Questions tagged [wp-query]

"wp-query" ambiguously refers to one of two things. 1) WP_Query is a class native to WordPress which allows users to query the posts database using a number of criteria. 2) $wp_query is the global variable that holds the main query object prepared by WordPress based on a given request.

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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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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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Using wp_query is it possible to orderby taxonomy?

My question is simple, I'm using WP_Query to retrieve some custom type posts filtering by a taxonomy using tax_query. Now my problem is I would like to orderby the taxonomy, but from documentation ...
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Get all categories and posts in those categories

I am looking for a solution that allows me to print the following: Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Post 1 Post 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 2 Post 2 Post 3 Post ...
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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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Pagination returns 404 after page 20

I got a paged loop that pulls in 4 posts per page from custom post type. It works great, with the only downside that the pagination wont go over the page/20 everything after that is 404, and the ...
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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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Display all posts in a custom post type, grouped by a custom taxonomy

I’m working on a member page where I use a custom post type with a custom taxonomy. My custom post type is called member and my custom taxonomy is called member_groups. I want to list all the members ...
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Using pre_get_posts with WP_Query

I was reading Stephen Harris's excellent answer to this question regarding the use of WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts. He says "pre_get_posts is a filter, for altering any query. It is ...
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Can i merge 2 new WP_Query($variable) 's?

I am running a multisite network and i have setup a sql query that uses swith_to_blog(); and queries the posts. Is there a way that i can declare the query inside a new WP_Query and actually merge ...
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The next_posts_link() works only with original $wp_query

I've got custom template that I want to display paged blog posts. This is the beginning of my file: $wp_query = new WP_Query($args); if($wp_query->have_posts()){ while($wp_query->...
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How to use a custom post type archive as front page?

I'd like to use a custom post type archive as a site's front page, so that http://the_site.com/ is a custom post type archive displayed according to my archive-{post-type}.php file. Ideally I ...
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Combining queries with different arguments per post type

I am building a section on a site where I am merging two different post types into one loop, and then displaying them randomly. The problem is, I'm having a hard time finding a way to limit the amount ...
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How to paginate attachments in a secondary query as gallery?

I have this code that shows all images attached to my post-type. Is there a way to paginate those? I have like 25 pics and I wan't to avoid scroll as much as I can. Code: <div class="galleries ...
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Custom Taxonomy WP_Query for All Terms in a Taxonomy?

Is there an easy way to query for any posts that is tagged with any term from a particular taxonomy? I know this technique: $custom_taxonomy_query = new WP_Query( array( 'taxonomy_name' => '...
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$GLOBALS['wp_the_query'] vs global $wp_query

What is the difference between $GLOBALS['wp_the_query'] and global $wp_query? Why prefer one over the other?
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WP_QUERY Get posts by category and similar name (Like)

I have a small problem with WP_Query. I want to get the posts filtered by category and with similar project name (like query), so I'm trying this code: $args=array( 'post_type' => 'post', '...
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Escaping WP_Query tax_query when term has special character(s)

Here's my issue. I have a custom post type that I'm attaching a custom taxonomy to. This taxonomy will allow the admin to provide search suggestions that will ensure the post is found when a user ...
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Passing and retrieving query vars in wordpress

I have two authors pages, one displays about 5 posts. Then I'm trying to setup another page that will be all of their posts. I have created a template called moreauthorposts.php and I'm trying to ...
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Multiple WP_Query loops with Pagination

There are a few other questions about this (and WP_Query pagination seems to be a huge question for a lot of people) so I'm trying to narrow down exactly how to make it function. I'm able to create a ...
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WP_Query - Order results by meta value

I've checked around and haven't seen an answer which works as of yet. I have a WP_Query with the following arguements: $args = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => 'listing'...
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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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How to store and receive variables in WP sessions?

I have a form with some checkboxes and inputboxes selectboxes and it shows what the user wants via an ajax call. The problem is that when the user click on the item and the detail page is shown and ...
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Custom query with category exclusion and post-meta “whitelist”

I have two widgets, one shows News while the other shows everything except News (We'll call the second one Blog). The blog portion is currently working correctly. The News posts are either ...
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WP_Query with “post_title LIKE 'something%'”?

