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Display list of recent custom posts, if custom meta field is true WordPress


I have a custom content type ('films') and a custom field ('recommended').

I'd like to display a list, in the sidebar of individual 'films' posts, of recent films that have the 'recommended' custom field ticked.

This is what I've got so far - but it shows all films entries, not just the recommended ones.

global $post;
$myposts = get_posts('post_type=films&meta_key=recommended&meta_value=true&numberposts=5&offset=0');
foreach($myposts as $post) :
<li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">Click here</a></li>
<?php endforeach; ?>

Can anyone get this working for me?

Thanks in advance.

Answers (3)


Ivaylo Draganov answers:


This is correct if the value of the custom field is actually the string "true". You should pass as a meta_value the exact value that you save in the custom field.

If the custom field is set up as a checkbox, then you should look at the "value" HTML attribute of the <input> element that is your actual checkbox.

What are you using to create the custom field?


Julio Potier answers:


Try this :

I added <strong>&orderby=meta_value</strong>

See you !


Sébastien | French WordpressDesigner answers:

in this case you can't use the_permalink()
you can use, for example, $post->guid

Sébastien | French WordpressDesigner comments:

or use
query_posts( 'post_type=films&meta_key=recommended&meta_value=true&numberposts=5&offset=0' );
and the wp loop

Sébastien | French WordpressDesigner comments:

in this case, with the loop, the_permalink will work, of course
tell me if you have a problem with my solution :-)