"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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Tracing the life of a query

I can't find documentation regarding this - but is there a way to see how a query might bounce around from one filter to another? I've got a list of possible wp_filters and their relevance but I ...
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next_posts_link not working for loop called with ajax

On my homepage I display a loop of posts that I allow to be replaced by ajax search results and other custom loops. Those results are returned in a template with a custom wp_query. The issue is ...
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Query causing load because of SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS post counting?

I found this query causing some load in the server, my hosting provdier asked me to look on it. SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts I think this select no. rows found in wp_posts table.. but i ...
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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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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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What is the most efficient way of querying posts based on visits and date for current day?

I am about to develop a piece of code for my site to display the most popular posts of the day that are X days old. I would like some help from you to achieve this the most efficient way. This is ...
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Build a content and excerpt grid loop with paging and options for # of posts

What I'd like to do: on index.php, a loop that shows a selectable number of full posts using the_content and then below that shows a selectable number (the number of posts can be hardcoded in the ...
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How do you get the count of posts in an archive page?

I have a custom posts archive page of the type archive-my_custom_post_type.php and I am using the "standard" loop which consists of the ever-so famous <?php if(have_posts()) : ?> <?php ...
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Enforcing canonical URLs with multiple custom post types

I'm working on a project with several custom post types, where one of the post types is naturally (but not actually in the WordPress sense) the 'parent' of the others. For example, say I have a ...
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find a random blogid across my multisite network that has at least one post published

I need to find a random blog across my multisite network that has at least one post published of a certain post_type, and return its blogid as a variable so I can use it in a switch_to_blog() call. I ...
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Is it possible to orderby multiple meta_keys when using meta_value_num?

Reading through the order & orderby documentation, it's not clear to me whether there is any support to order based on multiple meta_key values. Obviously, using meta_query I can return posts ...
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Custom query incorrectly returning everything [closed]

I'm missing something somewhere, but I cannot connect the dots. Everything outputs properly except that the query returns everything from the DB, not just posts. Can anyone spot a reason for this ...
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Sticky Posts & Posts Per Page [closed]

I notice that sticky posts will disregard the posts_per_page param? Like I have a query like $q = new WP_Query(array( 'posts_per_page' => 4, ... )); If there are 3 sticky posts, I will get 6 ...
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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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“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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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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How to store and receive variables in WP sessions?

I have a form with some checkboxes and inputboxes selectboxes and it shows what the user wants via an ajax call. The problem is that when the user click on the item and the detail page is shown and ...
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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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Why does pagination always break when used on any form of a home page?

Why does WP pagination break when used on the homepage? If you take the code below and use it in a page template it works perfectly (make sure you have 3 or more posts). However, as soon as you use ...
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Custom Post Type, WP_Query and 'orderby'

I do have a custom post type with the following setup: $supports = array( 'title' , 'editor' , 'thumbnail' , 'revisions' , 'page-attributes' ); $args = array( 'hierarchical' ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Return only Count from a wp_query request?

Is it possible with the standard build-in tools in Wordpress to get wp_query to only return the count of an query? Right now, I’ve a query which has several meta_queries but what the only thing I’m ...
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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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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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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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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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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_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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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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Query posts distinct authors

I am trying to get post from a category ordered random, but making sure that the author does not repeat itself. So I have this query which works as intended, but there is the chance that the author ...
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WP JSON REST API (Ryan McCue) how to query posts with specific meta data with 'AND' relation?

I use Wp_query class to query my posts. 15 posts are in a template fetched on page load and their filtering works fine. Infinity scroll fetches for other posts using JSON restful services. The filter ...
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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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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( ...