"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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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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get_query_var( 'paged' ) not working outside of homepage

Twenty Eleven Theme... On the home page, I have successfully filtered the loop to display just "Featured" posts with pagination functioning properly through nav links. I'm trying to display posts ...
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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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How can i retrieve default post per page value? from settings->reading. And total number of posts?

I want to retrieve the default value of Post per page (the value that is set in settings->reading. I've looked around and so far I've only found ways to query it. problem is i dont want to change ...
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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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Why is WP-Query spelled like it is?

I'm new to PHP and WordPress, and I'm curious: Why is WP-Query capitalized like it is? Is this a PHP naming convention, based on the type of query? Or what? Thanks.
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What kind of object type is WP_Query?

I am getting this error when I try to return the post_title value from my WP_Query: **Fatal error:** Cannot use object of type WP_Query as array Here is the code: $query = new WP_Query( array( ...
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Pagination with WP_Query is buggy - working for some pages, but not the others

I'm having a very peculiar bug with pagination :( I'm trying to display 4 posts per page for a category with slug "lastest-news". The pagination function seems to work correctly. There are 33 posts. ...
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Counting Posts of a Given Post Type Having a Specific Taxonomy?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "How to know the number of custom type posts having a specific taxonomy") I'm stuck with the function wp_count_posts()! I created custom post types called ...
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How to print the excuted sql right after its execution

I am searching for a way by which i can print the executed sql query just after the : $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare("INSERT INTO tbl_watchprosite ...
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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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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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Dynamically link to the latest post or simulate request of specific post in page template

I want to have a link in the wordpress menu pointing to the latest post of a specific category. Because I am not able put a dynamic URL in the wordpress menu, my approach was to put a page with a ...
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How to query for most viewed posts and show top 5

Here is how I am getting the views for one post: function getPostViews($postID){ $count_key = 'post_views_count'; $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true); ...
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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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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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Is it better practice to use query_posts, WP_Query, or get_posts to create various custom loops within a Page?

Right now, I'm using get_posts to retrieve cusstom posts types with a custom taxonomy assigned to it in order to generate static content like this: <?php /** * Template Name: Front Page * ...
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WP_Query to work with custom view

I have created a Database VIEW on wp_posts which selects its all columns and exposes an extra calculated columns (average). So my View is identical to wp_posts plus one column, which I want to use for ...
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Display posts the match taxonomy term linked from wp_list_categoies?

This should be simple, but it escapes me. I have a custom post type and a custom taxonomy. The taxonomy is named "asset_type" and the slug is "type" I am using wp_list_categories to provide a ...
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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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Identify which loop you are hooking into; primary or secondary?

What is the most efficient way to determine which loop I'm in? I have a few plugins that alter the query by hooking into various parts of WP_Query::get_posts(), through the usual suspects, ie ...
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querying with custom meta field with meta_query

How do we get posts where the meta key does not exist in a post. I have created a meta_key video. and i want to be able to get some posts with WP_Query where custom field video does not exist or is ...
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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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Combining two wordpress queries with pagination is not working

I am trying to combine two WordPress queries but it's not working as well as pagination. I want to display today's all posts sorted by comment count and after that I want to display all posts ...
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How to stop wordpress to make the default query?

My goal is a redirect to a custom template based on some new rewrite rule, but without having wordpress to make unusefull queries. my code: function add_rewrite_rules() { add_rewrite_rule( ...
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Order posts by ID in the given order

In the back-office of my theme, the users can choose which posts to display in the front page, and they can also choose in which order the selected posts should appear. I have tried like this: ...
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How to Access Global $multipage or Global $numpages outside the loop?

I am writing a code in the header that pertains to link rel='prev' and link rel='next' thing but I need to check if the post is multipage. I check out these global variables: $numpages $multipage ...
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Merging multiple wp_query objects

I have the code below for a multisite install. It works fine, but I need to merge each WP_Query loop object from each multisite together for use in another template with the WordPress loop. Is this ...
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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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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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WP_Query with checkbox meta_query

I have posted this on StackOverflow too, not sure if that's allowed - if not let me know and I'll remove one (I don't want to look like I'm spamming). Anyway.... I have a custom post type and have ...
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How do I order by multiple custom fields using wp_query?

I have a rating system where the user can enter a custom field of either "Stars" or "Hearts", but whichever one they choose they have to enter a value of 1 thru 5. Using wp_query, I can successfully ...
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How to make an activities stream mixing posts and comments?

What I'm currently trying to make is an activities stream wich list : The posts, the comments, both mixed between them and ordered by date. My idea is to make two queries, but i don't know how to ...
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Using WP_Query To Get Posts Randomly From today

In the logic of the data_query(); I found this WP_Query sample: <!-- Second Senses Featured --> <ul id="featuredSecond" class="featured-second"> <?php $today = ...
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Order by meta_value_num DESC and meta_value ASC on WP 4.0

I have created a custom post type that I want to order by custom-field-1, which is boolean so its value is either 1 or 0, in DESC order (1 to 0) custom-field-2, which contains text and is supposed ...
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WP_query taxonomy + get all posts with two terms from same taxonomy

This is a follow up question to Add_query_arg + two times the same argument? I want to get the post count from all posts tagged with 2 different tags from same taxonomy $args2 = array( ...
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How can I reduce the number of database query calls for this custom homepage?

I am working on the design of a blog with the below(just a sample) category hierarchy. PARENT | ...
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“pagination” (but not really) and queries using custom posts types

More of a conceptual question here, than a strict code question: Working on a site for a musician who wants to list concerts, both upcoming and past. These are custom post types that use a custom ...
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switch_to_blog() performance considerations & alternatives

I'm currently in the conceptual phase for a multisite network. The rough idea is: There are multiple networked sites and all publish posts for their own. The network admin is able to establish ...
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How to query for a week using key => value WP_Query argument notation?

I would like to be able to query for a specific year and week using WP_Query argument notation. I am using this notation as I would like the page to paginate. What's the correct "year" and "week" ...
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Querying post from a multisite network

I am working on a multisite blog network where I have to display recent post on my home page, 10 post per page navigation. I did implement it using wpdb object with one complex sql statement. I got ...
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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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WP_Query not looking at child category

Hi all I have a loop that shows a post on a single page and puts the first category name in the variable $cat: $cat = $category[0]->cat_name;?> Now after the post I have a link to show ...
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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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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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Adding Post Counts to Menu (Nav) Programmatically?

I'm fairly stumped on this. Without getting too query-heavy, I was wondering what path one might take to produce a menu that links to a category of posts, and displays in parenthesis how many new ...
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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 ...