Query with Dynamic Meta Value not seeing Post ID?

Hey there,

Got this Query that has a Meta Query - looks for the Meta Key (static) and the Meta Value dynamically (WordPress > Post ID)

Thing is it doesn’t seem to wok using the dynamic method - ignores the Meta Query completely and returns straight list of latest posts

BUT - when I change to Meta Value to “Static” and manually type in a Post ID I get the correct set of posts listed.

Any pointers here guys?


// The Arguments
$args = array (
  'post_type' => 
  array (
    0 => 'post',
  'posts_per_page' => 2,
  'ignore_sticky_posts' => true,
  'meta_query' => 
  array (
    0 => 
    array (
      'key' => 'database_mentions',
      'value' => '""',
      'compare' => 'LIKE',
      'type' => 'CHAR',
      'title' => 'database_mentions',
  'orderby' => 'date',
  'order' => 'DESC',
// The Query
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

Could you describe in more detail what it is exactly that you want to achieve? So what posts with what characteristics should be displayed where.

As per the screen shot / generated Cwicly code @Jonas :

Using a static Post ID works, using dynamic to pull in Post ID in the query does not.

Ok, maybe a bit too complex for me – I’m pretty new here, sorry.

no worries @Jonas - appreciate your attention :pray:

Hi @Jakson,

Thanks for posting this and sorry for the trouble.

I can confirm that there is an issue when trying to compare with an integer value in this specific case as the Post ID is being returned as a string.

We’ll have this fixed in the next update.

Apologies once again for the inconvenience.

Moving to bugs.

Hello @Jakson,

This should be addressed in

If you sill encounter trouble with this, please let me know by replying to this thread.


Awesome, thanks @Louis - will test and let you know

Yep, all purring along now @Louis - thanks! :slight_smile: