"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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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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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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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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WP Query Args - Title or Meta Value

How do I query by meta_value or title? If I set meta_values, $args['meta_query'] = array( 'relation' => 'OR', array( 'key' => 'model_name', 'value' => $thesearch, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing Posts Per Page and offset with pre_get_posts

I have a filter using pre_get_posts to change the number of posts per page from 4 on the news landing page to 8 on all other pages (page 2, 3, etc). However I don't seem to have got the offset ...
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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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Meta query with boolean true/false value

I'm trying to show all rental properties, first by all properties that have not been rented, and then by all properties that are currently rented. There is a custom post type 'rent' with custom post ...
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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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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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Display only posts with thumbnail using WP_Query

I'm having hard times with showing only posts which have featured images using the loop. My PHP level is basic and any help will be really useful. So basically this is my original code : if( ...
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Best approach to create Hot and Trending sections

I am going to implement a Hot and Trending section on a website. I have seen such sections on many popular websites but can't really figure out how exactly this works. Although I assumed Hot section ...
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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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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 ...