Hello, I am trying to display a number of events in a certain week. I use an advanced field for the startdate : “begindatum”
I adapted the code from here https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/date-time-picker/ with a php snippet from somewhere on the internet which echoes the number of the week correctly.
However when I try to display an event in the current week nothing is showing up.
I think its a matter of finding the correct way to use the variable for $week in the query or maybe this is not the best way to do it this is the code I am using
$ddate = date('Y-m-d H:i:s');
$date = new DateTime($ddate);
$week = $date->format("W");
echo "Weeknummer: $week";
// query events
$posts = get_posts(array(
'posts_per_page' => -1,
'post_type' => 'any',
'meta_query' => array(
'key' => 'begindatum',
'compare' => '=',
'value' => ($week),
'type' => 'DATE'
'order' => 'ASC',
'orderby' => 'meta_value',
'meta_key' => 'begindatum',
'meta_type' => 'DATE'
if( $posts ): ?>
<h2>Activiteiten in deze week</h2>
<?php foreach( $posts as $p ): ?>
<strong><?php echo $p->post_title; ?></strong>: <?php the_field('begindatum', $p->ID); ?> - <?php the_field('einddatum', $p->ID); ?>
<?php echo get_site_url(); ?>/
<?php $post_type_data = get_post_type_object( $p->post_type ); $post_type_slug = $post_type_data->rewrite['slug']; echo $post_type_slug; ?>
<?php $obj = get_post_type_object( $p->post_type ); echo $obj->labels->singular_name; ?></a>
<?php endforeach; ?>
ACF stores an SQL date. If we were talking about a straight MySQL query on the database you could do this. This can also be done with a date query, but this only works on the standard WP post date field.
There isn’t a way to use WP_Query() and meta_query to compare the dates in the a custom field against a week number. You need to get the first day of the week and the last day of the week and look for dates between these 2 values.