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I am trying to count my custom post type called 'appointments' that match two meta data values .

The meta data keys are 'location' and 'timestamp'

So in english my query is: How many appointments are scheduled at Location at Time

How can this be done?

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$args = array(
    'post_type'  => 'appointments',
    'meta_query' => array(
        'relationship' => 'AND',
        array(
            'key'   => 'location',
            'value' => $place //set this somewhere
        ),
        array(
            'key'   => 'timestamp',
            'value' => $time //set this somewhere
        )
    )
);
$posts = new WP_Query( $args );

Docs: WP_Query

You have the flexibility to add just about anything else you need to that, for example, post_status.

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  • Thanks - That looks good, but how do I count it? I can run a $c++ in a loop, but I'd rather do it in the query if I can instead
    – Jay West
    Feb 1, 2012 at 5:08
  • count( $posts ) and setup_postdata, respectively. Alternately, you can use WP_Query args in query_posts()
    – mor7ifer
    Feb 1, 2012 at 18:44
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    $count = $posts->found_posts; // worked for the count
    – Jay West
    Feb 1, 2012 at 19:33

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