"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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Pre-existing arguments when using queries

I am struggling to understand how queries work with get_posts(), query_posts() and WP_Query(). In particular I do not understand what pre-existing selection may exist when using these on a given page ...
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Passing meta_box string to post__in?

Hey Guys, I'm using a meta box to store a bunch of page ID's. When I try to pass the page ID's to the post__in parameter of WP_Query it doesn't work becuase the metabox comes throug as a string, when ...
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Using wp_query is it possible to orderby taxonomy?

My question is simple, I'm using WP_Query to retrieve some custom type posts filtering by a taxonomy using tax_query. Now my problem is I would like to orderby the taxonomy, but from documentation ...
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Query Posts (post meta)

my situation: I have a frontpage which filters 12 thumbnails out of 24 (each thumbnail represents a post's featured image), and displays them. The user has the ability to hide whichever post he wants ...
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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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How do I order by multiple custom fields using wp_query?

I have a rating system where the user can enter a custom field of either "Stars" or "Hearts", but whichever one they choose they have to enter a value of 1 thru 5. Using wp_query, I can successfully ...
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How to limit the posts

I have a new question, how can I limit the amount of posts coming out of this query? I only need 7 <?php $newsposts = new WP_Query('cat=restaurant'); if ( is_front_page()) { echo '<h3 ...
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query_posts() in function makes global $wp_query out of sync?

This has me stumped for a while already. Either I am missing something very obvious or something very not obvious. I am also not entirely sure if this has something to do with WP or purely PHP ...
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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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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 = ...
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How to Get All Posts with any post status?

i am creating a frontend dashboard where i need to show all the post by the current user. So i need to show posts with all post status. Mainly published, trashed and the pending. I am now using ...
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insert data in database table from plugin with WP3.1

I am quite new in WP Plugin World. I am trying to develop a plugin in WP 3.1 when I am trying to insert data into my table named "wp_enam" in the following way: $wpdb->insert($wpdb->enam, ...
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How to make an activities stream mixing posts and comments?

What I'm currently trying to make is an activities stream wich list : The posts, the comments, both mixed between them and ordered by date. My idea is to make two queries, but i don't know how to ...
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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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Wordpress Orderby Numeric Value Not Working

I am trying to get all products from the wpsc-product post type and then display them by a custom meta field called release_date_year. However, it doesn't appear to be ordering my posts by this custom ...
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Prioritising and Ordering Posts By Category Name Using A Custom Loop

I have a custom loop pulling out videos all assigned to various categories. However there is a category called "new-video" and I need to pull out all videos using my custom loop, but I would like the ...
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Find Posts based on Child Post value

I am creating a plugin that adds two custom post types, one of which will always be a child of the other. The parent post type is for Events, the child for Performances. Before entering the Loop, I'd ...
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Order query by meta_value with multiple custom fields

I would like to get ordered all my posts with multiple cutom fields (WordPress 3). Exemple, I've 2 custom couple meta_key/meta_value : " order_submenuexpositions / numeric " " ...
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Display agents (custom post type) alphabetically, except one who always shows last

I would like to display all agents a-z, except there is one agent who should always show up last. Ideally I'd like the ordering to be done from the value of a custom field, dName. I was looking ...
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empty WP_Query object on local install

I just realized, that i got a complete *empty WP_Query object* on my plain wordpress install. I reseted the DB, deactivated all plugins and activated TwentyTen as theme, but the complete Object simply ...
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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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Where is this query?

This query given below appears alot in my slow-query log. Can someone please tell me where can I find this query ? that will help me try to modify it SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.* FROM ...
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Using wp_list_pages() after calling query_posts()

It's possible that I'm just doing this wrong, so feel free to let me know how you would solve this problem. I have a mostly page-based site, but there are a few "pages" where my content is coming ...
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how to group custom post type posts by custom taxonomy terms

I would really appreciate if you could help me :) I'm very stuck and don't know how to proceed. I have a custom post type called event and 2 custom taxonomies registered for it: event_type with ...
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How to echo data after a WP_Query

I would like to display data from a post that has custom fields in a metabox. One of the fields is the URL for an image. How do I create an echo to display the image? The other field I want to call ...
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Is there something wrong w/ this code?

<?php $rp = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => array( 'post','videos','projects' ), 'orderby' => 'date&order=DESC', 'posts_per_page' => 4 )); while ...
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How do I exclude a custom taxonomy from the post loop

Is there a simple or easy way to exclude all posts from a custom taxonomy in the loop? I've been looking high and low, and neither SE, SO or Google seem to have a straight answer. I know it can be ...
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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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Custom Post Type 'Event': Chronological list of recurring events from meta_values in array

i have a custom post type 'events'. Each event (post) can have multiple dates. The dates (date, time, location) are stored as array. I need a query that creates a chronological list of all events from ...
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Is there a (preferable built-in) way to check what custom queries are used in a theme?

I've build a theme using custom post-types with queries like $my_custom_post_type_query = new WP_Query( array( 'my_arg' => 'value' )); Now I'm writing a plugin where I need to do something like ...
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Page displays content from different query?

How can I reset all variables in order to get the actual page content? I keep getting the last post's content I've called from a news-box I've implemented - but need the actual page's content .. ...
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How can I show posts only if meta_value is not empty

Three people have already tried to solve this, and we're coming up nil. I want to show only posts that have a value in the meta_key 'featured_image'. So... if 'featured_image' is not empty, show the ...
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WordPress documentation - WP_Query arguments

I've been looking for a list all WP_Query arguments. This looks obvious, but http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/WP_Query isn't helpful at all, "post_type" is mentioned only in an example, ...
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Sort posts alphabetically by custom field value, insert divider between different letters

i'm listing all posts of my custom post type "person" alphabetically sorted by the custom field last_name on a page. How would i insert a divider (e.g. an image of the letter) before a letter range ...
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Export wordpress table to excel

I have created PHP scripts before to export a database table to .xls format like this: $select = "SELECT * FROM tracking"; $export = mysql_query ( $select ) or die ( "Sql error : " . mysql_error( ) ...
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Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
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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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Filter by one custom field, order by another?

I have a custom post type "Listing" and I want to get all Listings that have a custom field gateway_value != 'Yes', and order the results by another custom field, location_level1_value. I can get the ...
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How to find if a post with custom_field == X exists?

I need to find if a post with a custom field X equal to Y exists in a wordpress installation. Should I do it with a simple sql query or is there something build in that can help me achieve it?
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How to create query to get top 3 sticky/latest posts

I hope I will make sense, and if you have a better suggestion please let me know. I am just starting WordPress I want to layout my theme such that I get 3 sticky, not more than 1 month old, or latest ...
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Is there ANYTHING about this query that's incompatible with WordPress 2.9.2?

I've been puzzling over this one for two days. Still can't figure it out. I'm testing a theme release in multiple versions of WordPress using xampplite on localhost on a PC. I'm having a problem on ...
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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: ...