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Why are simple updates to wp_postmeta's “_edit_lock” so slow?

In our MySQL slow query log, the cumulatively slowest query is a simple update to wp_postmeta. Here's an example: UPDATE `wp_postmeta` SET `meta_value` = '1392835505:386' WHERE `post_id` = 94705 ...
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How to update the 'modified_time' of a post ONLY when content is changed?

For some reasons I show the Last Modified information to my users in the blog. Recently I have to clear up my categories and tags, but these actions will result in the update of 'Last Modified' field ...
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echo a specific meta_key queried through a custom post

I'm new to coding but love tinkering around (on Virtual Server) with bits to upgrade my current website when I have the time. What would be really useful to me would be to post an individual ...
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Filter plugin posts by meta value

I am a WordPress beginner, but have a few years of software development experience. I have a WordPress plugin used to display custom data via a custom post type. The index page contains something ...
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Correctly delete posts with meta and attachments [duplicate]

I am having an overview of custom post types. These have custom tax and also an attachment. In my overview I need to provide links to delete the entries. With that I also need to delete the ...
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Calling Different Custom Post Timestamps in a table

I use WordPress to run an events site that people can sign down to if they have a subscription. At the bottom of each event, if you are admin you can see a guest list with Name, Email, Tel, Avatar ...
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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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Display count number of posts with the same specific meta_key meta_value

I want to display a list of posts ordered by a specific meta_key. My posts have the following custom fields: author_lastname and author_firstname. So far, it works good. The posts are displayed ...
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Template tag for custom field sub heading in post - error

Im trying to create a template tag for a subheading for a post which is entered as a custom field. This is the function I have: function spost_subheading() { $key = get_post_meta($post->ID, ...
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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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Show future events based on custom field AND order by date

I have a custom content type (event), within that type I have a custom date field, with the name: 'date'. In my template I am running the WP_Query to return a list of events. I would like to only get ...
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Compare 3 custom fields and sort by oldest

I am building a movie archive. For each movie I am filling out the release dates for 3 countries, they're stored as custom fields (added via Pods) Now, when listing the movies I would like to build ...
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Meta box with front-end styling

I have a specific Gallery post of products that I release at the start of every Monday on my website, which differs from my other Gallery posts. These types of Gallery post don't require the Authors ...
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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 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. ...
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How to Echo Metadata Value in Currency Format

I have a Custom Post Type with a Metabox and an input Text field for adding "Price" to the posts. Now I would like to display the input value which can be like 49 or 59 like 49.00 or 59.00 so far I ...
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Sanitaizing Select Optin For Custom Post Type Metabox in WP

Using WordPress 3.8.1, I have a Custom post Type called "Map" and it contains a Metadata which is a Select options element as: <label for="my_meta_box_select">Countries</label> <select ...
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If custom field doesn't exist, or exists and it's true show title?

Im trying to add new feature to the theme and that's show/hide page title,but since i already have about 50 posts i can't go to all of them and save again just to save custom field values. So i tried ...
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Issue on Working with Metabox - Checkbox to enable Sale Items

Using WP 3.8.1, I have a Custom Post Type which is called "Sport" and it has a Metdabox - medata data as I do not need to set up online shopping but I world like to add Price of my products to 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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Filter posts by tax (dropdown) and meta value

I'm having a page on which all my custom post types are displayed. I now need to add another to the existing ones: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'bkroadkill', 'post_status' => ...
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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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Search custom post type by meta data

I have a custom post type 'Property' which my users need to be able to search by meta data. I have 3 search functions - 2 on the frontend 1 in the admin area - 2 of which are running as expected and ...
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populate post meta in gravity forms [closed]

I can populate post author email with this code: add_filter('gform_field_value_author_email', 'populate_post_author_email'); function populate_post_author_email($value){ global $post; ...
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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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Meta box losing its value when scheduled post is published

I've created a plugin with a meta box that has a check box and noticed that when a post goes from scheduled (future) to published the meta is no longer checked. When I schedule the post and check the ...
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Advanced Custom Fields: wp_get_attachment_url not working, attachment page says “Missing Attachment”

I used Advanced Custom Fields to add a file upload field to a custom post type. I have the following code in the template for this custom post type: $file = get_field('file'); echo ...
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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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Is there a filter for get_post_custom()?

I know there's a filter get_post_content that I can hook into, but that only seems to work with get_post_meta, I need to filter individual values of get_post_custom() by checking if the metadata key ...
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How to get meta value in wp_attachment_metadata

I want to get wp_attachment_metadata in my own way. I want to separate the sizes (Thumbnail, Large, Medium, Small). The meta value on database looks like this: ...
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How to rewrite CPT-Permalinks the correct way (incorporating meta-box-data)?

Using the below hooks, I tried to rewrite the permalinks of my custom post type magazine_issue to be made of values of additional meta-fields I added to the edit screen. The problem with my actual ...
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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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How do I delete element from a serialized array upon deletion of a post?

I want to delete an element (post id) from a serialized array associated with a specific meta_key. The following screenshot tells the whole story. What you're seeing are, post ids saved in a ...
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Front end file upload returning wrong attachment url

So I'm making a simple file uploader with wordpress where users don't need to go into wp-admin to add a file. I have it working great, it uploads the file to the correct folder..etc but the only ...
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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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Adding custom fields (post meta) before/during wp_insert_post()

Our code base has a ton of logic that executes as the post is inserted/created. However, some of that logic depends on custom post meta. The only way I know of to add post meta to a new post is like ...
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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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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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Set Checkbox as checked by default

I want to add a checkbox in the post meta and set it as checked by default. I am trying following code, but it does not display the checked box by default. However it saves correctly and after saving ...
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Order by a meta fiel in query loop

I would like to sort my article from a category by a number added in a meta field. Here is the first step, I get the articles to display on the page. <?php $cat = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), ...
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Rich Custom Field for Custom Post type not saving

I am new to creating meta boxes and I am trying to create a custom field meta box that is connected to a custom post type which is created by WooTheme Sensei (Post type = lesson). I am trying to use ...
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update_post_meta() whenever custom post type is updated

I need the following functionality. Whenever my custom post type is updated or saved I need to overwrite certain custom post metas. I need to make sure this only affects posts of the post type ...
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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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How to get pictures of the Wordpress post

During the post creation of a post in Wordpress, I add 2 pictures in the post Gallery. How can I retrieve uploaded pictures URLs to display them on the other template?
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Trying to get custom post meta through Jetpack JSON API [closed]

I'm using the Jetpack for Wordpress to produce a JSON API for my Events custom post type, which works fine: https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/MYSITE/posts/?type=events&number=100 ...
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query_posts orderby postmeta [closed]

I'm trying to retrieve a custom post type and order it by a custom date stored in postmeta. The custom date is a unix timestamp. The meta_query works correctly - it only retrieves posts with a ...
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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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Custom post type submenu sorted by specific meta_key & meta_value

I have a created a custom post type called "Events" using register_post_type. I am now trying to create a submenu within "Events" that will only show events sorted by a specific meta_key and ...