I am using post__not_in to remove pages from a query but it's ignoring anything more than 2 items

My code:

$selected_check = array();
  $checks = new WP_Query( 'post_type=page&orderby=menu_order&order=ASC&posts_per_page=-1');
   global $post;
   $this_check = get_post_meta($post->ID, '_cmb_hide_home', true);
   if($this_check == 'on'){
    $selected_check[] = $post->ID;

  $new_check = implode(", ", $selected_check);

  $query1 = new WP_Query(array(
  'post_type' => 'page',
  'orderby' => 'menu_order',
  'order' => 'ASC',
  'posts_per_page' => '-1',
  'post__not_in' => array($new_check)

My $new_checks array is currently 51, 76, 10, 21 but it's only working on the first 2 items

Is there something I am missing in my code?

1 Answer 1


post__not_in should be an array of post IDs - remove the implode line and just pass $selected_check as the argument value instead of array( $new_check ).

  • Cheers, I was trying to be too clever for my own good, I am not sure why but I thought I had to use the implode to add the commas to make the array work :) Aug 27, 2014 at 14:14

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