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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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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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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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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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Difference between meta keys with _ and without _ [duplicate]

In wp_postmeta table I noticed that some of the keys are with '_' (underscore) prefix and and some are without _ What is the major difference between these fields and how they can be used while ...
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Get attachment by meta_key value

I need to get the attachment (will be only one per post) associated to a post with meta_key wpcf-legislacion-gratis (not matter the value the column has) by using a custom query using get_posts() ...
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Advanced Meta Query for Large Calendar Website (12k+ posts) (175k+ wp_postmeta rows)

The Problem On a site I built, I opted to use custom fields instead of a calendar plugin to organize my posts in a "calendar". In the beginning this seemed like the most logical way to accomplish ...
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sanitizing integer input for update_post_meta

When updating a post meta where the input will be always an integer, should i use (int) or is there any WordPress function for that (eg. sanitize_text_field) For example ...
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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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Problem With Order Item Meta In Woocommerce

I'm following Xatic's tutorial to help me add custom data to products. I've managed to be able to have that data on the cart page. However, it doesn't display in the order page in the admin backend. ...
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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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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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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 ...