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  1. danpillay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all, trying to get posts of a custom post type for the current author - and order by custom meta. Unfortunately query below seems to pull the same posts for every author and simply change the author id/nicename - not sure what i'm missing here or why the $arg for the author isn't working.

    anyone have a pointer?

    <!– This sets the $curauth variable –>
    <?php
    $curauth = (get_query_var('author_name')) ? get_user_by('slug', get_query_var('author_name')) : get_userdata(get_query_var('author'));
    ?>
    
    <p>This is <?php echo $curauth->nickname; ?>'s page</p>
    
    <!– The Query–>
    <?php
    
    $args = array(
            'author' => '$curauth->ID',
    	'post_type' => 'competitor',
            'meta_key' => 'average',
            'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
            'showposts' => 10,
    );
    
    $the_query = new WP_Query( $args );
    
    ?>
    
    <!– The Loop –>
    <?php while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) :
    	$the_query->the_post(); ?>
    
    <?php
    $average = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), 'average', true);
    // check if the custom field has a value
    if($average != '') {
    echo ($average)." <br />";
    }
    ?>
            <?php endwhile; ?>
    <!– End Loop –>

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