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Filtering query by last 7 days WordPress


This is code from a popular posts plugin on my wordpress site

$query = "SELECT post_id FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = 'views_count' AND post_id IN (".$allpostsids.") ORDER BY meta_value*1 ".$orden." LIMIT ".$limit;

I need to alter this so that it only gets posts from the last 7 days

Answers (1)


Hariprasad Vijayan answers:


Can you show the query for fetching $allpostsids. Need to add filter in that query.

Provide me the details of plugin that you are using.

sbgnus comments:

Here is the code above it, hopefully this will help

// Checking the order / Comprobando el orden
$orden = strtoupper($order);
if($orden != "DESC" && $orden != "ASC")
$orden = "DESC";

// Checking the num >= 0 / Comprobando que el número sea >= 0
$limit = $num;
if($limit < 0)
$limit = 0;

// Checking $type is a valid post type / Comprobando que el tipo sea un tipo válido
$posttype = $type;
$post_types = get_post_types();
$posttype = "post";

// Gets all IDs from $type / Recuperamos todas las IDs de ese tipo.
$args = array(
$all_posts = get_posts($args);
$postids = array();
foreach($all_posts as $onepost){
$postids[] = $onepost->ID;
$allpostsids = implode(",",$postids);

Hariprasad Vijayan comments:

Change $all_posts = get_posts($args); with following code

// Create a new filtering function that will add our where clause to the query
function filter_where( $where = '' ) {
// posts in the last 7 days
$where .= " AND post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-7 days')) . "'";
return $where;
add_filter( 'posts_where', 'filter_where' );

$all_posts = get_posts($args);
remove_filter( 'posts_where', 'filter_where' );

sbgnus comments:

Unfortunately that did not do the trick. It made no difference

sbgnus comments:

Okay it actually did work. I just changed
$all_posts = get_posts($args);


$all_posts = query_posts($args);

and it worked that way.

I'm hoping that does not mess anything else up though. Thanks for your help you get my vote