How to use Meta query to limit the results by date

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James Witika
Feb 26, 2020 11:17 AM 1 Answers
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I am using Post Grid to display post types "Event" which has a meta key "event-start-date". I can force it to hide past events by passing in:
Key: event-start-date
Value: 1582691760 (unix timestamp for 26/FEB/2020)
Compare: >
Type: event (post type)

However, I need the "value" to be dynamically determined and was hoping to use something like "$today" or something of that equivalent.

Can you please advise the best way I can use your Post Grid plugin to filter my custom post type by the meta field "event-start-date"?

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Feb 28, 2020

Welcome to our forum.

Yes, we have a solution for this, meta value field has shortcode support to pass dynamic values like you want, please use following shortcode into meta value field,


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it will return date following format  Y-m-d  in case you need to different date output you can use different shortcode define by you, simple rename following function to generate your shortcode


function post_grid_today_date_20200228(){
  return date('Y-m-d');


Hope that help you.


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