I have a wp_query that works great but I can't have both a meta query and a tax_query in it.

    $event_query = new WP_Query(
          'post_type'  => 'event',        // only query events
          'meta_key'    => 'event-date',  // load up the event_date meta
          'orderby'     => 'meta_value',
          'order'       => 'asc',         // ascending, so earlier events first
          'posts_per_page' => '-1',
          'meta_query'  => array(
             array(         // restrict posts based on meta values
              'key'     => 'event-date',  // which meta to query
              'value'   => date("Y/m/d"),  // value for comparison
              'compare' => '>',          // method of comparison
              'type'    => 'DATE'  )
          'tax_query' => array(
                'taxonomy'  => 'event_category',
                'field'     => 'slug',
                'terms'     => $term_id,
                'operator'  => 'IN')


           ) // end array
        ); // close WP_Query constructor call


I am trying to find all the events in taxonomy $term_id and then make sure they are all in the future and order by ASC

Any ideas?


The query looks about right and I know that meta_query and tax_query work together just fine. the only thing i can think of is that you are query taxonomy by slug and passing the term id which are two different things, change:

'field'     => 'slug',


'field'     => 'id',

in your tax_query.

  • I tried that with no change. I think the issue is how I am deriving id. I don't think its coming up with the right id – TJ Sherrill Jun 14 '11 at 16:26
  • You were right, I left the Field as Slug and then setup a variable with the slug in it and used that. Thanks – TJ Sherrill Jun 14 '11 at 16:52
  • 1
    it is "term_id" instead of "id". Possible values are 'term_id', 'name' and 'slug'. 'term_id' is default. – Shoaib Iqbal Sep 11 '15 at 4:55

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