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Custom meta boxes ID prefix showing on first category but not others

I've created a custom post type and added some custom meta boxes using this great resource: https://github.com/WebDevStudios/Custom-Metaboxes-and-Fields-for-WordPress The problem, I've found, is that ...
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Define meta fields in a page template

I had an idea for managing fields for page templates and I thought I'd post it here to see if (1) this is terrible and (2) if there's a better way to define the fields in the template. Here's the ...
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Custom post type term names with ampersand in the term name

Every time I think I've got a handle on WordPress it finds a way to baffle me. Recently we've been having an issue with not being able to attach term names with an & (ampersand) character in the ...
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Custom filter function not working with Custom post type

I have custom post type "soto_property". I have made a custom filter to filter post listing according to used meta data named "operations". Here is my code- <?php add_filter( 'parse_query', ...
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use post meta in add_meta_boxes action

Is there any way to use get_post_meta within a function called by the add_meta_boxes action hook? I only want to display the meta box if a specific post meta matches a regex, but so far, I have not ...
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Storing revisions of metadata for custom post type

Storing metadata for custom post types is easy, you just need to add an action for 'save_post' with your method that handles this. In which you have then something like the following for a field that ...
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Read post meta values, only if posts are public

I want to retrieve meta_values applied to posts. Currently I execute the following query global $wpdb; $table = $wpdb->prefix.'postmeta'; $values = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT meta_value ...
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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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Moving WordPress Featured Image Box Below Title [duplicate]

I would like to move the featured image box just below the title field in the New Post admin. I tried the following code, but that just places it below the text editor. function ...
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If Post Meta Equals Current Title Conditional Advanced Custom Fields

I would like to create a custom query loop to display data depending on the current post title. Pseudo-code: if post title = custom filed Show related content I have a page called artists ...
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Update post_meta field only when present

Present update_post_meta internally calls add_post_meta if the value is not present. What i want is to avoid calling add_meta if the value is not present and the value passed is '' (blank). I do ...
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Get attachment meta (I need attachment ID, unsure how to find it)

I've got the following example code, which creates a custom field and adds to the attachment meta: function be_attachment_field_credit( $form_fields, $post ) { ...
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Check if Post Title exists, Insert post if doesn't, Add Incremental # to Meta if does

I already have a function where a user submits a form and creates a custom post... <?php $postTitle = $_POST['post_title']; $submit = $_POST['submit']; if(isset($submit)){ global $user_ID; ...
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How to selected which tags to print, instead of printing the whole tag list?

When having this: $tag_list = get_the_tag_list( '', ', ' ); I substituted the meta print: printf( $tag_list, $category:list, etc ); by this: $printArray_tag_list = explode(', ', $tag_list); ...
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wordpress custom loop ascending descending posts by custom field

I am developing wordpress site that is depend upon price so i add custom filed named 'price' <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); echo $price = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'price', TRUE); ...
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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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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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Adding and updating repeating custom field meta data

I've got 20+ hours into this and could really use some help. Here is what I am trying to do.. For each record, add post meta. If the post meta already exists, update each field in the array. Just like ...
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Why WordPress choose data serialization over json_encode?

In my little age with WordPress, I've seen WordPress itself and its friendly plugins are using PHP serialize() in storing data into db in many cases. But in a recent search I found a serious community ...
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Displaying meta via shortcode

So i added a custom post type and tax to my child themes function file and then added this for some meta i would like to know how i can get this info to display via shortcode? function ...
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I am trying to add custom-fields to a post carousel plugin

I have a post carousel on my website.I am trying to add an option to display custom fields. I looked at the code for the carousel and I tried to add my custom-fields option. I am not getting a display ...
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meta field search too restrictive in pre_get_post() for custom search

I'm trying to figure out how to loosen up a custom meta field matching string search in a custom search. Basically, if the meta field of a custom post has "Whistler Bike Park, Canada" and I enter ...
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Best way to check if a post with specific meta exists

I am building a function in wordpress that reads an XML file and imports 100-500 events as a post type to wordpress. The events have a lot of meta data that is saved as post meta. One of the meta data ...
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Calculate top authors on the basis of Post Views

I wanted to calculate the Top authors on the single.php page according to the average of the posts views. I have created a function which is calculating the average of the total post views of a ...
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Assign postmeta in bulk

I have meta paramteres for my pages, which i would like to change in bulk (about 300 pages). I know that meta name is "header-settings" and values can be "no-data", "site-data" and "page-data" I also ...
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meta query always fails even if data is correct

I've following query - $query = array( 'post_type' => 'accessory', 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'accessory-bike', ...
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Set default Custom Post Meta Value

I've tried almost anything and just can't get this to work. I have a custom post type with a custom meta field and I want a default value to be added on when the Publish/Update/Save button is ...
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If meta_key exists then don't select this post?

