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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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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WordPress Screwing Up 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num' in 'pre_get_posts'

I have a bunch of _ai_price_int meta values set up as just numbers. This is how the table looks: meta_id, post_id, meta_key, meta_value 1309, 1111, _ai_price_int, 6550 1310, 1115, ...
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Modify Taxonomy pages to exclude items in child taxonomies

I found this question: Theres a way to use $query->set('tax_query' in pre_get_posts filter? which seems to indicate that yes, you can alter the taxonomy query on taxonomy archives via ...
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Comparing arrays with meta_query in pre_get_posts

I'm working on a form for filtering a list of posts using custom fields created with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Because of the form, I'm using the pre_get_posts action to change the query via ...
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Removing “s” from search with custom parameters

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be quite simple and has turned out to be not simple at all. I've seen quite a few posts that look similar at first glance but none solve the issue for ...
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Injecting a custom sql query into a page/theme

I have written a custom sql query for our WordPress website (fairly elaborate and not achievable with the standard wordpress code) and I've got it to run via $pageposts = $wpdb->get_results($query, ...
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Add custom fields meta_query to wordpress search function

I'm trying to extend the wordpress search function to include custom fields using the pre_get_posts filter: function test_custom_search_query( $query ) { $adv_custom_fields = array( 'field_1', ...
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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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Woocommerce conflict with pre_get_posts

I implement woocommerce in my theme but I have a conflict with my custom query that I added for my archive template. I can't figure out how to make work pre_get_posts with woocommerce activated. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change post order by meta key, per post basis

I have a loop definition like this in functions.php: function artist_list($query) { if ( is_admin() || ! $query->is_main_query() ) { return; } // Target the artists page if ...
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*Add* items in a certain taxonomy to existing posts with pre_get_posts()

I've seen somewhat similar questions on here, but not exactly what I'm trying to do. Assuming I have this: function eg_homepage_pre_get_posts( $query ) { if ( ! is_admin() && ...
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wordpress page filter problems

Hello I been working on post type filter so I can filter my content for taxonomies type but for what ever reason I can never get it to filter when I click filter public function product_filters( ...
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Pre_get_posts query conditional

I try in "pre_get_posts" filter to alter the query so i can retrieve all posts that have been published by an author AND all posts with a certain meta value no matter the author.Is that possible or i ...
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pre_get_posts returns non property object when using posts__not_in

I'm displaying posts from a category and want to show all but the first one using posts__not_in. The code below is returning a property of non object error. function modify_onthisday_cat( $query ) { ...
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Sort posts in dashboard using custom field; also include posts where field isn't set

I'm using a pre_get_posts filter found on this question thread here, to sort a custom post type in the dashboard: function xyz_event_sort_order( $wp_query ) { if ( is_admin() ) { ...
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How to remove attachments from main query via pre_get_posts?

I'm struggling to find a solution to the following problem. The main query should only check pages and selected custom post types for the selected post type name. address.com/flower-post-name ...
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Displaying number of search results for each post type

Using the code below, my search returns results from two different CPTs. How can I display the number of results for each CPT before displaying results? function more_posts_per_search_page( $query ) ...
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how a query can use local parameters in plugin function?

I've wanted to add a custom post type, so i've done a plugin to put on/off this post type. i have widgets inside the plugin in order to print posts with this custom type, that call more or less a ...
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Total Post Count showing wrongly on admin pages list after modifying the query by using `pre_get_posts` hook

I have used pre_get_posts hook and made the changes to $query to exclude page from admin pages list by ID, but the total count of posts showing in the admin pages list, is the posts number including ...
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Prevent pre_get_posts filter on specific post type

I am running into one issue with pre_get_post filter. Actually I have 4 post types. Post, Pages, Events, and Venue. I created one custom field called city for event and venue post type. When ...
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Displaying Single Future Posts in a specific Category or Taxonomy

I want posts that are tagged with a certain term and scheduled to be posted some time in the future to be publicly available. So if I create a post, assign it a special term (category, tag, custom ...
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number of posts per page + random + exclude categories

I have the following code in my home.php <?php query_posts($query_string . '&orderby=rand' . '&cat=-182,-184'); ?> query_posts seems not the best solution. What would be the best way ...
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Using WP_Query IN pre_get_posts while searching

This is a continuation on this question. What I'm trying to do, is rerun a search query, to loop through it and index the taxonomy counts (so I can make some kind of facet search). What I do is this ...
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Run search query again without pagination gives no results?

Update: This question isn't really relevant anymore. I switched some code, so now the filtering works. Looks like the query wasn't working, because I triggered the indexTaxonomyCounts function from ...
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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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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 im building $taxonomies from and custom search. function ...
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How do I sort post listing by child post count?

I have two custom post types called questions and answers. The questions list includes a custom column which displays a count of the answers for each question. I need to be able to sort the listing ...
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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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How to create an archive for all posts that do not have a post format?

The title says it all. I need working pagination, correct post count etc. Basically a new page for posts but with a filter for post formats. Things I have tried so far: 1) Created a new rewrite rule ...
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Using meta_query on pre_get_posts to exclude a particular meta_key value

I have a simple filter running on the main query on the front page, it should be excluding all posts with a particular meta value (by only including posts who do not have the meta_key set, or those ...
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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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Load Index on “Earlier” Post, Prev and Next Links

how would i load the index of my blog at a later point in the reverse chronological feed while maintaining the chronology of the feed overall? i found this explanation of how to load the feed at a ...
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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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Jetpack Infinite scroll conflicting with theme's pre_get_posts custom posts_per_page

I have the current function on my theme using pre_get_posts, currently right at the bottom of my theme's functions.php file: function mytheme_portfolio_archive_pages( $query ) { if ( is_admin() ...
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pre_get_posts action doesn't work

I'm trying to load only two types of posts ( 'news' and 'reviews' ) in home page using pre_get_posts: // Load Home Page Posts( reviews and news ) function search_home_posts( $query ) { if( ...
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why is pre_get_posts not working

function include_category( $query ) { if ( $query->is_home() && $query->is_main_query() ) { $query->set( 'cat', '3' ); } } add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'include_category' ); I ...
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WP_Post_List_Table::get_views - Have post counts account for filters?

Toward the top of the edit.php screens there is a list that displays post statuses along with the post count. I believe this is generated by WP_Post_List_Table::get_views. For example All (7) | ...
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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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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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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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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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Searching custom fields with pre_get_posts

UPDATE: 12.4.13 I'm now using a posts_where filter. It looks like this: function posts_where( $where ) { if ( is_search() ) { global $wpdb; $beds = ( ! empty( $beds ) ) ? ...
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How to target the default Recent Posts and Recent Comments widgets with pre_get_posts?

I added the following to my functions.php: add_action('pre_get_posts', 'keyl_get_emp_posts'); function keyl_get_emp_posts($query) { if ($query->is_main_query()) ...
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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 ...