Querying Post Models

Since Fresa is a wrapper around the existing WordPress Post data model, querying objects might seem familiar.

Fetching a Single Model

To fetch an existing model from the database, use the static find() method on your model and pass it the ID:

$event = Event::find(123);

$event->title; // "My fun event";

Querying Models

The Fresa\Query object acts as a wrapper around the native WP_Query. It is conveniently available on your model using various query methods.

When you query models, a Collection will be returned. Collections are instances of Illuminate\Support\Collection and have many helpful methods to iterate and access elements in a fluent way. See the Laravel Collections documentation for all the helper methods available to you.

The where Method

Find models that match a certain meta value criteria using the where method:

$events = Event::where('venue', 'Central Park')->get();

This single line of code is equivalent to a typical WordPress query:

// Fetch results
$results = get_posts([
    'post_type' => 'event',
    'posts_per_page' => -1,
    'meta_query' => [
            'key' => 'venue',
            'value' => 'Central Park',

// Instantiate objects
foreach ($results as $result) {
    $events[] = new Event([
        'title' => $result->post_title,
        // etc

// Create collection
$events = collect($events);

The where method accepts three arguments, or two if you're checking for equivalency:

Event::where('venue', 'Central Park');
// is the same as
Event::where('venue', '=', 'Central Park');

Standard comparators from the WordPress Meta Query docs can be used:

Event::where('start', '>=', '2017-01-01 00:00:00');

Note: Queries made through where are currently limited to meta keys and values.

Note: There is currently no support for the type argument for meta queries.

Note: The relation argument for multiple meta queries is set to AND and currently cannot be changed.

Query Modifiers

Queries results can be ordered using the order method:

$events = Event::order('start', 'asc')->get();

The line above is equivalent to:

$events = get_posts([
    'post_type' => 'event',
    'orderby' => 'meta_value',
    'meta_key' => 'start',
    'order' => 'asc',

The order method accepts both standard WordPress order arguments in addition to meta keys. It will structure the query intelligently, so you don't have to specify.

Queries can also be paginated with limit and offset:

$events = Event::limit(5)

Getting All Models

Use the all method to return all the models in the database.

$events = Event::all();

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