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How do i add the current post/page title in a post query?

I've tried this, doesn't work:

query_posts( 'posts_per_page=10category_name=&' . $post->post_title); if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); 
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what are you trying to query for exactly? – Milo Jul 3 '12 at 16:01
do you mean $post->post_title = category – Gowri Jul 3 '12 at 16:21
I want the category_name to be the page title – DennisT Jul 3 '12 at 19:22
I want to query a specific category, the category being the same as page title. – DennisT Jul 3 '12 at 19:22
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Your original code has a typo - the ampersand is used to separate arguments, so it should be:

'posts_per_page=10&category_name=' . $post->post_title

However, since this is a new query in addition to the default, a new instance of WP_Query should be used instead of query_posts:

$args = array(
    'posts_per_page' => 10,
    'category_name' => $post->post_title

$related = new WP_Query( $args );

if( $related->have_posts() ):
    while( $related->have_posts() ):
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Exactly what I was looking for! Big thanks Milo! – DennisT Jul 4 '12 at 7:45

To others who wants to use this,

This solution makes a page into a category page, an easy way to get categories into a header navigation that lists pages.

Just make this code into a page template and set a title that matches the category you want to show.


$args = array('posts_per_page' => 10, 'category_name' => $post->post_title );

$related = new WP_Query( $args );

if( $related->have_posts() ): while( $related->have_posts() ): $related->the_post();


<?php the_title(); ?>
<?php the_content(); ?>

<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
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