Questions tagged [get-post-meta]

This function returns the values of the custom fields with the specified key from the specified post. It is a wrapper for get_metadata('post'). To return all of the custom fields, see get_post_custom(). See also update_post_meta(), delete_post_meta() and add_post_meta().

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get_post_meta with related user

When I call post with get_post_meta I get all posts.I would like to get related post from user when using get_post_meta. How would I achieve this? Example: If I am logged in as foo than I would like ...
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get_post_meta with variable

I’ve created a custom post type and a corresponding meta box for a site I’m developing. As there are several entries for similar 'products', some of the post metas repeat, albeit with a trailing ...
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Order a WP_Query by meta value where the value is an array

I have a WordPress custom query: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 2, 'meta_key' => 'pworks_popular_posts', 'paged' => $page_nr ); $query = new WP_Query($args); if($query->...
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Get post_meta from specific post [closed]

I'm trying to get the post_meta from a specific post. However: the following code breaks my document: $img= get_post_meta('4996','ATHLETE-side_img'; Then further down in the code I was planning ...
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Why does get_post_meta not work with the posts page?

Looking for a reason why get_post_meta() doesn't work with home.php. From my reading I understand that it's a template and not a post or page, per "Custom fields won't display on my blog page". The ...
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How to Echo Metadata Value in Currency Format

I have a Custom Post Type with a Metabox and an input Text field for adding "Price" to the posts. Now I would like to display the input value which can be like 49 or 59 like 49.00 or 59.00 so far I ...
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Get array of metakey in all posts

My posts contain a meta-field that holds an external id. I'm trying to create a function with a loop that goes through all posts and puts all the meta-keys in an array and returns this array. This ...
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CPT posts in drop downed in meta box on page doesn't return post ID

I have an issue with displaying ID of selected post. Could you guys help? thanks Function below add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'cd_meta_box_add' ); function cd_meta_box_add() { add_meta_box( 'my-...
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get_post_meta causes database queries

I want to know why my site's search results are slow. I've used the excellent Debug Bar plugin, and found out that each search result causes 5 DB queries, of which 3 are SELECT meta_key (see below for ...
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Create a random unique 6 digit number as custom field for custom post type

I use the following function to create a random unique 6 digit number and save it in a custom post type meta field. I am unsure about the use of rewind_posts() inside a while loop. The idea is that ...
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get_post_meta in WP_Query

I'm doing a plugin to add likes to posts I want to create a table on a page in the plugin to show each post and the number of likes function my_plugin_options() { echo '<p>Table of Likes&...
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How to get meta value based on latest post id with group by term name

my query is SELECT terms.name as artist_name, wposts.ID,wpostmeta1.meta_value as image FROM wp_posts wposts LEFT JOIN wp_postmeta wpostmeta1 ON wposts.ID = wpostmeta1.post_id and wpostmeta1....
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Meta box data is saved but NOT displayed in the meta box text field. Why?

I have a custom post type and I created it using the following code. /* DRAMAS */ register_post_type('dramas', array( 'label' => 'Dramas', 'show_ui' => true, 'supports' => array('...
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How to call a post's metadata in shortcode.php?

I'm not a terribly advanced WordPress developer, but I can kind of futz my way into a solution most of the time. This time, no such luck: I'm trying to write a shortcode to display a custom post type ...
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How can I get the $key / $value pairs of custom fields that were added via 3rd party plugins or themes?

I'm running WP Job Manager plugin which is designed to allow its custom post type fields to be altered within a theme or plugin via custom filters. I have added my own custom fields (example) and the ...
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Automatically add custom taxonomy when meta value gets to a set number or beyond

Is it possible to add a custom taxonomy to a post when a meta value gets to a set number? Im trying to get it so once my post_views_count gets to 150+ it then gets the custom taxonomy trending added ...
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Remove href tag from wp_postmeta in 34,000 posts?

I'm using Godaddy Hosting, PHP 5, and Wordpress 4.2.1 I have 34,000 + posts that need outdated href tags removed. I am able to remove tags, one post at a time, by using this code in a page template ...
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Display post meta conditionally based on it's value

I have a custom field that's a radio button with 3 choices (yes, no, other). What I'd like to do is the following: [If custom field value is yes] Display something here [elseIf custom field value ...
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how to get a list of meta data fields assocaited with a custom post type

I am using a theme which has defined a custom post type-- Now, I am trying to retrieve the list of metadata fields used by that post type-- so that I can insert data via PHP code in form of that ...
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get_post_meta not extracting title,permalink and posttype

i need to extract the post_type, title of the post and the permalink using get_post_meta i am trying following code for the same $title=get_post_meta($post_id,'title',true); $permalink=get_post_meta($...
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How can I display image metadata?

