"wp-query" ambiguously refers to one of two things. 1) WP_Query is a class native to Wordpress which allows users to query the posts database using a number of criteria. 2) $wp_query is the default object that holds the main query object on each WordPress page.

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Ajax load more posts - WP_Query parameters not working

I'm trying to replace the standard WP pagination with an Ajax load more posts button. I'm basically following the code from this question which for the most part works well. Here's the relevant code:...
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Is it possible to add query parameters on the archive page?

I have a custom post type (works), and an archive page (archive-works.php). I would like to hide the non-public posts from the archive page, so I added a custom meta box. I also modified the query to ...
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Not getting author rank when using return

I am implementing a section in my website to get the top 5 authors using this code. function ranked_authors(){ $usrs = get_users('role=contributor'); $countarr = array(); foreach ($usrs as $...
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Querying by taxonomy vs Querying by Custom fields Speed Comparison

I'm developing a listing portfolio for our project. (Basicaly yachts with their type, size, price, cabins, draft, build year, refit year etc.) I should filter them according to type and sort by (...
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How to make the default Wordpress search return borader results

I'm displaying the results of a search query on one of my custom pages. The query is simple: $shopArgs = array( 's' => get_query_var('s'), 'post_type' => 'products', '...
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Exclude posts that only have the 'Uncategorized' category [duplicate]

I want to exclude posts that only have the Uncategorized category (i.e. category id 1), but if a post is (erroneously) categorised as "Uncategorized" but also has other categories, I want to include ...
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WP Query to have sticky posts first, with pagination and having a joint 'posts per page' arg with main loop

I am building a Wordpress site and have come to a bit of a wall while using a WP_Query, it started out quite simple but then sticky posts got thrown into the mix and it's becoming a bit harder to ...
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WP_Query to show post from a category OR custom field

I am looking for a way to show posts that belongs to a specific category or if they have a custom field. If I specify both parameter 'cat' => '9' and 'meta_key' => 'featured' in query arguments ...
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Using AJAX to return search form results

I'm trying to take user input from a search form, build a query based on user input, and then return relevant posts using AJAX. Right now, the form builds the select dropdowns properly. The form ...
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Show posts of an advanced search form

I have created a search form with multiple fields, and I want to display the posts that match all the fields inserted in the search form. For example, if I choose T-shirt && Red && L, ...
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Wp redirect to url with ampersand string

i have a url like this: www.url.ui/?keyone=valueone&keytwo=valuetwo&ekythree=valuethree stored in a variable: $url = www.url.ui/?keyone=valueone&keytwo=valuetwo&keythree=valuethree ...
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WP_Query Group by Author and Order each group DESC

I'm trying to do a query where I get all the posts from a specific category, order/group them by author and in each group order the posts DESC. In the end the author with the newest post will be a the ...
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Multiple search queries on one page

I need to display results of three different search queries on one page. More precisely, there is a searchbox on my page where a user enters a search phrase. Once the search phrase is submitted, I ...
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Display posts if specific country

I'm running a simple query that displays some posts within a custom post type. Via each post within that post type, I've added an ACF True / False checkbox. If the checkbox is ticked, I'd like that ...
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What exactly does the 's' parameter search for in WP queries?

I have a simple question, but can't find the answer anywhere. What exactly does the 's' parameter search when used in a query? Ex: $args = array( 's' => $keyword ); $query = new WP_Query($args)...
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Wordpress page and plugin list using sql query

I want to get all published pages and activated plugins of my word press site,i want all pages and plugin using mysql query.i don't want to copy paste all pages from wp admin.i want to get this list ...
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pre_get_posts with get_posts

So in the template I've multiple featured posts and sliders and 2 default loops. I use get_posts for everything except default loops (obviously). Now the issue I'm having is excluding get_posts ...
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How to display the number of posts in a category using WP Query

Just a quick one but I am stuck in doing this. I am running a WP_Query for a category and and want to know how to display the number of posts in a category using WP Query! This is the start of my ...
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Overriding $wp_query on a template

What would be the disadvantages/problems of overriding a global variable, in this case the $wp_query? Example in template archive-books.php: get_header(); global $wp_query; $wp_query = new WP_Query(...
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Displaying the category name of a custom post type

So I have a custom query, in which I'm displaying some results posts of a custom post type called "staff". This custom post type is linked to a custom taxonomy called "department". I am able to ...
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's' term in WP_Query extended class causes huge memory leak (268MB)

I've used WP-Geo-Posts as a starting point for building a plugin which extends WooCommerce to support classifieds-like functionality. Using ACF I've associated products with a location (latitude and ...
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Limiting number of related posts

I'm trying to add a related posts section to the bottom of my single post views. It needs to grab the categories of the current post and show just 2 posts that match any of those categories. I'm ...
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Compare meta key separation

I have a meta key called $availability that can have one of four options but also multiple values separated by pipe: |. For example the value could be: severaltimes_week|oncetwice_month|occasionally. ...
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wp_query - show pages that have parent defined

Can I achieve this with wp_query? I only want to get pages that have parent selected. I'm using JSON API plugin and need to make a http request - would this be possible with url wp query also? For ...
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Slow WP_Query with 'OR' on meta_query

