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  • Resolved Toppas81

    (@toppas81)


    Hello there,

    I have the following problem. I’m programming the page for a small publisher. They have a lot of artists under contract, each with different items. I want to display the items beneath the artists posts.

    I thought I give each artist item the same tag, for example “artistone”. And then create a custom field – called “ItemTag” with the value “artistone” – in the artists post. then I want to use this value as the value tag via wp_query to call for the posts with these tags.

    It has to be as simple as possible, because the client is unable to do any coding … So the client only has to set up the custom field and put in the name of the artists items tag to show his/her items at the bottom of the post.

    But I can’t get the value of any custom field set as tag value. This is what I have so far:

    <?php
    
    $variable = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'ItemTag', true); 
    
    //The Query
    query_posts( 'tag=$variable' );
    
    //The Loop
    if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
    
    		<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/custom-mini-product.php'); ?>
    
    <?php endwhile; else:
    
    endif;
    
    //Reset Query
    wp_reset_query();
    
    ?>

    The “custom-mini-product.php” is just the post info in a separate file – because I need to use these multiple times …

    Thanks for any help 🙂

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  • Try this
    query_posts(array('category_name' => $variable));

    Thx a lot silafu, works like a charme! 🙂

    For anyone interested in the whole code, here is how I implemented it:

    <?php
    
    $variable = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'ItemTag', true); 
    
    //The Query
    query_posts(array('tag' => $variable));
    
    //The Loop
    if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
    
    		<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/custom-mini-product.php'); ?>
    
    <?php endwhile; else:
    
    endif;
    
    //Reset Query
    wp_reset_query();
    
    ?>

    Just what I needed … thanks so much!

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