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How to display specific posts with WP_Query?

I need some help with displaying some specific WordPress posts. User's on my site can click on an 'Add to favorite' link which will then store that post ID in the user_meta table for that user as an ...
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How to update serialized data in the user meta data

In my wp_usermeta table I have a field called "wp_s2member_custom_fields" In it is stored this value: a:2:{s:6:"alumni";s:3:"Yes";s:19:"donations_collected";s:2:"10";} I am trying to use: ...
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Removing “HTTP://” From the_author_meta?

By default WordPress prints http:// in front of URLS users add in their profile, which are called using the following code: <?php the_author_meta('user_url'); ?> Could somebody provide me the ...
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Add a member number to new user

I need to add a number to user as meta info (it's a 5 digit number) at the time they register. I assume I would use the user_register action to call a script. I also assume I would use ...
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What's the most efficient database method to add and query usermeta?

What's the most efficient way - concerning the database - to add and query extra usermeta fields to a profile? I need to add four additional fields of numeric and text data to a user profile and then ...
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Adding fields to the “Add New User” screen in the dashboard

I'd like to add the field "Company Name" to the add new user page in the admin panel. I've done quite a bit of searching and have been unable to find details on how to do this. I can easily add info ...
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How to search for users based on added user metadata

I have added several new fields to the user profile (areacode, company, affiliate, etc) and I would like to present a way to search on these fields. Please point me in the right direction.
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How do you add a custom option to user data?

I would like to add avatars to my users. I have a limited group on a site I'm working. Uploading isn't really a problem we can just put the images on the server and use URL's to set our avatars(Only ...
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Hide a nav menu item based on get_user_meta results

I'm trying to hide a navigation menu item under certain circumstances. Specifically, if a user is logged in AND has already registered their product bar code, I want to hide the 'Register Kit' link ...
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Create a new usermeta field for users

How do I create a new usermeta field with a drop down selection values? Im want to create a conditional statement for all users with a certain value of the new custom field I want. For example, The ...
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get_user_meta Short Profile Section

Ok so i have added a custom field into the users edit profile page where they can add a link to a url of an image they want. I am currently using this for contribitors and above but i also have a ...
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If Else Gravatar Author Picture

Ok so i have added a custom field inside of the WordPress edit profile field where a contributor and above can add a custom image if they do not use gravatar. Now i am trying to write a if else ...
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Querying Email Addresses for a List of Users with Same Last Name?

I have a site with many users and many of them have the same last name. I want to get the emails of all the users with the same last name (IE: Smith) that has a post related to a particular taxonomy ...
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LEFT JOIN, INNER OUTER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN is driving me crazy. Please help?

fellow coders! I an having a hard time JOIN(ing) tables. I have a a lot of users on my site and many of them have the same last names. I am trying to get their emails by their last name. WP stores ...
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Problem storing arrays with update_user_meta

I am writing a function that adds an ID number to an array and puts the array in the usermeta. $_GET['auction'] is the post_id. Here is the function: $reminders = ...
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add custom field in user register form

In my WordPress based site, I want to add a custom field (e.g. type of user - employee, investor) in the user registration form in the admin side, without editing the core file. Can anyone please ...
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mysql query two database tables, users and usermeta and sort by custom meta int value

I am trying to get an array of site users sorted by a custom meta value (an int). I can query the users just fine and get them back to use in a foreach. I currently have the query results come back ...
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Is it possible to read a result if wp_update_user or update_user_meta fails?

I am using both wp_update_user() and update_user_meta() and I want to be able to check for an error, and if one occurs, output it to the user. Is this possible using something like $result = ...
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Author custom fields post meta, the code?

If I wanted to get a custom field of the current user I would use something like this. <?php echo get_user_meta($user_info->ID,'address_line_2',true);?> This time however I want the author so ...
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get_usermeta() deprecated in favor of get_user_meta(). But why doesn't it make use of it?

While coding WP I just wondered about this simple fact: get_usermeta() is deprecated since version 3.0. The warning suggests me to use get_user_meta(). Even the parameters are pretty similar, I ...
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Allowing an email as the username?

Is it possible to allow people to utilize their email as their username?
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In what part of the Wordpress core does the users table and usermeta table get joined?

I have been trying to work out just where in the massive jungle of Wordpress include classes the usermeta table is joined onto the users table and if so, how does it work? The one confusing thing ...