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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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Displaying Metabox value (custom post type taxonomy)

I have been stuck on this for days, reading articles and articles and nothing works. I am trying to display the value of my metabox on a template page. I successfully added the metabox, and I see ...
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Grouping related postmeta data via SQL query

I am using someone else's WP plugin which stores lots of related data in wp_postmeta using an "artificial key". So effectively we hijack wp_postmeta to create a nested relational database. So one row ...
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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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Can I exclude a post by meta key using pre_get_posts function?

I see many people prefer to use pre_get_posts hook instead of query_posts. The code below works and shows all posts which have meta key "featured" function featured_posts( $query ) { if ( ...
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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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Insert data from custom created PHP page into wp_postmeta table

I am working with a Wordpress site and have created a custom page in /home/planmyme/public_html/php/ with the name response.php. On this page I am getting a value to insert in the wp_postmeta table ...
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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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Save HTML formatted data to post meta using add_post_meta()

Array ( [post] => Array ( [jw_objective] => Exposure to e<b>nd to end development</b> of various applications; right from requirement analysis to system ...
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Admin Area Custom Type Search By Meta Fields Without Title & Content

I have a custom post type that uses several meta fields. In the admin area I would like to be able to search by those meta fields. I have implemented this currently in my functions.php with this code: ...
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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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Auto save title as custom meta field value

I create a custom post type where I removed the "Title", instead I want to use one of my custom meta value to become the title. This is just to make sure the title look good. Know that the post ...
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How to Add Meta Values in Loop?

I am using a category page to list various businesses on a website. These businesses have reviews attached to them through posts that contain their unique tag. I want these aggregated rating reviews ...
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Why am I getting a “Call to member function format() on a non-object” error?

I am trying to add a hook to post saving using WP Frontend User When the form saves and the post is created within the "save_post" function I am trying to find the value of a custom field ...
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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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How to Echo Metadata Value in Currency Format

I have a Custom Post Type with a Metabox and an input Text field for adding "Price" to the posts. Now I would like to display the input value which can be like 49 or 59 like 49.00 or 59.00 so far I ...
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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 meta information from post parent

So I am in a single page and I want to get some meta information from a parent page. This code is inside my footer.php: if (is_single()) { global $post; $parent = get_post_achestor ( ...
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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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Hide Post Meta Data on a specific category

I'm using the Canvas theme from Woothemes, and their framework (obviously.) I built a child theme and have my custom CSS segregated in a custom.css file in that directory. I've made some changes to ...
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Using radio button meta data from a custom meta box

Very new to attempting PHP and am hacking together my first plugin using tutorials.. I have a custom meta box with a Yes/No radio button on all WordPress pages (in the editor). EDIT- I removed the ...
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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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Custom MySQL Query for Post and Post Meta

I have a custom table called "tags" that contains a charity_id that is a reference to a post ID ... I need to query the "tags" table to grab this charity_id and then pull in the post title and a few ...
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Group posts by meta_key

I have a Problem with grouping meta_values. The Query looks for posts with the meta key "company". I want a unique listing of the colors like: blue red yellow array_unique was not successful and also ...
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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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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. ...
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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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Build Array from Input Fields question

I have a series of input fields sets: <input type="text" name="people[name]" /> <input type="text" name="people[lastname]" /> <input type="text" name="people[email]" /> <input ...
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Unique Post Meta Values

I want to use Unique IDs like YouTube video IDs and WordPress post IDs in a custom field 'youtube_id'. I just created a front-end add post page and want to check if 'youtube_id' used or not used in a ...
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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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Create action running on trashed_post hook to modify post_meta value

I have a custom post type that always do math operation to its post_meta and other custom post type post_meta. For example: post-type 1 = cpt_product_order post-type 1 post_meta = ...
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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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Change post format using custom field

I'm creating a theme using the CF Post Formats plugin. But I've run into some trouble I don't know how to solve. Here's what I want to be able to do: Create a new standard-format post Enter a url ...
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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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Add a meta description to home page?

I have the theme Hatch and I can't figure out how to change the meta-description of the home-page. It is not an actual page, it is the default view for posts. Have searched everywhere for an answer ...
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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 ...