"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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Get posts with tag all post types

I'm trying to get all posts that have a specific tag, regardless of what type of post that is. I've tried every solution I've found (here on SO and further), but nothing works: I always only get the ...
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Why is WP_Query not working with category_name?

Why on earth is this piece of code not working? $my_query = new WP_Query('category_name=feature'); while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); echo 'test'; ...
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Want to redirect if search query match exact title of any post

I am using WordPress 3.3.1 and new to this system. I want to redirect the search query to the post if query exactly matches post title of some post. I also want it to run before any search query ...
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Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
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Query meta field using between

I'm trying to Query some lattitude and logitude and then I get some long numbers and apperently the Query dont like that. Let says I have these in the database Meta-key: lat Meta-value: 54.3415000 ...
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Using is_main_query to select custom post type on certain page

I've been trying to implement some of the ideas discussed by Andrew Nacin http://wordpress.tv/2012/06/15/andrew-nacin-wp_query/ into my workflow, specifically trying to move away from using ...
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get data from wp-query, outside the loop & without url change

I am working on an advanced search on wordpress based on custom taxonomies. I've been stuck for 72h so I was hoping to have some help or thought... Step 1 --- in the js file the query strings are ...
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Excluding posts from a category but only if they're not in multiple categories

I am looking to exclude a category in Wordpress. I am referring to the Wordpress Codex page on wp_query but I am having the following problem: I want to exclude posts from category 1, but if a post ...
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Should I use Transients with W3 Total Cache APC Caching?

Should I use Transients in my queries like this? <?php if ( ! $my_paged = absint( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ) $my_paged = 1; if ( ! $my_query = get_transient( "567recent_$my_paged" ) ) { ...
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Display Posts by modifying the where clause only for my query

I am trying to display posts that are 7 days old. For that i need to modify the 'where' clause as in code //Hack found on the bottom of http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts ...
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Limit search results to exact match

I have a problem showing results in Wordpress with WP_Query. Problem is simple but as far I'm not programer I wound it difficult. So, I have custom field with values like 1-1-1-1 and 2-1-1-1-1 for ...
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BP Multi Network & Members Directory

With bp-multi-network it appears members are shared across all networks. Example - networks based on location. newyork.mydomain.com, losangeles.mydomain.com, vancouver.mydomain.com At present a ...
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Order Posts by Closest Numeric Values

I'm using custom post types to display properties and have a custom price field assigned to each post. On the property page I want to display a list of four similarly priced properties, two less than ...
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What could be causing my wp_query pagination to break?

I'm using categories and wp_query to create an "advanced search" feature on my website. It was working great until recently I noticed that the pagination was broken. The following 2 links should ...
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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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Search widget breaks when using multiple loops?

I have created wordpress template that uses two loops via WP_Query object. Everything works fine except Search widget. I've been pulling my hairs out for three days now Googling like a madman,but ...
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WP_Query ignores post_type in category view

I have following query to select posts by my custom post-type. This works fine while being on the frontpage (the snippet is included in the sidebar). As soon it gets executed on a category page the ...
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How to target the default Recent Posts and Recent Comments widgets with pre_get_posts?

I added the following to my functions.php: add_action('pre_get_posts', 'keyl_get_emp_posts'); function keyl_get_emp_posts($query) { if ($query->is_main_query()) ...
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WP_Query and next_posts_link

I cannot figure out how to make next_posts_link() work within my custom WP_Query. Here is the function: function artists() { echo '<div id="artists">'; $args = array( 'post_type' => ...
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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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Displaying Posts Related to Other Posts by a Taxonomy Term?

I have a custom post type for musician's profiles, and a taxonomy for their location (categorised hierachically into Countries and then Cities). On the musician's individual profile pages I need to ...
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“pre_get_posts” firing on every query

How can I change arguments for the main query only, and not affect other queries? add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_count'); function custom_post_count($query){ ...
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Using a custom WP_Query with get_template_part loop

I have a query for a custom post type: <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $books = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => 'wiki', 'posts_per_page' => ...
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WP_Query vs get_posts

I have read a number of questions on SE regarding these but I still can't figure the exact difference wrt usage. Would it be true to say that I would probably use WP_Query for the majority of ...
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“tax_query” parameter not working with WP_Query

I have a custom post type called 'episode'. Attached to 'episode' I have a custom taxonomy called 'video_type' that contains two terms: "bonus-footage" and "episode"; "episode" contains two child ...
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How to trigger 404 for custom query var?

