Im using an ajax like dislike post system on my wordpress theme.

When the user likes the post there are some post metas to update or to add like the following:

if( $post_like == "like" ){
                update_post_meta($post_id, "likes_count", ++$meta_likes_count);
                                //add_post_meta($current_user_id, "liked_by_user_id", ++$meta_liked_by_user, false);
                                add_post_meta($post_id, "liked_by_user_id", get_current_user_id(), false);// Fixed - getting correct user id 
            } else {
                update_post_meta($post_id, "dislikes_count", ++$meta_dislikes_count);

When the user likes a post automatically the code adds a new custom field in the post called liked_by_user_id with the user ID as a value.

Until here everything works as I want but the below $args don't list the posts liked by the current user in a custom page template.

$args = array(
  'meta_key' =>'liked_by_user_id',
  'post_type'  => 'post', //or a post type of your choosing
  'posts_per_page' => 30,
  'orderby' => 'date',
  'paged' => $paged,
  //'post__in' => $current_user,
  'relation' => 'OR',
  'meta_query' =>
              'key' => 'liked_by_user_id',
              'value' => $current_user,
              'type' => 'numeric',
              'compare' => '>'


I don't know what I'm doing wrong here but the page shows same videos for all users.

Any one can help me out on this? Thank you.


Try the below $args instead, the one you have right now is looking for liked_by_user_id > than the current user id.

$args = array(
    'post_type'  => 'post', 
    'posts_per_page' => -1,
    'orderby' => 'date',
    'meta_query' => array(
            'key' => 'liked_by_user_id',
            'value' => get_current_user_id()

The above $args should return all posts by liked by currently logged in user.

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