Questions tagged [meta-query]

Refers to a mechanism built into the WP_Query class for querying the database for post data, including pages and CPTs, based upon post meta data.

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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
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WP Query Args - Title or Meta Value

How do I query by meta_value or title? If I set meta_values, $args['meta_query'] = array( 'relation' => 'OR', array( 'key' => 'model_name', 'value' => $thesearch, ...
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Filtering multiple custom fields with WP REST API 2

I want to filter posts based on multiple acf custom fields with AND relation. Something like this: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'meta_query' => array( '...
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How can I create a meta_query with an array as meta_field?

Here are the args for my query : $args = array( 'post_type' => 'news', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'topics', 'value' => 'sports', ...
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filter search result with custom post type meta key

The default search returns all post types, which is what I want. But for one specific custom post type I want to limit the result to a specific meta key value (a custom date that must be greater than ...
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Meta_query compare operator explanation

I noticed that there are bunch of operator can be use for compare in meta_query. However, I am not quite sure what operator I should use, it is somehow confusing like = and LIKE operator. I would ...
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Using meta query ('meta_query') with a search query ('s')

Trying to build a search that not only searches the defaults (title, content etc) but also a specific custom field. My current query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 's' => $query, ...
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Query WP REST API v2 by multiple meta keys

Using v2 of the REST API, I'm wanting to query some posts by multiple meta keys. With v1 I was able to format the url like &filter[meta_value][month]=12&[meta_value][year]=2015 and it worked (...
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Meta query with string starting like pattern

I have a custom WP_Query with the following meta_query: $meta_query = array(); $meta_query['relation'] = 'AND'; if(!empty($postcode)) { $meta_query[] = array( 'key' => 'postcode', ...
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How to do a meta query using REST-API in WordPress 4.7+?

I am trying to filter by a meta query but no matter what I try I can not make it work. Basically I want this query in through the rest API: wp-json/wp/v2/books?meta_query[relation]=OR&meta_query[...
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How to query posts based on lat-lng coordinate as post meta?

I'm planning a custom WordPress theme where the Custom Post Type (CPT) will have latitude and longitude coordinate as it's meta value. The latitude and longitude will be displayed as a Marker in a ...
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Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
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Plugin that would allow WordPress Authors to “follow” other Authors and query “Activity Info” from that

I have a WordPress blog that is all user based Authors that submit content and such. Currently in the site, you can view other authors profiles but basically just view their content from the author....
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SELECT max(meta_value) FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key='price'… stops working when value is over 999

Overview: I am not trying to return a post. I simply want the single highest value for a particular meta_value across all posts... just the value itself. Details: I have added a custom meta_key "...
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WP_Query with checkbox meta_query

I have posted this on StackOverflow too, not sure if that's allowed - if not let me know and I'll remove one (I don't want to look like I'm spamming). Anyway.... I have a custom post type and have ...
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LIKE %…% Meta Query

I have a serialized array as a meta value and I'm trying to run WP Query where it finds a specific value in the serialized array. Here's an example of the serialized array field: a:6:{i:0;s:3:"173";...
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WP_Query not working as expected for attachments and custom meta_query

If I use get_posts() like so I get a number of results with the value 1 for the my_key meta_key: $posts = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'meta_key' => '...
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Using Query Posts With Multiple Post Types And A Taxonomy

I am developing a site that has two different custom post types; one of them is called Articles and one is called Sketchpad. Sketchpad is user submitted content that is assigned a custom taxonomy term ...
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Sorting: custom query with orderby meta_value_num THEN by title

i try to run a custom post type query to match following criteria: sort movies first by year in descending order, after that ("inside" the year order) by title alphabetically. desired output: ...
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Meta Query with AND & OR?

I'm trying to do some filtering for some posts in WP_Query, but I can't seem to get the right condition. Basically what I wanna do, is get posts that have the custom field event_data (sorted by this ...
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I can't set meta_key in my custom post type query

I've created a custom post, events, and saved the meta data event_year to each event. I'm trying to get a year's event archive. When I go the the following URL, the meta_key and meta_value are not ...
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datetime picker, timestamps and meta queries

I have a custom meta box with a datepicker. The datepicker outputs 2013-01-17 10:00 in my database for an event that is 01-17-2013 at 10pm PST. $eventlist = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => '...
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meta_query with multiple values

I need your help. There is my problem: I have custom post type "Player". And this CPT has custom field "Seasons". Seasons can have multiple values separated by comma - for example "2014,2015,2016" ...
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order by meta_value serialized array

Hi I'm trying to pull posts using the wp query. Just one problem--I am trying to sort the posts alphabetically by a certain meta_value. Thing is that this meta_value is a serialized array. Is there an ...
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How do I create my own nested meta_query using posts_where / posts_join?

