Set up The Loop with query parameters. This will override the current WordPress Loop and shouldn’t be used more than once. This must not be used within the WordPress Loop.

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Sort posts alphabetically by custom field value, insert divider between different letters

i'm listing all posts of my custom post type "person" alphabetically sorted by the custom field last_name on a page. How would i insert a divider (e.g. an image of the letter) before a letter range ...
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Is it better practice to use query_posts, WP_Query, or get_posts to create various custom loops within a Page?

Right now, I'm using get_posts to retrieve cusstom posts types with a custom taxonomy assigned to it in order to generate static content like this: <?php /** * Template Name: Front Page * ...
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Filtering posts by post meta data

I want to filter posts in such a way that only posts, for which get_post_meta($post->ID, "project_cat", true) (it returns a post ID) is equal to my specified value, are shown. Any way to do this? I ...
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Query posts distinct authors

I am trying to get post from a category ordered random, but making sure that the author does not repeat itself. So I have this query which works as intended, but there is the chance that the author ...
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Order posts by ID in the given order

In the back-office of my theme, the users can choose which posts to display in the front page, and they can also choose in which order the selected posts should appear. I have tried like this: ...
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Sort X categories by last update and show image

I want to display X categories, and sort them by last update. I also want to grab the image of the latest post with the category. <img src="<?php echo ...
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Improve or optimize a very slow query

I have a fairly large database - 113,299 rows in wp_posts and 216,0649 rows in wp_postmeta. There is one custom query that I run after a post is added or edited, which appears in MySQL's slow-log ...
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Display Posts by modifying the where clause only for my query

I am trying to display posts that are 7 days old. For that i need to modify the 'where' clause as in code //Hack found on the bottom of http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts ...
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mysql custom wp query

this code is designed to select posts with selected meta value in wordpress query <?php $values = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT DISTINCT meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = ...
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Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
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Best way to load page content in Fancybox popup?

I would like to have some links which load the page content of the page they reference to inside a Fancybox popup(pages like "shipping" or "returns", mainly text content). I would create the pages an ...
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the_author() returns empty string

I have created a page template for the front page of a site I am building using WordPress. I am displaying the 3 latest posts on this page and all works fine except for the display of the author of ...
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Using is_main_query to select custom post type on certain page

I've been trying to implement some of the ideas discussed by Andrew Nacin http://wordpress.tv/2012/06/15/andrew-nacin-wp_query/ into my workflow, specifically trying to move away from using ...
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Using Offset in Custom Post Type Query

I'm using the following query for a custom post type: <?php $posts = get_posts(array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'offset' => 20, ...
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How should I intercept the main query and inject custom join / order by / group by criteria

I have a CPT that is a member of two separate taxonomies. On the taxonomy archive page for one of the taxonomies, I need to further group and sort on the second taxonomy like so: ...
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Display only the latest post from multiple categories

I have a jQuery slider at the top of my index.php, which works fine. The only problem is that I would like to use query_posts to only display the latest post from five different categories, and always ...
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Query Custom Meta Value with Increment

I have a Query searching for a meta value I have added to my posts (meta-select). I have it feeding out in a loop with 4 results. Let's say I want this loop to start with the meta value "2" and work ...
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Query posts: how to exclude results if post is in multiple categories

Say I have 3 categories: A, B, C, and another category D that posts in A,B,C can also be assigned to. D is to denote the featured post for the category, and theoretically only one post for each (A, ...
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Get post ids from WP_Query?

Is there a way I can retrieve an array of post ids queried from the following: $latest = new WP_Query( array ( 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 3 )); if ( ...
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Using categories & “stickyness” together

I've got a custom query on my homepage showing all posts in a certain category. I need this query to respect sticky posts, but it seems from my research that category queries ignore stickyness. My ...
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How to ensure that is_search() return false after query_posts

I know I am not supposed to use query_posts The thing is I have a program that already do that. query_posts(""); echo "is_search():" . is_search(); query_posts("s=kucing"); echo "is_search after():" ...
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Return all custom meta data for one custom post type

I've set up a custom post type which has three custom meta fields: name, latitude, longitude. Each post already shows the name on an integrated map based on it's latitude and longitude. I now would ...
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Query Posts or Get Posts by custom fields, possible?

