What am I doing wrong in this query? I want to select events from a custom post type called events and order by the event date and only show ones after the current date. It doesn't seem to work...

$querystr = "

SELECT $wpdb->posts.* 
FROM $wpdb->posts, $wpdb->postmeta
WHERE $wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->postmeta.post_id 
AND $wpdb->postmeta.meta_key = 'wpcf-start-date'
AND $wpdb->postmeta.meta_value >= CURDATE() 
AND $wpdb->posts.post_status = 'publish'
AND $wpdb->posts.post_type = 'events'
ORDER BY $wpdb->postmeta.meta_value ASC

  • In what format are date values stored?
    – Rarst
    Oct 12 '12 at 12:53
  • The input format is Month dd, yyyy
    – Dan Lee
    Oct 12 '12 at 13:18
  • 1
    Why aren't you using WP_QUERY?
    – Miha Rekar
    Oct 12 '12 at 13:39

Your date format is wrong, MySQL date format is yyyy-mm-dd. Once you get that fixed, see WP_Query's meta_query, no need for raw SQL in this case.

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