"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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How to extend WP_Query to include custom table in query?

I have been days over this issue now. Initially it was, how to store a user's follower data in database, for which I got couple of nice recommendations here at WordPress Answers. After, following the ...
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How do I check if a post has a post thumbnail in WP_Query?

I want to grab the 5 most recent posts that have thumbnails.
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Query to sort a list by meta key first (if it exists), and show remaining posts without meta key ordered by title

I'm working on a custom taxonomy term page template where we want the items that are connected to the term sorted by a publication date (custom date field) - and if there are multiple items on the ...
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replace the WP_Query class in the main query

For a project I needed to heavily modify the behavior of WP_Query. So what I did was extending WP_Query basically like this: class eacf_shared_query extends \WP_Query { function query( $query ) ...
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Sort posts alphabetically by custom field value, insert divider between different letters

i'm listing all posts of my custom post type "person" alphabetically sorted by the custom field last_name on a page. How would i insert a divider (e.g. an image of the letter) before a letter range ...
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wp_query orderby title and meta key value (WP3.1)

I have a taxonomy wp_query and i would like to order the list by title and by meta value (numeric value) Have a meta value Interesting = 1 or 0 in the posts Not so interesting posts would be at the ...
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Is it possible to wrap Geo Location search around WP_Query?

I'll just like to add that I have a current working solution in place and works well but I'm looking for ideas of being able to do it better or cleaner if possible. We have hundreds of properties in ...
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Creating two database tables via plugin

I'm working on a voting plugin for my site and I want to create 2 tables: one that stores votes and another that stores voter ips. In Codex it suggests to use an if statement to see if the table has ...
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How to get Page/Post Gallery attachment images in order they are set in backend using WP_Query()?

I am trying to retrieve all the images from the Gallery of a page in the order they are set in the backend. So far I have: $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query( ...
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Pagination with custom SQL query

I have my own SQL string to select Custom Post Type posts with specific WHERE clause. I've used the offset and limit to return appropriate posts depending on a page being displayed. That's working ...
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How to Get All Posts with any post status?

i am creating a frontend dashboard where i need to show all the post by the current user. So i need to show posts with all post status. Mainly published, trashed and the pending. I am now using ...
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AJAX search on post pages by custom post type

I'm having an issue creating an ajax search on my single post pages. I need to limit the search results to the custom post types "fod_videos" and "post" and category 12. My issue is the search is ...
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Search multiple custom fields by using meta_query

I'm trying to create a search results listing for a custom post type and the problem I'm running in to is with the way the 'meta_query' parameter is stringing the passed values together. It appears ...
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How to prevent execution of default query, while preserving ability to use WP_Query in template?

PROBLEM: I'am trying to prevent execution of default WordPress query for custom category template. I have found a possible solution, but looks like it preventing execution of all post queries: ...
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Warning: urlencode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given

I have posted a question on StackOverflow (sorry for the cross link) and while I'm striving to find a solution to this, I stumbled across this warning : Warning: urlencode() expects parameter 1 to ...
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paginate_links() adds empty href to first page and previous link

This is really weird. In attempting to solve this problem i ended up with an almost perfect use of paginate_links() instead of a custom pagination function: $myquery = new WP_Query($args); $paged = ...
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Group WP_Query by category

OK, here's my setup: Custom post type called "issues" (for a magazine) Posts with custom meta field matching the post ID of the corresponding issue. When I'm on a single "issue" post page, I want to ...
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How to display only top level posts in loop via WP_Query?

How do I set my custom loop to only show top-level posts? I have a hierarchical custom post type and the archive page shows both the parent and child posts.
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How to get the parent's taxonomy?

I have 2 customs post type : "Artist" and "Concert", the "Concert" custom post type is the child of the "Artist" custom post type, the "Artist" custom post type has a "genre" taxonomy. What I'm ...
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WP_Query using meta_query with relation OR and orderby meta_value doesn't work

I've been bashing against a bug for a few hours now, and can't seem to find my error. Could there be a bug with the relation type 'OR' in WordPress? $evenements = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' ...
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Woocommerce custom loop to show all the products

I'm currently working on an e-commerce website and I met an problem. My client want a page e-boutique with all the product categories displayed, followed by 3 promoted products and a button "show ...
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Advanced search form with filters for custom taxonomies

I'm trying to build a complex search form with filters for several custom taxonomies, a search terms input and a select for the number of items displayed / page. The question has been posted before ...
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On Taxonomy Template page, want to add Post_Type

I have a custom taxonomy template page in my theme. Essentially, when someone clicks on a term link into this taxonomy, I -ALWAYS- want to add a specific post-type to the query. I'm not entirely ...
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Order posts by date and then by custom field

I am trying to do something like this one. Ordering posts by day (not time) AND meta value I want to list blog posts ordered by date (not time) and then within that day, I want to sort them by custom ...
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wp query with dynamic taxonomies and terms?

