I'm making a website and want to display Events. Therefore I made a Custom Post Type called 'event'.

I'm querying events to show them in a page. The Events I made also have some custom fields like : 'Location', 'Day', 'Month', 'Year' and a category.

This is my code now :

        $args = array(
          'post_type' => 'event', 

        $events = new WP_Query( $args );

        if( $events->have_posts() ) {
          while( $events->have_posts() ) {

              <div class='event'>
                  <div class="event-date">

                  <div class="event-content">
                        <div class="event-title"><?php the_title() ?></div>
                        <div class="event-info">
                            <span>Location: </span>
                            <span>Category: </span>
        } else {
          echo 'No events!';

Which only gives me the title. How can I display the custom fields and the category ?

I am fairly new to WordPress development, used to programming in .NET.

Thx for any help!

1 Answer 1


Custom fields are saved in the post_meta table. In your query you got the post title and post ID, so now you have to get post meta.


get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), '_location', true );

same for the rest of your custom fields only '_location' will change according to field you are getting. Read more about post meta here

  • I will try this function. What about using get_post_custom() ? Dec 22, 2016 at 10:05
  • you can use this function as well, you have both options
    – fmeaddons
    Dec 22, 2016 at 10:07
  • Thx! This both seems to work but I'm having trouble reading the exact value out of the array. Dec 22, 2016 at 10:11
  • I think you have to use get_post_meta() so you can get exact value for the custom field. this will reduce your work to get value from array when you use get_post_custom().
    – fmeaddons
    Dec 22, 2016 at 10:13
  • Yes, indeed. But this var_dump($day); returns me string(1) "4" and <?php $day ?> returns nothing. I am missing something here.. Sry I am still a newb. Dec 22, 2016 at 10:16

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