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I have a query for calling images from a post category. I am trying to control it to only query 6 images. I have tried using php count, but its not working as expected. Any ideas of what I could do differently to achieve this.

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I tried using the code pre tags and it wasnt showing full code so here is a pastebin link http://pastebin.com/kjkJQPR7

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Add a 'posts_per_page'=>6 variable to the array that you're passing to your get_posts query.

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I am not really familiar with these wordpress functions. I have some things in that code that can probably be eliminated/changed. I added the variable to the array but it has mixed results due to query_posts above it which is displaying the category for the posts. And there is a posts_per_page variable in that too. So there is some confusion going on. But I cant get the $args array to show without the query_posts above with the category variable in it. I tried adding the category variable to $args but it didnt work.... –  Clayton Miller Aug 16 '12 at 17:14
    
I'm not sure what you're talking about. Don't confuse the issue further by messing with the query_posts. Just add 'posts_per_page' => 6 to the $args array. Nothing else to be done. –  Otto Aug 16 '12 at 17:15
    
line 1. on pastebin has that already. your telling me to put it in the $args array - I did. It conflicts and does not give the correct number of images. –  Clayton Miller Aug 16 '12 at 17:32
    
Here is the complete working code I have. I still think this could be cleaned up. - pastebin.com/TGvgAUyU –  Clayton Miller Aug 17 '12 at 15:37
    
I think you're misunderstanding here. The first query_posts line is getting the posts, not the images. Then, you're looping through the posts and calling get_posts to get the images that are attached to each post. So the posts_per_page=6 needs to be passed into the get_posts call to get that number of images for each post. Are you trying to limit the number of images to 6 across ALL the posts you're looping through? Because then that would be different, and you'd need to change the code more substantially. –  Otto Aug 17 '12 at 16:47
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