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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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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Modify query to exclude certain ids and certain parents and its corresponding children

I'm trying to modify an admin query where I need to exclude a few pages based on two conditions: Exclude based on certain titles Exclude based on certain pages, including its children pages To ...
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Double loop on author page with pre_get_posts

I just learned that I should always use the default loop on archive pages and alter it with the pre_get_posts function. It's really powerful and works really well. However I'm running into an issue ...
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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: add_filter('...
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How to show the last and newest modified post in a custom category?

I build a plugin with pre_get_posts(), which calls my oldest modified post. But I want to see the newest modified after this posts too. Has someone an idea? This is my code: function ...
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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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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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Filtering out child category posts from parent category archive not working

In this example cat 5 is the parent category, and 42 is a sub-category. I the main category 5 archive I don't want any posts from sub-category 42 displaying. Why isn't this working? function ...
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Custom query filter not working on woocommerce category page

I am trying to make custom filter for my woocommerce website. Everything is working fine in the shop page, but when I go to the archive page the filters are not working. I am recording each filter ...
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Custom post type by ID in root folder

i have a custom post type project the url that worked out of the box was: www.myapp.com/project/POST-ID and www.myapp.com/project/POST-SLUG now my client needs the url be available in the ...
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Post injection - how to exclude the original post

This question refers to @Pieter Goosen´s extensive work about how to alter the main query using the pre_get_posts hook on true pages. It is also referenced in the codex. With his method you are able ...
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Expire posts with Pre and Posts Get new WP_Query in Categories

On my website I use Get Pre Post to display active posts (without an expiration date and those who are yet to expire), and also new WP_Query use to display only posts expired in each category page. ...
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Order ascending is ignored in meta query?

I'm using pre_get_posts to alter my main query and attach a meta query to it. This is on a woocommerce products archive page (...not sure if that would make a difference). function has_upcoming_date(...
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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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Adding a Theme Customizer Control for Posts_Per_Page

I am trying to add a Theme Customizer Control to change the number of posts shown in my WP_Query posts_per_page, like so... $posts_per_page_option = get_option( 'posts_per_page_option' ); $...
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Pre_Get_Posts: You can not group by tags in posts within a category?

With pre_get_posts you can group posts within a category: Example: Movies Category: tag Comedy Comedy Post 1 Comedy Post 2 Comedy Post 3 tag Action Action Post 1 Action Post 2 Action Post 3 And ...
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Can I use pre_get_posts to add up values from two different meta_keys?

I'm storing post meta values _likes and _dislikes in postmeta. In some cases, I want to be able to query for posts by their netto score (likes minus dislikes) and order them by it. I'm familiar with ...
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How to add custom taxonomy to search

So I have custom taxonomy called "cars". I would want that when user does search, it would also search through taxonomy. Meaning that in "cars" taxonomy if I have "Audi" term and user search with ...
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Using meta_query and custom fields within pre_get_posts to return posts within a numerical range

I'm trying to build a search page for music tracks that lets visitors: Choose the post type Choose a genre Choose a mood Specify a Beats Per Minute (bpm) range wp_dropdown_categories() is working ...
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Include post id[s] into WP_Query()

I'm assigning some posts to some users whom are not the author of those posts. Typically private posts are visible only to the post authors. So, if the author has 3 posts, on his logged in edit.php ...
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Altering the main query using get_post_meta() in pre_get_posts

I need a reliable way to get the post ID outside of the loop to use get_post_meta() in the pre_get_posts hook. So far I found out that get_queried_object_id() works for all pages except the ...
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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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$query->set in pre_get_posts is unintentionally affecting the backend

So, I have a custom post type, 'properties'. I'm using archive-properties.php, and need to set some parameters on the $query. I don't want to use new WP_Query since I ran into some issues where a ...
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How do I edit pre_get_post for the category the user is currently in?

I've got a Woocommerce site that uses categories and products within those categories but how do I get my search form to only display results of products within the category the user currently is in. ...
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new WP_Query to get max price meta value not working

So, I'm trying to get the maximum price of all 'properties' (custom post type). $max_price_query = new WP_query(array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type'...
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order by multiple meta keys in pre_get_posts

I want multiple orderby meta_query eg: orderby(‘_property_price’ => ‘DESC’,’_property_featured’ => ‘DESC’) This is what I am doing $query->set('meta_key',array('_property_price','...
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Limiting a filtered query

I'm struggling with this query. I have a page where I will show products launched from last month and this current month. (http://the.nett.mx/innvictus/wp/) Everything works great, but when I apply ...
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Unpublish Authors With not Fulfilled Fields

I want to unpublish profiles of users that doesn't have all extra fields that I've created filled. I use a custom meta_query in a user taxonomy in order to filter those authors, and that work, but it ...
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Custom search for custom post meta with pre_get_posts interferes with WP search

I'm making a custom post meta search with the pre_get_posts function in my Divi child theme functions.php file. The problem is that the final query gathers not only the results for my custom post ...
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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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pre get posts set permalink in single

Please help me I have tried a lot but still failed I made the code: function single_filter($query) { if ($query->is_single) { include( get_single_template( ) ); exit; ...
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How to use pre_get_posts filter from frontend user input (GET variables) or do_action

I'm trying to allow users to filter certain pages based on the input from a dropdown. <div class="filter-by-calories"> <h3 class="filed-title">BROWSE BY CALORIES</h3> <...
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pre_get_posts variables

Following up on Adding arg to search results page, I want to show future posts in categories but not on the home page. This code works: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', function ( $q ) { if ( !...
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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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Using pre_get_posts with WP_Query

I was reading Stephen Harris's excellent answer to this question regarding the use of WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts. He says "pre_get_posts is a filter, for altering any query. It is ...
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Should I use Pre Get Posts or WP_Query

I have the following query which I call in my taxonomy.php template via query_brands_geo('dealers', 'publish', '1', $taxtype, $geo, $brands); This function works perfectly. However after reading ...
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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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Use pre_get_posts to sort meta_key by an array of values

Scenario: I have a bunch of resellers loaded under a "reseller" post type. Each of these resellers have a "rating" which is a string value like Gold, Bronze, Silver - this indicates their status as a ...
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Querying custom taxonomy on category-specific page is overwritten by function

BACKGROUND: Website is for leasing properties. Owners edit the ID of the property often. To fix this, I had to create a custom field. They needed the order on the archive page to display based on ...
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pre_get_posts order by not working

I am using the pre_get_posts hook to alter a query before it runs. The posts in question are performances and so are date and time based. I want to alter the query to get all performances which are ...
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Change the main loop Wordpress impact on the server?

I used pre_get_posts to change the loop of my Wordpress site. The idea of this loop is not show posts I define an expiration date, whose dates are added in a custom field ( postexpiry ) . These ...
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How to var dump urls for all posts

I need to see all urls of all publish blog posts in the site. How can I get this? I want this for redirecting in .htaccess of old site to new site. This needed in anything page of site.The result is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...