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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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Mass importing json data into custom fields (postmeta)

I am in the process of importing large amounts of data into a custom post type that has several custom fields (postmeta fields created by Advanced Custom Fields). I am using the following function to ...
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Creating a custom post type upon registration

I'm struggling to find the best/quick easy solution to this problem: I have a plugin that creates companies but stores all of the company info as a user so all information is in the user's profile. ...
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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. s:48:"a:...
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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 if(isset($_POST['category_id']...
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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 re-...
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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: add_filter('...
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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: /index....
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Metadata for a taxonomy - is there any WordPress way of doing this?

If I have a CPT "movies" I know I can have various taxonomies eg "Director", but how can I store further information such as "director's nationality" for any one particular director ... or is this ...
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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: http://...
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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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Change slug with custom field

I want to change the slug of a post with a custom field. In example, if the custom field is "keyword" my post link will become: mysite.com/keyword. If the custom field is empty, i want to generate a ...
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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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Give extra post-meta to RSS feeds

I'm trying to extend an RSS feed to output some post-meta from my website. I have an 'event_date' meta-key and I need to order by this as opposed to the RSS standard publish date, which I know how to ...
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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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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 batch update post content with custom post meta value

I have a custom meta box, using WPAlchemy, in which I am looking to get rid of. However, I would like to get all posts that have a specific custom meta value set, and insert it into the begininning of ...
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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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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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Add a meta value if admin , editor or any other user have open a post in edit mode

In my application user can publish a custom post from front end . And later admin or capable user can update or delete the post . What I want to do , is to determine if that post is seen by admin or ...
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Trying to remove post thumbnail with plugin

I have a plugin that need to remove the post thumbnail under certain conditions. Tried to hook to "get_post_metadata" filter but the code doesn't seem to work. Here's my code: public function helper(...
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Randomly Assign an Image's Alt Text Based on Data From Post

I would like randomly assign an image an alt text based on taxonomy entered by the user on a post that the image is attached if there is no alt text entered. For example, on a post that has an image, ...
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How to remove Date from Meta Description on SERP?

I noticed on a few recent projects the Date is displaying in the Meta Description for all Custom Post Types and Taxonomies in WordPress. I was always under the impression the Date would usually show ...
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Order posts by meta value and Date

I'm trying to sort posts based on one post meta value and date. I'm using this plugin ( https://github.com/JonMasterson/WordPress-Post-Like-System ) to add like system to my posts. The code that I'...
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Delete all post meta except featured image

My aim is to clear up my database entries. I did a migration from blogger which added many useless post_meta. I found a plugin (db reset) that has the option to reset/delete all post meta. However if ...
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Creating terms vs custom post meta to save data?

I am making a news aggregation site on wordpress. I've to save domains of source urls somewhere. Sometimes source url could be same for multiple posts. So I'm confused how should I save the data. I'...
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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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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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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 ...