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  • I have created what I think will pull posts with the custom field values for ‘bustype’ – when the value is then entered into the shortcode as a parameter. This code was working fine before I tried to add the custom field.

    I have tried this, however, and nothing is displaying as posts.

    From looking at what I have written below, and knowing that the Advanced Custom Field is a select field with set values ‘buyers’, ‘service’, and ‘otherbus’ – is there any reason what I have below would not check against the value in metavalue=”” entered within the shortcode?

    Shortcode I used, to display posts with the value ‘buyer’:

    [list-posts type="company_directory" posts_per_page="40" posts="40" metavalue="buyer"]

    Below is the code I have added to functions.php to try and use the custom field.

    // start code to add shortcode
    add_shortcode( 'list-posts', 'rmcc_post_listing_parameters_shortcode' );
    function rmcc_post_listing_parameters_shortcode( $atts ) {
    // define attributes and their defaults
    extract( shortcode_atts( array (
        'type' => 'post',
        'order' => 'ASC',
        'orderby' => 'menu_order',
        'posts' => -1,
        'color' => '',
        'class' => 'post',
        'fabric' => '',
        'category' => '',
        'metavalue' => '',
        'fieldname' => 'bustype',
    ), $atts ) );
    // define query parameters based on attributes
    $options = array(
        'post_type' => $type,
        'order' => $order,
        'orderby' => $orderby,
        'posts_per_page' => $posts,
        'color' => $color,
        'class' => $class,
        'fabric' => $fabric,
        'category_name' => $category,
        'meta_key' => $fieldname,
        'meta_value' => $metavalue,
    $query = new WP_Query( $options );
    // run the loop based on the query
    if ( $query->have_posts() ) { ?>
        <?php $i = 0; ?>
        <div class="bus-directory et_pb_row et_pb_row_1 et_pb_gutters2 et_pb_row_4col"> 
        <?php while ( $query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post(); ?>
    // Content to return goes here
        <?php $i++; endwhile; ?>
        $myvariable = ob_get_clean();
        return $myvariable;

    Thanks for your help.