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[resolved] Post query with a custom metabox field. (2 posts)

  1. kevinhaig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am developing a theme and struggling with using a custom post query. I have created a meta box with a check box variable that allows the user to check the box to exclude the post from the blog. The intent is to give the user the option to include/exclude a post used for a feature slider, in the blog. The metabox key is 'kaex_metabox_exclude_post'.

    Here is the abbreviated blog page code

    $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
    $temp = $wp_query;
    $wp_query = null;
    $wp_query = new WP_Query();
    $args = array(
                  'post_status' => 'publish',
                  'meta_query' => array(
                        array(
                             'key' => 'kaex_metabox_exclude_post',
                             'value' => 'on',
                             'compare' => '!='
                             )
                        ),
                   'paged' => $paged
                   );
    $wp_query -> query( $args);
    if ($wp_query->have_posts()) : while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post();
    ?>
    ......display posts
    <?php endwhile;
    <nav class="postpagenav">
       <div class="left"><?php next_posts_link(__('<< older entries','ka_express') ); ?></div>
       <div class="right"><?php previous_posts_link(__(' newer entries >>','ka_express') ); ?></div>
    </nav>
    <?php }
       $wp_query = null;
       $wp_query = $temp;
       wp_reset_query();
    
       else :
         endif;
    ?>

    I've been able to get the query to work but not the pagination. Conversely the pagination works when I intentionally set the query to not work.

    I've been working on this all day but just can't seem to get it to work.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

  2. kevinhaig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Solved it on my own using 'compare' => 'NOT EXISTS' and provided an all WordPress version option to omit posts tagged with 'exclude'.

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