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

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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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Limit number of pages in pagination

I have more then 500 posts and I want to limit only 100 posts with pagination. So, 10 pages with 10 posts in each. Here is my code. $paged = get_query_var( 'paged' ) ? get_query_var( 'paged' ) : 1; $...
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How to display all posts with today's same month and day only?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this. I have many posts. I want it so that when someone pulls up the site, the front page shows all the posts that were done on the same month and day -- but ...
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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 = array('...
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Inserting data into `post meta` table?

How would I be able to insert data into the post meta table? I know how querying and wpdb works but I have no idea how I can just insert it into the table. I have these two fields I want to insert ID ...
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How to display lastest post date in the homepage?

I'm looking forward to display, somewhere in the homepage of a WP site, a legend saying: Last updated: XX/XX by grabbing the date from the most recent post, but not showing any of its content, ...
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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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WP_Query ordered by custom field that is a date string?

Each of my posts have a single custom field that is a string of a date (not the date of the post). Instead of my theme's current query, which orders by published date, I want to order by this custom ...
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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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posts_per_page doesnt work

Here is the my custom query ; <?php $Poz = new WP_Query(array( 'posts_per_page' => 3, 'orderby' => 'date', ...
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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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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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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 is,...
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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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Nginx rewrite rules

I am having some problems with the Nginx rewrite algorithm for WordPress. I am using this for the rewrite and it works good; server_name www.domain.com domain.com; if ($host != 'domain.com'...
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$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): I'...
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Show featured image as background image from postQuery

The code below gets the image but I want it to be a background image. I believe I need to save the image as a variable first and then echo it out somehow. My PHP is not great so please give an example ...
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Date query year and month OR just year

I am a bit stuck with setting up this date query. I am using a dropdown select box to allow the user to choose which date archive they want to view. It works for the months, but when I select the year ...
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How to show only posts with images?

I want to hide posts without images on the front page, so I need get an array of ids of those posts. I know how hide posts on the home page by id, but I need to show only posts with images. This is ...
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How to get to a specific position in wp_query?

Background: I'm trying to display images in a slideshow, and I want to select those pictures randomly from the website's media. The image has a custom field in order to be selected for being the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insert static element only once in query archive

I'm looking to insert a foreign div-element only once in a archive query on my page. So that for example: Post1 Post2 [Static Div] Post4 Post5 ...etc My query is: <?php $archive_args = array(...
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How can I get the query that would be run for the archive page?

When a user visits a post type archive page on my site, I've got a bunch of hooks and filters that run on that query and get it just so. How can I, in a different request, say "I want the query that ...
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Query string parameters from custom fields, inconsistent results

I've got a custom post type called course. Within a course post, I have a number of custom fields, specifically (all AFC select dropdowns): course_or_project, time_to_complete_project, ...
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How select a specific query when setting offset?

In wordpress I added a function which sets the offset like so: add_action('pre_get_posts', 'myprefix_query_offset', 1 ); function myprefix_query_offset(&$query) { if ( ! $query->is_home() ...
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Error when using setup_postdata()

I am trying to get the most recent and show it using the native function (e.g. get_the_title()), do NOT want to use $post['post_title'] but when I do this I'm an error. global $post; $featured_post =...
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post loop causes wp_users and wp_usermeta DB queries for each users

Continuing my previous question: My post loop produces 2 queries per post: SELECT * FROM wp_users WHERE ID = '53' require('wp-blog-header.php'), require_once('wp-includes/template-loader.php'), ...
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Query metas (and not : query posts by metas)

If I understood well, the WP_Meta_Query from Wordpress allows you to query posts by metas. But what I would like to do is to fetch metas; not posts. And I would like to fetch those metas without any ...
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Query All users that has post

I have this query so far : $user_args = array( 'role' => 'frontend_vendor', 'orderby' => 'display_name', 'order' => 'ASC', ...
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Possible to get posts from multiple meta keys/values in a single query?

Say I have a bunch of posts, some of them have a meta key called "key1" and some of them have a meta key called "key2". But the posts do not have both. I'd like to create a custom query which ...
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How can I apply a meta query for a single custom post type in the main query?

I have custom post type called event, which has custom fields for start_date and end_date. For the event archive, I'm filtering out "expired" events using the following meta query added to the main ...