"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 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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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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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: ...
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How Do I Use WP_Query to Run This Database Query as Search Result?

I have created a search box with a drop down box of 4 options to customize the search: A general default search, no filter A custom search according to the post title for a custom post type only. A ...
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Featured images loop for Orbit Slider

To integrate Zurb´s Orbit Slider in my theme, I´m trying to generate this HTML with WordPress: <div id="featured"> <img src="featured-image-1.jpg" alt="the-alt-tag" ...
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Query with pre_get_posts to get pagination

After pretty much getting everything working with query_posts, I noticed my pagination wasn't running. I was told pre_get_posts should be the solution. My problems: I don't know how to pass all my ...
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Adding session variable and/or cookie based on user-selected input

I am working on a classifieds website that has a custom taxonomy called 'countries'. In the main header menu I have these categories showing in a dropdown list of particular countries people can ...
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Loop inside the loop

I'm working on a project where I need display 2 post from one category and also I need to put another loop between this post post to display random list of post from other category. Easiest way to do ...
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Total Count of Posts NOT in Selected Categories?

I need to get the total number of posts that are not in selected categories. I have category IDs of the categories that I want to exclude from count (in the variable $folio_cat_ids) So far I have ...
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Reduce Database Queries in Code [duplicate]

Can i reduce the queries by compresing this ?, cand i reduce queries, if i can , how can i do? Note : The images are in diferent size http://oi55.tinypic.com/rwp3ex.jpg <div ...
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how to show posts that are missing a meta_value

How can I build a query to find posts that DO NOT contain a certain meta key or meta value? for example: query_posts( array( 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'feature', ...
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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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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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$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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Sorting a query by custom field date

EDIT: Reworded the question for more clarity I'm trying to sort by custom meta box data, which I am converting to a date using the strtotime function, but I'm having some difficulty. My chief ...
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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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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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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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meta_query: using BETWEEN with floats and/or casting to DECIMAL

Each post has a lat/lng value attached to it via postmeta. I'm trying to grab all posts within a bounding lat/lng value. Here's the get_posts query: $posts = get_posts(array( 'posts_per_page' ...
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Custom query - alternate posts by category

I have a custom post type called "services" with a custom taxonomy called "location". Each post is categorized as either "Location A" or "Location B". I need to query all posts from the "services" ...
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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 ...
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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 posts only with featured image

I want to query 6 posts, but only those which have a featured image attached. I am using meta_key method for this with WP_Query as such: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'meta_key' ...
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Make First post different from rest?

Hi i'm using the code below to call post from a certain Category under certain post types, But how do i style it so that i can make the first post different from the rest of the post. <?php ...
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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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Does Wordpress generate an automatic page for post formats?

I want a page to view only a specific post format (e.g. aside). Do I have to create my own page and run a custom query, or does Wordpress have an automatic page generated for me (like the ...
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Querying Multiple Custom Taxonomy Terms

I created a new taxonomy called 'country' and have two terms items inside it: 'USA' and 'Canada'. How do I go about querying this info? I have a filter page with two checkboxes: <input ...
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Posts for next month

How would one get posts that are set to 'future' to display in a loop? I am trying to figure out how to get posts that are in the future months. So if we are in April I want to display posts for May. ...
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How to count post meta key values for all posts in database

In my post meta data I have the following 'key' for every post: "image_details" a typical value of which is an array such as: ...
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get_queried_object() returns null on post date archive

get_queried_object() returns null on post date archives (page type is_date()) and the main blog index page (page type is_home()). Is this intentional, or just an oversight? I was writing a wrapper ...
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Only display a certain number of posts, dependent on how many posts there are available in a query

I am trying to write some code for a slider of posts, at the moment my code involves two WP_Querys, one inside the other, but I can't help feeling there may be a more efficient way of doing what I'm ...
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How do I search an array stored in a custom-field using WP_Query?

I have a custom post type called "on-air" that included a custom-field called "daysonair". The form for this has checkboxes for each day of the week. When you add/update a post, the checked items ...
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Transient pagination not working properly

So I wrote the following to create a transient: $wp_object_i_created = new WP_Query('cat=1'); set_transient('category_one_posts', $wp_object_i_created, 60*60*1); Ok so then I decided "Ya know lets ...
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Better to make new wp_query or only modify main query each time?

I have a theme where I need multiple queries for each column. Is it better to modify the main query with pre_get_post and reset the loop or create a new query for each of my columns?
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Query to return maximum of one post per author

We are introducing a "featured author" area on our site and would like to display the most recent articles by a select group of authors. However, we only want a maximum of one post per author to ...
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query order by date on custom type: wrong order

I know there are very similar questions ans answers out there already, but I simply cannot get my query to get into the right order. I have a custom post type ("bb_articles") with custom fields, ...
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Single page theme that uses pages for the content

I'm making a one page site. On the page I want to run WP_Query three or four times to pull in those 3-4 pages. The page looks a bit like this: <div class="row"> <?php $args = array( ...
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WP_Query() returns null when results exist!

I really, really don't get it. On my archive.php and category.php it doesn't find any content. I know the correct templates are loaded, but WP_Query just don't find any content. This is what i've ...
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meta_query with array as value

I am writing some PHP which allows users of my site to submit a form and query posts by their post_meta. Everything works fine except for one thing, I used Advanced Custom Fields to create the ...
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Using new WP_Query in shortcode in a custom field causes the main post content to not display

I've got a custom post type of files I'm trying to list using a new WP_Query. It works fine when I add the shortcode within the main post content. However, when I add the shortcode to a custom field ...
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Thumb rating for wordpress - top user

I am currently using gd star rating (thumb rating) to rate posts (articles - no rating on comments). What I really want to do is show a table of the top 5 users and their number of votes based on the ...
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How do I query all posts of one type across my multisite installation?

I have a multisite wordpress installation with 5 sites, and within each site there are the same 4 custom post type, I want to query the latest 5 posts across all sites where the post_type is gallery ...
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Custom URl parameter

i have Wp blog that need to receive a custom paramter on category page for filter the posts like my rule. For example: http://mysite.com/category/teste?myvar=ABC How can I get the myvar from ...
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Why does “Blog pages show at most” interfere with my custom wp_query?

I'm very new to WordPress, especially when it comes to creating a custom loop as per below. This works fine, however I'm perplexed why "Blog pages show at most" (under Settings > Reading) is ...
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Custom Field Query - Meta Value is Array

I'm using a custom field query (or trying to) : $args = array( 'post_type' => 'pf_cookbook', 'meta_query' => array( 'key' => 'pf_cookbook_recipes', ...
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How do I get the title of a category in a custom loop?

I am using the following code to display a list of posts within a category, but I want to display the title in it's own h2 tag above the list. <ul class="subcats-list"> <?php $weightloss = ...