If I were to take a standard query post. <?php query_posts('post_type=payment'); while (have_posts()) : the_post();?> Only this time I would like to query the post by 2 custom fields that it ...
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Advanced Tax Query

Below is my tax query, at the moment this returns all posts which have at least one of the specified terms. Is there a way I can have it return only posts which have ALL of the specified terms? ...
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How To Modify The Loop in archives.php To Have 11 Posts Per Page and CSS Styling

I edited my loop in archives.php in order to work with pagination and with the Category Post List Widget. I basically pieced it all together from random code and ideas and am now so far from the ...
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Order posts by custom field and if custom field is empty return remaining posts

I have an archive page ordered by a numeric value in a custom field. This returns the ordered posts correctly, but does not display posts that don't have a custom field. $paged = ...
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Unable to display multiple post types in same query (WPML WP_Query)

I'm sure there's some very easy explaination for this, but I'm stuck. I am just trying to put a nice, simple recent posts element on the front-page of a site and for some reason when I try to use: ...
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How can i get count from query post

How can i get the row counts in query post like mysql count(*). $obj_name = new WP_Query($args); while ($obj_name->have_posts()) : $obj_name->the_post(); // here i want to predict looping ...
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pre get posts changing the query

i need to change the posts in taxonomy.php page. I have a meta_key which i want to compare to meta value. But currently my code is not returning anything. I am sure i am missing something. Please let ...
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query recent posts from several categories

i'd like to list my 10 most recent posts but from certain categories only - anyone can tell me how to do this? thanks
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How to use query_posts() with a date filter on a custom field?

I have defined a custom post type that uses a meta field to store dates. In my functions.php I have the following code which saves the start date. The format of the date that is sent in the startdate ...
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Loading Custom Post Type Events into jQuery-based FullCalendar?

Here is a question I have spent over 3 hours attempting to solve but each approach I take ends up not working out for me. All I am attempting to do is utilize this opensource ajax calendar script: ...
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Add field to posts (checkbox) that only one post can have

I am trying to add a field to Wordpress posts (not pages) which would simply include a label and a checkbox. Something like: Make this the sticky post? If check, the key should be set to TRUE or ...
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Query for posts in 2 taxonomies

I am currently using the following code to display a list with links to posts in a specific CPT and taxonomy: <?php $custom_terms = get_terms('videoscategory'); foreach(array($custom_terms as ...
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Different amount of posts on homepage than paged pages

I've done some searches here and on Google but everything I'm finding isn't working correctly. I was hoping to post my code here and get help with where I'm going wrong. On the index page of my ...
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Post count per (day/month/year) since blog began

I'm looking to echo the number of posts per month since the blog began, and for months where there was no posts echo '0'. This is the output I want: January 1, February 3, March 8, April 3, ... ...
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Determine if more posts are available than was asked for in `query_posts()`?

I'm getting products (from a specific category) using a custom query_posts() function. I limited the showposts parameter to 25, so how do I know to activate pagination if there are still products ...
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Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = $_GET['term']; $args = array( 'post_type' => 'some_cpt_name', 'meta_query' ...
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How do i paginate query_posts with numeric pagination?

I have post type called blog and i'm showing posts for the type using query_posts, eg. query_posts('post_type=blog'); I would like to add pagination for this post type in the following format. ...
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Alter query on edit.php

What's the best way to alter the query being run on the Posts Edit screen (edit.php)? The current method I'm using is by passing an argument to the global $wp_query like so: $wp_query->query( ...
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How to get current post id of a custom post type in a loop using template singel-{custom type}.php?

I have a custom post type template where am looping through all post. what i am trying is when i go to my custom post page i want to get the current post id in the loop. So i tried to check if the ...
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Can't show comments count per post outside loop

How can I show the amount of a comment per post outside the loop? I tried this in a function already: ' . get_comments_number . ' , but that outputted the text "array" on the screen... What do I have ...
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Perform query with meta_value date

I am trying to perform a query on a custom-type post using the value of a custom field. This field contains a string date: dd.mm.yyyy. The post type name is 'event' The custom field name is ...
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Last posts from custom taxonomy

How can I post last posts from custom_taxonomy? I tried this like, but it doesn't works. $terms=get_terms('tax_name'); $request=array(); if(count($terms)>0) { foreach($terms as $t) { ...
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Query Posts in a Predefined Order

I am using the query_posts function to list a 10 specific posts which lookup by post id. I have an array which looks like this.. Array ( [0] => 17983 [1] => 17932 [2] => 18030 ...
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Wordpress Plugin Setting's POST

I've developed a few plugin for Wordpress. Currently I've not been able to replicate the way wp save settings. I've a setting page which I learned from a tutorial. It POST to option.php, and wp take ...
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How to get the parent's taxonomy?

I have 2 customs post type : "Artist" and "Concert", the "Concert" custom post type is the child of the "Artist" custom post type, the "Artist" custom post type has a "genre" taxonomy. What I'm ...
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Pagination on archive.php page

I have an archive.php page with the following code: <?php // Start your custom WP_query $my_query = new WP_query(); $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $args = ...
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Use union/intersection query_posts variables in uri request parameter form?

Usually when I create some form of query, I use an array for my arguments like this: $postslistArgs = array( 'child_of' => 320, 'parent' => 320 ); $postslist = ...
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Wordpress Custom Query to show posts from last x years

I have found a way to show all posts from the current year with this code: <?php $today = getdate(); $lastyear = $today[ 'year' ]; $args = array( //'nopaging' => true, 'paged' => ...