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

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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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pre_get_posts : 'post__not_in' doesn't work with global variable

I'm trying to set a post__not_in which use a global $popular variable, defined in the index.php. -index.php- $popular[] = 1 //post id=1 $popular[] = 2 //post id=2 $popular[] = 3 //post id=3 ...
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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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Categories and products in random order

What I'm trying to do is getting Woocommerce categories and products randomly displayed on one page. The normal settings allow to display categories and products on the same page, but first come the ...
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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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Use get_post_types to query only custom posts types

I need to query only custom posts types - that is all post types in my WP install excluding posts and pages. I have used get_post_types to build a string of all custom post types which I want to ...
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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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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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get_the_category and echo out link to child-most/deepest category

I have this code which is located on the search.php page and retrieves all the categories for each post and echo's out a link to the first category: $category = get_the_category(); ...
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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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unable to retrive parent page information

I am trying to display the parent page title, parent page id, current title and current id on a page via a plugin. I have the below code which I then echo the value of each. The trouble I am having ...
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Change query_posts to WP_Query in page but does not work

I have this code in page.php and it calls the template part for my home. Inside the home.php i used query_posts instead of WP_Query and i wanted to change it into WP_Query. I tried changing it but ...
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Create WP_Query to search for posts by their categories or their parent/child categories

Hello I am really sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find the exact solution I need. So here's the problem I want to create a search in my Wordpress page. Whenever a user submits the ...
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WP Query with custom Shortcode

I have the following in my functions.php:- /** * Shortcode: Latest Properties */ function latest_properties_func( $atts ) { $args = array( 'posts_per_page'=> 5, 'post_type' ...
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Get posts by name and taxonomy term

How do I get all posts that has a taxonomy term and a specific name/slug? I have tried with the following arguments but without getting the wanted result. What am I missing, how can I combine the ...
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My SQL function to change user_name

My wordPress database was hacked and all users_names were changed to the same thing. I'd like to write a mySql query to replace all usernames that = "x" to the user_nicename. I'm unsure how to do this ...
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WP_Query Authors OR Categories

I'm trying to create a feed where posts are pulled based off a set of authors, OR a set of categories, but I haven't had much luck. I've tried using meta_query and tax_query, but neither worked. ...
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Storing Array from returned database query and using the array in a new query

I'm currently storing results in a variable from a db table like this : $followed = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT user_id1 FROM wp_um_followers WHERE user_id2 = 1", ARRAY_A); This returns an array ...
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How many queries are normal to execute on a WP site?

I use the following PHP code in my theme's footer. <?php echo get_num_queries(); ?> queries in <?php timer_stop(1); ?> seconds. Then I realized that about 140 to 210 queries are ...
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Temporarily storing main search result

I have several different post types and when someone searches, it lumps all the post types together and then I have a drop down select for the user to refine their search by the different post types ...
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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 detect if query is runned from widget?

I want to know if exists function that detect if some database query run from widget, for example from recent_posts widget or search_widget.
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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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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 ...