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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reference the current category being used in the category.php page

I have this code in my category.php file <?php query_posts( array('post_type'=>'featured' )); $featured = new WP_Query( array('posts_per_page'=>1, 'tax_query'=> ...
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How to order results by date and meta key?

I'm using wp-postratings to rate posts which stores the rating as a custom meta value ratings_score. It gives you the option to use r_sortby to order the loop by highest rated but I want to give it a ...
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Pagination on custom query

I'm using the following code with query_posts to put together a custom search: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'species', 'meta_query' => $meta_query, 'tax_query' => $tax_query ); ...
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Can ordering post list by meta_value cause performance issue?

For some code refinement and to add new features to my plugin, I want to display posts ordered by specific meta column value like this; query_posts($query_string . ...
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Order by value in serialized custom field

Quite a pesky problem here. I've taken over a site that contains multiple information, serialised, within a custom field. For example: if ($new_query->have_posts()) : while ...
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query_posts sort in multiple directions

I'm trying to improve my post sorting by using multiple criteria, but I want specific orders for different values. For example, I have a meta_key called 'featured' that I want to move any post up to ...
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Search stores (custom postcode field) within 5, 10, 15 miles of user inputted postcode.. Code modification

I have been searching for a location search solution for wordpress.. The best semi-solution I have found is http://mondaybynoon.com/2010/02/22/store-locator-wordpress-pods The problem being is that I ...
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“NOT ONLY IN” taxonomy query operator?

I have multiple users adding content to restricted categories (using RoleScoper) in my WordPress setup that don't show up on the homepage (custom template with query_posts()). I'm looking for a way ...
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How to dynamically build a multiple taxonomy query loop within a post type's single loop?

This question is a little different then the others floating around here. The most similar one is "How to get the parent's taxonomy ?". I have a music cms setup that utilizes two post types: album ...
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advice on creating a 'related posts' query like the one used on stackexchange

One of the things that I most enjoy about the stackexchange website is the 'related questions' that show up on the sidebar when I am viewing a question (or show up as I am typing my question). It is ...
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Keep featured content post in homepage with original order

I'm searching how to keep the featured post in my blog homepage without excluding it from query post. My blog uses the Twenty Fourteen theme. I found this solution. Open the featured-content.php ...
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Display a query with multiple post types and same relationship on a single page

I am creating a client portal were my clients can maintain their projects and leave feedback in Wordpress. I have two custom post types called "Clients" and "Projects" and they each pull information ...
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order by meta_value serialized array

Hi I'm trying to pull posts using the wp query. Just one problem--I am trying to sort the posts alphabetically by a certain meta_value. Thing is that this meta_value is a serialized array. Is there an ...
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Sort Posts by Multiple Meta Values

1) Custom Post Type named "Buying_Locations" 2) Each Post has three meta values of: State, City, Store Name QUESTION: How can you show a list of these posts sorted alphabetically by State, then ...
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Page navigation doesn't show when query category

Problem: when I do www.example.com?cat=4 or choose category through custom menu or from category widget it shows only first page without navigation at the bottom, where it supposed to be. It's the ...
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get_query_var('paged') always returns empty

Putting this up after having hit a brick wall for possible solutions. Have a site with quite a few custom post types and associated custom taxonomies. To help make things easy, I'm using a unified ...
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Author Page Custom Query WHERE author OR [post meta value] OR [post meta value]

I am currently trying to perform a custom query on the authors page (author.php). I have two custom fields for posts that I want to query against (post_photographer and post_videographer). What I am ...
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Multiple instances of Featured Image Query

I have some custom code built into the header of my theme that gets the featured image from a post, displays the image and links to the posts permalink when clicked on by a user. The problem I am ...
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How do I query for a post by custom field?

I have a custom field called "song-id" and I'd like to lookup a post by a song-id value. Can someone give me the code snippet for it? (bonus: also looking for a code to use the permalink in the post ...
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query_posts with a custom post type, a meta_query and sorting by post date?

I've searched the archives and found questions similar to what I need, but haven't found exactly what I want. I've got a bunch of products that are sorted by a meta_key of country, and I'd like to be ...
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Insert all post IDs in new database table

I have a plugin which creates a new database table. Upon activating the plugin is there a way to insert all my posts ids into that table? Right now I'm using an action hook to immediately insert the ...
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Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
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How to set posts per page using WP_Query()

I'm trying to set the number of posts_per_page dynamically using my own variable. This code works fine: query_posts( $query_string . "&posts_per_page=" . $myvar ) // then display the loop using ...
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meta query not showing any results?

