Refers to a hook in WordPress Core that can be used to alter the results returned by a WP_Query based database query.

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Varying the number of posts per page from the first one

I want to have the index page to have a different number of posts than the rest of the pages (page 2, page 3 of the index page, as well as the archive pages). In my case I want to limit the number of ...
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Looking for a way to exclude frontpage and nav menu from query filter

maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way, but I need to: A) exclude posts in queries site-wide (minus frontpage and navbar) based on a comparison with a meta_value, and B) orderby a differnt ...
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Modify the main loop to display current month / year

So pre_get_posts seems to be the way to do this now - a lot of the background is nicely explained here: When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts I can happily modify the main loop to ...
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sort child pages on admin

I have a hierarchical CPT with the following structure: - parent item 1 - child item 1 - child item 2 - child item 3 - child item 4 - child item 5 - parent item 2 - child item 1 ...
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Multiple meta_values in the pre_get_posts filter?

I have a custom post type with custom fields, the one in particular is "zip". I also have an array that stores like 20 different zip codes. I want to check to see if any of those custom post types ...
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Custom Table Column Sortable by Taxonomy Query

I am looking to add a custom column to a custom post type post listing table in the dashboard. I have read many questions / answers on WPSE, along with this article. Although, it seems like everyone ...
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pre_get_posts works in post type archive but not in single post

I have a custom post type "Scholars" that has an archive. I want to sort by a custom meta field called "year", I'm doing this with pre_get_posts: add_action('pre_get_posts', 'my_queries'); function ...
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Hooking get_posts()

On a site this is a plugin that uses get_posts() to make a list of pages. The list is used to create a list of pages and create next page and previous page links. ( ...
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Set posts per page for parent category and it's all children

I am trying to use the following function to set the number of posts per page for a specific category and all it's children: function hbg_category_query( $query ) { if( $query->is_main_query() ...
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pre_get_posts redirecting

Is there any possibility to redirect visitors to home page, for example, if they aren't allowed to view page's/post's content, using pre_get_posts action? I'm trying to develop a simplified ...
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Get query result before posts are displayed?

If I want to modify the query, I can use pre_get_posts filter. But what if I want to loop through the queried posts before they are ran through the The Loop? Is there a filter/action hook for that? I ...
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WP_Query orderby post__in remains ineffective in the Loop [closed]

I’m trying to query a custom array of posts for the homepage, trying to maintain the order given in the array. To a certain degree this works fine, WordPress finds the posts, but in the Loop the order ...
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tax_query not working on main query

I'm using the following code to do a tax_query and it doesn't seem to work anymore.. At some point it was working and for the life of me it wont, anymore. <?php global $pf_override; class ...
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Custom post type archive as home page: getting navigation to recognize the modified query

I have modified the query of the home page to call a custom post archive by the method explained here. What I can't figure out is how to get the navigation to recognize this new query and add the ...
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Using pre_get_posts to filter one loop in a multiloop archive

I have a custom-post-type archive (archive-rg_blog.php) with two loops in it. One of the loops I'd like to filter with the below code. It's just a basic loop for all posts, and I just need to set it ...
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orderby meta_value breaks taxonomy term archives

I have a People post type with a Person Type taxonomy (e.g. "Staff"). On the Person Type Term Archive pages, I want to sort by a "Sort Name" custom field. To do so, I'm using a pre_get_posts call: ...
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WP_Query articles order by offset in collumns

The code below wants to show a list of articles in two collumns. <?php $i = 0; $the_query = new WP_Query( 'showposts=35&offset=0' ); while ($the_query -> have_posts()) : ...
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Exclude post type with pre_get_posts?

I am using pre_get_posts for a custom taxonomy archive display. Now I added a post type 'photo' sharing the same taxonomy with default post type. How can I exclude 'photo' posts being fetched by the ...
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How to order posts by parents?

I wanted to order my post type archive by its parents (like page list in wp-admin). This is what i have tried, but no luck so far. add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'budget_archive_data' ); function ...
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WP_Error not displaying errors

I am trying to utilize WP_Error for my plugin, but nothing happens. Is this too late for WP_Error? Too early? Or am I doing something else wrong? function cpt_pre_post_publish(){ return new ...
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How to pass custom parameter to WP_Query for filtering in pre_get_posts

I have an ajax request that returns the result of a WP_Query loop. I would like to detect in pre_get_posts filter the specific wp_query instance that is used in the ajax handler. I thought placing ...
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Modified home page query does not yield expected results

Yesterday i asked how it would be best to load all existing pages and their content on front page - to create single page layout. (Single page theme) From the info on that page i created my own ...
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Exclude 2 in 3 terms of A Taxonomy from all Archives

I have read this post: Include and Exclude Taxonomies From Archives & Feeds Using 'pre_get_posts' And then I have used that function to my theme. My Taxonomy (tinh-trang) had 3 term: ...
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How to check during “pre_get_posts” if WP performing default query for specific custom template?

I want to modify default query for custom RSS template loaded by plugin that i'am writing right now. What is the best way to check - in function hooked to "pre_get_posts" - if default query for my ...
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How to use pre_get_posts?

