I'm trying to add property values for each user on a real estate website.

I have a custom post type "properties." I'd like to take the "listing_price" from all of them and add them up to show how much that agent has for active listings.

Really don't even know where to start. I see threads to add all custom post type meta values but not for a specific user.

thank you

    add_shortcode( 'show_total_listing_price', 'show_total_listing_price' );

    function show_total_listing_price ( $atts ) {
    global $post;

    $args = array(

    'author' => get_current_user_id(),
    'post_type' => 'POST_TYPE_GOES_HERE',
    'posts_per_page' => -1,
    'post_status' => 'publish',


    $query = new WP_Query( $args );
    $total = 0;
    if( $query->have_posts() ){
    while( $query->have_posts() ){
    $price = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'PLACE_META_KEY_HERE', true );
    $total += $price;
    echo $total;


This code works! Just now having an issue because I have 2 types of posts with this custom post type. There's another meta_key called 'check_status' which shows active or pending properties. The above code combines both of these.

Need to modify it so that chech_status='1' only gets counted.

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