Query by post title

The question:

I’ve used a custom post type for one of my website. Custom post type contains scratch card data along with some custom fields.

I’ve developed an android application to manage those items from android device.

In the android app, I want to keep search feature which will help admin users to search card numbers to manage those.

I can use wordpress query to search by title.

$args = array("post_type" => "mytype", "name" => $title);
$query = get_posts( $args );

It can only provide result if I provide exact title. But I need to retrieve all items with similar title.

Any suggestion?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

You can use either search parameter of wp_query :

$args = array("post_type" => "mytype", "s" => $title);
$query = get_posts( $args );

Or you can get posts based on title throught wpdb class:

global $wpdb;
$myposts = $wpdb->get_results( $wpdb->prepare("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_title LIKE '%s'", '%'. $wpdb->esc_like( $title ) .'%') );

Than you’ll get post object in this form:

foreach ( $myposts as $mypost ) 
    $post = get_post( $mypost );
    //run your output code here

Method 2

Much simpler nowadays:

$posts = get_posts([
    'post_type'  => 'recipe',
    'title' => 'Chili Sin Carne',

$posts will contain all recipes with the exact title “Chili Sin Carne”.

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