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Sticky Posts & Sortby Custom fields

  • I found out that i can sort my posts using
    query_posts(‘category_name=special-offers&orderby=meta_value&meta_key=from&order=ASC’);
    before the loop
    but i’m in need to put sticky posts on top (for some reason if i sort them the sticky one’s are sorted too)
    so i thought that adding:
    query_posts(‘caller_get_posts=0&category_name=special-offers&orderby=meta_value&meta_key=from&order=ASC’);
    would do the trick, but it’s not true …

    Now i’m thinking about customizing the query a little harder so i can put two sort parameters, or something a-like
    Or doing two loop one done only of stikies and one without stikies and sorted …
    But after hours of reading i’m here to ask if someone can help me telling his idea …
    And also because i think this is a bad beaviour and i think that fallback sort criteria should be added, so we can use something like
    query_posts(‘orderby[]=meta_value&orderby[]=meta_value&orderby[]=title&meta_key[]=custom1&meta_key[]=custom2’)
    so if two or more posts have custom field custom1 equal, the custom2 is compared and so on

    Sry for my bad english, greetings from italy

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  • To do that your going to have to do a custom query. Your going to have to reference http://codex.wordpress.org/Displaying_Posts_Using_a_Custom_Select_Query

    I’ve solved my issues by doing two custom query, and getting some info from wp with:
    $sticky=get_option('sticky_posts');
    the first query with theese parameters:

    $args=array(
    	'category_name'=>'special-offers',
    	'showposts'=>2,
    	'post__in' => $sticky,
    	'caller_get_posts' => 1,
    	'orderby'=>'meta_value',
    	'meta_key'=>'from',
    	'order'=>'ASC'
    );

    the second one with:

    $args=array(
    	'category_name'=>'special-offers',
    	'showposts'=>2,
    	'post__not_in' => $sticky,
    	'caller_get_posts' => 1,
    	'orderby'=>'meta_value',
    	'meta_key'=>'from',
    	'order'=>'ASC'
    );

    but that lead to the discover of a new bug !
    but there’s a work around … you need at least one stiky post, because of how post__in option is managed … i’ll post a link to the trak

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