"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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“Apache HTTP Service has stopped working” with WP Query in WordPress 2.9.2

When my script runs the 4th line below in WP 2.9.2, its causing my web app to throw an "Apache HTTP Service has stopped working" error $cat=get_cat_ID('top-menu'); $catHidden=get_cat_ID('hidden'); ...
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Sorting posts DESC based on the number of comments using WP_Query

I have this unusual requirement from my client that I need to accommodate. They want to be able to view the posts with the largest number of comments first. At first I thought using a custom select ...
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Custom Post Type Loop within Shortcode

I'm really at loss as to why this isn't working: I am using a shortcode to display a query on a custom post type + taxonomy, this is the segment of it: // - arguments - $args = ...
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Passing and retrieving query vars in wordpress

I have two authors pages, one displays about 5 posts. Then I'm trying to setup another page that will be all of their posts. I have created a template called moreauthorposts.php and I'm trying to ...
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Is it necessary to use wp_reset_query() in a WP_Query call?

I'm using the following code to retrieve posts: <?php $featuredPosts = new WP_Query(); $featuredPosts->query('showposts=5&cat=3'); while ($featuredPosts->have_posts()) : ...
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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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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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How do I change the order (ASC and DESC) in the following retrieval method using WP_Query?

The following code retrieves only custom post types with the custom taxonomy "Slider." I would like to change their order to ASC. The code: <?php // Retrive custom post type with a custom ...
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Display different number of posts from one category on the different pages

according with Pagination with custom loop. I use the custom loop for display flash game. For make a pagination on the page with posts from one category (mydomain/category/categoryName) I used: ...
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Ajax future single post query doesn't work when NOT logged in

I am having a problem with an ajax request for a single post, when the user is not logged in. The post is a calendar date and is in the future. the query works fine if I am logged into wordpress but ...
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How to include category name/id in wp_query for retrieving “custom post type” from a particular category?

Here is the code I'm using right now. It fetches the posts from all the categories in the 'sp_events' post type. <?php $feat_art = new WP_Query(array('post_type' => 'sp_events','post_status' ...
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Sorting the Loop by Taxonomy Value

This is a similar question to Sorting for each custom taxonomy, but I don't feel like it was clearly asked or responded to. I have a custom post type "player" and a custom taxonomy "player_details". ...
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Why doesn't PhotoSmash plugin play well with wp_query?

I am using the PhotoSmash plugin to let users upload their own images and vote on them, and it works great. On one of my pages I use the following code to list the posts that have a certain category: ...
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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 Pagination

I am having problems with pagination on category page that lists posts only within a certain category. Here is my code: What happens is the Next link takes to /page/2 but the content stays the same. ...
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Query custom taxonomy by term id?

I made a custom post type and a custom taxonomy, but I have a problem. When I access the url http://www.ithemes.co.kr/?shopcat=galaxy-s, it works well. But when I access the url ...
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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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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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Can I create a loop with multiple post types and specify different $args for each post type?

I'd like to create a custom loop that includes all Post types: Post and Video. Then I'd like to specify to show all posts of the post type Video, but only show posts that are in the category ...
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Custom wp_query time filter on meta_value

My goal is to only show posts with opening hours after business hours, for a given day. So, e.g. I have a (custom) post with following meta_key and meta_value: meta_key = 'monday, meta_value = '14:00 ...
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Create unique page without header.php for json feed

I have two WordPress sites on separate domains. I need to expose the latest posts within a category via a json feed on one site that I have to use for the other site. I'll need to hit a "hidden" url, ...
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Fastest way to get the comment and ping total count for a post

I'm making my own comment template (like this) and I need to know how can I get the comment and ping count for the current post, maybe using a fast database query or something like that? Note that I ...
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Custom query_posts() parameter

I'm adding voting features to a theme. Visitors can vote posts Up or Down. I created a table for storing number of votes for each post and that works fine. Now I'm trying to sort posts by their votes. ...
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Prevent WordPress from loading comments

I'm displaying the comments for a post my way, using $comm = get_comments() and then passing $comm to wp_list_comments() (this is the reason why). How to disable WordPress from loading comments from ...
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WP_Query with the “offset” argument

I'm making a custom query for posts using something like: $p = new WP_Query(); $p->query(array('offset' => 30, 'posts_per_page' => 10)); If I have 36 posts on the entire blog, ...
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How modify the comment content persistently based on $wp_query?

For a plugin, I need to build my own very early post content and comment content filter. Post content/text changing works, i.e. the modifications end up in the client's browser. But my comment ...
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if statement on database query

Part of a voting script I'm working on: I'm checking a custom table in my WP database to see if a user already voted for a post by checking the IP address and the post id. If the user's IP already ...
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Creating two database tables via plugin

I'm working on a voting plugin for my site and I want to create 2 tables: one that stores votes and another that stores voter ips. In Codex it suggests to use an if statement to see if the table has ...
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Fatal error: Call to a member function query() on a non-object

In the code below (from my functions.php), I'm attempting to create an array of items from the wp_postmeta table where the meta_key is "_wp_attached_file". I'm getting an error: Fatal error: Call to ...
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How should I use posts_where to change meta_value from a string to integer?

How should I use posts_where to change meta_value from a string to integer?
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Custom Taxonomy WP_Query for All Terms in a Taxonomy?

Is there an easy way to query for any posts that is tagged with any term from a particular taxonomy? I know this technique: $custom_taxonomy_query = new WP_Query( array( 'taxonomy_name' => ...
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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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List Posts by Category for a Non-Zero, Non-NULL Custom Field Value?

(Moderators note: The original title was: "Need help identifying and looping through categories where posts have custom field set") I need to loop through my categories however I need to limit the ...
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Problem with WP_Query sort

I have the following custom query written for a page- $menu_loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'page', 'posts_per_page' => 50, 'post_parent' => 616, 'order_by' => 'post_title', 'order' => ...
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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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Getting Post Comments for post ID using WP_Query() and a Custom Loop?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Is there a way to get post comments by post ID on a custom loop using WP-Query()?") Hi! I'm running a custom loop using WP_Query, that only displays one ...
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Different Results with query('s=computer') vs get_posts('s=computer')?

I have two different pieces of code and it's returning two different results. $search_query = new WP_Query(); $search_posts = $search_query->query('s=computer'); echo count($search_posts); vs. ...
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Displaying Posts Related to Other Posts by a Taxonomy Term?

I have a custom post type for musician's profiles, and a taxonomy for their location (categorised hierachically into Countries and then Cities). On the musician's individual profile pages I need to ...
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Querying posts from multiple sites in a network?

I realize there have been a few questions which dance around the solution I am after but I believe I am looking for something specific. This is actually a two part question: 1) My goal is to have ...
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What's the best approach for showing posts by A->Z order?

I've just launched a site that has a RESOURCES section in it, listing of school, documents etc. now the client asks to add an 'Alphabetical Sorter' that will enable the users to see in each specific ...
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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?
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Excluding Sticky Posts from The Loop and from WP_Query() in WordPress?

The following snippet is from a sidebar widget that lists "recent posts". Since its on the home page and I feature my lastest sticky post prominently on that page, I want to skip over the sticky in ...
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Differences Between WP_Query() and get_posts() for Querying Posts?

What are the differences between using WP_Query() and get_posts()? Which is better to use in what case and why?