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I'm using get_pages in a Wordpress theme to create the nav.

I have some pages I don't want to show in the nav.

On all pages I have a 'dont_show_in_nav' true/false custom field.

I can use meta_key to add pages that have 'dont_show_in_nav' selected but I'd like to not show the pages that have 'dont_show_in_nav' selected.

I could create a 'show_in_nav' custom field and select all the pages to show but I have to many pages to do that.

I've tried 'meta_value' => false

    $pages_args = array(
      'sort_column' => 'menu_order',
      'parent' => 0,
      'post_type' => 'page',
      'post_status' => 'publish',
      'meta_key'  => 'dont_show_in_nav',
      'meta_value' => true
    );
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    Are you certain your custom field contains true/false booleans and not just the text true/false ? If not, try setting your meta_value to: 'true' - With the '' symbols (ticks). – Jeppe Aug 19 '15 at 20:25
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For the reasons I probably don't want to hear about, curiously get_pages() does not actually uses WP_Query internally. Like every other way to retrieve posts does.

From a quick look a source it always treats meta_value as string, which I would guess is the reason for you not getting expected behavior.

I would suggest to try use get_posts() instead for more consistency with usual mechanics.

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