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

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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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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 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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Search custom post type by meta data

I have a custom post type 'Property' which my users need to be able to search by meta data. I have 3 search functions - 2 on the frontend 1 in the admin area - 2 of which are running as expected and ...
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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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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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Run a check for multiple meta key values

I am having a heck of a time getting wordpress to display all values of a certain meta key correctly. I wonder if I am going about this the wrong way? My end goal is to run a check to see if there ...
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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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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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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 ...
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MySQL Query To Select Post By Postmeta

I have two custom post types, type1 and type2. Type2 posts have a postmeta called postID that is the ID number of a post in type1. When showing type1 in single.php I want a mysql query that selects ...
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Custom URl parameter

i have Wp blog that need to receive a custom paramter on category page for filter the posts like my rule. For example: http://mysite.com/category/teste?myvar=ABC How can I get the myvar from ...
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Display All Custom Post Fields and Values, Unless Empty

I am looking to grab all of the custom post meta fields for a given post and display them on the page which i have accomplished with the following code. However I would like to check if( !empty() ) ...
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How to store post meta in an array?

What is the best way to store post meta in an array (using a custom write box, know how to do that) so that all post meta is in a single custom field?
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Post image in WordPress not appearing on home page

I just installed WordPress and I'm trying to set a image to every post I have. I did this: Custom fields ----name: paddimage-gallery --value: URL of image. I go to my home page and it does not ...
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Access post meta in future_to_publish function

Why am I having trouble accessing post meta data in a future_to_publish add action in functions.php? I have tried: function post_to_twitter() { global $post; $url = ...
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Move Post to different category if post_meta field is 0 or is 2 days old?

Is it possible to move a post to an another category if post_meta field is 0 ? I'm building a reverse order vote, every post have by default 10 votes and after a user vote, removes one vote by ...
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query_posts() on key's value, or key's existence

I recently started using simple fields on a project to differentiate between types of posts. All posts from now on will have one of four possible meta values associated with this (Story, Article, ...
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meta_compare seems to be treating values as strings instead of integers as expected

Trying to use meta_compare as suggested in the codex: query_posts('meta_key=miles&meta_compare=<=&meta_value=22'); Here is my code: global $wp_query; query_posts( array_merge( ...
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How to find time last viewed?

I want to run an update script on pages that haven't been viewed and updated within X days. I'm using post meta to cache some related RSS feed data, and I want it updated once a week or two, but only ...
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Routine to convert custom post meta from old to new value

I have two custom post meta objects that have been applied to all pages and posts in my sites. The names are MyCustomHeader and MyCustomTitle and I have one of these assigned to each post and page in ...
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Strategy to get post meta for use outside the loop

I need to know solutions for the question above. There are cases, when we need post meta information outside the loop. Let's say, I'm developing theme that will display ads from certain vendor on that ...
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How to sanitize post meta field value?

I have added a meta field for text input. I want to allow some html tags such as <strong> and <i> For example: <strong>hello</strong> world I can save the input field value ...