tag search using WP_Query

The question:

I need to find only posts with a tag forest gump. I’ve tried: new WP_Query('tag=forest+gump');, new WP_Query('tag=forest gump');. However they both return ALL the posts and not only the posts with forest gump tag. Single tags (without spaces) work fine, though. Alternatives (like plain SQL) will work as well.

The entry tag line is forest gump, forrest gump, questend.

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

new WP_Query(array('tag_slug__in' => array('forrest-gump', 'forest-gump', 'questend')));

new WP_Query('tag=forrest+gump,forest+gump,questend'); should work too…

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