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Hello! I’m having an issue attempting to retrieve some posts using WP_Query. I’ve spent a few hours trawling through the Internet, but not had a lot of luck.
Just a little background:
I’m attempting to retrieve posts that have an ACF field called show_venue, with a value of the title of the current page. show_venue is a post_object field type.
I’ve arrived at the following:
$args = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_type' => 'post', 'meta_key' => 'show_venue', 'meta_key_value' => get_the_title(), // "Venue one" 'order' => 'ASC' );
Then it’s run by WP_Query.
I’m getting three posts back. Two of them are correctly “Venue one”, but a third post with a value of “Venue two” is appearing. Only these three posts have the field value set.
I’d really appreciate any pointers on where I’m going wrong, I just can’t seem to figure it out.
Thanks for your time! 🙂
– Callum Kerr
$args = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_type' => 'post', 'meta_key' => 'show_venue', // meta_key_value should be meta_value 'meta_value' => get_the_title(), // "Venue one" 'order' => 'ASC' );
Hey, thanks for your suggestion. Changing the field name returned no posts at all I’m afraid. Just in case, I tried hardcoding the value instead of get_the_title(), but it was unsuccessful too.
I missed something extremely important in your OP, the field is a post object field
$args = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_type' => 'post', 'meta_key' => 'show_venue', 'meta_value' => $post->ID, // post objects store the post ID 'order' => 'ASC' );
EDIT: I made a mistake, your $post->ID suggestion fixed the issue! I forgot to change the post type after I made some changes to the post type holding these details yesterday evening, that’s why it didn’t work.
Thanks a million for your help, I really appreciate it. 🙂
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