How can you trigger a 404 when using custom query vars? I've got re-write rules written for a custom query var, but if you were to request a URL for the query var that should technically be a 404 it ...
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Next_posts_link() works only with original $wp_query

I've got custom template that I want to display paged blog posts. This is the beginning of my file: $wp_query = new WP_Query($args); if($wp_query->have_posts()){ ...
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How to get an array of post data from wp_query result?

When run a query with WP_Query method, I got an object. I understand that I can then do the loop to display stuffs. But, my goal is not to display anything, instead, I want to get some post data by ...
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$wp_query->queried_object->ID throws warning: Undefined property

<?php $current_term = $wp_query->queried_object->name; $current_term_id = $wp_query->queried_object->ID; ?> <hgroup ...
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Get list of WP Updates Across Sites

Is there a way to query a WP site to see the number of updates currently available? I'm not really looking for a list of the actual updates, just the number. This would be the total number of ...
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Unable to display multiple post types in same query (WPML WP_Query)

I'm sure there's some very easy explaination for this, but I'm stuck. I am just trying to put a nice, simple recent posts element on the front-page of a site and for some reason when I try to use: ...
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Advanced Tax Query

Below is my tax query, at the moment this returns all posts which have at least one of the specified terms. Is there a way I can have it return only posts which have ALL of the specified terms? ...
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Archive Listings Filtered by Date Values in a Custom Field/Post Meta?

(Moderator's Note: The original title was "using archive by date with a custom date") I'm adding an additional date to posts as a custom field. Now I want the archive to show posts by the custom date ...
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JSON: schedule creation of json file

After some research I've managed to create a json file which I use as input for Twitter's typeahead (prefetch). On my website I have several hundreds of events and several thousands of artists (both ...
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How to use a custom post type as front page?

I would like to set a site's front page to be a single post from a custom post type. I have been able to alter the request for my front page to a Custom Post Type archive with the following code ...
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How can i get count from query post

How can i get the row counts in query post like mysql count(*). $obj_name = new WP_Query($args); while ($obj_name->have_posts()) : $obj_name->the_post(); // here i want to predict looping ...
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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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How can I connect to another WP database and use WP_Query?

I can connect to the other database with $db2 = new wpdb( $user, $pass, $db, $host );, but how to I get WP_Query() to use $db2? I want to be able to use the loop just the same with $db2 as I can with ...
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Query for posts in 2 taxonomies

I am currently using the following code to display a list with links to posts in a specific CPT and taxonomy: <?php $custom_terms = get_terms('videoscategory'); foreach(array($custom_terms as ...
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Combining queries with different arguments per post type

I am building a section on a site where I am merging two different post types into one loop, and then displaying them randomly. The problem is, I'm having a hard time finding a way to limit the amount ...
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query attachments of parent page if attachments of current page are smaller than …

I'm using WPQuery and get_children($query_images_args) to query attachments from the current page. If the current page has no attachments assigned I'm querying the images of the parent page. This ...
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WP_Query in functions.php

I've got some code that I want to turn into a function. It works great until I wrap it in said function: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' => ...
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Pagination for custom query on single.php

I'm building a site and the basic structure on most pages is as follows: <!-- content query --> <!-- recent posts preview query (paginated) --> <!-- related posts preview query ...
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Check for featured image in WP_Query

Is there a way to filter posts by featured image when initialising a WP_Query object? Example $my_query = WP_Query(array("has_thumbnail"=>true)); or, more ideally $my_query = ...
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How can I query posts from multiple roles?

I'm using the code below from another answer to query posts from 1 custom role, eg "friends". I thought I could just comma separate the roles to list posts from more than one role, but this didn't ...
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What's the best approach for showing posts by A->Z order?

I've just launched a site that has a RESOURCES section in it, listing of school, documents etc. now the client asks to add an 'Alphabetical Sorter' that will enable the users to see in each specific ...
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Custom Field sort not working (WP 3.8.1)

I am trying to sort a custom wp_query using the date format YYYYMMDD (php: date('Ymd') ). This will not be regarded as date field, but rather as a numeric one stored in custom field. My WP-QUERY code ...
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How can i get the last post from wp multisite?

I have to get the last post from my Multisite network on WordPress. For now I use this code for display the last updated post after a cycle on each blog_id: <?php $blogs = get_last_updated(' ', ...
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is_page() not working from within a plugin

In my plugin I'm doing: function get_user_strains() { $userID = get_current_user_id(); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'strain', 'orderby' => 'post_date', ...
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Access to Instance Variables from WP_Query

If I make a query to the wordpress database to pull the five most recent posts of some kind, and I would like to do a different treatment to each of them, is there a way to access the individual ...