Recently I began to use the Custom Fields. I would like to display a listing of posts which contains the meta_key "oldtimer" and also get the corresponding meta_value.

Here is the expected result:

    <td>Title of post 1</td>
    <td>Title of post 2</td>
    <td>Title of post 3</td>

Here is the PHP code I have for now. I don't know how to get the meta_value for each post:

$args =
    'posts_per_page'         => -1,
    'order'                  => 'ASC',
    'orderby'                => 'title',
    'meta_key'               => 'oldtimer'

$the_query = new WP_Query($args);
// The Loop
if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
    echo '<table>';
    while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
        echo '<tr><td><a href="'. get_the_permalink() .'">' . get_the_title() . '</td>';
        echo '<td>meta_key</td></tr>';
    echo '</table>';

    /* Restore original Post Data */
    } else {
    // no posts found

Here is the information on SQL side: enter image description here

Is anyone has an idea? Any suggestion about this will be much appreciated.

1 Answer 1


You can just fetch the post meta manually within the loop as follows:

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

That should get you the correct value. Hope it helps 👍

  • It's working as expected. Thank you :)
    – lapulpe
    Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 15:30

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