"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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Query posts from multiple post types sorted by overarching menu order

I have three different post types named activity, publication and project. I want all posts from these three post types to appear on one page on my website ordered by an overarching menu position. ...
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WordPress ignoring LIMIT / posts_per_page despite being in wp_query

Using WP query: $myquery = new WP_Query( array('posts_per_page' => $instance['count'], 'meta_key' => 'mywp_post_views_count', 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'order' => 'DESC' ) ); ...
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How to extract information from a wp_query result?

Background: I'm using a wordpress theme called skt full width. I am modifying their front page slideshow, so that it displays six random images instead of six pre-selected images. I have a custom ...
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How to get to a specific position in wp_query?

Background: I'm trying to display images in a slideshow, and I want to select those pictures randomly from the website's media. The image has a custom field in order to be selected for being the ...
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Proper Array Setup

I'm having real trouble getting this to function right, basically I'm tweaking an array for the related products section of WooCommerce for WP, but it's not really a plugin issue more of a general ...
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Use 'parse_query' filter to show posts that from multiple criteria

I am trying to filter the Posts page in the WordPress admin to show posts that meet the criteria for "A" -or- the criteria for "B". I've scoured documentation and can't find a good way to do this. ...
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WP_Query post at custom position

Lets say I have a custom query which based on two custom post types: $wp_query = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => array('post-type-1', 'post-type-2'), 'post_status' => ...
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Post Type => Any conundrum

I have a number of regular posts and pages in a regular category called "Featured". I have also installed a plugin called "Event Organizer" that creates its own custom post type called "Event" and has ...
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Offset WP_Query by negative 1

I have an event loop and I'm wondering if it's possible to offset the loop by -1, so the prev and next posts of the current post are shown. EDIT - Thanks for your comments, I think I can clarify. ...
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Should 'setup_postdata()' be reset with 'wp_reset_postdata()'?

Starting with an example makes more sense, so here's an example function: function seo_meta_tags() { global $post; if( is_singular() ) { setup_postdata( $post ); ...
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How to access $wp_query object from array of posts given by get_posts?

I have a simple custom query driven by get_posts: <ul> <?php $args = array('post_type' => 'event', 'numberposts' => 6 ); $myposts = get_posts( $args ); foreach( $myposts as $post ) : ...
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Pagination on category page with custom post types

Wordpress is not new for me but I am really stuck on this piece of code that I can not get to work properly. I register a custom post type News and let the custom post type use the Wordpress ...
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How can I display excerpts of my Recent posts on my static homepage?

I am using the openstrap theme. I want a static home page on my Wordpress website, I have already set this up and have a bit of content on it, the next step is I want to have atleast 4 most recent ...
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Get list of WP Updates Across Sites

Is there a way to query a WP site to see the number of updates currently available? I'm not really looking for a list of the actual updates, just the number. This would be the total number of ...
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ACF accessing a field from the query, but not in post

I'm not sure if this is possible - but checking before re-writing the template. I've extended wp_query to allow for a geocode/location search to be performed. This is working in itself and returning ...
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Why WP_Query('showposts=5') shows only 1 post?

I am trying to do a simple query to get the latest 5 posts into an unordered list, but this is only showing 1 result even though I have several posts. I even did an offset, but it shows the next post ...
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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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WP Query - posts only by specific user

I have problem. I need insert this wp query $cust_loop = new WP_Query( 'author=123' ); But I cant remove the $args from $cust_loop = new WP_Query($args); And i tried everything like$cust_loop = new ...
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Site not getting correct featured image from my query

On the home page of my site I have a series of tiles that link to various parts of the site. One tile links to the blog and I have written some code to pull the latest post with an image attached to ...
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Custom navigation : show posts in sets of 4

I am trying to reproduce an existing site design in wordPress. The site has a sidebar navigation that shows 4 posts at a time, see here: http://www.davidrich.net/david-rich-paintings/1-1 I you click ...
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Display recent posts from the same category as current post in sidebar

I'm using a modified version of Twenty Twelve and I'm trying to display recent posts from the same category as the current post (except the current post) in the sidebar. I started this way but ...
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Using tax_query creates a 1 = 0 or 1 = 1 in $wp_query->request

This is my first attempt at modifying the main query using the pre_get_posts action/filter This is the function currently hooked to it: function advanced_product_search_filter($query) { ...
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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
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List all Custom Post Type posts excluding certain Taxnomy term

I'm writing a theme in which I've registered "Services" as Custom Post Type that supports "Type of Service" Custom Taxonomy. I want to list all the posts of type "Services" except those which have ...
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Geo location query inside wp_query?

