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I want to order posts by title, but always show featured posts first. I have the code below to order posts by title. Now I would like to always show posts first that have the metafield 'wiloke_listgo_toggle_highlight' with the value '1'. How can I accomplish this?

/* Order Posts Alphabetically */
function prefix_modify_query_order( $query ) {
  if ( is_main_query() ) {

    $args =  array( 'title' => 'ASC' );

    $query->set( 'orderby', $args );
  }
}
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'prefix_modify_query_order' );
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    you need to set orderby to an array like that ["meta_value" => "ASC", "title" => "ASC"] and set meta_key to "wiloke_listgo_toggle_highlight". – mmm Jul 9 '18 at 16:05
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    As @mmm said but just take care because first you are reordering the admin too. and second if the meta_key not exists its won't show the posts at all. you can check if exists or if not exists but it will order the exists first all with 1 first all with 0 after and all the not exists last. – Shibi Jul 9 '18 at 16:15
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My first attempt to help you with solving your problem would be to do something like this :

/* Order Posts Alphabetically */
function prefix_modify_query_order( $query ) {
  if ( is_main_query() ) {

    $query->set(
        'meta_query', array(
            'relation' => 'AND',
            'query_highlight' => array(
                'key'   => 'wiloke_listgo_toggle_highlight',
                'value' => '1',
                'compare' => '='
            )
        )
    );

    $query->set(
        'orderby', array( 
            'title' => 'ASC',
            'query_highlight'   => 'ASC',
        )
    );
  }
}
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'prefix_modify_query_order' );

Source : https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Meta_Query#Usage

The code should start ordering posts by title ASC and also take posts with your custom key with value to 1.

Note : Did not test it so I suggest you to comment this if their is any bugs.

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    I don’t think this is what he wanted and that it makes much sense even... I think that OP wanted to show posts with 1 first and then rest of them. Your code is showing only the posts with 1 in custom field and then you use that field for sorting (which makes no sense, since all selected posts have the same value in that field) – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 10 '18 at 6:36
  • My understanding was that he wanted to order posts by title ASC but also by it custom meta based on a specific value. – Patrice Poliquin Jul 10 '18 at 10:38
  • And how is your code doing that? If every selected post have wiloke_listgo_toggle_highlight = 1, then what's the point to sort by this value? They're all equal, aren't they? ;) – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 10 '18 at 11:11
  • Indeed. Some one Said that too. I assume the 1 Might be somehting like a true false statement. – Patrice Poliquin Jul 10 '18 at 12:10

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