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I am using the code below to display posts defined as a custom-post-type and filtered by a custom-taxonomy of 'england'.

I've tried using 'posts_per_page=5' in the query_posts function but this brings up a completely different set of posts from one of my post categories of type 'news'. When I remove the posts-per-page from the query, it returns the listings I want but it defaults to the default 10 set within the Wordpress Settings. How do I override it in the code below?

        <?php query_posts( array( 'country' => 'event-england') ); ?>
        <?php if( is_tax() ) {
            global $wp_query;
            $term = $wp_query->get_queried_object();
            $title = $term->name;
        }  ?>

            <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

            <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>

            <?php endwhile; else: ?>
            <?php endif; ?>
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have you tried it this way: <?php query_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => 5, 'country' => 'event-england') ); ?> – Michael May 24 '11 at 13:48
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Something like this is what you need. The Codex page for WP_Query is very helpful

$args = array('post_type' => '<your custom post type name>',
              'posts_per_page' => 5,
               'tax_query' => array(
                                  'taxonomy' => '<your custom taxonomy name>',
                                  'field' => 'slug',
                                  'terms' => 'event-england'

$query = new WP_Query($args)
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