I am building a simple property search website using Wordpress. One of the requirements is for a search tool to search for properties available for sale / to rent based on number of bedrooms etc. ...
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WP_Query pagination not working in admin area

I've created a custom plugin page. On this page, I list posts using wp_query(). It works fine. I want to add pagination, but it doesn't work, even when I'm using the code provided within codex: ...
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twentyeleven_content_nav hook no longer outputs navigation link after 3.5 upgrade

After upgrading to 3.5, I discovered that navigation has disappeared outside of the main index page. Theme is TwentyEleven and I've verified that this still occurs after disabling all plugins. ...
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SQL returned by Wp_Query has wp_posts.ID = -1

I have a custom loop based on these arguments (below), and for some reason when it's run, the SQL returned has this fragment: ... AND wp_posts.ID = -1 ... And I get no results from the db. If I run ...
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wp_query in form method of widget breaks customizer

In the "form" method of one of my widgets I make a query to offer the user some posts to choose from, like this: <?php $products = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => ...
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No increments in counter in wp-query

I am trying to show related posts outside loop on a single custom post type post in an ordered list. I am using the below code but somehow it does not increment the numbers. <?php ...
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WP_Query with meta_value_num and meta_query not paged correctly

I have a strange thing with my WP_Query, where isn't paged correctly. $args=array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'posts_per_page' => $limit, // 10 ...
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Custom search: Search posts but display parent page in results

I'm using Wordpress 3.5.1 with a modified twentytwelve theme. My main site structure is based on the Smooth Slider plugin (jQuery Cycle). I have Pages that contain only a shortcode (for example, ...
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Optimising specific Query with ACF meta objects

Is there any way I can improve the following query without touching the server, as it's taking around 5-6 seconds to execute, the SQL is outputing as: SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts INNER JOIN ...
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Function using get_posts() with tax_query not working when called from functions.php

I want to get an array of all the 'bands' in taxonomy 'types', and use the array later on in other functions etc. I have a utilities.php file that I require() in functions.php and it has the following ...
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Query posts by views on category page

I'm having trouble trying to create a second query on the category.php pages, what I'm trying to achieve is displaying the most popular posts from the current category archive page being viewed. ...
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post by Category not working after setting 4 post per page

I am trying to show 4 posts on my homepage that is working fine but whenever i click on sidebar post categories it still shows the 4 post from homepage i.e the filter doesnot works and it shows 4 post ...
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Adding a block with query in homepage

i want my 2 post blocks to show by Categories not recent And not by category. <!-- Latest posts --> <div class="home-section"> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> ...
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Multiple orderby values in WP_Query

I'm trying to come up with a query to sort by multiple orderby values. Here's what I have so far: $dept_id=2; $query=new WP_Query(array( 'post_type'=>'wpcontactus', ...
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Custom Taxonomy Query by Taxonomny not working

Not sure what's going on - here's a look at my code: $args = array( 'orderby' => 'title', 'show_posts' => '-1', 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'cat' => $goalsCat->cat_ID, ...
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Syntax to get the Nth item in a list of custom post types?

We have a custom post type testimonial and want to show the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in various bespoke locations on the page. Here's how we would do it if we just wanted to loop over testimonials and show ...
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Time difference error while publishing posts to word press via xmlrpc

I have a blog which i update content on the daily. in addition i have a system that pushes content(posts) to the blog via the WordPress xmlrpc file. My blog and the content pushing software are on ...
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WP_query returns 5 posts whereas 'Blog pages show at most' is set as 10

I have more than 10 posts (CPTs) on my site. The Blog pages show at most option is set as 10, yet the following returns no 10 but 5 results: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'my_CPT', ); ...
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Auto Populate Custom Field with Complex Value That Increase by One?

Can somebody help me to sort this? I am using WP 3.5.2 and I have "Orders" post type where purchase_order custom field is located. This is the sample of purchase order record: POCOS20130051 PO - ...
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How do I create my own nested meta_query using posts_where / posts_join?

Some of my posts (not all) have a price as a meta key/value. Today I use the pre_get_posts action so that my users can search for prices that are between a certain value. This is the code that I'm ...
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wp_query if have posts show date but not in loop

I have a wp_query set up to show events and I want to show the date if we have posts and if we do not I do not want to show the date. Here is my code: <?php $today = getdate(); ...
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WP Query with multiple posts and meta queries

I have three custom post types: Stories, Venues and Cities. With Advanced Custom Fields I have added a related custom field to each post type. Each Story has a Venue ID and each Venue has a City ID. ...
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Featured image not showing on page

I am new to creating a theme and wonder if anyone can help? I am trying to display all the featured images from posts under a specific category (id=5) on my index page and it's not working using the ...
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pre_get_posts or $where, which one to use?

i have a custom search widget, that is searching only one custom post type that contain a meta_key that is greater than or equal to 1, in which i am gathering post_id. of all of those post_id(s), i ...
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Advanced Meta Query for Large Calendar Website (12k+ posts) (175k+ wp_postmeta rows)

The Problem On a site I built, I opted to use custom fields instead of a calendar plugin to organize my posts in a "calendar". In the beginning this seemed like the most logical way to accomplish ...
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Combining multiple query arguments into single query_var for permalinks

how Is it possible to combine multiple query arguments into a single query_var to be referenced in the permalink? For example, using the Posts 2 Posts plugin, it takes three query_vars to filter a ...