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This topic contains 9 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Cameron Gilroy 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    Sridhar Katakam

    At the moment, manual query can be written in Easy Posts element using query string method.

    This method is not flexible enough for many use-cases where the query parameter values need to be dynamic i.e., to a variable or function return value.

    As an example, consider the scenario where one would like to show posts that belong to the same category as the current post on a single post page while excluding the current post.

    Here's the query part for this:

    $categories = get_the_category();
    // WP_Query arguments
    $args = array(
    	'post_type' => array( 'post' ),
    	'posts_per_page' => '4',
    	'cat'	=> $categories[0]->term_id,
    	'post__not_in'	=> array( get_the_ID() ),

    It is not possible to input this as a query string because the value of cat has to be set to a dynamic value: $categories[0]->term_id.

    There are several other such cases where this limitation prevents us from using rest of the features of Easy Posts.

    Therefore, we request you to kindly add support for key-value style array in the manual query.





    Joe Shirley

    Yes, please. My use case looks like this: I am using Toolset and have instances of a custom post template where each post is related by one-to-one or one-to-many relationship/association to one or more child posts. I'd love to use Easy Posts to display these child posts dynamically. Thanks for considering!



    Yes, please.


    Richard FItzsimmons

    +1 from me.
    I need to filter custom posts (events) by date, to separate out past or future events.


    Kim Døfler


    I also see many use cases for this feature.
    Most recently I wanted to make a list of categories and other conditions with a header and related post below.

    For example:

    "Most recent Artificial Intelligence posts"
    post 1, post 2, post 3

    "Posts about Crypto currencies read under 3 minutes"
    post 1, post 2, post 3

    "Posts similar to 'How to start your own business'"
    post 1, post 2, post 3



    Ladislav Jacho

    +1, so important feature



    +1 Would allow for related posts queries set by ACF relationships between posts (and many other use cases where we need to dynamic values in queries)


    Daneel Minev



    Cameron Gilroy


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