Post meta is a data set containing additional core as well as custom post information.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you handle postmeta in admin area?

I've a bunch of techniques to add some information in admin area for users. For that I use WordPress APIs and meta boxes. Ok it's cool but what if I want to display information that are set with the ...
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Update meta values with AJAX

I am working on a voting system in Wordpress. I first made it with GET requests but someone told me you should not use GET for this, So I started working with AJAX to update custom fields/meta values, ...
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get_*_meta doesn't always return an array

I find it annoying that functions like get_user_meta or get_post_meta will return an array if the meta key exists or false if it doesn't. This means I need to do a check like so: $meta = ...
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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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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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Custom Post Types. Are there any disadvantages/advantages in using a plugin to develop them?

There are a few plugins which can assist you in building your CPT's, and these can usually handle your taxonomies and sometimes postmeta also. Some even take it further than that. I know that as with ...
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Create digital-virtual-downloadable WooCommerce products from the frontend using Gravity Forms? [closed]

A little background about my issue: I'm running WP + WooCommerce + Gravity Forms and want to enable users to create WC digital-virtual-downloadable products from the frontend using GF. Essentially, ...
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Create Multiple File Upload Metabox in Wordpress

I am trying to create a metabox to upload multiple files (can be images or files). Currently I have the upload field and its working fine until the time we press upload and save the data. The only ...
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Custom fields to save multiple values

I’m adding custom meta-box, by means of jquery I can create in it several custom fields with a key “test”. There can be one or several custom fields, but the key is only “test”. I can also delete key ...
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Get posts between custom dates

I created an event CPT and a meta box with a date. I saved the date as post_meta in the form dd.mm.yyyy. Now I want to create a shortcode that queries all posts which's dates meet the condition ...
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filtering custom post types via meta data drop down

I'm trying to add drop down filters (that are populated by terms that are in use) to a custom search page for "opportunities" or listings page. Currently I am doing this with taxonomies but doing this ...
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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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Select from wp_post and multiple meta_value from wp_postmeta

My lack of SQL skills has stopped me in my tracks here. I'm trying to select post_id, post_title and two postmeta values - the first has the meta_key of 'search_country' and the second a meta_key of ...
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How to add a new meta key and assign timestamp to posts

I've been trying to look for a way to create a loop in my website and show posts being read/watched but have not found anything. The only way I can accomplish this would be to create a new meta key ...
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Multiplicate entry on update_post_meta

I have a metabox with an array of input: <input type="text" name="activite_dates[]" size="30" /><br /> <input type="text" name="activite_dates[]" size="30" /><br /> <input ...
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Repeatable custom meta fields

I am working on creating custom meta boxes for the back-end of WordPress. I would like to add a metabox with several fields, in my case an image upload and a text input, but with a button that can ...
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Job of meta_key meta_value fields in database tables

I'm researching the structure of WordPress database and there is something that really get me confuesd. Could someone please explain, what is the exact job of meta_key and meta_value fields in ...
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How to implement a Google map store locator

I have followed the following Google developer doc about creating a store locator usng PHP & MySql. https://developers.google.com/maps/articles/phpsqlsearch_v3 I have this working but now I ...
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is there a way to show the the post title after the image?

Trying to show the post title after the image in the main blog page and single page, I have tried to edit the content.php but unable to achive the result I need, which is basiscally IMAGE TITLE META ...
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Get Metakey value while saving post

I am trying to insert metakey value while saving or updating post but somehow it is not inserting metavalue to link column of my custom talbe called wp_banner_views function ...
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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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Saving value of a selection option in comment form as comment meta

In a plugin that I am writing I need to let user choose an option from a dropdown list before they post a comment. I used the comment_form action and inserted a drop down into the comment form. /** ...
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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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Get aggregate list of all custom fields for entire blog

So, like the title says, I'd like a single function to get an aggregate list of all custom fields, site-wide (all posts, pages, CPT's). Normally, I do this with a couple SQL statements and juggle the ...
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If meta key exists in get posts function otherwise create it

The following code fetches posts with the meta key home telephone numbers. $metas = ''; $args = array( 'numberposts' => 1, 'post_type' => 'electors', 'orderby' => ...
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Generate multiple goo.gl shortlinks for qtranslate bilingual blog

I'm working on revamping my personal blog with a custom built theme and making it bilingual with the help of qtranslate. I've gotten to a grinding halt when it comes to automatically generating the ...
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Add a Save Button to Custom Meta Box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding submit or update button to custom metabox? I added a Meta Box Like So: add_action('add_meta_boxes', function() { add_meta_box('CNMeta', 'Custom MetaBox', ...
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Deleting Custom Posts & Meta Data on Uninstall

My uninstall.php file won't delete my custom posts and the meta data related to them on uninstall. The plugin files get deleted, but nothing from the database. If anyone is able to have a look at ...
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How much faster is a tax query than a meta query?

I'm building a portfolio post type and I want to have a way to mark certain pieces as featured, some as normal (default) and others as archived. The pieces would only ever be one of these 3. Because ...
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replacing the_autor or make callback

I'm looking a way tho change the the_author(); function in the loop, I have post meta data with the name of the user who posted. I need to do this: If the user is registered, show the_author();, ...
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Query_post($args)

it is possible to use a array by the this query? This Version doesnt work: $args = array( 'order' => 'ASC', 'meta_key => array('city_1','city_2), 'meta_value' => ...
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Custom field not updating when value is empty

I've added a few custom fields to the WordPress image uploader using the hooks attachment_fields_to_edit and attachment_fields_to_save. Everything works very well, except when a field is erased by the ...