I have a query to grab certain posts based on a custom field (a date). The query is supposed to display posts with the custom field date in the future. The problem is that the custom field is stored as m/d/Y rather than Y/m/d. This is an issue when comparing dates because it doesn't use the year to base if it is in the future or not.
So, what I need to do, is to somehow read the custom field, change the format and then compare the dates.
My current query
<?php $paged = ( get_query_var('paged') ) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $today = date('Y/m/d', strtotime('-6 hours')); $myquery = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => 'itineraries', 'posts_per_page' => 20, 'paged' => $paged, 'meta_key' => 'start_date', 'orderby' => 'meta_value', 'order' => 'ASC', 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => 'regions', 'field' => 'slug', 'terms' => 'future' ) ) )); if ($myquery->have_posts()) : while ($myquery->have_posts()) : $myquery->the_post(); ?>
So above, I need to convert the meta_key start_date to the Y/m/d format for better comparison. How do I do this using code?
I did some research and
implode(‘-’, array_reverse(explode(‘/’,$date))); seems like it might be helpful but I'm not sure how to incorporate it in.
Thanks for any help