I need wp_query with more than one taxonomies and terms which are dynamic. Multiple terms to one taxonomies each. Like If one taxonomy is Color it has terms blue,green,red Second taxonomy is Size and ...
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Sort posts by custom taxonomy name

Is it possible to sort posts (custom post type) by category / taxonomy (name, desc)? For example my categories would be Season 2012 some post some post some post Season 2011 some post some ...
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numberposts? showposts? posts_per_page?

So the documentation on the Codex is pretty clear that showposts is deprecated. But that same documentation mentions nothing of numberposts. Instead, posts_per_page is listed. But if we turn to the ...
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WP_Query - Order results by meta value

I've checked around and haven't seen an answer which works as of yet. I have a WP_Query with the following arguements: $args = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => ...
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Inject post (from specific category) between posts in Loop

I would like to add a post (from specific category) between posts in the WordPress Loop (such as 'Sponsors'). Example: P P P S P P S P P S P P How can I achieve this? I am a beginner with coding, so ...
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WPML with WP_Query serving up all 3 languages [closed]

I've got something about this on the WPML support forums, but I figured I could ask here as well. Here's the important info: I'm running a WP Multisite setup with custom post types, custom fields, ...
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How to set a custom post type to have viewable future posts

I've setup a CPT to act the same ways as posts but used to post event details. Thing is that some of the posts are in the future and such have a future date set on them. Problem is that normal users ...
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Why does `get_permalink()` produces an add. DB request without $post->filter?

I'm currently working on a custom loop/query where I need to add the permalink of a post to the array of posts I'm retrieving from the DB. Sadly get_permalink() produces one additional DB request ...
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Filter WP_Query for posts having a certain meta-value

How to filter WP_Query for posts having a certain meta-value, without using a Custom Select Query? I have a custom posttype with meta-key: "open", and meta-value options: "yes" or "no". I would like ...
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In loop: posts have thumbnail AND other variables

I am looking to display posts that meet certain requirements. First and foremost, the idea is to show visitors the most viewed posts. I implemented that with some help. So, I got that working with the ...
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Is it true $wpdb->get_results is faster than WP_Query in most cases?

On my homepage, I have a section where I have to display the last five featured posts, where a featured post is simply a post with a custom field is_featured set to 1. I achieved what I want with two ...
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Meta Query with AND & OR?

I'm trying to do some filtering for some posts in WP_Query, but I can't seem to get the right condition. Basically what I wanna do, is get posts that have the custom field event_data (sorted by this ...
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Custom post type archive 404's with paginate_links

im using paginate_links function to create pagination on my custom post type archives, no matter what i do im hitting 404 errors when going to view page 2 (ie clicking to go on one page in the ...
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Related posts by author pagination not working on the production site

The code that I'm using has adapted from this example and successfully tested on my localhost but when I pass the site to a live server, the pagination crashes with wordpress permalinks set (/% ...
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Show list of authors with latest post NOT older than a month

I found two bits of code. One gets me posts NOT older than a month the other bit gets me a list of authors and their custom fields, names, etc. Can someone please help me integrate the two. One runs ...
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WordPress query for most recent posts from multiple categories

I have 5 categories. I want to query each category and get a list of the most recent posts from them. I also only want single post from each category, with no duplicates. Is there a way to do this ...
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get custom post type by tag

Is it possible to retrieve post entry for a custom post type by tag, I have been trying with the following code, however it just locks me into a infinte loop. <aside class="supporting_images"> ...
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Page queried instead of a custom taxonomy

When I try to get an archive for a custom taxonomy, WP searches for a page and doesn’t find anything. The Setup My code from the functions.php: add_action( 'init', 'register_store_taxonomy' ); ...
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WP_Query, custom sort and custom filter

Is it possible using WP_Query to return a filtered list of items based on the following criteria set? I seem to be struggling as there are numerous queries against custom fields. Select all posts ...
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Loop within a loop?

I'm using a couple of custom wp_query loops on my page, the first one retrieves news from a certain category then displays a small excerpt from it with the permalink. The second one is another ...
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How to get post meta value and post in one query?

When query a post, I need not only the post but also the post_meta. But seems the post query and meta query can not be done together. With WP_Query, I first get the posts, then, I need to do ...
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WP_Query not working as expected for attachments and custom meta_query

If I use get_posts() like so I get a number of results with the value 1 for the my_key meta_key: $posts = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'meta_key' => ...
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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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Pagination not working on Custom Page Template

I searched a lot on this but I can't figure out why my code is not working. I published a page with slug "blog" that uses a custom built template "page-blog.php" that I build from editing the ...
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How do I enforce a 404 status for an EXISTING page?

I was able to replace the main query for 404 pages with pre_get_posts but as soon as I point to an existing page, the error changes to 301. What function should I hook to to change the status to 404 ...
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Display posts from Last 24 hours and order them based on most views

I am trying to display the posts of last 24 hours and order them by most views. I call the most views by this code: ...