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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How to query children by post name/slug

It appears that I can only use an ID for the param post_parent whether in WP_Query or get_children Is there a way to query for children via postnames which are more readable.
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Sub-loop / nested loops Best Practices

I'm trying sort through the morass that is WP documentation, and just need someone to clear up the use of the term "The Loop" and how it relates to subloops. My understanding of "The Loop" is that ...
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How do I order by multiple custom fields using wp_query?

I have a rating system where the user can enter a custom field of either "Stars" or "Hearts", but whichever one they choose they have to enter a value of 1 thru 5. Using wp_query, I can successfully ...
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Display agents (custom post type) alphabetically, except one who always shows last

I would like to display all agents a-z, except there is one agent who should always show up last. Ideally I'd like the ordering to be done from the value of a custom field, dName. I was looking ...
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How to make an activities stream mixing posts and comments?

What I'm currently trying to make is an activities stream wich list : The posts, the comments, both mixed between them and ordered by date. My idea is to make two queries, but i don't know how to ...
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WP_Query Pagination

I am having problems with pagination on category page that lists posts only within a certain category. Here is my code: What happens is the Next link takes to /page/2 but the content stays the same. ...
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Prioritising and Ordering Posts By Category Name Using A Custom Loop

I have a custom loop pulling out videos all assigned to various categories. However there is a category called "new-video" and I need to pull out all videos using my custom loop, but I would like the ...
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Find Posts based on Child Post value

I am creating a plugin that adds two custom post types, one of which will always be a child of the other. The parent post type is for Events, the child for Performances. Before entering the Loop, I'd ...
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Order query by meta_value with multiple custom fields

I would like to get ordered all my posts with multiple cutom fields (WordPress 3). Exemple, I've 2 custom couple meta_key/meta_value : " order_submenuexpositions / numeric " " ...
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empty WP_Query object on local install

I just realized, that i got a complete *empty WP_Query object* on my plain wordpress install. I reseted the DB, deactivated all plugins and activated TwentyTen as theme, but the complete Object simply ...
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Custom wp_query time filter on meta_value

My goal is to only show posts with opening hours after business hours, for a given day. So, e.g. I have a (custom) post with following meta_key and meta_value: meta_key = 'monday, meta_value = '14:00 ...
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Where is this query?

This query given below appears alot in my slow-query log. Can someone please tell me where can I find this query ? that will help me try to modify it SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.* FROM ...
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How to echo data after a WP_Query

I would like to display data from a post that has custom fields in a metabox. One of the fields is the URL for an image. How do I create an echo to display the image? The other field I want to call ...
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Is there something wrong w/ this code?

<?php $rp = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => array( 'post','videos','projects' ), 'orderby' => 'date&order=DESC', 'posts_per_page' => 4 )); while ($rp->...
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Querying posts from multiple sites in a network?

I realize there have been a few questions which dance around the solution I am after but I believe I am looking for something specific. This is actually a two part question: 1) My goal is to have ...
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Custom Post Type 'Event': Chronological list of recurring events from meta_values in array

i have a custom post type 'events'. Each event (post) can have multiple dates. The dates (date, time, location) are stored as array. I need a query that creates a chronological list of all events from ...
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How to get the parent's taxonomy?

I have 2 customs post type : "Artist" and "Concert", the "Concert" custom post type is the child of the "Artist" custom post type, the "Artist" custom post type has a "genre" taxonomy. What I'm ...
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Is there a (preferable built-in) way to check what custom queries are used in a theme?

I've build a theme using custom post-types with queries like $my_custom_post_type_query = new WP_Query( array( 'my_arg' => 'value' )); Now I'm writing a plugin where I need to do something like $...
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Page displays content from different query?

How can I reset all variables in order to get the actual page content? I keep getting the last post's content I've called from a news-box I've implemented - but need the actual page's content .. ...
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WordPress documentation - WP_Query arguments

I've been looking for a list all WP_Query arguments. This looks obvious, but http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/WP_Query isn't helpful at all, "post_type" is mentioned only in an example, ...
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Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
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How to create query to get top 3 sticky/latest posts

I hope I will make sense, and if you have a better suggestion please let me know. I am just starting WordPress I want to layout my theme such that I get 3 sticky, not more than 1 month old, or latest ...
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Custom Post Type Loop within Shortcode

I'm really at loss as to why this isn't working: I am using a shortcode to display a query on a custom post type + taxonomy, this is the segment of it: // - arguments - $args = array(...
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Is it better practice to use query_posts, WP_Query, or get_posts to create various custom loops within a Page?

