I have created a custom post type (jobPosts).
I'm using Gatsby/Graphql/Apollo to query and mutate data.

Problem: I need to grab job posts from Wordpress to for a specific user.

I would like to query the jobPosts by 'author', but the Graphiql interface does not give me the option to use 'where' with 'author' (it doesn't exist in the scheme?):

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Desired query:

    query getJobs($userId: Int!) {
        jobPosts (where: {author: $userId}) {
            edges {
                node {
                    jobPostFields {

Does anyone know how to add this functality to the schema / add 'author' to the '(where:{})' filter? Or another way to get this filtered data, without having to pull all the job posts and using something expensive like data.filter()?

Thanks for your time!!

  • did you add support for author when you created the cpt? "supports" => array( "title", "editor", "author" )
    – rudtek
    Jul 13, 2021 at 14:21
  • This solved it thanks! Jul 20, 2021 at 13:42
  • awesome. I posted as an answer below. Could you check it as correct?
    – rudtek
    Jul 20, 2021 at 14:44

1 Answer 1


You'll need to add support for the author when you create your custom post type.

Make sure that you add to your supports array so it's similar to this:

"supports" => array( "title", "editor", "author" ),

This will allow your GraphiQL to have that data!

You MAY need to go back to each post and re-save them though as they don't have any author data until you do!

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