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  • #7796
    Clayton
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    I’m trying to make WP Show Posts sort by a custom field numerical value. Is that possible? I can create a custom field for the custom post type I’ve already created. I just need to be pointed in the right direction on the actual execution of sorting post lists by a custom fields value.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Running the latest version of GP Premium and WP Show Posts Beta.

    #7803
    Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    Try adding this to your shortcode:

    [wp_show_posts settings="meta_key=your_custom_field&orderby=meta_value_num&order=ASC"]

    Let me know 🙂

    #7840
    Clayton
    Participant

    Amazing! Worked like a charm. Thanks! Loving the continued development on WP Show Posts.

    #7843
    Tom
    Keymaster

    Awesome! Glad I could help 🙂

    #35485
    Ben
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    I’m using this shortcode to sort my posts by a custom field and it works well, except WordPress is converting the & to html character & (and amp semi-colon) each time I edit the page resulting in the code not working – is there a way to stop this?

    ie.

    [wp_show_posts id="213" settings="meta_key=time&orderby=meta_value_num&order=ASC"]

    Just realised this forum is doing the same thing so I can’t show the example…

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    #35491
    Ben
    Participant

    Can’t seem to edit the post again, here is a screen grab example:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/se6wbif8fw65ll3/wp-show-posts.png?dl=0

    #35495
    elvin
    Moderator

    Hi Ben,

    Can you try updating WordPress to the latest version (5.8.2) and disable ALL plugins except WPSP and try again if the shortcode is being escaped?

    #35498
    Ben
    Participant

    Thanks Elvin, already running 5.8.2, will disable all plugins and get back to you.

    #35501
    elvin
    Moderator

    If it’s still being escaped, can you try placing the shortcode on a Classic block instead of a Shortcode block and see if it works?

    #35516
    Ben
    Participant

    So in the Classic block, it doesn’t get converted but the orderby isn’t working either.

    #35519
    Ben
    Participant

    I’m using the Alpha version of WP Show Posts 1.2.0 Alpha3 too.

    #35551
    elvin
    Moderator

    If the orderby isn’t working, it’s possible that the time meta key slug doesn’t exist or it’s returning a string value.

    Can you tell us how you’ve created the meta field? If you’re using the date, you should use:

    [wp_show_posts id="213" settings="orderby=date&order=ASC"]

    Or just do the sorting on the list’s WPSP “More settings” tab if this is a single use post list.

    #35554
    Ben
    Participant

    Thanks Elvin, I created a custom field using ACF. It’s a number field. Unfortunately I can’t use date as ‘time’ is the length of time of a bike ride, see the output of the WP Show Posts here (https://rideorange.com.au/routes/).

    I tried using a filter to do the same following code examples in the forum but I couldn’t get it to work. This shortcode works but every time I edit the page i’ll need to correct the shortcode settings to make sure it keeps working which isn’t the end of the world, just not ideal…

    #35559
    elvin
    Moderator

    We can do a workaround by stripping the attributes of the shortcode and applying the query to through a filter instead.

    Use only the base – [wp_show_posts id="213"]

    And then filter with something like this –

    add_filter( 'wp_show_posts_shortcode_args', function( $args, $settings ) {
        if ( 213 === $settings['list_id'] ) {
            $args['meta_query'] = array(
                array(
                    'key' => 'time',
                    'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
                    'order' => 'ASC',
                )
            );
        }
    
        return $args;
    } );
    #35564
    Ben
    Participant

    Thanks Elvin, unfortunately this code just blanks the page (except for the header).

    I tried similar code previously and had the same problem each time – no content below the header.

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