_name', ...
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WP_Query displaying ALL posts

I cannot figure out why my WP_Query always displays all my published posts regardless of what I put in the arguments. <?php $args = array('numberposts' => 1, ...
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Is it possible to store visitors IPs in wp_postmeta table?

Or in any of the other 11 Wordpress tables. I also need to store: submission date, name, contact number in the same table. What approach would be best? A custom table or using a standard table?
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order by multiple meta_keys?

Hi i'd like to order by multiple meta_keys want to make it order using these keys adminscore + user_like + _count-views_all + comment_count combine these keys how should i array order it?? i try ...
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Use a function to update post meta based on other post meta

No idea how to title this so feel free to edit. I set out to create a "hotness" for my posts and to do this I used the $ratings_score which is stored as post_meta as a number +/- and the days ago of ...
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get_template_part() - post-meta not working?

Maybe I simply do not understand what get_template_part() is doing … I have a file called event-list.php that should work as template for other pages and files so all my events (a custom post type) ...
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MySQL query to set wp_postmeta using term_taxonomy_id value

I have a need to set the wp_postmeta value (in table: wp_postmeta) on every post that has a specific term_taxonomy_id (in table: wp_term_relationships): Specifically: run a query against every ...
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need advice on how to do a lists using custom post types - taxonomy vs postmeta

i am building a lists plugin .... i want to have a custom post type "lists" and then obviously also there would be a number of list items for each list .... i have read a fair bit of stuff about ...
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conditional function to change post-meta background image

I have this CSS setup for my blog posts meta information. But there are certain categories where I would like to use another image in the same spot and not display the meta information. I'm not quite ...
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post meta data clearing on autosave

For starters I am using this GREAT answer to achieve custom post types as well as a custom way to insert those post types into other pages, you can view that answer here: Custom field/meta populated ...
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How to store multiple input values with same meta_key

is there a way to store the input value from multiple custom meta box fields with the same meta_key? I use the following code to store ONE value for the meta_key 'startdate': function startdate() { ...
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How to get the total number of meta_values based on a custom post type?

I need to display the total number of votes that have been made for a specific custom post type. Here's an example of how the wp_postmeta table looks for these keys/values: meta_id post_id meta_key ...