A generic term referring to the process of retrieving information from a database.

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Is there a conditional tag for latest post or do i need a query?

I need to display an avatar in the post info position which i have written the code for but i only want to display it on the most recent post on the home page and not a specific post as this will ...
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Delete post revisions on post publish

Is it possible to delete post/page revisions from the database when a post/page is published? 11/05/12 Answer: See the plugin below by bueltge I want to do this on a site with 5,000 posts and ...
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Get Featured Image via direct sql query

I know you can use the wordpress methods for getting a featured image, however with this particular project I need to get the featured image via mysql query. Can anyone point me in the right ...
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Show only oldest post by author

I am working with a heavily customized install of WP. I've set up a specific post type, taxonomy, and roles that gets to use just that post type. Ideally, I'd like to restrict members of that role ...
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Display page content AFTER a loop of posts

This is probably easy once you know but I'm having trouble getting the static page content to appear AFTER a list of posts. I'm using a named page template which displays posts as a slider and I want ...
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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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Advanced Custom Fields - Query Efficiency

For testing purposes I have edited page.php to have nothing other than: <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1> <?php $site_options = ...
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Undefined WP_Query::has_posts()?

This must be wrong. I was testing something so I did: $queried_post = new WP_Query(array('posts_per_page' => 5, 'offset'=> 1, 'category' => 1)); var_dump($queried_post->has_posts()); ...
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How to optimize my query filtering out unwanted data?

I use get_posts ($arg); to query the post table. Usually I need only three fields: post_title, ID and post_excerpt. But the data returned are many more, including post_content that is usually huge. I ...
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WP_Query Performance Issues with meta_query

I'm working on a custom template for a new theme that uses a WP_Query instance to select posts from 2 post types with 2 custom fields that are NOT empty. Depending on the section of the site, a ...
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Is there any need to use both wp_reset_postdata and wp_reset_query together?

Is there any need to use both wp_reset_postdata() and wp_reset_query() together? Is it a case that I would pick one of the two functions; is there any point in doing this after a query : ...
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How do I find if a page has a template?

So I'm doing a query like this: $the_query = new WP_Query( array( 'meta_key' => 'homepage', 'meta_value' => 'yes', 'post_type' => 'page', 'orderby' => 'modified', 'posts_per_page' ...
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Query from a different database than the default

I'm making a layout for a wordpress page. The layout needs to connect to a second database (both databases are in the same domain). But the problem is, when i execute just the file it works. But ...
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What is considered a default query for the request filter?

As stated in one of the answers in this question and in the codex entry for the request filter, said filter gets called only in a default query, such as the main query used for a loop. My question ...
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$wpdb doesn't appear to work on page inside of a plugin

I have a plugin folder foobar. Inside this plugin I have a page called foobar.php. Inside this page I have global $wpdb; $orderby = (!empty($_REQUEST['orderby'])) ? $_REQUEST['orderby'] : ...
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Selecting New & Edit Page for Custom Post Types

I'm probably missing something unless it's really not possible, for some reason I can't get my function to only execute on the new and edit page of a custom post type (the new not being a problem): ...
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Select Multiple meta_value from WP DB; Single Query

I am trying to retrieve each user's first and last name, phone, email, and address from the usermeta table. I'm having trouble selecting multiple meta_values, each with its own meta_key, using a ...
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Query posts by content lenght

I am using the code below to pull a random post of my site every 6 hour. if ( false === ( $social_trans_post_id = get_transient( '$social_trans_post_id' ) ) ) { $args = ...
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Only display a certain number of posts, dependent on how many posts there are available in a query

I am trying to write some code for a slider of posts, at the moment my code involves two WP_Querys, one inside the other, but I can't help feeling there may be a more efficient way of doing what I'm ...
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Querying Term Posts in Loop

I'm trying to show my CPT Category along with any posts associated with it below the title. I have the first loop fine: <?php $cats = get_categories(array('taxonomy' => 'custtax', 'orderby' ...
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if/else on custom query gives 200 OK when condition not met?

What? I am modifying my theme to show comments of a post on a separate page. How? Mostly based on this answer but with improved checks and code. So this is what my page-comments.php (kinda) looks ...
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How to debug a blank page?

I'm not being able to load this page, although I can easily load all other posts that load the same custom post type template (please look for "// From now on, WP is throwing a blank page" on that ...
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Wordpress custom archive page

I am trying to build up a custom archive page. However, I would like this archive page to skip the first 5 posts. I've been able to accomplish this with the offset property. However, the pagination ...
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WP_Query: query posts by ids from array?

I did quite a bit of research but can't figure why this wouldn't work for me? echo print_r($rel); // Array ( [0] => 63 [1] => 87 ) $args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'post' ), ...
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Custom search page and search by title, content and tag

Can someone review my code , I need to know better solutions or any bug. Okey ! , I made a PHP file to get search results by parameters and search by title , content and tag PHP's head look like: ...
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Recreating the hierarchy of taxonomies for a dropdown form menu?

