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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Why is 'pre_get_posts' having no effect?

I'm trying to use pre_get_posts for the first time without any success. It's a very simple piece of code on the index page of an otherwise empty theme, purely to get the hang of the action hook: ...
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How to second orderby in “pre_get_posts” by meta value or combine single date and time to timestamp

This is somewhat of a continued problem from another question that I had asked. Here is the original post. pre_get_post filter returns results when there should not be Since then I added an orderby ...
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custom post types, pre_get_posts, wp_list_categories

So, I know I can make this work in a roundabout way, but I think I am doing something wrong in the first place. Essentially, the situation is like this. I have a custom post type, the posts of which ...
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is_category() in pre_get_posts strange error

I have a function that sets posts_per_page option depending on the category viewed. I discovered and error which I can't really understand: first this is how I get the error: function ...
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Replace Main Query With Custom Query

I want to replace the main query with my own custom query. The thing is I don't want to go through the hassle of manual paging. I know there's a filter posts_results but I'm not sure how to use it ...
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pre_get_post filter returns results when there should not be

I am trying to filter a CPT by an array of post ids using pre_get_post filter within my plugin. Everything works fine when there are post that match the ids, but when there are no post that match the ...
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Create Cross Promoting Categories in Wordpress Using 'pre_get_posts'

What am I trying to do? Assign more than 1 category to a post so that it would appear in each category template without 1 main category in the URL. WP's default behavior when you select more than ...
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How would I use pre_get_posts to query another site for posts in my multisite network?

I have a multisite network of sites which should display blog content from each other if the blog post has a tag with the site name. To gather all posts within the network I use the SWT (Sitewide ...
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Please ensure me that I'm not crazy using the pre_get_posts [closed]

function rpm_pre_get_post($query){ if($query->is_main_query()){ $query->set('meta_key', 'parent-project'); $query->set('meta_value', 'Metro-E'); } } ...
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Issue with pre_get_posts on custom post type archive pages

Overview I am creating a theme which has 2 custom post types (as custom plugins): Articles Reviews I have also created single-articles.php and archive-articles.php templates inside the plugin. ...
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Modify post filter to set custom number of posts per page and exclude child posts

I have a custom post type called "galleries," which is hierarchical. I'm using a function in my functions.php file to modify the number of posts displayed per page to 48. That part works fine, but I ...
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Using pre_get_posts to filter by custom fields while using static front page

I'm trying to filter a custom post type loop by several custom fields using pre_get_posts. Category pages display just fine. I'm having trouble with the static front page which for some reason ...
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complex restriction of items in media library

I have a need to limit items in the media library for users without a specific capability. There are a lot of examples out there for how to limit them to only items that a given user has uploaded, ...
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Can't sort order of wp_query with 2 meta keys

I'm trying to display custom post types by excluding the sold ones but also by displaying them in alphabetical order from the county meta_key. I'm trying to use pre_get_posts but I'm not sure that ...
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Filter pre_get_posts does not modify Mine/All/Pending

Maybe I need to use a different filter, but I am using the pre_get_posts filter to filter out posts on a custom post list view. It works for the main table, but the quicklinks to (All) (Published) ...
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Wordpress filter function using query modifications

I'm trying to build a filter function for the main query on a custom post type archive page. The custom post type is named "Hotel". For this custom post type i have a custom taxonomy named ...
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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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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 ...