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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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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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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When querying a combination of posts and other meta fields, is there a better solution than directly modifying the WHERE value?

This question is a follow up to a question I recently asked. I've implemented what seemed to be the only solution, and it seems to work (YAY!). I just need to verify that: This is really the only ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove posts inside pre_get_posts using a custom query

I need to remove posts from admin listing, if their last child post author is different than the parent post author. I was hoping to use pre_get_posts, but can't figure out how to do this. Here's my ...
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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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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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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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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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Contact Form 7 Dropdown menu populated with post titles, pre selected from url

I'm using contact form 7 as my contact page and trying to populate a dropdown select menu with a list of the post titles. In addition to this if a user browsers to the contact page from a href link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Change the taxonomy ID in the main query from pre_get_posts

I've a custom taxonomy in a language and I would retrieve the posts from the same taxonomy but from another language. I've the IDs. My query is SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS posts.ID FROM posts INNER ...
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Widgets: Ajax Filtering and Add rewrite rules

I have built an Ajax filtering plugin for my widgets that works by adding url params through jQuery (when a link is clicked) and having pre_get_posts $_GET these values. These values then setup the ...
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pre_get_post alter current post id

For some purpose, we want to apply a change to the Wordpress flow that affect's WooCommerce product page being displayed. When a product page is displayed (e.g. www.mysite.com/?product=my-product), ...
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New WP_Query calls Pre_get_posts filter twice

On my WP theme template page, I am running a new WP_Query. It seems to be calling my pre_get_posts filter twice, which then wrecks my custom parameters. The second time the pre_get_posts filter is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 input fields to Wordpress search to search custom fields

I have 2 custom fields: first and last. My goal is to add 2 new input fields (first and last) to search their respectable custom field. Here's my form code in searchform.php: <form role="search" ...
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Re-order posts inside tax query

I have some posts having some custom fields and their value. I have custom fields like featured and expiry_date, whose values are yes/no and some date respectively. All these posts are coming under ...
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Filter WP_Query output before it is accessed (pre_get_posts)?

I have read Using pre_get_posts with WP_Query and I'm not sure where to go with it. I have a recent posts plugin which adds variables to WP_Query - one of which can be 'offset' posts. The problem is ...
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Set a Category As My Homepage using add_rewrite_rule

When someone visits the homepage of my wordpress site: http://www.mysite.com/wordpress/ I want them to see the contents of this page: http://www.mysite.com/wordpress/category/cars/ Attempt # 1: ...
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Adding custom post types to the default loop, yet only posts that has terms from the core taxonomies

I know ways to add Custom Post Types to the default loop or feeds and ways to add custom post types to the default categories and tags, all involving 'pre_get_posts' filters. I was trying to do ...
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add_action('pre_get_posts', array(&$this, 'pre_post_search')) problem

I have used add_action('pre_get_posts', array(&$this, 'pre_post_search'));. But I can not receive value of $this in pre_post_search
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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; } ...