"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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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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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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Meta query with string starting like pattern

I have a custom WP_Query with the following meta_query: $meta_query = array(); $meta_query['relation'] = 'AND'; if(!empty($postcode)) { $meta_query[] = array( 'key' => 'postcode', ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to display page content in a page template?

In my WordPress site, I made a custom page template, which contained a custom query [using WP_Query()]. With that query, I can perfectly get the posts of a certain category. But I want to show the ...
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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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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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Include both default and Custom Post Type in query modified inside pre_get_posts

I want to include custom post type in the author arhive page. I tried the method discussed in this post: Including post_type = 'wiki' in author archives add_action( 'pre_get_posts', ...
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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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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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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 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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$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 class="section-heading wrapper"> ...
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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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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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Ignore a filter on the media library

As per my question yesterday, I need to exclude all images from most of my WordPress queries - yesterday, I thought I needed to exclude them from all queries, until I came upon the following issue. ...
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Get post ids from WP_Query?

Is there a way I can retrieve an array of post ids queried from the following: $latest = new WP_Query( array ( 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 3 )); if ( ...
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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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order by numeric value for meta value

I have read countless posts on ordering data by numeric value ( as opposed to string - it i have a numeric meta value and it gets ordered like this 1 11 12 2 233 etc as opposed to the way i want it I ...
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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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ACF Relationship Field Search Filtering

I am trying to assign relate posts using the ACF relationship field. It has typeahead search to search by post titles. I would like to add meta_data search to the ACF relationship search. This ...
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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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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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What is an efficient way to query based on post_meta?

The problem I am having is when I allow users to filter posts it overpowers the database and things run extremely slow. I am unsure what the best way to query posts using meta values is. My site has a ...
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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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WP_Query orderby taxonomy term value (numeric)

I have this query... <?php $press = new WP_Query(array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' => 'individual', 'post_status' => 'private' )); ...
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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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Using Query Posts With Multiple Post Types And A Taxonomy

I am developing a site that has two different custom post types; one of them is called Articles and one is called Sketchpad. Sketchpad is user submitted content that is assigned a custom taxonomy term ...
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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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Query Custom Post Types & category_name?

I'm using jQuery Supersized to create a full screen image slideshow. The images are called from a custom post type called Slides. The code works fine but I want to be able to only pull in Slides in a ...
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Loop with break in the middle

I'm trying to create a gallery type page which shows one post thumbnail from each post category. The trouble is that I want to display the page title and a link to the portfolio page in the middle of ...
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Group posts by meta_key

I have a Problem with grouping meta_values. The Query looks for posts with the meta key "company". I want a unique listing of the colors like: blue red yellow array_unique was not successful and also ...
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Display products from specific category in shop page

I know many people asked for this question but I didn't find a proper way to do it. How to add a simple meta_query (product_cat) before the execution of the shop page's query. Maybe by using a filter ...
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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: ...
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WP_Query class not found

The idea is simple. I have a drop-down menu generated with get_categories(). This outputs a list of categories in an unordered list, each in it's own li element. I'm getting the text values of those ...