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

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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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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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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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How to add “time” data this?

I am using this simple snippets to get post view count for a long time I was wondering if we can add a "time" data ? Because I would like to show the view of yesterday/ 2 days ago / 2 days ago etc... ...
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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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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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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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Compare meta_query with a Regular Expression and do a less-than operation on it

I have the problem that my client is using a theme which stores options of items in a serialized way in the post_meta table. I already found out that this is not the best way to save values ...
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How to save double quotes in post meta, when the post meta data is an array? [closed]

Ok so I've been scratching my head on this one for a while. I'm making a plugin that adds a custom meta box to a custom post type. I'm using the update_post_meta function to save the data from the ...
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Meta function issue

Taking a clue from older WordPress stock themes I created a meta function to display information about each post. function my_entry_meta() { // Translators: used between list items, there is a space ...
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Custom RSS Feeds & Post Meta Data

Rss feeds normally display media files along with post excerpts. I am using post meta to add media files to a post. Unfortunately, since the audio file is not being inserted into the main textarea the ...
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Permalink structure with $_SESSION variables

I have a project that has content being filtered throughout the site (many custom WP_QUERY calls). Originally there was no URL needs, just filtering by $_SESSION variable. Works perfectly, but NOW ...
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echo a specific meta_key queried through a custom post

I'm new to coding but love tinkering around (on Virtual Server) with bits to upgrade my current website when I have the time. What would be really useful to me would be to post an individual ...
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Calling Different Custom Post Timestamps in a table

I use WordPress to run an events site that people can sign down to if they have a subscription. At the bottom of each event, if you are admin you can see a guest list with Name, Email, Tel, Avatar ...
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Add Embed.ly API objects to post_meta on update

I created a new post type fr_news for adding news to a site. The user inputs a URL, and what I want it to do is use the Embed.ly API to display the news. I've got the API side figured out. Here's the ...
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Is it possible to paste a link without tags and make it directly a link in a post?

So for example: if I post http://testeteststetetst.com, it won't make it a link if it's a post. If it's comment, it does make it a link... Now, I want it for posts too.. Is this possible, if so, how? ...
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Restrict post edit/delete based on user ID and custom field

I've been able to prevent deletion and editing of posts based on user ID and page ID however, I need to restrict access to editing and deleting based on a custom field. Not sure how to go about doing ...
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How to best delete orphan wp_postmeta

I'm in the middle of doing some fairly complex queries involving metadata from a custom post type. Unfortunately if any posts are deleted the metadata stays put which complicates matters as I am ...
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Custom WP_Query for WordPress Search Results with meta_query

I am using a custom query to generate my search results. The code I am using works perfectly without the meta_query variables in my arguments array. I am trying to compare multiple custom fields with ...
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Attach time/date stamp on add_post_meta

we have an image viewer on our website where admins can tag images thought ajax (new feature on Wordpress 3.0). We are tagging just fine, but we need to filter when they were tagged. We are using ...
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Displaying Meta Box Image

I have some problems displaying info from my custom meta box in my custom post type single. I'm using Reusable Custom Wordpress Meta Boxes by Tammy Hart. I'm able to display the textfields using ...
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get_posts in meta box dropdown not showing latest posts

I’ve got a metabox I set up using WPAlchemy that allows authors to add a link to an associated post. It’s been working fine for months but now for some reason the dropdown with the appropriate posts ...
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How do I sort a custom post type admin column using two meta keys?

I have created a custom post type along with custom columns. One of my columns displays a date range such as "12/05/2012 - 11:00 am to 12/15/2012 - 1:00 pm". This is a concatenated string using a ...
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Post meta not updating

I am trying to make a voting system for WordPress. This is my code in functions.php: add_action("wp_ajax_add_votes_options", "add_votes_options"); add_action("wp_ajax_nopriv_add_votes_options", ...
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Importing Data from a Non-WordPress database, into WP

I'm migrating data from a totally different database style into WP. The main issue I'm trying to wrap my head around is how to import any meta data, given that WP uses a key value pair style for meta ...