I can’t believe I’m asking this question. It feels like such a simple method, yet I’ve poured over the WP pages and dozens of similar questions to no avail, so here it is…
I’ve got a WP_Query with the following, that just gets the last 5 posts:
$args = Array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' => '5' )
All I wanted to do was order the last 5 posts by the meta_value_num of the meta_key ‘views’. But instead, when I put in something like the following, it grabs the top five most viewed posts ever.
$args = Array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' => '5', 'meta_key' => 'views', 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num' )