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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Sorting posts that has a meta value first then the rest of the posts

Im using the pre_get_posts hook to customize my query for a custom post type archive. Some of the posts for this custom post type have a meta key mp_micropub_accredited with the meta value of 1 and ...
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How to add taxonomy filter on the query fly?

I try to add tax query on pre_get_posts hook using following code : // Add custom posts to main query (archive and home) add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'add_post_types_to_query' ); function ...
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Theres a way to use $query->set('tax_query' in pre_get_posts filter?

Theres a way to use $query->set('tax_query', ...) in pre_get_posts filter? for example next code is not altering the query. Note that I'm building $taxonomies from and custom search. function ...
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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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Sanitize Custom Field Value in Meta Query

I'm using the pre_get_posts hook with meta_query args to filter an archive loop by dates. Basically, there is a custom post type of "events", and my users type in a date as a custom field for the ...
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Sorting Posts by custom field

I'm trying to sort my posts by the custom field artwork_title. When I use the following code, I just end up with one particular category of posts no matter what category archive I'm on. Also ...
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Date Query to Pull Current and Future Posts

I'm trying to use date_query to query posts with todays date or a future date. Think events, I don't want to show any posts which has a date before todays date. I'm using pre_get_posts and setting the ...
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Dynamically Switch Page Content

I'm trying to achieve the following: - When a user submits a form located on a page, a page dependend on the receipt he submitted should be displayed. I have the following solution (which works, but ...
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WP search in metadata post

In want to search by meta data value in post but I didn't succes. For example if I type "sound" I want to found "sounddiary" for example. Here my code: function custom_search_query( $query ) { ...
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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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Using pre_get_posts to rewrite search query to display posts from multiple taxonomies

This seems like it should be straightforward, but I'm stuck on it! If a user searches for 'alice', I would like to show them all posts with the custom taxonomy terms of 'bob' and 'carol', regardless ...
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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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pre_get_posts with multiple post types AND a meta_key

So I am trying to customize the search a bit. The client wants the main site search to return people, projects, and posts. Not normally a problem. However for projects, only projects with a certain ...
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Another query in pre_get_post cause memory issue

I am trying to modify the main query on a taxonomy term page by using pre_get_posts action and post__in field. To add IDs to post__in field I have to run a query. When I call this query I run into a ...
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Removing taxonomy query by pre_get_posts

I would like to remove taxonomy related SQL query part from the main query. I am trying to use pre_get_posts posts_where filter. An example of original not modified query WHERE part: WHERE 1=1 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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Search ONLY by meta key / meta values

I'm almost there on this one. On functions.php i have this: function base_home_product_post_type( $query ) { if($query->is_search() && $_POST['box'] == 'sku') { ...
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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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Extend taxonomy term page with other posts

I have a simple taxonomy term page which lists posts connected to a specific term. I would inject some different (not connecting to that term) posts into that loop. I tried pre_get_posts action but no ...
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pre_get_posts having no effect on my category archive

By default, site is set to show 4 posts per page, but on a particular category (id 76) archive I want it to show 12. I've included this code in functions.php but it's not working. What am I missing ...
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Complex WP SQL Query

I have tried the following SQL query without any success. Can anybody that have a better understanding of SQL help? Here is what I am trying to achieve: Get a list of all main events (ME) where the ...
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Advanced or not so advanced pre_get_posts query

I would like to only show posts that have "now and future" children using pre_get_posts action hook. Does anyone have an idea of how to achieve this? function pre_get_posts($query) { ...
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How to use get_pages( ) correctly with 'child_of' to replace page with child page

I'm struggling to get the results I want here. After a couple hours of googling, I've decided to ask you all for help. I'm trying to look at children of the current (queried) page, and if the page ...
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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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How to alter the query using pre_get_posts hook and is_post_type_archive

The need: I'm trying to filter a custom post type archive using a GET parameter, so that I can split the posts in two groups depending on which terms they are tagged with. How: So far I've decided to ...
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wp_query - Modify $query to include duplicate content

I'm setting some featured content through the customizer (it's saved in theme_mod); Using the pre_get_posts hook, I'm retireving the feature pages in this way: ...
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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... <?php $posts_per_page_option = get_option( 'posts_per_page_option' ); ...
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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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pre_get_posts and the blog page

I am trying to set up my new theme in a proper way. I have created a custom home page for my new theme called "template-home.php" and then I created a "blog" page. I went to settings and changed my ...
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Using a pre_get_posts filter to search for multiple strings on all meta values

Using a pre_get_posts filter to search a given string on all meta_values: $query->set('meta_value', 'first string'); debug: AND ( (CAST(wp_postmeta.meta_value AS CHAR) = 'first string') ) ...
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Order posts by custom column using pre_get_posts

Is it possible to sort posts by custom column in wp_posts table (in this case, 'fav_count' column) using pre_get_posts filter? If not, is there any other way to do this before the main query is run, ...
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If orderby parameter using pre_get_posts is the same for multiple posts what fallback does the query use?