Essentially, I'm trying to query using a filter for the args being fed into WP_Query() like so: public function filter_wp_query( $args, $template_slug ) { $args['post_type'] = '...
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Limit amount of pages shown in pagination within wp_query

I've got a query that looks like this: $args = array ( 'post_type' => $postType, 'paged' => $paged, 'pagination' => true, '...
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new WP_Query messes up pagination

I've been looking around for a solution to displaying a separate amount of posts specifically for the archive pages, and thought I had came up with some working code, however I see it messes up ...
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post_results filter confused by pagination in sidebar and main section

I have a post_results filter that I want to use to manipulate the results returned from a the query. Let's say that it's supposed to put stars around the first post on the first page, second post on ...
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WP_Query shows all posts on single post pages

Looking for assistance with WP_Query. I'm learning to create WordPress themes and I am practicing by creating a real estate theme. What I am trying to do is set up a properties page (custom post type) ...
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Shortcode in a blog post, footer and related products stop working

I have a problem, I develop a shortcode, and it works fine just that when I put it in a blog post, footer and related products stop working. I show you my code I hope you can help me. <?php ...
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Query using string from custom field as array value

Firstly, what I am trying to do is display posts from Category x on posts from Category y where text from a custom field on post from Cat y matches text from one of 2 custom fields on cat x. I am ...
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Add Custom Post Type of specific Custom Taxonomy to regularly blog loop

I want to add a CPT to be shown in the blog. I figured out that I can use the filter hook pre_get_post to get the query object and I can modify it. However just adding another post type to the loop is ...
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Meta Queries - should nesting work after WP 4.1?

I have a rather huge meta_query here and it hangs at execution: browser just won't load the page, it goes on loading ... As far as I know this should work after WP 4.1 (I have it). Also tried ...
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Get newest value of an array

I would like to show custom posts as an "issues" page. I can hard code the 'terms', e.g. issue-3, but how can I display just the newest one? $the_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' ...
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Display Count of posts

I'm trying to create a counter that will display the page number followed by the page count of a category page, where there is 1 post per page. For example if there are 10 posts in a category: 1/10, 2/...
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How to filter sql only for a specific post type

I have been trying to join a custom table with a regular wordpress query, but only under a specific condition (a specific post type). I have a single-event.php template that runs the main query, and ...
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Get results from the main wp_query

I would like to alter the main wp_query and then email the results as PDF or HTML email. I have managed to filter wp_query using custom filters and some code similar to this inside my plugins ...
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Plugin does not create a custom table upon activation

I have a problem as the title says. My plugin does not create a custom table when it's activated. My code is: function bsp_create_update_table() { global $wpdb; //geting the acces to a wp tables $...
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Get all custom posts with a certain taxonomy

So the site i am working on has a Custom Post type of "Case Results" and one of the columns is "Type of Case". On a certain page I need to get all of these "Case Results with a "Type of Case" of "...
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previous_posts_link not working in WordPress pagination

I'm using a custom query in my front page to show some posts from a category. it ll be selected by the admin from backend(using redux framework to do that). Now when I click older entries (...
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Eliminate typical pages on search page, turn it into ajax search with “infinite” sized single page

I'm trying to change the default behaviour or WP search page, I have hidden the paging links, and added a button("more results") that sends an ajax request, but I'm not sure how to handle this request....
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Custom WP_Query order by post_meta and (author) user_meta

I am having an issue that i couldn't find on google and elsewhere. To put problem in the context. I am making a wordpress site where user can put their tutor listing for giving a tutorials, and i am ...
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Add parameter to first post only

I've set up a custom post type called "Videos". I have assigned an ACF oEmbed custom field to "Videos". On the archive page, I have a loop which queries the custom post type and displays all of the ...
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Query Multiple Post types each with own meta query

I have 2 post types: lets say products and product_variations. I'd like to be able to modify the query via pre_get_posts to get all product with meta_keys "_visible" = "true" and "_available" = "true" ...
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Creating attachments archive in tags and categories

Per this question (How to create an attachments archive with working pagination?), I've been using the following function to have archive pages display attachments as well as pages and posts. It was ...
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Date query for a custom meta field

I would like to use something similar to the following date_query but I would like to use some custom meta fields instead of the existing post columns. For example instead of post_date_gmt I would ...
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Exclude first 5 posts of specific categories in the main loop

I read this article about how to set an offset for one specific category in the loop. I was wondering about if this was possible for more than just one category. My problem with the code suggested in ...
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Reduce or prevent calling of update_meta_cache

My theme calls the update_meta_cache() function 58 times per page! This function appears to run the following query based on the post in question: SELECT post_id, meta_key, meta_value -> FROM ...
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Exclude a category if post is only in that category using wp_Query

I have two categories Category1 (ID = 1) Category2 (ID = 2) I want to display posts Which are in Category2 and in (Category1 + Category2). If a post is only in Category1 then it should not ...
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Function to retrieve IDs of posts, cache results, and improve wp_query

I'm looking to optimize db performance by creating a function that retrieves IDs of posts in a certain category and caches results. So instead of having a query like: SELECT … WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts....