"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, 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?