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I have an issue with a WP_Query for a site I'm building which has me stumped.

This works as expected:

                            $package_args = array(
                                'post_type' => 'vamos-cpt-packages',
                                'tax_query' => array(
                                    'taxonomy' => 'vamos-holiday-types',
                                    'field' => 'slug',
                                    'terms' => 'activity-holidays'
                                )
                            );
                            $packages = new WP_Query($package_args);
                            var_dump($packages);

But when the terms are an array:

                            $package_args = array(
                                'post_type' => 'vamos-cpt-packages',
                                'tax_query' => array(
                                    'taxonomy' => 'vamos-holiday-types',
                                    'field' => 'slug',
                                    'terms' => array('activity-holidays')
                                )
                            );
                            $packages = new WP_Query($package_args);
                            var_dump($packages);

It doesn't! I get no posts returned. Can anyone explain this?

Cheers Kevin

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When you're doing a tax_query or meta_query in a WP_Query, you always have to use a nested

array( array() );

just see the following example for an explanation and pay attention to the relation argument.

$packages = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type' => 'vamos-cpt-packages',
    'tax_query' => array(
        'relation' => 'AND',
        array(
            'taxonomy' => 'vamos-holiday-types',
            'field'    => 'slug',
            'terms'    => array( 'activity-holidays' )
        ),
        array(
            'taxonomy' => 'vamos-holiday-types',
            'field'    => 'id',
            'terms'    => array( 103, 115, 206 ),
            'operator' => 'NOT IN'
        )
    )
) );
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    Yes, can see my mistake - doh! Thanks for your swift reply – user33792 Jun 6 '13 at 9:46

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