I have a meta field called (sizes_avaliable) for my custom post type , and it looks like this :

sizes_avaliable for post id 1: 15-25-35-45

sizes_avaliable for post id 2: 55-65-75-85

and I have a search input that users can search their particular size in dropdown like this :

I need Size between:

11-19 ;

31-39 ;

51-59 ;

81-89 ;

So ,, if user searched for size from the drop-down ( 11-19 ) .. it will list the post id (1) because it has numbers (15) in the range ,

so I tried this query .

$meta_query = array(
        'key'     => 'sizes_avaliable',
        'value'   => '11-19',
        'compare' => '=',

but this doesn't show any results ..

can you help ??

thanks :)

update :

this is screenshot for my records : enter image description here

... so for example.. i need a user when he search 150-200

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it will show the highlighted post ID because it has value 192

thanks. –

  • Post meta field values are saved in the database as strings. A query for a meta value of 11-19 will only return results if the meta value in the database is the exact string 11-19. You would have more success using a taxonomy to store size data because a taxonomy query allows you to query for an array of term IDs.
    – Andrew
    Jan 7 '18 at 14:31

you can use meta query operators like below query. See docs for meta_query parameters here

$range = $_GET['range']; // assuming you get the range from query string parameter which 11-19
$range_array = explode('-',$range);
$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'YOUR-POST-TYPE',
    'meta_query' => array( 
         'key' => 'sizes_avaliable',
         'value' =>  $range_array,
         'compare' => 'BETWEEN'

It would be better if you add screenshot of table containing record of sizes against id. so i will check for it if my answer doesn't work for you.

  • Noman thanks for your help ... and this is a screenshot for my records : this is screenshot for my records :[link]pasteboard.co/H1PZDbA.png ... so i need a user when he search 150-200 [link]pasteboard.co/H1Q2whk.png .. it will show the highlighted post ID because it has value 192 .. di you get it ?? thanks. Jan 7 '18 at 15:31
  • In my case I had to pass each range values in floatval() to make it work.
    – rAthus
    Nov 13 '18 at 16:47

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