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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How to display future posts - modified query still yields 404

I have a very strange problem and I am stuck. I want the single page to display posts with the post_status of publish and future. So I added this code to my functions.php in my theme: function ...
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Conditional tags returning different results for different areas on a page?

I have a custom template. I want to output some JavaScript based on the type of page I am on. My current setup includes a static front page, with a template assigned it to it. This template is also a ...
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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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Setting a custom $query->query_vars['meta_key'] breaks the WordPress menu

First of all, my problem is very similar to this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10629245/wordpress-menu-disappears-when-query-query-varsmeta-key-is-set However, the answer accepted for this ...
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Custom Post Type Archive Error, Takes Last Post as Title and Doesn't Work

I have a cpt called Videos that suddenly doesn't work. In the archive page only appears the last video. The archive-title is not Videos anymore, it is Archive, while the browser title is the last ...
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Show only posts which can be commented OR have custom meta field

I'd like to exclude posts on the homepage which are closed for comments. This works thanks to this: Show only posts which can be commented Now I'd like to add the possibility for exceptions – to show ...
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Using pre_get_posts on true pages and static front pages

I have done quite extensive research on how to use pre_get_posts on true pages and the static front pages, and it seems that there is no fool proof method. The best option I found to date was from a ...
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WP_Tax_Query with post_tag not working

Using the pre_get_posts hook, I'm trying to allow users to narrow down their search by limiting it to posts with certain (multiple) tags applied. This is my hook and function: ...
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Exclude post by custom meta with pre_get_posts

I'm creating a Custom Post for an event calendar. My Custom Post has 2 custom meta fields called "event_star_date" & "event_end_date". I want to use pre_get_posts to exclude Events which their ...
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Show only posts which can be commented

I have a pre_get_posts filter to show exclude some posts on the homepage. But I can't exclude the posts which are closed for commenting. How do I do this? What I have is: function ...
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SQL Statement generated by WP_Query not producing expected results

I am trying to alter WP_Query on the pre_get_posts action hook, for filtering the posts returned, depending on the built-in category and post_tag taxonomies. I would like that the only posts returned ...
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Excluding a Custom Post Type with a specific tag using pre_get_posts

I have an archive page that lists a custom post type called 'event'. I have event posts with the tag 'regular', (the tag has an id of 53). I'd like to exclude these. I tried using pre_get_posts and ...
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Remove category from query (show all posts in archive.php) pre_get_posts()

I am using pre_get_posts() to allow all posts to be displayed on any category archive. This is because I will provide a javascript sorting and filtering method using isotope.js. Any category page will ...
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Pre_get_posts comparison with custom field doesn't work

I got the following code in my functions.php. A couple of months ago it worked (or at least looks like it was), but now it isn't and I don't know what happened. // *************************** // ...
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Obliterate the main query and replace it

There are lots of good resources on how to alter the main query, or add secondary loops... But I actually want to completely replace the main query with a different query altogether. I am hijacking ...
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Custom Post Type - shows pagination (w/404) or posts_per_page query, not both

I have a custom post type of 'gallery', and I'm using a template for the archive of 'page-student-gallery.php'. My admin settings for posts shown is 5, I'd like it to show 9 on this page, of just ...
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How to display search query as formatted text?

I am trying to display a site vistors search query on the search page. The form has custom fields so is not showing if it's "Search" and it doesnt show none of my custom fields. My search form - ...
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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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Custom Post Search

I'm trying to modify search results for my custom post type. I have clarified that the code I am using is returning users and post ID's but no results are displayed. Essentially when a search is ...
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Query with pre_get_posts to get pagination

After pretty much getting everything working with query_posts, I noticed my pagination wasn't running. I was told pre_get_posts should be the solution. My problems: I don't know how to pass all my ...
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Add current user filter on WordPress's default celendar

I want the WordPress default calendar to only show the posts from the current logged-in user. Not the entire posts of the site. I had to hack the general-template.php to do that but really need to ...
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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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Sort meta-value in the sequence array in pre_get_post

I am customizing the display of posts in a category with pre_get_posts and meta_value . Each will receive a meta_value posts and wish them to be in the order of the array. I want it that way ( 1 ) ...
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Archive by custom post type and custom date field

I have created a custom post type called 'events' and custom date field called 'event_date' . I was able to create archive list for custom post type using this awesome plugin This plugin allowed ...
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Using pre_get_posts to Filter Posts

I'm trying to filter archive_research.php to show only the research with status=current. In functions.php: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'only_current' ); function only_current( $query ) { if ( ...
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Trying to show some custom post types

I'm using WordPress 4.3.1, and using some custom post types for information (events, publication,...). Events should appear only at sidebar (eventON plugin) and post, and publication. I'd like to show ...
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Child pages not affected by orderby

My loop won't order the child pages I'm displaying in the order I want them to, neither ASC or DESC. I've already seen many other similar issues, but those were resolved with disabling plugins (which ...
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Search for two strings in WP search

In functions.php I have the following filter: function checkForAa($query){ if($query->is_search){ $search_string = get_query_var( 's' ); if( stripos( $search_string , 'aa' ) ...
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Why does pre_get_posts() return “date” as the orderby parameter for every sortable column?

