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I Want to Add My Latest 5 Post Title with Corresponding Link in My Header Position.What was the Actual Php code?Am Newbie ....

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This sounds like an additional Loop on that page, right? You might want to use:

    <?php $posts_query = new WP_Query('posts_per_page=5');
        while ($posts_query->have_posts()) : $posts_query->the_post();
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query(); ?>

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it working fine.thx Daniel – Ramkumar Jun 20 '11 at 13:38
you're welcome :) – Daniel Sachs Jun 20 '11 at 13:41
Note that this method incurs unnecessary overhead, because, IIRC, posts_per_page doesn't limit the number of posts returned, but rather only limits the number of posts shown per page. So, even though you're only showing 5 posts, the query returns all posts. Thus, get_posts() is considerably lighter for returning recent posts. – Chip Bennett Jun 20 '11 at 14:56
<?php $recent_posts = get_posts('numberposts=5');
if($recent_posts) { ?>
        <?php foreach( $recent_posts as $recent ) { ?>
        <a href="<?php echo get_permalink($recent->ID); ?>"><?php echo $recent->post_title; ?></a>
        <?php } ?>
<?php } ?> you need to change the html tags if you need a different output.

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thx michael.... – Ramkumar Jun 20 '11 at 13:37
I prefer the get_posts() method, personally. – Chip Bennett Jun 20 '11 at 14:52

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