I´ve read almost this articles but unfortunately my query is no working, I think i´m very close but could be so far away.

I´m trying to get metadata using a custom form with method get,

$rob = $_GET['rob'];
$bedrooms = $_GET['beds'];
$bathrooms = $_GET['baths'];

the array is $args = array( 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'beds_value', 'value' => '$bedrooms', 'compare' => 'LIKE',

        'key' => 'baths_value',
        'value' => '$bathrooms',
        'compare' => 'LIKE',

        'key' => 'rob_value',
        'value' => '$rob',
        'compare' => 'LIKE',


$args = array_merge( $args , $wp_query->query );
query_posts( $args );

depending on final query the results are diferent

this display none, seems to be this clean the query
$args = array_merge( $args , $wp_query->query ); query_posts( $args );

but if is used $query = new WP_Query( $args ); I get all results without any filter. but I can see the query data Ex 2 beds, 2 baths

Do I need to write something more?

  • you don't need to put quotes round variables when passing them into the query – djb Jan 18 '12 at 10:45

I believe the problem is that you are using single quotes in passing values to query (e.g. 'value' => '$bedrooms'), but this way the variables are not expanded (see http://php.net/manual/en/language.types.string.php). Simply use 'value' => $bedrooms.

  • Thanks for answer, I used the valiable without quotes and the results has changed from no results to All results. Now I changed the code 'relation' => 'OR', to 'relation' => 'AND' Now I get filtered some data, but no relations about data query, I mean if selected 2 beds and 2 baths I get information about 2 and 3 beds, and also 1 and 2 baths – Fernando Baltazar Nov 14 '11 at 8:18
  • I think you may omit the 'relation' => 'AND', it's implicit. Moreover if you don't need string pattern matching you may omit the 'compare' => 'LIKE' too and it will uses 'compare' => '=' as default. Please post your actual code to get more help. – marcochiesi Nov 14 '11 at 11:30
  • <pre><code> $args = array( 'meta_query' => array( 'relation' => 'OR', array( 'key' => 'beds_value', 'value' => $bedrooms, 'compare' => '=', ), array( 'key' => 'baths_value', 'value' => $bathrooms, 'compare' => '=', ), array( 'key' => 'rob_value', 'value' => $rob, 'compare' => '=', ), ), ); $args = array_merge( $args , $wp_query->query ); query_posts( $args ); <code> – Fernando Baltazar Nov 14 '11 at 19:55
  • Changing the relation 'relation' => 'OR' to 'relation' => 'AND' I got no results and omiting the line 'relation' => 'OR' also I got no results. So now is querying but only one meta_data but I would like to have querys for 2 or three options... Sorry for distorted code, I can`t put the gray block – Fernando Baltazar Nov 14 '11 at 20:05
  • The problem may be in the way you made the array_merge. I think you should change the order of parameters: array_merge( $wp_query->query , $args ); – marcochiesi Nov 15 '11 at 8:33

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