I am stuck trying to get a custom column to sort according to a custom field. I have two custom post types: Brand and Product. I would like the Product admin screen to have a "Brand" column, and for ...
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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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pre_get_posts for two loops on same page

I'm using two loops on homepage, one is to show the 3 latest posts, and the other one to show the rest of the posts minus the 3 first posts. I'm using the following code for the pre_get_posts. ...
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Execute function after creating new custom post type

I have a function: function add_editor_styles() { global $post; $post_type = get_post_type(); $editor_style = get_template_directory_uri(). '/css/editor-style-' . $post_type . '.css'; ...
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Sort custom post types by last name in the backend

I have a custom post type called speakers, where post title is a speakers first- AND last name. I created it with this code: add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' ); function create_post_type() { ...
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Slow SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS Query

We are experiencing very slow performance with queries that use SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS within the admin section of WordPress. We currently have about 125,000 posts on our site and use Varnish to cache ...
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How to create a category filter on custom archive template?

I am trying to filter posts by category on a custom archive / template page. My template page currently has a custom query which displays posts from four specific categories. Then I have a select ...
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Can I disable this core query?

When a user creates/updates a post within the admin, it takes between 15 and 30 seconds for that operation to complete. The culprit appears to be this slow query: SELECT ID FROM wp_posts WHERE ...
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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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Limiting number of custom posts shown on taxonomy page

I am using a custom post type that uses two taxonomies "colour" and "style". I have a script (from this thread) which groups them together so when you are on a colour taxonomy page they are grouped by ...
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pre_get_posts with custom SQL

I have a scenario where there is a custom form on an archive page. I want to use pre_get_posts to modify what is displayed on the archive page, and show the paginated results. The issue is I first ...
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WP_Query, pre_get_posts and offset

I can't get my head around, why offset seems to be forwarded from custom WP_Query in page template to the main query further down?! From my functions.php /** * ::: Filter 'Custom Post Type' Archive ...
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Display posts from only one post form in custom query and exclude in main query

I am trying to first display four posts with post-format-aside (all assigned to current tag) and then display the "real" archive (exclude post-format-aside) for the specific tag. Right now I am using ...
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Show Sticky Post at the top but do not show again in the loop?

Regarding wordpress.org - sticky posts are displayed at the top but they also appear again in the loop. For the main loop on my homepage I want to display the sticky posts at the top BUT I don't ...
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Add a banner image after first post, across the WordPress website [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to add a banner image after first post across the website. If it was about adding a banner on one page only, homepage or category page, then I could have done this in WordPress ...
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WP_Query search by meta tags shows all results everytime

I'm using a search form with WP_Query to refine results of some custom post type. It's working well if I search by items but not with text input with . It shows all results: Code for the search ...
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Adding a parameter to the default query

I'm using ACF to create a "Featured" post section of the index.php and I'm having trouble then excluding that post from the main query. <?php $tmp = $posts; $isPaged = ...
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Changing Posts Per Page and offset with pre_get_posts

I have a filter using pre_get_posts to change the number of posts per page from 4 on the news landing page to 8 on all other pages (page 2, 3, etc). However I don't seem to have got the offset ...
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pre_get_posts on custom post type

I have a custom post type which displays posts just fine on the page when I use a custom wp_query however, that breaks pagination, so I tried to use pre_get_posts instead as I'm already using that to ...
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how to get content from other site and show it?

i want to get content from other sites and show it on my WordPress site . example : i want to get Description Text from http://filehippo.com/download_adobe_reader/ and show it on my site . or add ...
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Sorting and limitation with pre_get_posts

This is my third question regarding WP queries and pre_get_posts (sorry about that) but I cant give up one step before the full success :) So the story - my query is limiting front page posts to ...
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Using WP_Query in “parse_query” or “pre_get_post” in Posts2Posts

UPDATE: The hook is working with "classic" Wordpress filter (like post__in), so it's probably a Posts2Posts issue. I'm still looking for suggestions if someone has any idea. ORIGINAL POST I'm ...