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Last updated by andreaF-47 8 months, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Yvette.

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September 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm #4656141


I'm trying to get WP_Query results sorted by "date" but something goes wrong.

This is the query:

$testimonials_args = array(
	'orderby' => array( 'date' => 'DESC' ),
	'post_type' => 'testimonials',
	'post_status' => 'publish',
	'paged' => $paged,
	'posts_per_page' => $item_count
$testimonials = new WP_Query( $testimonials_args );

where "testimonials" is a custom post-type.

This is the query explained by $testimonials->request:

SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts  JOIN wp_icl_translations wpml_translations ON wp_posts.ID = wpml_translations.element_id AND wpml_translations.element_type = CONCAT('post_', wp_posts.post_type)  WHERE 1=1  AND wp_posts.post_type = 'testimonials' AND ((wp_posts.post_status = 'publish')) AND ( ( ( wpml_translations.language_code = 'it' OR 0 ) AND wp_posts.post_type  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wpcf7_contact_form','portfolio','testimonials','spb-section' )  ) OR wp_posts.post_type  NOT  IN ('post','page','attachment','wp_block','wpcf7_contact_form','portfolio','testimonials','spb-section' )  )  ORDER BY wp_posts.post_title ASC LIMIT 0, 16

As you can see, the query has ordering by post_title instead of post_date.
I tried other kind of sorting but the result is always the same.

Thank you in advance

September 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm #4656817


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I think the best way to approach this is to ask you to please recreate a simple example of this in the following sandbox site:

The site has been pre-loaded and configured with WPML modules. Please include you code for the post type in the functions.php of the active theme and then create a simple example that illustrates the problem you are encountering.

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September 28, 2019 at 1:04 am #4656989


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!