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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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How to add multiple featured image in meta box in post editor?

I would like to add multiple featured image in meta box in post editor area apart from default available featured image. I have added the meta box but i have no idea on adding the featured image ...
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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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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; ...
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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 ...
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Filtering multiple meta_values

I'm trying to create a filter using two meta_values. Example. If the current page has meta values red and blue, only display queried pages that have both red and blue and none that have just red or ...
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Set Expiration Date of a Post from the Frontend with wp_insert_post

i try to build a form that users posts from frontend, everything works fine but i need to know if it's possible, if i play with the 'post_date' => date('Y-m-d H:i:s')? if i add a hidden field that ...
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using multiple meta_key and meta_value in query_posts

how can i use multiple meta_key and meta_value in query_posts? For example, I want to find multiple content with two different meta_key and meta_value. How do I do this? i using this code but not ...
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How do I add advanced custom fields / meta fields to Elasticsearch? [closed]

I am using the plugin ElasticPress. I'd like it to index some extra (advanced custom) fields. The only info I can find is this comment by one of the developers: [...]if you would like to add ...
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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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Save re-arranged draggable post items to wordpress database

So i've followed the clearly documented pages for the packery and the draggabilly plugins to allow for a customizable grid and looked at how localStorage can be used to remember/store data of the ...
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Searching by meta values showing inappropriate result

I am working on a custom search by meta value and using this: print_r($_REQUEST); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'property_post', 'posts_per_page' => 10, 'order' => 'ASC', ...
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Combine multiple custom field values into single value

I'm sure this is a fairly basic question but I can't seem to get it right. I have multiple custom field values for addresses in my custom post type and I want to save them as a single value or array ...
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How can I sort homepage by a meta value?

I am trying to sort my home page posts by a custom meta value. I've been told I should use pre_get_posts but I seem to not be implementing it correctly. This is what I am doing: ...
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Maintaining two permalink structures

How can I create two different permalink structures for a Wordpress blog, determined by an addition to the post meta? On the old site, articles were available through the following structure: ...
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WP_query posts closest to todays date

I have written an wp query which I would like to order in a bit of a complicated way. Some posts have a meta value 'the_date' which is an end date for the post. I would like to order posts in date and ...
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Get specific custom field keys from a post and put into an array

I have the following code to look up the longitude and latitude based off of a custom field upon saving the post. My address fields (street_1, city and state) are separate. I have searched and thought ...
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My theme saves their custom post type's metadata as a serialized array, how to access the keys?

I've recently bought the WP Directory Portal theme from ThemeForest. Since the theme doesn't do frontend posting of custom post types, I've resulted to using WP User Frontend Pro. There's a problem ...
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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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Retrieving an alt tag from a custom field

I have a theme that uses TimThumb to generate thumbnail images on a gallery page. The problem is that image alt tags are not showing for each image on the main gallery pages, see here: ...
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How to stop wp_postmeta from being called on archive and search pages?

Currently, when I load a search or result page, it queries the wp_postmeta table which is leading to the page taking ages to load. I realise this is a result of this table being huge (70k rows), and ...
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List all images from a single post meta value

I have created a custom post type with an image gallery upload. Now I am trying to display the gallery on the front end. This is what I have so far that works to display 1 image, but if multiple ...
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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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Change slug with custom field

I want to change the slug of a post with a custom field. In example, if the custom field is "keyword" my post link will become: mysite.com/keyword. If the custom field is empty, i want to generate a ...
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special characters after saving draft interpreted as �

I am trying to create posts in hindi language. These characters UÉeÉMÑüqÉÉU after saving/publishing are interpreted as U�e�M��q��U. Though, the special characters are stored with no change in the ...
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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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Give extra post-meta to RSS feeds

I'm trying to extend an RSS feed to output some post-meta from my website. I have an 'event_date' meta-key and I need to order by this as opposed to the RSS standard publish date, which I know how to ...
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How do I use wp_query for WordPress search?

I would like to create a custom search form to search posts based on the values of about 4 custom fields. I tried using wp_query to achieve this but so far my biggest problem is that the I don't get ...
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Removing Post Meta from Category Pages?

This should be an easy one for everyone here. I am trying to remove the post meta function from my category pages only and keep it everywhere else. I currently have a function: /** Customize the post ...
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I would like to give special promotion for the first 100 posts in my blog? Can anyone tell me how to do that?

My website is a multi author blog. I would like to give special promotion for the first 100 published posts in my blog? What is the proper way to implement it? I mean should i add some meta value ...
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How to query posts with certain custom meta data, and output Post data

I've been working on modifying the Thesography plugin to include the Google Maps API. So far I've had success doing so. I'm looking to take this one step further and have 1 large Google Map that ...
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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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IF.. post meta show… Conditional Tag Help…?

I have the following conditional tag, which a friend helped me with... Currently it works doing.. 1) If a featured image just show that. 2) If images attached show featured image wrapped in a link ...
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orderby in custom WP Query does not work

I have this query: $new = new WP_Query(array('post_type'=>'support','order'=>'DESC', 'meta_key'=>'post_views_count', 'orderby'=> 'meta_value_num', 'posts_per_page'=>'20')); the ...
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Metadata Query when storing data as array possible?

Suppose I store all my post meta data in an array like $meta = array( 'img' => '', 'caption' => '' ); update_post_meta($post->ID, 'theme_banner', $meta); Can I query posts where ...
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Is there a need for nonce with Post Metabox?

I looking at the docs for add_meta_box. They used a nonce. wp_nonce_field( plugin_basename( __FILE__ ), 'myplugin_noncename' ); I am wondering, probably the save post form itself should already ...
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delete post meta from db, even if does not exist?

it is not the first i see that we "delete" a post meta even if it does not exist : example : $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true); if($count==''){ $count = 0; ...
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Populate Custom Fields in a Custom Post Type?

I want to set up a basic 'post rating' system for my site - I don't want to use a plugin - so I want to add the custom field 'rating' to each new custom post and populate this field with the number 1. ...
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Creating terms vs custom post meta to save data?

I am making a news aggregation site on wordpress. I've to save domains of source urls somewhere. Sometimes source url could be same for multiple posts. So I'm confused how should I save the data. ...