I'm trying to get the meta info by key rw_related_link for each post but my code is wrong since instead get the ones related to the current post I got the same in all post and that's wrong. This is what I have at single.php:

if (have_posts()) {
    while (have_posts()) {

        $normal_args   = array(
            'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
            'order'               => 'desc',
            'meta_query'          => array(
                    'key'     => 'rw_related_link'
            'post_status'         => 'publish',
            'posts_per_page'      => 6

        $normal_query  = new WP_Query( $normal_args );

        if ($normal_query->have_posts()) { ?>
            <section class="single_relations sih1">
                    <?php while ($normal_query->have_posts()) {
                        <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
                    } ?>
        <?php }

What is wrong in my code?


The way you did in your code you are querying posts with the key rw_related_link.

If I understood you right, you must use get_post_meta inside the loop.

<?php while ($normal_query->have_posts()) {
          $related_link = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'rw_related_link', true);
          // The value you want is in $related_link variable.
          <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php } ?>

Hope it helps.

  • I change my code a bit and now I get the meta by rw_related_link as follow: $related_link = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'rw_related_link', true) that's fine, that returns an array of values and that values are the ID's of other posts, how do I get the the_title() and the_permalink() for those related posts? – ReynierPM Feb 16 '15 at 23:18
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    Review the Codex entries for the_title() and the_permalink() - you'll note they make use of two additional functions, get_the_title() and get_permalink(), to which you may pass a post ID in order to retrieve the corresponding information. – bosco Feb 16 '15 at 23:38

The arguments passed to the WP_Query class's constructor are used to describe the posts you are "looking for" in, and wish to retrieve from the database - the 'meta_query' argument is used to retrieve posts that contain a particular meta key and/or value.

In order to actually manipulate (i.e. create/retrieve/update/delete) post meta-data, you should be using the Metadata API - in this instance, the get_metadata() function in particular.

  • Can you take a look to the comment I leave on @Bruno answer? Perhaps you could help me too – ReynierPM Feb 16 '15 at 23:20

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