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Custom Query in Layout Builder

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  • #1588

    This is driving me nuts and I’m sure it’s something simple. I am in the layout builder adding a Post Grid to a page. I want to use a custom query to display only specific posts by ID and in a specific order- i.e. I want to get posts 2, 4, and 6, but display 6, then 2, then 4.
    From the WP_Query parameters page, I should be able to do something like:
    orderby=post__in&’post__in’=array(6, 2, 4)
    I can’t get it to work. It displays all the posts (1-6) and in order by newest first. Been messing with different versions of this for an hour trying to get it to show correctly. Any tips on what I can type in the Custom Query String field in the Layout Builder under the Post Grid to get this to work?
    If I type a super simple query like p=2, it works just fine. I also see that using ‘post__in’ with orderby is only supported in 3.5, which I am running. It is a new site I uploaded today.

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  • #1592
    Jason Bobich

    Unfortunately, this isn’t going to work. You can not use these more complex items like the “post__in” parameter in a single query string. The only way I’m aware of to accomplish this would be through customization from your Child theme’s functions.php.

    See my answer here in this topic:

    With that little trick (#2 on my original response there) that’ll give you a little trick you can do in order to actually get complete control over a query.

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