"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_Query: Why is sticky post not first item in loop?

I've got a custom WP_Query loop based of meta_value variables: $meta_cat = get_sub_field('category'); $posts = new WP_Query( array( 'cat' => $meta_cat, 'posts_per_page' => get_sub_field(...
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How do I reorder (pop and push) items from WP_Query?

I have this piece of code: $normal_args = array( 'order' => 'desc', 'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1, 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' ...
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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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Querying post from a multisite network

I am working on a multisite blog network where I have to display recent post on my home page, 10 post per page navigation. I did implement it using wpdb object with one complex sql statement. I got ...
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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 categories)?...
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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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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 correct,...
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How do I exclude all images from a wp_query?

I want to query attachments and exclude all images. I can see how to include only images, using 'post_mime_type' => 'image/*', but I couldn't find any way of achieving the opposite. Is there any ...
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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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Searching user meta using WP_User_Query

Per the documentation for WP_User_Query, there is an available search parameter. It looks something like this: $users = new WP_User_Query(array( 'search' => 'This is my search' )); You can ...
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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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How to make WP_Query 'post__in' accept an array?

I have a function that returns a comma separated list of post ids that a particular user can access. I want to use this list in a WP_Query loop. The custom function: $array = user_albums(); foreach( ...
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WP_Query and Pagination on a Static front page

For the past two days I've been trying to debug an issue with WP_Query() and Pagination. A website I'm a dev for uses a Wordpress theme (Salient by ThemeNectar) that includes the visual composer ...
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How to check if I'm on a custom post type archive in the admin area

I am trying to alter the query that's ran on the admin page of my custom post type. This page: /wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=my_venue. Typically, I would use is_admin() && is_post_type_archive(...
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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 type="...
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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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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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Recommended way to drop a pending query (in pre_get_posts)?

It looks like an e-commerce plugin's core query will be of no use to me in one particular template so I would like to discard it completely in favor of my own WP_Query loops in the template. It's not ...
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how to filter by last name for custom post

I have a custom post type (speaker) and I would like to load the list of speakers sorted by last name. I can't seem to figure it out. I tried the code from this post: http://stackoverflow.com/...
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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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Single page theme

I am trying to create single page theme. What i have trouble with is understanding this whole wordpress query logic. There is query object and supposedly i get all published posts like this: $...
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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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tax_query in WP_Query problem

I am trying to create a widget which queries multiple taxonomies for my plugin but am having problems with my query. My query is: $query_args = array( 'numberposts' => $limit, ...
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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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Reverse chronology of post listing

I"m working on modifying a theme that is based on 2010. I want to make the posts on this blog display earliest to oldest, but I don't see how to do this in the theme: I understand I need to add . "&...
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Which custom query am I in and how can I access its properties & methods?

Sometimes there's no way around creating a custom query, but when I do and then loop through it, I often want to use get_template_part() within the custom query loop to pull in a template I already ...
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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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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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querying on custom meta fields and sorting them by custom meta

I have event posts with multiple custom date and time fields. To pull all the events happening this week, I am querying on the different date fields. Here is my code: $today=date("Y-m-d"); $nextweek= ...
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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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All sticky posts are returned in custom query

I have the following code: $recommended_args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' => 3, 'post__in' => get_option('sticky_posts'), ...
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Best Practice For Querying Grandchildren?

Objective: Query and loop through a page's third-level "grandchildren" in a way that allows pagination. Here's the code that I'm using (pagination excluded): // Get the ID of the first ...
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category__in not working on custom post type

Can't get my WP_Query loop to work, cannot figure out why category__in won't work. Just want to pull certain categories FROM my custom post type $args = array( 'post_type' => 'bbt', '...
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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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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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Compare meta_query decimals not working right

I have a custom field named 'rating' that holds decimals from 1.0 to 10. I am trying use wp_query to get me all the posts with a rating of 8.0 to 10. What I have so far almost works perfectly but it ...
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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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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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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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Custom Taxonomy with Custom Post Type Finds No Posts

I've created a custom post type named mfg_ppn and a custom taxonomy called mfg_pp, and they are referenced as $this->cpt_promotion_newsand $this->cpt_promotionin case you were wondering about ...
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Orderign WP_Query results by 2 variables

Reposting since I think I messed up the original post and it got rejected... I am trying to figure out the args for a WP_Query that will return products that are ordered by first one custom variable ...
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Pagination not working

I have been using the same pagination query for the majority of the websites i have created. This time it is not working for some reason I have used the pagination trouble shooting links Here but ...
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WP_Query inside an existing wp_query stops next post showing

I have a query that is showing the 5 latest posts on my homepage from the blog. After the second post I have added a div #more-news then the posts carry on in order after this. This was all working ...
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Specific loop in Shortcode

I'm making shortcode and I'm stuck here. Here is code: add_shortcode('service-shortcode', 'service_shortcode'); function service_shortcode($atts) { extract( shortcode_atts( array( 'title' => ...
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Make a WP Query search match exactly the search term

I'm using WP Query and the results coming back when using the search term aren't working as I wish. For example searching for 'art' returns also results for words containing 'art' such as 'part'. How ...
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Get number of comments after modifying comment query

I have modified the comment query arguments in comment-template.php from $author_id = get_query_var( 'author_id', 1 ); $comment_args = array( 'order' => 'ASC', ...
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Meta Query querrying several post types based on ACF fields is broken after update to WP 4.1

I was using the following arguments for a WP_Query for months: $args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'posttype1', 'posttype2', 'posttype3', 'posttype4' ), 'posts_per_page' => -1, '...
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Compile meta values from custom loop into array and then calculate sum total

I tried explaining this yesterday but I fear I made things more complicated than they needed to be. I have a custom loop that pulls through standard Wordpress posts with various arguments. $args = ...
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Multiple queries on Home Page - page load/site speed issue

I acquainted a client who designed his own fashion magazine site. My company handed the project to me to make it with WordPress. When I was making the complete template for the site, I found his ...
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WP_Query results ordered by 2 variables

I am trying to figure out the args for a WP_Query that will return products that are ordered by first one custom variable and then sub-ordered by a second custom variable. The two variables I have ...