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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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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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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 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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Adding meta tag without plugin

Is it possible to add meta title, meta description, meta keywords in every page without installing plugin? My client require not to install plugin. I am curious about this case, all I know is the ...
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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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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 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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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 to permanently delete a post meta entry?

delete_post_meta seems to merely clear out the value for a given post meta key. It doesn't really completely delete the row. I've been digging a lot, but I can't seem to find any function out there ...
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Query metas (and not : query posts by metas)

If I understood well, the WP_Meta_Query from Wordpress allows you to query posts by metas. But what I would like to do is to fetch metas; not posts. And I would like to fetch those metas without any ...
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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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Get a post_id where meta_value equals something in a serialized meta_value field

I'm storing CPT products' post IDs into CPT companies' post meta (meta_key = prefix_products). As a company can have multiple products, so I'm storing them into a PHP serialized array value. ...
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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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Group WP_Query by meta_key date

I have a wp_query which lists posts from a custom post type, sorted by a custom field 'time'. I'd like to group this list by another custom field 'date', so that every post that has the same custom ...
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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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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 ...