I'm trying to select all posts EXCEPT ones with a meta_key somekey. SELECT * FROM wp_posts JOIN wp_postmeta ON wp_posts.ID = wp_postmeta.post_id WHERE meta_key != 'somekey' But this is still ...
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Wordpress altering my custom query, How to fix it?

I am querying for most popular posts by custom view count by using the custom query below, <?php $mostpopular_args=array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'orderby' ...
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Sorting Posts with meta value not working

I want to retrieve most popular posts based on 'view_count' meta value, the below code doesn't seem to work, I am getting some random posts, where am I doing it wrong? <?php ...
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Performace on 1 million plus meta fields vs 1 field with 1 million multi array

We are potentially looking into building a counter in a post_type. So a post meta field wil be created with some data like total downloads and downloads left (tied to user ID). We expect up to one ...
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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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Getting attachments by meta value

I'm stuck at a very simple point: I need to get all attachments by a custom meta key (and value). I'm developing a short code, so it has to work on every possible page. What I've tried so far: $args ...
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Adding meta data to an attachment post

I want to add a meta data to my attachment posts, so I can get them in order by meta value later. That meta value would be 'price'. So I thought this could work: I have this args: $args = array( ...
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How to calculate the average of a post meta value(Numeric) of a specific author

I am having a website which is currently consist of multiple authors, Currently my website is having a module to count the total no. of views and i am storing this value in post meta as a ...
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Get posts ordered by meta data

I have a post type gtre and metadata price. The 'price' metadata I get using get_post_meta($post->ID, 'key', true)["price"]; So I don´t know how exactly should I write the args for WP_Query ...
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Can the Next/Prev Post links be ordered by menu order or by a meta key?

I have a series of posts that are ordered by a meta_key value. They could also be arranged by menu order, if necessary. The next/prev post links (generated by next_post_link, previous_post_link, or ...
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cleaning up safely wordpress wp_postmeta table

In a effort to facilitate maintenance of my site, optimise page loading , and also helping out db migration , i am trying to cleanup the wordpress database of my site. i ahve realised the wp-postmeta ...
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Displaying a div from an assigned meta_value when on a page

On my website I created a custom metabox that is being displayed in the post type "page". The metabox will display a checkbox and 4 url fields. The checkbox will control the visibility of a div ...
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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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Echo custom post meta from options array

The code below comes from: var_dump(get_post_custom($post->ID)). How can I echo the value of artist_seo_description from my PHP script? array(5) { ["_edit_last"]=> array(1) { [0]=> ...
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How to Update post status using meta data in Custom post TYpe

I have custom post type and have some some meta field it. I have a select field 'Publish' to change post status. if I set it 'yes' and click on Update button then post will be published and if i set ...
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Simple WP_List_Table won't return posts, let alone custom metadata

So, I am trying to create a simple WP_List_Table to return custom metadata from a custom metabox created by a plugin I developed. As of now, I haven't added any of the columns for the custom post ...
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Filtering by multiple conditions in the loop

I'm trying to filter the posts in my index by multiple conditions. So far I've tried with this: <?php $query = new WP_Query( array( "post__not_in" =>get_option("sticky_posts"), ...
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Can A Post Meta Field Store multiple values that are not in an array?

I have a post_meta field that seems to be displaying multiple values, yet they do not seem to be in an array. Using debug bar, this is what I see inside of the ...
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Wordpress custom post type

hello i have post_type "product" and taxonomy "price" can someone help me to query that custom post type with the selected taxonomy? my current code is like this <?php $term = get_term_by( ...
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Use more than one post meta inside the loop

I have custom meta like this: I want to select the post with both of these conditions are true for : 1- end_date = "some date" 2- st_date = "some date" Also I need it to select by title ...
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Metabox of one post influence setting on other

This great answer by David Gard allowed me to have a metabox sticky (checkbox) for posts that could only be set (checked) on one posts in the loop at a time. If post A has that meta box checked, then ...
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wordpress sorting using array merge by price in ascending order but price with 0 must be show last

I'm using below code to filter the query on page and sort the post in ascending order by price. I'm getting desire output but my concern is , i want all price with 0 at last. <?php global ...
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Displaying randomly created meta values in wysiwig editor

I have already asked this question on stack overflow but I'm asking it once again here because i haven't found a solution to it yet. I am creating custom meta info for a post that will have null ...