wordpress get a custom post type from the last year

wordpress drive me mad!! things that is regular php is easy, I get stack with.
I created a custom post type, now I need to query and present all the post from this custom post type just from the last year.
I have this:
$args = array(
	'post_type' => 'rs_event',
	'date_query' => array(
			'column' => 'post_date_gmt',
			'before' => '1 year ago',
	'posts_per_page' => -1,
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

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when I do var_dump I don't get the posts.

what am I missing here?

best regards
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Your code doesn't contain a query, just arguments.  The easiest way to get posts is via a Loop construct:


Check the samples there and compare them against your own code...
derridaAuthor Commented:
first, thanks for addressing my question. but i hope you understand that i have read the codex but still miss something. this is why i posted the question.

after the query i tried this, but i don't get any results:
<?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

<?php echo the_title(); ?>
<?php endwhile; else : ?>

<?php endif;
wp_reset_postdata(); ?>

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maybe because it is a custop post type?  

by the way i also tried:
$args = array( 
  'numberposts' => -1, 
  'order'=> 'DESC', 
  'orderby' => 'post_date', 
  'post_type' => 'rs_event' 
  $theevents = get_posts( $args );

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when i do var_dump i do get all the posts, but i cannot restrict it for the last year. and on this i can just do regular foreach, without using theloop.

i am sure i am not getting something here.
derridaAuthor Commented:
ok. managed to do it with get_posts with limit by date like so:
  'date_query' => array(
        'after' => date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-1 years')) 

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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Okay.  Understand that the only thing I know about you is what you post.  If you post a code snippet that looks incomplete, I'm assuming you may not know the full syntax.  Thank you for telling me what else you tried and providing more code.

Try this.

$args = array(
	'post_type'      => 'rs_event',
	'post_status'    => 'publish',
	'orderby'        => 'date',
	'order'          => 'DESC',
	'date_query'     => array(
                            		'before' => '1 year ago'
$my_query = new WP_Query( $args );
if ( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
	while ( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
		echo get_the_title() . '<br />';

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derridaAuthor Commented:
hey Jason. just now seen you also suggest  the date_query. but the bizzare thing is when i try what you suggested with WP_Query, it still doesn't give me any results, while what i did with get_posts do give me the right results.
derridaAuthor Commented:
managed to fix it. and posting in case others will find it useful
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