I'm trying to add a filter to the_content that will find all images in the post and append the custom attachment metadata credit to it. Here's the functions I've have: Adds the Credit field to ...
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How to check if user meta field is empty in conditional else statement

Hello all I have a custom post type set up for my wordpress site within this custom post type i have a meta box with about 11 meta fields that I have added programatically. What I would like to do is ...
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How can I display my meta value in a textarea? [closed]

I have this saved: $description = get_post_meta( $postID, 'video_desc', true ); and then have used this in my form in textarea: value="<?php echo $description; ?>" When I check the console ...
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Get all the posts where meta field with multiple choice has several values checked

I apologize beforehand for any confusion, I'm just 2 days with WP. So, I use Advanced Custom Fields to add formatable custom fields to posts of partucular type. One of fields is checkboxes with ...
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How to get_post_meta in a shortcode in excerpt on archive pages

I have a shortcode, [foo], which displays the value in a custom field. However, as it appears near the top of each post, it is included in the excerpt. function foo_shortcode(){ global $post; ...
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Custom meta field don't give me numerical value

I'm trying to use the jquery plugin Timeago. With this, I want to countdown from a date (2013/03/04 format) Which is in a custom field. Echo $Begin2 gives me something like : 34 days ago. It's work ...
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Performace on 1 million plus meta fields vs 1 field with 1 million multi array

We are potentially looking into building a counter in a post_type. So a post meta field wil be created with some data like total downloads and downloads left (tied to user ID). We expect up to one ...
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Parse error thrown by get_post_meta [closed]

in a custom plugin I am developing, I am getting this error as soon as I activate the plugin: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[' in /home/site/public_html/wp-content/plugins/my_plugin/plugin....
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esc_attr on get_post_meta [closed]

Simple question, I see that some themes are using esc_attr or esc_html and url after they define varible with get_post_meta, while others are using it during variable definition. What would be best ...
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How to get single value from get_post_meta() array of values?

I'm trying to customize a plugin to check the current user's IP against previous IP values collected and stored by the plugin. The plugin collects user votes for a custom post type called "...
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If ACF meta_key has meta_value

I have an ACF field (options) that contains a list of options: Blue Red Green I would like to echo the option selected, ie: if(get_field('blue') == true) { echo "You have selected the color Blue";...
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Minimising Database Queries when using Advanced Custom Fields

I'm working on a page which lists staff members for a large company and trying to minimise the number of times I'm forced to query the database as it gets quite complex and slow. 'person' is a custom ...
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Add custom class to existing menu items from custom meta

I would like to add a custom class to my existing menu items. The problem is, that I would like to do something like this: <li class="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "_icon", true); ?>...
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Display get_post_meta if contains value

Am struggling to get the below to work. I just want to display the get_post_meta 'title_override_text' if it contains any value otherwise just display the standard title (already catered for in ...
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Why is variable that get_post_meta stored in empty?

I have used the following bit of code in another script on the same site, & it worked there. $this_post_id = get_the_ID(); $key_2_value = get_post_meta( $this_post_id, 'custom_select', true ); ...
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Echo page title from page with custom meta datetime picker

I am using Custom Metaboxes and Fields for Wordpress I am using the datetime_timestamp custom meta with a page. I am trying to echo the title of the page I am using the custom meta datetime in. But ...
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Order by in foreach

hello im getting post_id by using wpdb after that i wanna show postmeta(sd_l2) order by their value i uses this codes global $wpdb $top5_ov_performance = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id FROM ...
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Piklist File Upload

I am doing this tutorial: https://piklist.com/user-guide/tutorials/displaying-images-upload-field/ After creating this for a custom post type: // Upload Image / File piklist('field', array( '...
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How to echo value of a meta select box to the browser

I think I'm echoing the value of the selected option from my select meta box wrongly. Nothing is being shown in the browser. Functions.php : function add_custom_meta_box() { add_meta_box( ...
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Getting value from get_post_custom

I have added a custom meta box to a category that shows up fine. The only purpose of this metabox is to supply a link to the post. I can see that the box works because my test link is saved in the box....
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How can i get multi checkboxes value in metbox?

I make list of check boxes by WordPress meta-box and i can not get this value in my theme. i can get my text value with this code <? echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $prefix . 'text', true); ?>...
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Related query shows same image in loop

I'm using the code below to query all other posts with same value in custom field FeaturedArtists. Works great except the images. All images are the same as the current post. If I change ...
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How to use pagination with get_post_meta

I have a Products Page that i am using to add products using custom metaboxes this is the code for my page <div class="container products"> <div class="row"> <?php $...
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Automatically add custom fields (post_meta) to all published posts, hourly, via wp_cron?

I'm trying to update the post meta of all published posts hourly (via wp_cron) with the code below: if ( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'postviews_updatedcounts_hourly_event' ) ) { wp_schedule_event( time()...
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How to echo get_post_meta (Fluent-Framework)

PHP beginner here. I purchased the Fluent-Framework plugin, which allows me to easily crease Post Types, Meta Boxes, and Option Pages within my theme. I am having trouble echoing the Meta Boxes, ...
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Howto: use existing post_meta as options for a different metabox (checkboxes or list)

I want to create an "Employee" Custom Post Type ("Add New Employee") wherein the employee may belong to one or many offices. The user needs to be able to add/edit/delete offices via a separate "...
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Display custom field meta outside loop, site wide

I've created a custom field ("breaking") with the goal that whenever one post has this field present, it will display the value in the header throughout the site (that is, all posts, pages, archives, ...
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Trying to write shortcode with get_post_meta but isn't working

I am trying to write a plugin with a CPT and have a shortcode to display the data. I can get 'the_title()' to work and display the title of the post type but using 'get_post_meta()' I can't seem to ...
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getting the post_id from the post_meta

I need to find out the post_id of a post_meta record where the custom key is 'XYZ' and the is 'ABC'? Is there an API for that? Or do I need to run a regular select SQL with wpdb class?
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how to echo/display the custom field value in specific custom field name?

I have tried this code: <?php query_posts(array( 'meta_key' => 'custom_cat', 'meta_value' => 'creative', 'post_type' => 'page' )); ...