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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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 . '&orderby=...
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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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WP Query post meta value

I'm trying to get posts which have applied the meta value trainees. $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'orderby' => 'post_date', 'order' => 'DESC', '...
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How to make search include data from wp_postmeta?

I have a site using Advanced Custom Fields to create and store various bits of relevant info. These need to be included in the main general search, which by default only searches the title and main ...
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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, 'meta_key'...
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Check if meta key value already exists

Let's say that I have few posts with meta key "videoid". Value of that meta key is different for every post (and has to be different). When adding new post, how can I check if videoid with that exact ...
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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 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 ...
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Sorting and limitation with pre_get_posts

This is my third question regarding WP queries and pre_get_posts (sorry about that) but I cant give up one step before the full success :) So the story - my query is limiting front page posts to ...
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Safe to delete blank postmeta?

We have a lot of rogue custom fields. I feel that we can clear significant space in the DB if we remove the blank values. If I query my database with the following: select * from wp_postmeta where ...
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Meta Box Only in CPT Edit Page, Not in Add New

I have a CTP named leads and have 2 metaboxes added to the CPT new/edit screen. I need to have one of them only in edit screen, not in add new. Played with the codes provided in couple of answers, ...
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How to keep a check box in custom meta box for custom post type checked by default for add new post?

In my custom plugin, I have a custom post type and have a custom meta box for it. I have few fields in it, one of it is a check box. I want this check box to be checked by default when I go for a add ...
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Add a meta description to home page?

I have the theme Hatch and I can't figure out how to change the meta-description of the home-page. It is not an actual page, it is the default view for posts. Have searched everywhere for an answer ...
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display specific custom fields

I have few custom field assigned for each post, like: "Club" with value "club1" "Date" with value "date1" and so on... Now, I want to display from all the custom fields just those 2 " club" and "...
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Adding Multiple Values to a Post Meta Key

I have a question about adding multiple post meta values to a post meta key. Here is a link to the WordPress add_post_meta(); function in question. The $unique parameter is a little on the fuzzy ...
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One post carries 30 postmeta values, is this too much?

I have some data saved as post meta, occasionally some plugins may save an extra piece. Now I installed bbpress, it saves at least 10 pieces of post meta. Adding them together, there are nearly 35 ...
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Pull post meta with post_query?

I'm building a custom index loop that just uses query_posts at the moment. The issue is that inside The Loop, I have to then query for the post meta data (with get_post_meta), which I believe has ...
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How to update Post Meta values through the comment system

I'm working on allowing users to rate posts - through the comment meta. Storing and displaying individual ratings is working, however, I would like to be able to store the average rating in the post ...
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How to Display Image Meta underneath EVERY image in EVERY post

First off, I want to say thank you for taking the time to even read this, I really do appreciate the help this site and it's community has given me thus far. i have looked forever to be able to ...
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Export entries and multiple custom field meta to .csv?

First time poster. I'm trying to export a bunch of custom posts out to a csv file so I can easily import them into a new database. I've ran the native export to xml, but it's not the correct format I ...
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Save both current and new version of post meta

I want to save two versions of my custom meta box data called "sidebar". I want to compare a new and old version of this data later on, so that is why I want to save a copy of the current "sidebar" to ...
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how to interconnect custom post types?

I'd like to make a site about choirs, composers, conductors and singers. And so far I decided that I need to make a custom post type for "piece" -- any piece can be associated with choir[s], composer, ...
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How to use post_id with a Class?

I made a plugin for some calculation. Class Math { var $id; // I want to map this id to post_id var $a; var $b; var $c; function calculate{ $this->a = $value_from_post_meta_input_box; $this->...
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Wordpress Orderby Numeric Value Not Working

I am trying to get all products from the wpsc-product post type and then display them by a custom meta field called release_date_year. However, it doesn't appear to be ordering my posts by this custom ...