Some of my posts (not all) have a price as a meta key/value. Today I use the pre_get_posts action so that my users can search for prices that are between a certain value. This is the code that I'm ...
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Meta Query “IN” doesn't work with ACF checkbox filter

I try to integrate to my CPT archive page some ACF filters. I start with this tutorial : https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/creating-wp-archive-custom-field-filter/ It works when I use it ...
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Multiple Values stored as array in Meta Query

I'm a little confused as to best practise for saving multi-select values in meta fields. Assuming <select multiple name="_casestudypost[]"> is my form field if I store $_POST['_casestudypost'...
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Documentation for post meta

Trying to solve this problem I tried to find the complete list of all available/possible default "post meta" tags/entries. I couldn't find this info documented anywhere. Any pointers?
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Using meta_query, how can i filter by a custom field and order by another one?

With the following code (in functions.php) my posts (of CPT event) are ordered by _end_date instead of _start_date. What's the proper solution to this as of WP 3.1.3? Of course I'd like to avoid using ...
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Display products from specific category in shop page

I know many people asked for this question but I didn't find a proper way to do it. How to add a simple meta_query (product_cat) before the execution of the shop page's query. Maybe by using a filter ...
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WP_Query using meta_query with relation OR and orderby meta_value doesn't work

I've been bashing against a bug for a few hours now, and can't seem to find my error. Could there be a bug with the relation type 'OR' in WordPress? $evenements = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' ...
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Mixing regular and custom post types (with meta_query) on home page

Not sure how to achieve this. I'm trying to mix standard posts and custom posts on a site homepage but I only want to display the custom posts if a meta value is set. Displaying the posts works fine '...
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How to query_posts using meta_query to orderby meta_key AND have a secondary sort by date?

I've been troubleshooting an issue over the past few days and keep going in circles. Could really use a fresh pair of eyes to help me answer this question... So I'm working with a wordpress site ...
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Complex meta query with 3 keys

I think the problem essentially relates to sql query structure and I am not an expert.... I need to search for posts (custom post type) by 2 parameters: pd_city pd_country Please note that ...
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Help With issue on pre_get_posts filter in taxonomy

I create a function to filter the taxonomy query with this code add_action('pre_get_posts', 'custom_taxonomy_query'); $option_taxposts_per_page = get_option('tax_posts_per_page'); function ...
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meta_query sorting by 2 keys

I need to sort (custom) posts by 2 custom field values... custom field name 1: is_sponsored [ value can either be 1 or 0 ] custom field name 2: sfp_date [ timestamp aka current post date in seconds ]...
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How to create a wp_query that contains both meta_query and tax_query

I have a wp_query that works great but I can't have both a meta query and a tax_query in it. <?php $event_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'event', // ...
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Archives for custom post type based on a “date” meta value

I've got an "Event" custom post type. Each post has a meta field for the actual event date, which cannot be the posts's publish date, as most all the event dates will be in the future. With that, I'm ...
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ACF Relationship Field Search Filtering [closed]

I am trying to assign relate posts using the ACF relationship field. It has typeahead search to search by post titles. I would like to add meta_data search to the ACF relationship search. This ...
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What is an efficient way to query based on post_meta?

The problem I am having is when I allow users to filter posts it overpowers the database and things run extremely slow. I am unsure what the best way to query posts using meta values is. My site has a ...
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meta_query with array as value

I am writing some PHP which allows users of my site to submit a form and query posts by their post_meta. Everything works fine except for one thing, I used Advanced Custom Fields to create the ...
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Possible to create a permalink to sort with meta_key?

I feel like I've been all around the web and back again looking for an answer to this and it's really starting to grind my gears. Not sure if this is the correct way to do it, but I want to add a ...
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pre_get_posts filter using numeric meta_query comparison (from dates)

I have an expiry date ACF field 'post_end_date' which has been applied to multiple post types, including 'post'. I'm trying to filter out any posts, across the entire site, where today's date is ...
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How to order a post type with meta_value_num and if meta_value_num does not exist then order by date

I want to order a list of post on basis of ratings. I have used meta key "wp_ratings" for storing the rating value in wp_postmeta table. Now I want to sort all posts . If a post does not contains the ...
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How to get sum of meta_values of a meta_key in wp_query according to conditions

Here is my query args : $query_args = array( 'post_type' => 'rented_properties', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'order' => 'DESC', // 'fields' =&...
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how to show posts that are missing a meta_value

How can I build a query to find posts that DO NOT contain a certain meta key or meta value? for example: query_posts( array( 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'feature', '...
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Order Posts by Taxonomy and Meta Value

It's possible to order posts by Meta Value. It's possible to order posts by more than one value. And thanks to the code below it's possible to order by taxonomy. But how can I alter the code below ...
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Arrange Posts By Date In Order Of Closest To The Current Date

I have a list of events on a clients website that show in a sidebar. When viewing the homepage you see one event and if you're anywhere else on the site you see two events in the sidebar. I am ...
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Order by meta_key in custom post type doesn't affect the query

I'm trying to query custom posts ordering by a meta_key. But after WP_Query running, there isn't any change in sql query inside the order clause. $args = array( 'post_type' => 'event', '...
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query order by date on custom type: wrong order

I know there are very similar questions ans answers out there already, but I simply cannot get my query to get into the right order. I have a custom post type ("bb_articles") with custom fields, ...