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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?
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How to fix pagination for custom loops?

I have added a custom/secondary query to a template file/custom page template; how can I make WordPress use my custom query for pagination, instead of using the main query loop's pagination? Addendum ...
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Pagination not working with custom loop

I've got a custom loop that I'm using to display some Real Estate listings that will be available within 60 days. I'm calling it with the following function: <?php $sixtydays = date('Y/m/d', ...
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Should we trust the post globals?

@toscho left a comment to this answer which had me thinking again. How much trust should we have in the global scope, specially regarding the post globals like $post? So what? The global variable ...
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the_date() not working

I am using wordpress 3.2 and I did a query post like this: <?php query_posts("posts_per_page=1post=type&page=post_parent=10");?> Then I try to echo out the date of this post I queried like ...
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How to limit the number of posts that WP_Query gets?

I have been researching on Google and WPSE and the only thing I see repeatedly is to use showposts, that is deprecated. I am familiar with WP_Query, and I thought that if I set posts_per_page to my ...
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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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How do I search events between two set dates inside WP?

I am building a WP site with an events feature. The events page was made with custom post types. I want to make it possible for people to search/ filter events by dates. For example, they can search ...
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Show only oldest post by author

I am working with a heavily customized install of WP. I've set up a specific post type, taxonomy, and roles that gets to use just that post type. Ideally, I'd like to restrict members of that role ...
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Order posts by tags count?

I am trying to order posts by tag count. I want to order posts with no tags first and posts with highest count last. I tried and got posts with no tags only. $tags = get_tags(); $tag_ids = ...
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Query multiple custom post types in single loop

I'm aware there are several other posts that cover similar ground to what I'm about to ask. I have three custom post types running, in addition to 'posts'. I want to run a loop that pulls all posts ...
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How to Optimize WP site for millions of posts

I'm working on a website for a company that will very likely be creating millions of posts via a custom post type. They're prayers, so basically the user on the front end just submits a short phrase ...
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WordPress Paginate $wpdb->get_results

Due to a complex multisite config, I have a query which combines the posts from two blogs and I would like to paginate the results. I am grateful for any help. I have posted my query. $...
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Sort custom post type list table by display name of a user id stored as post meta value

I have a custom post type named domicile. Each post (domicile) has an owner (not the author). Owners are users with a custom role. I store the user id as a post meta value (dmb_owner) for the domicile ...
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Wp get all the sub pages of the parent using wp query

Here is my code $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query(array('post_type' => 'page','post_parent'=>$parid,'orderby'=>'title','order'=>'ASC' )); It displays ...
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Make a WP Query search match exactly the search term

I'm using WP Query and the results coming back when using the search term aren't working as I wish. For example searching for 'art' returns also results for words containing 'art' such as 'part'. How ...
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Get all image from single page using this query

I'm having some trouble with this sample widget code. I want to get all images (Minus the post thumbnail) from a page called "Gallery" but for some reason this is pulling all uploaded images from the ...
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WP_Comment_Query pagination, delving into the unknown

I am aiming to pagination WP_Comment_Query(). It appears this is either taboo or there is no viable information about it online, not anything. Why? Is it possible? If so, how?
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Remove the Homepage Query

I have a homepage displaying the home.php template, containing 2 sidebars with widgets in them. The main query still pulls in the standard 10 posts, but since I'm not displaying these, I'd like to ...
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How to get the posts published in last two days using WP_Query?

I am trying to loop through all the post to get the top most shared posts on social network. I want to use the date_query parameter in the WP_query to get the posts of last two days , last 5 days, ...
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How to get my loop to pull posts into three columns

I have my page template pulling one specific category & pulling the featured image & title into 3 different columns on my site. The problem is they all pull the CSS class .proj-left how can I ...
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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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Why does `get_permalink()` produces an add. DB request without $post->filter?

I'm currently working on a custom loop/query where I need to add the permalink of a post to the array of posts I'm retrieving from the DB. Sadly get_permalink() produces one additional DB request ...
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When/why does '$query->get( 'tax_query' );' return empty?

First the code: function itsme_better_editions( $query ) { if ( $query->is_category() && $query->is_main_query() ) { $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post' ) ); ...
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Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = filter_var( $_GET['term'] ); $query = get_posts( [ 'post_type' => 'some_cpt_name'...
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How to order WP_User_Query results to match the order of an array of user IDs?

