I try to add a filter to make an elementor post widget displays the posts depending on a certain custom field.

The custom field key is adress and contains an array with some keys like street_number, street_name, city, post_code etc.

add_action( 'elementor/query/filterByPostCode', function( $query ) {
    if ('field' === $_GET['getby']) {
        $meta_query = $query->get('meta_query');

        if (!$meta_query) {
            $meta_query = [];
        $meta_query[] = [
            'key' => 'adress',
            'value' => [ 
                'key' => 'post_code',
                'value' => $_GET['field'],
                'compare' => '='

        $query->set('meta_query', $meta_query);


What will be the correct query ?

Thanks for help

1 Answer 1


I found the answer here. The query is simply :

        $meta_query[] = [
            'key' => 'adresse',
            'value' => $_GET['field'],
            'compare' => 'LIKE'

As it will search into the serialized (2D) array of the key adress in the table post_meta from the DB any occurence of my $_GET['field'] value. That means it will also search into every key name and its value, but that's enough for me.

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