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  • I have now read section 4 of that article, but I don’t really understand it because I’m not too hot on mySQL. But either way, I’ve added the following to my functions file :

    function my_posts_where( $where ) {
        global $wpdb;
        $where = str_replace(
                  "meta_key = 'authors_", 
                  "meta_key LIKE 'authors_",
        return $where;
    add_filter('posts_where', 'my_posts_where');

    and I’m trying to query like this …

    $images_query = new WP_Query([
        'posts_per_page' => -1,
        'post_type' => 'images',
        'meta_query' => [
                'key' => 'authors_%_people',
                'compare' => '='
                'value' => ['85'],

    Any ideas why this wouldn’t be working? Could it be because I allow multiple values in the people post_object field?

    What do you mean by “create a custom field for this query”?