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

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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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Query: offset post list, unless it's a specific category

Here's my code: <?php query_posts(array ('showposts' => '1', 'cat' => '-11')); if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); get_template_part( 'content', 'archives' ); ...
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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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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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using post__in allow duplicate post id

I have an array of ids in a specific order. I use post__in in my query to get posts from this array. I have some duplicate post IDs that I need to show twice in the page but the query seems to ignore ...
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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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Setting get_queried_object

I know that get_queried_object contains the object that was queried for the current page. My question is, what methods of querying affect the contents of this? For instance: query_posts get_posts ...
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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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Pull post meta with post_query?

I'm building a custom index loop that just uses query_posts at the moment. The issue is that inside The Loop, I have to then query for the post meta data (with get_post_meta), which I believe has ...
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$query->query_var['post_type'] not set for pages

Bulding off of this response from @kaiser about being able to filter by post types on a search page, I wanted to be able to automatically add-in all of the public post types available. So, after some ...
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Get the timout value of a saved transient?

Does anyone know if there is a Wordpress function to get the timeout value of a saved transient? I am using a transient with a 5 minute timeout to cache data from a web API call locally. Between ...
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Get the most popular terms for a custom post type

I’ve hit another small rock in my current project! I’m trying to list (and link) to the archive page for the top 4 most used terms for a custom post type. I have this; ...
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How to display posts under a specific subcategory of a given category

after a long search online I have decided to post my problem here in the hope of getting a solution to this issue. Well, I have a custom post with various categories (novels, books, magazines etc..) ...
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get post id using the $query_vars variable

How can I get the ID of a post (or page) based on the $query_vars variable? I want to do something like $query_vars['post_id'] But I don't have a reference page that has the list of $query_vars ...
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How do I search inside specific taxonomies in Wordpress

I am trying to search for posts in specific taxonomies but any time I search, I get results from all the other pages instead of Wordpress searching within the selected category in the taxonomy. I ...
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Wordpress Search Filter Only for Page with Child of Child of Child of Child of Child

after browsing question from this site I found the workaround for this: function SearchFilter($query) { if ($query->is_search) { global $post; $query->set( 'post_parent', 21 ...
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Tricky WP Query

I am trying to use wp_query (or another native Wordpress query class) to do the following: get all posts WHERE ( post_type = 'post' AND category = 7 ) OR ( post_type = 'case-studies' AND meta_key = ...
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Conditional custom field query

I'm working on a job board-type site, and the client want to sell featured posts. They want the featured posts to expire from showing up in the "featured" section after a predetermined period of time, ...
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Help with Wordpress Query

I'm sort of a noob when it comes to Wordpess; I've only recently started building themes and I've run into a wall. I'm trying to feature 3 different articles at the top of my site using wpquery and ...
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Can't pass table to $wpdb->prepare

I'm having trouble passing a table variable to $wpdb->prepare(); Here is functioning code: $table = $wpdb->get_blog_prefix( $blog_id ) . 'my_table'; $voters = ...
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Help with wordpress custom query and advanced custom fields plugin

first of all sorry for my bad english. Let me explain what I`m trying to do: I have a column inside a SQL table with a string using the following format: yy-mm-dd The thing is, it doesn`t use a ...
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Most effective use of DB querys

I've got a custom database table with lots of data that I'd like to query several times from a custom template file I've built. Say the db table looks like this: id name city zip 23 ...
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Possible to filter the posts or categories that XML-RPC users see in their mobile application?

Is it possible to filter the posts or categories that XML-RPC users see in their mobile application? I have a plugin that hooks into pre_get_posts and list_terms_exclusions to do what I need it to ...
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query_posts() ALWAYS displays something?

OK, I'm using posts_query() to display posts. The problem is, at least in my case, posts_query() always outputs something. For example: <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? ...
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Count how many posts have a custom field set

I've added some code to my templates which automatically adds custom fields to cache some data that each post pulls in. Is there a way that I can track how many posts have had this custom field set?
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Overriding default calendar to show posts from a category

I'm trying to modify the default WP calendar (get_calendar()) so that it shows posts from a specific category and then use that as a shortcode. Here's what I've done: Copied across the ...
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Get next and previous 3 posts in a term in single post page

I have a the following Custom post type: episode Custom taxonomy: series sub terms real deal -> season 1, season 2, season 3, etc. The terms are hierarchical, and the entire thing is ...
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Which custom query am I in and how can I access its properties & methods?

Sometimes there's no way around creating a custom query, but when I do and then loop through it, I often want to use get_template_part() within the custom query loop to pull in a template I already ...
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Query posts if meta key starts with

I need to find posts with a meta key that starts with the current year + the current month (i.e. 201502), but the actual value could also contain any day within that month (i.e. 20150214). The ...
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How to add a post or page tag to the list of classes appearing in the body tag's class attribute?

Good day, Perhaps you are willing to help out a php-beginner. I'm trying to add a post or page tag to the list of classes appearing in the body tag's class attribute. These classes are printed onto ...
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How to add posts to wp_query result?

I have 2 user groups: authors and clients Authors can publish posts and specify in metabox for wich client these post is ment for. Client can publish posts and view, edit posts, created by Authors ...
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convert custom query to wp_query

I have used classipress theme My query is as below $querydetails = " SELECT wposts.* FROM $wpdb->posts wposts INNER JOIN $wpdb->postmeta wpostmeta ON wposts.ID = wpostmeta.post_id ...
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Alter a specific query on Wordpress

I need to change a query of a plugin that is not the main query. The author did not put any filters. I can see the query from $wpdb->queries Is there a way to access the specific query and ...
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Custom query to get terms from post ids

I want to get the terms object by given posts ids. I don't know much about sql, and this kinda complicated for me. Here is what i tried: global $wpdb; $taxonomy = 'category' $term= ...
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List all posts from past week grouped by sub-category

On a category specific template, I want to list all the posts from the last 7 seven days for that single single category and group them by subcategory. This is the code I have so far, which lists the ...
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Custom Field Create Bulk via SQL Query

I have a question. A created a custom field named video_desc. I have ofer 2000 posts and I need to add this custom field to all posts and add the text "Description Here" to it. How can this be done ...
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How to get the posts published in last two days using WP_Query?

I am trying to loop through all the post to get the top most shared posts on social network. I want to use the date_query parameter in the WP_query to get the posts of last two days , last 5 days, ...
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Transient not working for custom loops

I'm working at a WordPress theme. Since I need to display featured posts, related posts, some widgets with recent posts and so on, I need to use multiple custom loops. Because of this, the number of ...
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Create Pop-Up Box with Custom Field Content Inside the Loop

I tried this using ThickBox first, then tried using some code I had that worked on another website... Total failure. The Goal: I have a custom post type (product) with a ton of custom fields. I also ...
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Get IDs of posts currently visible on archive

This probably is a easy one for many. And also probably is already answered here, but I don't know how to search for it - so sorry I did search but not found anything. I like to get the contents of ...
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Query custom post type only if it contains another custom post type

I currently have a custom post type named "blog". On registration, every user gets automatically a post "blog" linked with their user ID. This custom post type queries another post type named ...