I have a query as follows:
$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'meta_key' => 'end_date', 'meta_value' => 'today', 'meta_compare' => '>=', 'post_type' => 'vehicle' );
I want to show only those posts of the vehicle post type that have the meta key end_date which contains a date that is later than today’s date.
How can this be accomplished?
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.
First, your date format has to be in descending order from largest to smallest units, i.e.: year, month, day, hour, minute, second, etc., otherwise MySQL can’t query or order on the field. In this example I use year – month – day:
$today = date( 'Y-m-d' ); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'vehicle', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'end_date', 'value' => $today, 'compare' => '>=', 'type' => 'DATE' ) ) ): $query = new WP_Query( $args );
WordPress added Date Queries in 3.7. So you could always try:
$today = date( 'Y-m-d' ); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'vehicle', 'date_query' => array( //set date ranges with strings! 'after' => 'today', //allow exact matches to be returned 'inclusive' => true, ), ); $query = new WP_Query( $args );
More on this can be found at https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Date_Parameters