WordPress 4.8.3 + ACF + get_posts with meta_query

Here in Papion headquarters we love using ACF.
Advanced Custom Fields is one of the best WordPress plugins for custom field management.

Recently, with the new WordPress 4.8.3, a change was made in the query to the database.

Instead of characters like now we have placeholders like (for more information see code).

It does not involve any major issues, except when we use ACF in combination with get_posts and metaquery to search for based on repeater fields that have in format like “fieldgrup_0_field”, “fieldgrup_1_field”, etc.

One of the solutions ACF proposes is (source)


However, with the update, instead of the “%” character, we find ourselves with a numeric placeholder, so this code should be changed so that the comparison is done with the query without placeholders:


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