I'm trying to show result for a custom field that is not empty on a custom post type but getting no results? <?php if (have_posts()) : ...
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use query_posts to return a post OR a page by ID

I'm building a custom homepage for a client where they want to have a few changeable boxes to link to specific pages, or posts, within the site. I've added custom fields to the homepage so that they ...
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Query posts by custom post type and custom taxonomy

I am writing a custom loop query to filter through a custom post type and custom taxonomy. I have replaced any variables with static values for the purpose of showing you what result I want. $args = ...
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WordPress how to sort by meta value?

how in WordPress can I sort by meta value? In meta value I have "price" (float). I make this query, but always get "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria". $posts = query_posts( $query_string . ...
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Integrating post archive wtih another source and preserving date ordering

I'm pulling posts from Instagram into the WP basic archive view; but I want things to display in order of date, and not screw up paging (too much). The outcome should look like this: BLOG POST JUNE ...
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How do you Query posts with nothing in common?

We can get multiple posts manually in a page, but that's generated in a template, AFTER the default query returned something else (page/post, etc) How do you query multiple posts in a public query, ...
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query_posts and pagination, still stuck after much research

I need to paginate some custom posts...I can’t see why but I’m getting 404’s when going to the next page. Here’s my code: $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; query_posts( ...
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Adding Variables to post query

How do I add custom variables to the wordpress query without having to hit the database twice. In the example below I want to add some meta filters. All this code works fine but I have been running ...
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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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greatest() function returns undefined property

I'm using the mysql GREATEST() function to compare two table fields and display in a loop either one with the highest integer value. The 2 fields consist of vote scores for posts: UP or DOWN. ...
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Can I set and show “important” post in my blog?

I have the following doubt related to the WordPress posts showed in the home page. I know that in the home page I can show the latest published posts. But can I also show (before the latest posts) a ...
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Next/Prev posts on same page

Hello WordPress Users, I'm stuck with a problem building my wordpress website and I can't figure out what to do about it. Currently I'm showing 2 posts form the category 'News' at the page 'News'. ...
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Trouble Making WP_Query paged

I'm using the query below in the index.php file as the main query, whenever I try to go to the 2nd page I get a 404 error, I tried using posts_per_page but to no avail. <?php $args = array( ...
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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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How to fetch all posts in a category that were published between two given dates?

I need to be able to get all posts in the blog that were published in between two dates. The get_posts() API call doesn't seem to provide a method for limiting the time period of the returned results ...
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How to query for most viewed posts and show top 5

Here is how I am getting the views for one post: function getPostViews($postID){ $count_key = 'post_views_count'; $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true); ...
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Order by & include array by specific post ids

I have the following: <?php $num_cols = 2; // set the number of columns here $args = array( 'post_type' => 'testimonials', ...
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Why is that gdsr_sort=thumbs (GD start rating plugin) only works with query_posts and not with WP_Query?

This correctly sort posts by thumbs vote (GD star rating plugin): <?php query_posts('gdsr_sort=thumbs&post_type=bbp_reply&posts_per_page=2&post_parent='.$post->ID); ?> <?php ...
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Select category in custom query

I'm sure this question is asked alot, but I cannot figure it out, since all the different ways to query posts are confusing me.. Here is my current code. How can I tell the code to only get posts ...
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Show Posts From Same Category OR Same Tag

Assume a post is categorized in "Fruit" and tagged with "Apple". The following code shows posts with category "Fruit" AND tag "Apple" $args = array( 'tag__in' => $tag_in, ...
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Display posts of the last 7 days

I'm trying to display the 5 best rated posts of the last week (7 days) on my website, however I can't seem to figure out how to display them. Here's what I've achieved so far but it doesn't seem to ...
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Show individual author rank from query of cumulative post view count for all authors

I originally was going to post a question on how I would go about ranking a list of authors by the amount of post views from all of their posts combined. But I luckily found a solution here: List ...
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Ensuring sticky posts are retrieved first (without using two queries)?

I need to maintain pagination for use with infinite scroll. Is there no way to tell query_posts to retrieve sticky posts first? It seems to be default behaviour on a standard wordpress blog on the ...
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How to know which one is the main query?

I just did an action on the query using pre_get_posts and it didn't work. When I removed the $query->is_main_query() it did work. So, how do you know that what is the main query. I know there is ...
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Limit the post for differents custom post type in the same wp_query

I have three custom post type: books magazine videos Now i want to limit the number of post for custom post type, for example: books => 3 post magazine => 2 post videos => 1 post I used a ...
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Sorting Posts Via Custom Taxonomy Values Using Checkboxes?

I am working on a project that has a dropdown of custom taxonomy values called "Disciplines", there are only 4 of them in the dropdown. The way it has been designed is that you can select more than ...
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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...