I would like to be able to add a class such as .samedate to posts that share the same meta_value_num from a custom meta box.

So for example:
Say two posts share the same custom meta box value for a date entered as 2013/11/03... If those two posts have the same meta value number, then add the class to those posts.

add_filter('post_class', function($classes){
  global $wp_query;
  static $meta = array();       

  // first call gathers meta values
    foreach($wp_query->posts as $post)
      $meta[$post->ID] = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'your_meta_key', true);

  // $wp_query->post should be the global (current) $post object
  $this_meta = $meta[$wp_query->post->ID];

    $counts = array_count_values($meta);

    if($counts[$this_meta] > 1)
      $classes[] = 'your_class';

  return $classes;


  • This works perfect. Thanks for the quick response as well!
    – Mr.Brown
    Mar 12 '13 at 0:54

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