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Ordering by field order

  • Is it possible, to order by field order?
    In the admin I can order the fields, but I have no idea how could I display the data in the same order.

    $args = array('post_type' => 'product',
    	     'posts_per_page' => 1,
    	     'orderby'		=> 'meta_value_num',
    	     'order'			=> 'ASC');
    $the_query = new WP_Query ($args);
    • Elliot

    • November 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Hi @vakondweb

    Yes, you are on the right track.

    Your args are missing the meta_key for the order param to work correctly.

    Perhaps you just need to have another look at the docs:

  • Thanks but I have no idea what to put to the meta key.
    I cant find any reference regarding it. 🙁

    $args = array(‘post_type’ => ‘product’,
    ‘posts_per_page’ => 1,
    ‘meta_key’ = ‘?????’
    ‘orderby’ => ‘meta_value_num’,
    ‘order’ => ‘ASC’);
    $the_query = new WP_Query ($args);

    • Elliot

    • November 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Hi @vakondweb

    the meta_key will be the name of the field you want to order by.

    How else would PW know what custom field value to use as the ordering?

  • But I want to use the order info from the admin.
    I would like display in the same order as I ordering the custom fields in admin area. I cant find meta key for doing this…

    • Elliot

    • November 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hi @vakondweb

    Sorry, I dont understand what you are saying.

    Perhaps you should return to the original question and ask how to achieve the output you desire instead of asking about the meta_order argument.

    The WP_Query object is for querying posts in WordPress, this is different to loading ACF values. Does this help? Perhaps you are a bit confused and did not mean to use the WP_Query?

    Could this be correct?

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