Archivist - Custom Archive Templates
how to write query statement for newly released items (5 posts)

  1. Cris!
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd like to set up a query that shows only posts in a specific category that were published in the last 15 days, and excluding any sticky posts. I presumed it would look something like this, based on the WP Query documentation, but this doesn't work:

    [archivist query="category=streaming&strtotime=-15 days&ignore_sticky_posts=1"]

    What am I doing wrong here?


  2. Eric Teubert
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    The WordPress API doesn't allow something like "the last x days/weeks/...". You can only query for a certain date/month/year as shown here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Time_Parameters

    [archivist query="category=streaming&year=2012&monthnum=2&ignore_sticky_posts=1"]

    strtotime is not supported by the WP_Query API. I might be able to add that functionality to the plugin but it's not trivial. Don't hold your breath.

  3. Cris!
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I thought you could add strtotime to a loop with this:

    // Create a new filtering function that will add our where clause to the query
    function filter_where( $where = '' ) {
    // posts in the last 30 days
    $where .= " AND post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-30 days')) . "'";
    return $where;

    add_filter( 'posts_where', 'filter_where' );
    $query = new WP_Query( $query_string );
    remove_filter( 'posts_where', 'filter_where' );

    ...because it was in the codex. I'm not going to argue with you though. If I knew this stuff well enough to speak intelligently I wouldn't be asking for help! ;-)

    Thanks for the updated shortcode!

  4. Eric Teubert
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, not quite :) That's just an example code snippet for plugin or theme developers to get an idea how to implement something like that. I'll try to implement it when I find some spare time.

  5. Cris!
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Cool! It'd make this project really powerful, IMO.

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