A wp-kit component that handles Eloquent appending and querying of PostMeta

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This is a wp-kit component that handles Eloquent appending and querying of PostMeta.

When using Eloquent, wouldn't it be great if we could append PostMeta to the Model just as Wordpress does natively? And wouldn't be great to query data based on meta_query and tax_query parameters? This is exactly what wp-kit/magic-meta handles.


If you're using Themosis, install via Composer in the root of your Themosis installation, otherwise install in your Composer driven theme folder:

composer require "wp-kit/magic-meta"



wp-kit/magic-meta comes with two traits, so all you need to do is include these in your model.

Based on drewjbartlett/wordpress-eloquent you can the Post model provided and use the IsMagic trait.

wp-kit/magic-meta relies on a ::getMeta method on the Model to return the meta_value, this is exactly what drewjbartlett/wordpress-eloquent provides.

namespace Theme\Models;

use WPEloquent\Model\Post;
use WPKit\MagicMeta\Traits\IsMagic;
use WPKit\MagicMeta\Traits\TransformsQuery;

class SomePostType extends Post {
	use IsMagic;
	use TransformsQuery;

	protected $magic_meta = [
		'_some_meta_key' => 'appended_key',
		'_location' => 'location'



You can use ::transformQuery Query Scope on Illuminate\Database\Query\Builder to check for any of the following parameters. We also allow the query to check for any magic meta at root level of the parameters:

	's' => '',
	'meta_query' => [],
	'tax_query' => [],
	'appended_key' => 'something', // queries PostMeta key '_some_meta_key'
	'location' => 'london' // queries PostMeta key '_location'

Using transformQuery

namespace App\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Routing\Controller;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\SomePostType;

class SomePostTypeController extends Controller {
	public function index(Request $request) {
		return response()->json( SomePostType::select( 'posts.*' )->type( 'some_type' )->transformQuery( $request ) );

To Do

  • Make transformQuery agnostic to Request parameters, using Collection instead in case users are using jsonapi standard etc.

Get Involved

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Wordpress 4+

PHP 5.6+


wp-kit/magic-meta is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT License.