I need to do a WP_Query with a LIKE on the post_title. I started with this regular WP_Query: $wp_query = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => 'wp_exposants', '...
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Query to sort a list by meta key first (if it exists), and show remaining posts without meta key ordered by title

I'm working on a custom taxonomy term page template where we want the items that are connected to the term sorted by a publication date (custom date field) - and if there are multiple items on the ...
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Loop within a loop?

I'm using a couple of custom wp_query loops on my page, the first one retrieves news from a certain category then displays a small excerpt from it with the permalink. The second one is another ...
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How to get posts from two categories with WP_Query?

I'm using WP_Query to create 'latest posts' & 'popular posts' sections on my home page. I'm trying to just pull 5 posts from 2 categories (9 & 11) but it will only show posts from cat 9. Here'...
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Pagination Doesn't Work

I created myfile.php with the following content: global $paged; if ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) { $paged = get_query_var( 'paged' ); } else if ( get_query_var( 'page' ) ) { $paged = ...
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How can I show posts only if meta_value is not empty

Three people have already tried to solve this, and we're coming up nil. I want to show only posts that have a value in the meta_key 'featured_image'. So... if 'featured_image' is not empty, show the ...
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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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Dynamically link to the latest post or simulate request of specific post in page template

I want to have a link in the wordpress menu pointing to the latest post of a specific category. Because I am not able put a dynamic URL in the wordpress menu, my approach was to put a page with a ...
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Ignoring initial articles (like 'a', 'an' or 'the') when sorting queries?

I'm currently trying to output a list of music titles and would like to have the sorting ignore (but still display) the initial article of the title. For example if I had a list of bands it will be ...
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Exclude post ID from wp_query

How can I exclude one specific post from a WP_Query query? (For example, show all posts apart from a post with the ID 278) I've tried the post__not_in argument but it just removes all posts.. Any ...
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How do I query for posts by partial meta key?

I have a function that stores the "like" status for a post as post meta. I want to associate that "like" with the user that liked it, so I setup a custom field called "like_status_{user_id}" (where {...
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How to order custom post type by multiple custom fields?

How to display posts with 'Event' custom type ordered by 'Start_Hour' and then by 'Start_Minute'? 'Start_Hour' and 'Start_Minute' are numeric custom fields. I tried this, but it doesn't work: $args ...
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Related posts by author pagination not working on the production site

The code that I'm using has adapted from this example and successfully tested on my localhost but when I pass the site to a live server, the pagination crashes with wordpress permalinks set (/% ...
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Can I specify post__in for one particular post type in the query?

I want to do something like this $query_args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'cpt_1', 'cpt_2' ), 'post__in' => array( 1, 3, 5, 7 ) ); where I can specify which post type the post__in ...
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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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Pagination broken when merging search results with additional WP_Query

On the search results page (search.php) I would like to perform an additional WP_Query to keep a specific order of search result types e.g. search results from authors should always be shown before ...
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Merging a complex query with post_rewind and splitting posts into two columns

I need help with my query that uses rewind_posts so that if a post is in a particular category, it moves to the top. What I would like to do is have a query that splits posts into a two-column page (...
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2 orderby in wp_query with 2 custom fields

I'm triyng to display hotels (taxonomy which i have created) by two 'orderby' with wp_query but i'm not success. Results looks likes: Hotel 1 : 2 persons 5 stars Hotel 2 : 2 ...
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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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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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How to merge two queries together

I am trying to order the posts in a category by showing the posts with images first and then posts without images last. I have managed to do that by running two queries and now I want to merge the two ...
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query_post by title?

is it possible to create a loop of posts using WP_Query or query_posts using the title? ie $args = array('post_title'='LIKE '.$str.'% '); $res = WP_Query($arg); // the loop... // trying this now.....
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Order by multiple meta key and meta value [closed]

How can I set multiple meta keys order by meta value, can any one give me some example?
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WP_Query and next_posts_link

I cannot figure out how to make next_posts_link() work within my custom WP_Query. Here is the function: function artists() { echo '<div id="artists">'; $args = array( 'post_type' => '...
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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 ...