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I'm trying to create an archive page that grabs every post submitted. At the moment, I have this, which doesn't work:


   $args = array ();
   $query = new WP_Query( $args );

if ( $query->have_posts() ) {
  while ( $query->have_posts() ) {

        <div class="post">

<?php first_item() ?>

} else {
  // no posts found

// Restore original Post Data
wp_reset_postdata(); ?>

However, if I change the array to:

   $args = array (
  'tag'                 => 'films',

It starts receiving all posts tagged as films.

How come this is only working with tagged posts, and not for every post?

I do have a loop on the front page and on custom page, so could they be conflicting?

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Your code is not complete, I guess. Where do you close div.post? What does first_item() do exactly? – tfrommen Dec 20 '13 at 10:48

You've given WP_Query and empty argument set, effectively asking it to get "nothing". Try:

$args = array ();
$query = new WP_Query( $args );

As soon as you give it something to latch onto, like your tag argument, the query works. To get all of your posts pass a post_type argument.

$args = array ('post_type'=>'post');
$query = new wp_query( $args );

Or to get all post types...

$args = array ('post_type'=>'any');
$query = new wp_query( $args );

Or to only get particular post types...

$args = array ('post_type'=> array('post','book'));
$query = new wp_query( $args );
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