I'm using WP_User_Query to get a list of users from my database. I'm showing specific users only via use of the include parameter. For example: $args = array( 'include' => array( 1, 3, 5, 99, ...
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SQL query equivalent to WP User Query

I have the following WP user query code: //Get all users sorted by whatever $sorted_users = new WP_User_Query(array( 'orderby' => 'meta_value', 'meta_key' => 'satisfaction_rating', '...
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Filter all queries with a specific taxonomy

Is there any way to filter all post queries and add a specific taxonomy? Case in point, I have a taxonomy object of "Region" with terms like "Global", "Americas", "Europe", etc. (Users designate ...
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I have over 4000 posts, will querying some of them cause performance issues?

I am wondering if querying posts like this: <?php $args = array('numberposts' => 19, 'orderby' => 'rand' ); $posts = get_posts( $args ); foreach($posts as $post) { $...
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How do I sort multiples pages?

I want to use a dropdown to sort a list of posts in WordPress. The results will display on multiple pages. So how do I pass the query on to the second, third, fourth, etc. pages? Here's an example of ...
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Duplicate posts

I'm currently working on a Magazine style website and on the main page I have three different sections where I display the latest news. Slider, latest news and more news. The problem is I can't ...
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wp_dropdown_categories with multiple select

in the search box I would like visitors to be able to search for more than one location (houses). The code right now is: <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-6 col-xs-12"> <label for="...
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Query the post which have a thumbnail

I've got a highlight section on the header of my website which shows the title and the thumbnail of the last X posts having a thumbnail. Is there any custom query which allows me to retrieve only the ...
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Looping through posts per category gives same posts for each category

For a specific section on my website I loop through some categories and get the three latest posts in that categorie and list them. Like so: <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' =>...
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How to execute SQL SELECT query and see the results?

I want to run a SELECT query on the Wordpress database and get the results on the screen. Any widget which does it?
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Custom $wpdb Query for Custom Post Type by Category

I am using the following code to output a list of items in my 'documents' Custom Post type by Year and Month. <ul> <?php $post_type = 'documents'; global $wpdb; /**/ $years = $wpdb->...
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Using dynamic conditions in 'posts_where' filter

I have the following code which gives be posts that are published in the last 100 days function smbd_cats_by_days ($where = '') { $where .= " AND post_date < '" . date('y-m-d', strtotime("-...
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Add <link rel=“next”> and <link rel=“prev”> in the header while looping over custom query in page template

I have a custom page template defined and working properly. On this specific page, I want to list a lot of links, and paginate them, to display 100 links per page. Here is the code in my template ...
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How to show posts rank based on custom field value

I have total 100 posts, 10 posts in each page on homepage with paginatin. Here is my code $args = [ 'posts_per_page' => 100, 'fields' => 'ids', // Add additional args here ]; $...
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How to order posts by modified date without using 'query_posts'?

I have an example basic wordpress theme template here for you. First, please take a quick look at it to get an idea. <?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div id="...
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Highlighting Sub topic in a post?

Have seen this sub topics highlighter in many blogs. It gives a special attraction to a sub topics used in the post. Is this a plugin or part of code? How can I add this? http://imgur.com/UbGpz7j
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How to display SQL query that ran in query?

I have come across a function before that displayed the exact SQL code that was used. In a loop for example, but can't remember. Can anybody tell me that function?
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What SQL Query to do a simple find and replace

Whenever I create a new website I first create a staging site on a subdomain like "stage.domain-name.com". After everything works correctly I export the database, open it in notepad++ and do a find/...
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Query multiple meta key values?

How to query for mutiple meta key values with the same key $querystr = " SELECT $wpdb->posts.* FROM $wpdb->posts, $wpdb->postmeta WHERE $wpdb->...
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Show a different number of posts per page depending on context (e.g., homepage, search, archive)

In the Reading Settings, there is place to set the number of posts shown that affects the number of posts shown in all contexts. I'd like to show instead a certain number of posts on the homepage, and ...
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order by numeric value for meta value

I have read countless posts on ordering data by numeric value ( as opposed to string - it i have a numeric meta value and it gets ordered like this 1 11 12 2 233 etc as opposed to the way i want it I ...
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how to get a different html for odd/even posts?

query posts if posts exist then begin the loop if post is even: <h1>title</h1><p>content</p> if post is odd: <div>its image</div> ...
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wp_query orderby title and meta key value (WP3.1)

I have a taxonomy wp_query and i would like to order the list by title and by meta value (numeric value) Have a meta value Interesting = 1 or 0 in the posts Not so interesting posts would be at the ...
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Display category posts grouped by taxonomy

I'm working on a project where I use the default posts as "Products", default category as "Application" and a custom taxonomy called "Groups". I want to list "Products" by "Application" (category....
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How to use a custom post type as front page?

I would like to set a site's front page to be a single post from a custom post type. I have been able to alter the request for my front page to a Custom Post Type archive with the following code (...