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How can one differentiate between posts and pages in search results?

What I need to do is show a the_time div for posts but not show it for pages, as it's irrelevant.

With a function? <?php if (!is_page()) } in the loop below doesn't help.

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?><?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>

//prevent this div from displaying for pages: 
<div class="searchdate"><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?></div>

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

<?php endwhile; ?><?php else : ?><?php endif; ?>
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try this...

<?php //prevent this div from displaying for pages:
if ( get_post_type() != 'page' ) : ?>
   <div class="searchdate"><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?></div>
<?php endif; ?>

The is_page() conditional tag only checks if currently displayed content is a single page view. Nothing for you at this point. See

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Didn't know the difference in the conditional tags. That works great. Thanks. – markratledge Jun 1 '11 at 1:23

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