Right now, I'm using get_posts to retrieve cusstom posts types with a custom taxonomy assigned to it in order to generate static content like this: <?php /** * Template Name: Front Page * @...
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Pagination with WP_Query is buggy - working for some pages, but not the others

I'm having a very peculiar bug with pagination :( I'm trying to display 4 posts per page for a category with slug "lastest-news". The pagination function seems to work correctly. There are 33 posts. ...
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Display different number of posts from one category on the different pages

according with Pagination with custom loop. I use the custom loop for display flash game. For make a pagination on the page with posts from one category (mydomain/category/categoryName) I used: ...
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How do I change the order (ASC and DESC) in the following retrieval method using WP_Query?

The following code retrieves only custom post types with the custom taxonomy "Slider." I would like to change their order to ASC. The code: <?php // Retrive custom post type with a custom ...
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Ajax future single post query doesn't work when NOT logged in

I am having a problem with an ajax request for a single post, when the user is not logged in. The post is a calendar date and is in the future. the query works fine if I am logged into wordpress but ...
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Sorting the Loop by Taxonomy Value

This is a similar question to Sorting for each custom taxonomy, but I don't feel like it was clearly asked or responded to. I have a custom post type "player" and a custom taxonomy "player_details". ...
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Why doesn't PhotoSmash plugin play well with wp_query?

I am using the PhotoSmash plugin to let users upload their own images and vote on them, and it works great. On one of my pages I use the following code to list the posts that have a certain category: ...
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WP_Query, custom sort and custom filter

Is it possible using WP_Query to return a filtered list of items based on the following criteria set? I seem to be struggling as there are numerous queries against custom fields. Select all posts ...
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Can I create a loop with multiple post types and specify different $args for each post type?

I'd like to create a custom loop that includes all Post types: Post and Video. Then I'd like to specify to show all posts of the post type Video, but only show posts that are in the category "Videos."...
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Different Results with query('s=computer') vs get_posts('s=computer')?

I have two different pieces of code and it's returning two different results. $search_query = new WP_Query(); $search_posts = $search_query->query('s=computer'); echo count($search_posts); vs. $...
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Fastest way to get the comment and ping total count for a post

I'm making my own comment template (like this) and I need to know how can I get the comment and ping count for the current post, maybe using a fast database query or something like that? Note that I ...
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Prevent WordPress from loading comments

I'm displaying the comments for a post my way, using $comm = get_comments() and then passing $comm to wp_list_comments() (this is the reason why). How to disable WordPress from loading comments from ...
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How modify the comment content persistently based on $wp_query?

For a plugin, I need to build my own very early post content and comment content filter. Post content/text changing works, i.e. the modifications end up in the client's browser. But my comment content/...
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Custom query_posts() parameter

I'm adding voting features to a theme. Visitors can vote posts Up or Down. I created a table for storing number of votes for each post and that works fine. Now I'm trying to sort posts by their votes. ...
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WP_Query with the “offset” argument

I'm making a custom query for posts using something like: $p = new WP_Query(); $p->query(array('offset' => 30, 'posts_per_page' => 10)); If I have 36 posts on the entire blog, $p->...
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if statement on database query

Part of a voting script I'm working on: I'm checking a custom table in my WP database to see if a user already voted for a post by checking the IP address and the post id. If the user's IP already ...
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Fatal error: Call to a member function query() on a non-object

In the code below (from my functions.php), I'm attempting to create an array of items from the wp_postmeta table where the meta_key is "_wp_attached_file". I'm getting an error: Fatal error: Call to ...
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How should I use posts_where to change meta_value from a string to integer?

How should I use posts_where to change meta_value from a string to integer?
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List Posts by Category for a Non-Zero, Non-NULL Custom Field Value?

(Moderators note: The original title was: "Need help identifying and looping through categories where posts have custom field set") I need to loop through my categories however I need to limit the ...
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Total Count of Posts NOT in Selected Categories?

I need to get the total number of posts that are not in selected categories. I have category IDs of the categories that I want to exclude from count (in the variable $folio_cat_ids) So far I have ...
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Problem with WP_Query sort

I have the following custom query written for a page- $menu_loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'page', 'posts_per_page' => 50, 'post_parent' => 616, 'order_by' => 'post_title', 'order' => '...