I have a form that contains a dropdown menu. This form is on a page form.php and is not part of my theme. It exists outside of my site. This dropdown menu contains my list of values for a custom ...
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Wordpress - query 5 posts with a specific post in top

Many searches and tests but in vain, I need an expert to rescue me. I need a custom post query in worpdress, which returns only 5 posts starting from a specific post. In other terms, there is a div ...
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Count user posts by user ID, Post type and Post status

What I am trying to do is modification of this function on codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/count_user_posts Check the title adding post type support bottom of the page. The ...
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How do I search events between two set dates inside WP?

I am building a WP site with an events feature. The events page was made with custom post types. I want to make it possible for people to search/ filter events by dates. For example, they can search ...
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Query all posts which do not have tags assigned to them

Is there a way to query posts which do not have tags assigned to them? query_posts('tag='tag_exmaple'&posts_per_page=-1'); Ty very much!
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Huge amount of queries on my site

My site is reaching CPU limits all the time, I just ran Debug Queries and got more than 4000 queries, no wonder site is slow.
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Wordpress Orderby Numeric Value Not Working

I am trying to get all products from the wpsc-product post type and then display them by a custom meta field called release_date_year. However, it doesn't appear to be ordering my posts by this custom ...
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Disallow categories from this MySQL query

I'm trying to modify a plugin that generates an archive listing so it shows only one category, making it a single category archive. The old version of the plugin used a get_posts query, and so it was ...
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WP database error for comments_popup_link()

I'm using the comments_popup_link() function to show the number of comments for each post in a loop. <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <?php if ( ...
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How to retrieve elements from another table in a SQL query?

I get data from a table wp_posts and now I need to get data from the table wp_postmeta that match the ID captured in wp_posts table . The data that I need to grab in the table wp_postmeta are ...
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Minimize database queries to user tables?

I'm trying to come up with a strategic way to collect large amounts of usermeta data (and output to the screen) while keeping database queries low. Some pages, like the home page, single pages, and ...
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How to echo excerpts with wp_list_pages?

I've tried to echo excerpts in wp_list_pages with the code below. It works, but only for one of the child pages. How would I echo the excerpt and title for each child page? <?php $children = ...
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Should 'setup_postdata()' be reset with 'wp_reset_postdata()'?

Starting with an example makes more sense, so here's an example function: function seo_meta_tags() { global $post; if( is_singular() ) { setup_postdata( $post ); ...
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is_archive() doesn't work on public query var archive pages?

Public query vars are those available and usable via a direct URL query. E.g. example.net/?category_name=tech&tag=gadgets But doesn't example.net/?category_name=tech&tag=gadgets show ...
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How can I get a list of comments by target

I've been looking at the classes WP_Comment_Query and WP_Meta_Query but to be honest, I can't figure out how to use them together. I want to query the database for comments where wp_posts::post_author ...
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How to tune search argument in WP_Query to show only exactly the same results?

Right now I am using this: $args_search = array( 's' => $search, 'post_type' => array( 'post' ) ); $wp_query = new WP_Query( $args_search ); But the problem is that it shows ...
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Make one query for adding entries to database

I have a situation where I need several entries to be added to a database table (sometime a few hundred), but using $wpdb->insert() (and $wpdb->update() where edits are necessary) is running ...
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How can I sort homepage by a meta value?

I am trying to sort my home page posts by a custom meta value. I've been told I should use pre_get_posts but I seem to not be implementing it correctly. This is what I am doing: ...
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WordPress Loop: List All Posts by a Category & Subcategory

I want to display all post under a category and all subcategories under the parent categories. But couldn't find proper suggestion over forum or failed to understand the solution. It's possible to ...
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Disable the MySQL query in the main query

I would like to disable the MySQL portion of the main query, i.e. I want every step to be followed on this page EXCEPT step 4.3: http://codex.wordpress.org/Query_Overview What's the easiest way to go ...
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How to query a custom post type with a taxonomy filter but display post type archive page?

I'm filtering the main query of Jigoshop with my own taxonomy with this hook (The file responsible for Jigoshop queries that I'm hooking, Jigoshop hooks onto WP 'request' filter): add_filter( ...
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Show how many images are attached to a post/page on compose page

On the front-end, I'm using a query to show all attachments attached to the current post. However, on the compose page, there's no way for a user to see how many images are attached without opening up ...
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Loop after page content

I just upgraded to 3.4.2 from 2.9 (i know, i know, but if it ain't broke...) I have page templates that are (or at least were) set up to display the page content first, then start a loop of posts, ...
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Order query by post meta value

//Displaying latest post per author on front page function filter_where($where = '') { global $wpdb; $where .= " AND vipwp_posts.id = (select id from {$wpdb->prefix}posts p2 where ...
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Display category posts grouped by taxonomy

I'm working on a project where I use the default posts as "Products", default category as "Application" and a custom taxonomy called "Groups". I want to list "Products" by "Application" ...