I am having a problem with the custom category template pagination and i search and read that using pre_get_posts fix the pagination problem. I read the pre_get_posts information in the WordPress ...
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Sort on meta value but include posts that don't have one

I've been modifying the built in WP search using the pre_get_posts filter, allowing the user to sort the posts (including a bunch of custom post types) by different fields. The problem I'm having ...
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filter search result with custom post type meta key

The default search returns all post types, which is what I want. But for one specific custom post type I want to limit the result to a specific meta key value (a custom date that must be greater than ...
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How to get my Custom Post Type to display in Recent Posts using “pre_get_posts”

I created a Custom Post Type (call it "my-post-type"). I created an archive-my-post-type.php page for displaying all the Custom Post Types. Looking at the "Recent Posts" section of the Sidebar, I ...
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Pre Get Posts fails with more than 1 Post Type

Inside Functions.php function custom_filings_archive( $query ) { if(is_post_type_archive( 'filings' )) $query->set('post_type',array('the-reports','press-release')); return $query; } ...
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Replace query_posts with pre_get_posts

I have a static front page that checks if the user is logged in, and if he/she is a number of x posts from a specific category is displayed. For that I was using this code: ...
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pre_get_posts : 'post__not_in' doesn't work with global variable

I'm trying to set a post__not_in which use a global $popular variable, defined in the index.php. -index.php- $popular[] = 1 //post id=1 $popular[] = 2 //post id=2 $popular[] = 3 //post id=3 ...
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Insert/sticky specific post into Loop at specific location

I'm having a hard time determining the first direction to take with this. I'm trying to write a plugin that allows users to pick a location for a post to be inserted into the homepage. For example a ...
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Exclude page by title for non admins

I have this snippet built from a couple of sources, it works great and if the user is not an admin it hides the page with an id of 243 from being seen in the edit pages section.... add_action( ...
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Force is_search to always TRUE

I'm extending the search functionality by adding custom query vars to the search query object via pre_get_posts so that it'll be able to include tax_query and meta_query as search conditions. ...
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Changing the meta_query of the main query based on custom query_vars and using pre_get_posts

I've registered custom rewrite rules and query_vars to use for displaying a list of events based on ISO date format. For example when a user requests the URL, http://site.com/by-date/2013-04-04/, my ...
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pre_get_posts for exclude category

This code works perfectly function exclude_category( $query ) { if ( $query->is_home() && $query->is_main_query() ) { $query->set( 'cat', '-1' ); } } add_action( ...
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Avoiding page loop

I'm doing a custom page that has multiple wp query calls, the thing is that I don't need the main query that is I don't need anything from the page contents, so in order to save load time I was ...
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Why does this query not SELECT post IDs like a normal query would?

I have a page template, call it page-myblog.php, that I want to display an ordinary loop on. I have created a page 'myblog' in the admin area and it crops up as normal on the front end. I want to ...
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Include and Exclude Taxonomies From Archives & Feeds Using 'pre_get_posts'

What I am trying to do? My blog uses a custom taxonomy called edition with terms like us-canada (6), eu (7) and india (8) -- term slug (ID). I want to make sure that posts not assigned to any ...
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Using database meta_values to calculate new post order using pre_get_posts or a 'request' hook

UPDATE: I have worked out my implementation of the selected answer at the bottom of this post. I'm implementing a sorting algorithm based on Reddit's hotness algorithm, in addition to a time-decay ...
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Custom post types loop on a page template

Hi I'm trying to make a page template that shows a list of a custom post type ordered by a meta key, I easily made it with query_posts but I am trying to do it via pre_get_posts so I made a function ...
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pre_get_posts and BBPress in Swagger Theme

In the theme I'm using there is a custom.php file where the following code issues a pre_get_post function which adds the custom post types to the original query object. I've learned that you cannot ...
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Pre_get_posts Gives 404 on Custom Post Type

I'm trying to filter the query on a sub page called "Ask Question" to list all of the recent questions submitted by users, but I get a 404 when going to the page. Flushing the permalink structure did ...
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Filter multiple different main queries on custom pages

Ok so I have multiple different page templates with a main query that I want to filter the loop for. In my example I try to use a function to filter the main loop of my site and also the main loop for ...
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using pre_get_posts to exclude

I am trying to use pre_get_posts to exclude categories from posting to the homepage. If I do it like so it works just fine $query->set( 'cat', '-13,-7,-19,-12,-24,-21,-14'); that is hard coded ...
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pre_get_posts returning unformatted page

I ran a custom loop the other day to get some twitter information. Since I was running the code in a template and that template was being called from another loop, I was able to get the template data ...
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Using is_main_query to select custom post type on certain page

I've been trying to implement some of the ideas discussed by Andrew Nacin http://wordpress.tv/2012/06/15/andrew-nacin-wp_query/ into my workflow, specifically trying to move away from using ...
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Recommended way to drop a pending query (in pre_get_posts)?

It looks like an e-commerce plugin's core query will be of no use to me in one particular template so I would like to discard it completely in favor of my own WP_Query loops in the template. It's not ...
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When querying a combination of posts and other meta fields, is there a better solution than directly modifying the WHERE value?

This question is a follow up to a question I recently asked. I've implemented what seemed to be the only solution, and it seems to work (YAY!). I just need to verify that: This is really the only ...
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What is “main query”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know which one is the main query? I'm curious to know what is the so called "main query"? What I have is two queries on front page. if (have_posts()) : while ...