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trying to get a custom field in a query

  • i have a custom field where i can choose the category per pulldown, so in the template i can get this custom post type category to show a loop:

    $temp = $wp_query;
    $wp_query = null;
    $wp_query = new WP_Query (array('post_type' => 'stellenangebote', 'category_name' => get_field('jobs_kategorie') )); 

    but the part with:

    'category_name' => get_field('jobs_kategorie')

    won’t work. any idea?

  • Hi,

    You are getting the value of your custom field (jobs_kategorie) outside of loop so you should provide the post id as well in get_field() like get_field('category-name', 64).

    For your case I recommend you to add another custom field for post id.

    $wp_query = new WP_Query (array('post_type' => 'stellenangebote', 'category_name' => get_field('jobs_kategorie', 'jobs_post_id') )); 


  • got it working now:

    $temp = $wp_query;
    $wp_query= null;
    $wp_query = new WP_Query(); 
    $wp_query->query('cat='.(get_field('jobs_kategorie')).'&paged='.$paged .'&showposts=1' .'&post_type=stellenangebote' ); ?>
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