So I have 3 custom post types that I want to order by menu_order & have 'date' as the fallback parameter as the majority of posts will have the default menu order of '0'. It would be nice if ...
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Include attachments with a custom taxonomy in search

I need to include attachments in the search. So far, I have managed this by hooking into pre_get_posts and checking if it's on the search results page, I add 'attachment' to the post_type and ...
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Media library to list images only user uploaded

I want to list images for only user uploaded image. Here is the scenario: Using the image uploader on front end using iframe. I have added upload_files cap to subscriber level users and want them ...
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Why query by specific date with variables doesn't return same result that with harcoded integers?

Having a blog with one post per day from monday to friday, on weekends I need to retrieve last friday post if user click the "today word" or the las thursday post if user click the "yesterday word". ...
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Search pre_get_posts filter which can handle multiple post types and categories?

I have a Search which allows users to search multiple custom post types (CPT). That works fine. BUT I would like the query to exclude specific tags from each of the CPTs. Eg. Include ( (Posts ...
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Help with SQL query, how to add taxonomie terms with value stored in options?

i need your help in making SQL What i have: custom post type ( company ) taxonomie ( category ) applyed to cpt ( and has ct section select field ) custom taxonomie ( section ) applyed to nothing ...
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pre_get_posts or $where, which one to use?

i have a custom search widget, that is searching only one custom post type that contain a meta_key that is greater than or equal to 1, in which i am gathering post_id. of all of those post_id(s), i ...
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Pre_get_posts to exclude latest posts of a custom taxonomy, can't find the error

I am trying to exclude the latest three posts which have the custom taxonomy "video" from the homepage loop. The hook I have written is the following: function main_loop_excludes($queryhome){ ...
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Add Custom Post Type to Current Query

I'm trying to create a plugin which adds a new custom post type and it should be shown at the same locations as a normal post (front page, archives etc.). Is there any functions for me to retrieve ...
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Using different parameters for different queries with pre get posts in functions.php

Im using pre_get_posts for my taxonomy.php for my products and paginations to work properly. And I have my pre_get_posts in my functions.php. This is how that current code looks in my functions. ( ...
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Attempting to modify cpt archive with query var

I have a custom post type, messages (slug is watch), and I added a query var, speaker, as well as the rewrite. If the url is /watch/speaker/Speaker+Name it modifies the query to include that. If it's ...
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Which action/filter can i use for a Member Plugin [closed]

I'm a beginner in Wordpress Plugin development. I want to write a Plugin for a Member Part on my Page. I know, that Plugins for this Problem available, but i want to create an own Plugin ;) I want to ...
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Only show certain post types in recent posts widget

I have a custom post type which has been made to show in archives using the code below in my theme's functions.php : add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'query_post_type'); function query_post_type($query) { ...
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Use pre_get_posts to display search results by meta in specific order

I have a search query that I'm limiting to search within a custom post type. When the content is returned I have it sorting by meta value. The post meta is a person's position. The function below ...
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pre_get_posts filter meta_query without conflicting existing meta_query

I have a meta_key on all posts that is designed to check the current user role and only return the post if the user has an acceptable user role. The problem I am running into is that my meta_query ...
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Sort Wordpress Archive by multiple oderby arguments in pre_get_posts action

Actually this private function in my function.php works, BUT: i often get Error 500 by the Server on the first load, often it renders AFTER reloading the page. ## change the sorting order on archive ...
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pre_get_posts main_query not displaying after applying tax_query filters

Maybe someone can help me identify a problem I am experiencing with the pre_get_posts action. I have used the same code in another project before and it worked fine. I even went through line by line ...
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multiple orderby in pre_get_posts action

I used to be able to sort query results by 2 criteria ("sort results first by status=unsold ASC then by date DESC) like this: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_get_posts' ); function my_get_posts( ...
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Sticky Posts exceed posts per page limit

I'm using pre_get_posts to adjust the number of posts displayed on my homepage. function lifelounge_query_adjust( $query ) { if ( is_home() ) { set_query_var( 'posts_per_page', 12 ); ...