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I'm trying to make a page that will show only the posts that have comments. I have this in my page template:

$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
query_posts( 'cat=-8378, -13444&orderby=comment_count&paged=' . $paged );
while (have_posts()) : the_post();

But it's not working. It still just shows my normal post display. Any suggestions?


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To show code from something like a page template please use pastebin or another code pasting service. – Rachel Baker Aug 2 '12 at 1:09
@RachelBaker A question should be understandable without any external resource. – toscho Aug 2 '12 at 2:31
@tosco When I first viewed the post the code snippet was not there at all. I assumed he was pasting in the entire page template. – Rachel Baker Aug 2 '12 at 15:15

your query doesn't restrict posts without comments.

$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
    query_posts( 'cat=-8378, -13444&orderby=comment_count&paged=' . $paged );
    while (have_posts()) : 
      if(  get_comments_number() ) the_post();


reference: get_comments_number()

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Um...okay, so how can I get it to restrict posts without comments? – Ben Aug 2 '12 at 23:10
just like in the code i showed you. relevant code: if( get_comments_number() ) the_post(); – peteroak Aug 3 '12 at 0:52
Oh, I'm sorry, stupid me. I misread that code as simply a quote of mine. Thanks, I'll give it a try! – Ben Aug 3 '12 at 3:50

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