I’m trying to make event ticker with Advanced Custom Fields and I want to show only events that are happening on the current day or in the future. But I don’t know how to hide past events. Could anyone help me, please?

This is my code. It works fine, but it doesn't hide past events.

<?php $event = new WP_Query(array(
  'post_type'           => 'gacr-event',
  'posts_per_page'  => 5,
  'orderby'         => 'meta_value_num',
  'order'               => 'DESC'
)); ?>

<?php $date = DateTime::createFromFormat('Ymd', get_field('date')); ?>

<?php while($event->have_posts()) : $event->the_post(); ?>  
        Posted on: <?php the_field('date'); ?><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
<?php endwhile; ?>

You need a meta query. There's also documentation on ACF for querying dates.


$event = new WP_Query(
        'post_type'       => 'gacr-event',
        'posts_per_page'  => 5,
        'orderby'         => 'meta_value_num',
        'order'           => 'DESC',
        'meta_query'      => array(
                'key' => 'date',
                'type' => 'NUMERIC', // MySQL needs to treat date meta values as numbers
                'value' => current_time( 'Ymd' ), // Today in ACF datetime format
                'compare' => '>=', // Greater than or equal to value
  • Aaaa, such a simple thing and I couldn't figure out how. Thank you so much, you are my hero. It works now!
    – Kailo
    Apr 29 '15 at 13:56

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