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How to compare two posts including their meta fields on a scalable base?

I have set up a wordpress in a way that posts can be cloned and be altered by a different author. whenever this is the case, i want the administrator to be notified via an additional tab in the edit....
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Save values generated via API as custom meta fields

I'm using the IMDB Connecter plugin to grab meta data for movies and I'm wondering if I can save some of the information it generates as custom meta data. Basically, I want to be able to save the "...
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Orderby meta_value only returns posts that have existing meta_key

I have the following wp_query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'news', 'orderby' => 'meta_key', 'order' => 'ASC', 'meta_key'=>'custom_author_name', 'post_per_page'=>-...
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Undefined index error in custom post metabox

I'm getting this error with my custom post metabox. The custom post and metabox works fine, but if i have debug on and when i try to save any other page or post, i will get an error: Notice: ...
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Get $post->ID from a URL

I have a custom post type called music. I have created a custom template as a normal page to show some stats for the musicians. I have a page where they can see all there songs and have added a ...
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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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Custom post meta values reset by autosave [duplicate]

I have created a post view counter plugin that increments a count each time a post is viewed/refreshed. The count is working fine however if editing a live post the autosave functionality appears to ...
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Reduce or prevent calling of update_meta_cache

My theme calls the update_meta_cache() function 58 times per page! This function appears to run the following query based on the post in question: SELECT post_id, meta_key, meta_value -> FROM ...
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Change meta tags programatically

Is there a way to change the meta tags not in the head but in a template file through code? I would like to change the meta tags <meta property="og:title" content="title" /> <meta ...
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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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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. s:48:"a:...
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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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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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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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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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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 pressed....
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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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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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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 $mostpopular_args=...
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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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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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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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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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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 '_custom_post_type_onomies_relationship'...
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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( 'slug',...
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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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Query postmeta values, and return multiple post_titles for common meta value

As of now I query the DB: global $wpdb; $query = $wpdb->prepare(' SELECT p.post_id, p.meta_value, pm.post_title FROM %1$s AS p JOIN %2$s AS pm ON (p....
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Custom Post Type meta value is being saved in array, instead of just the string (as value)

So, this is how WordPress is saving my CPT meta: array(8) { ["product_id"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(10) "abcdefg987" } ["end_date"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(10) "02-02-2015" } ...
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How to make custom post meta wp_editor translatable?

I have custom post type named soto_property in which I have added three wp_editor as post meta, using this code - wp_editor( htmlspecialchars_decode($valueeee1), 'propertyEditor1', ...
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Value of post meta dropdown is not showing in Wordpress

I have a select dropdown in my post meta in which I am getting post ids of all post of another custom post type. see below code- <select name="property_type" id="property_type"> ...
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How to sanitize select box values in post meta?

I have added a select box in the Post meta. Here is the code, and it works fine. My question is, do I need to sanitize the values before updating the post meta? If yes, how it should be done? This is ...
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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 ...