Im using post meta to store some value. Im having the following in wp_postmeta table:





I need to return posts which have meta_value of 2.

My query:

$args = array(
               'post_type' => 'post',
               'meta_key' => 'mykey',
               'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
               'order' => 'ASC',
               'meta_query' => array(
                       'key' => 'mykey',
                       'value' => '2',
                       'compare' => 'IN',
$the_query = new WP_Query($args);

But no posts returned... Where i made mistake?


1 Answer 1


That's not json. A semi-colon won't work inside a javaScript Object like that.

That's serialized-data. If you return that string & then call unserialize on it & then var_dump you can see what's inside.

Also, see fuxia♦'s Answer Here for more info.

& to Maikal's credit, you can use a meta_query in this situation, but you have to use the correct syntax...

I believe, it's:

'compare' => 'LIKE', 
'value' => '"2"'

& Darren Felton's Answer Here seems to verify that

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