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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exclude ids through post__not_in

I am trying to make a function and exclude in the post query that way im able to define the id's in my function but it is only excluding 1 post instead of the 4 it is returning. any suggestions on ...
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Custom search filter causes menu and query_posts problems

I'm using a custom search filter (using my custom query var type), like so: function fteh_pre_get_posts( $query ){ if( isset( $query->query_vars['type'] ) ) $types = explode( ',', ...
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How to get 4 Posts after the 5 most recent ones

Well, I think the question might be a bit confusing. But well, I want to get the recent 4 posts, ignoring the first five recent posts. So in short the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth - most recent ...
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Different number of posts on the front page

I want 5 posts on my front page but 10 posts on subsequent pages (page 2, 3, ..). In my Settings > Reading > Blog pages show at most > I have 10. But I want to show only 5 posts on the front page, so ...
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Featured Posts for Category Pages

I was wondering if anyone knew how to have a different "featured post" based on it's category per category page? For example, if you are on the medical category page, you would see a medical post ...
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Query 1 taxonomy term, exclude another

Here's the code I'm using to try and query a single taxonomy for one term, but exclude returned posts for that term that also belong to another. In English, this is what I want: query 'resource-type' ...
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Get all posts WHERE custom_field is LIKE value

I'm trying to do a MySQL-style search with Wordpress' built-in functions for fetching posts. There's likely a simple way to do this and I'm probably just a little bit off from the solution. We have ...
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Post the content of a specific “Custom Post Type” post within a post using a shortcode

The posts on our music blog usually include multiple tracks of music. I want to have each individual track be its own entity--a custom post type called "track"--which I want to be able to insert ...
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How to hook get_terms() to only show count of posts that have custom meta

Here is what I have: A custom post type that has a custom meta value added to a post that stores the posts expiry date. When the post passes this expiry date it no longer shows on the site. This ...
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Conditionally Query Custom Post Types by Post Meta for Blog Home Page?

(Moderator's note: The question's original title was: "Custom query: Show custom post types plus custom post type with post meta on blog homepage") I'm in need of help with a custom query. I have ...
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How to implement time filter to show random post 1 month for one category and 3 months for other categories

I started to work on one website after another developer and there is problem with his "popular widget" which is basically showing 3 random posts from category. There is some Switch statement which is ...
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Using database meta_values to calculate new post order using pre_get_posts or a 'request' hook

UPDATE: I have worked out my implementation of the selected answer at the bottom of this post. I'm implementing a sorting algorithm based on Reddit's hotness algorithm, in addition to a time-decay ...
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Exclude category from loop not working

I have this code in my index.php file. I have a different template for a static home page, this is the blog page. I'm trying to exclude all posts with the category "new" which is tag_id "13" <?php ...
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Order by meta_key with two meta_queries

This should be simple, but I just can't pinned down a good example of the correct syntax to do this. I want to order by the specified meta_key with two meta_queries. The problem is query_posts ...
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meta_value_num sort glitch

i have a custom query, and I have a meta key that contains a sequence number: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2... 11.1, etc the problem occurs when the numerical sequence gets in to double digits, ie. 5.11, 5.12, ...
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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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Using OR conditions in meta_query for query_posts argument

I have searched high and low for this but I cant seem to locate anything. I am trying to filter some results and when I make an args array like this and pass it to query_posts I noticed that the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Post Title displaying but not in the wrapped HTML I need

I have a custom query to get the post title, permalink, and featured image. However the Post title is displaying but not in the container I want it in. here is the query <ul ...
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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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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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Filter query_posts by tag slug on “Tag Archive” page (when tag is 2 or more words)

I'm using the following to bring up a tag archive page: <?php query_posts( "tag=". '' . single_tag_title( '', false ) . '' ); ?> This works perfectly for all tags of one word only, but any ...
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How to sort by meta value?

How 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 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 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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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', ...