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I am creating a site which uses normal posts for a blog and the a custom post type for events(generated by the events plugin). I have successfuly used different queries to grab both but I want to combine them into one query. Have tried various things with no luck.

Here is query for blog:

<?php $mainFeatures = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'order'=> 'DESC', 'orderby' => 'post_date');
 $postslist = get_posts( $mainFeatures );
 foreach ($postslist as $post) :  setup_postdata($post); ?>            
      <!-- stuff from post-->
 <?php endforeach; ?>

Here is query for events:

 <?php query_posts(array('post_type'=>array(TribeEvents::POSTTYPE), 'numberposts' => -1,'order' => 'ASC')); ?>
 <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
      <!-- stuff from post-->
 <?php endwhile;?>

Have tried this but again only gets the events:

 <?php $tryone = query_posts(array('post_type'=>post, 'posts_per_page'=> 18)); ?>
 <?php $trytwo = query_posts(array('post_type'=>array(TribeEvents::POSTTYPE))); ?>
 <?php $all_posts = array_merge( $tryone, $trytwo ); ?>

 <?php query_posts($all_posts); ?>
 <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
 <?php endwhile;?>
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One has a DESC order and the other is ASC. I don't think you an do both, but otherwise you can pass an array of post types to the post_type parameter. – helgatheviking Jan 19 '13 at 13:51
@helgatheviking i tried this but it only pulled the events, not the normal posts: <?php $args = array('post_type'=>array('posts', TribeEvents::POSTTYPE)); ?> <?php query_posts($args); ?> <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <p>test</p> <?php endwhile;?> – Paul Elliot Jan 19 '13 at 14:23
That's because the post post type is simply post and not the plural. – helgatheviking Jan 19 '13 at 15:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I think you are using the wrong post_type for regular posts.

$args = array('post_type'=>array('post', TribeEvents::POSTTYPE));  

// The Query
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

// The Loop
while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) :
    echo '<li>' . get_the_title() . '</li>';

// Restore original Post Data
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Cheers, it seems to work but only grabs the events and posts in limited number, it onl gets a total of 4 whereas there is 18 posts and 2 events. – Paul Elliot Jan 19 '13 at 16:00
Edit the answer to use the proper WP_Query() instead of query_posts(), and I'll upvote. :) – Chip Bennett Jan 19 '13 at 16:10
Good point @ChipBennett. Done. – helgatheviking Jan 19 '13 at 16:24
Upvoted. :) Note: you don't need to call wp_reset_query(), since you're no longer touching the main query. Calling wp_reset_postdata() suffices. – Chip Bennett Jan 19 '13 at 16:38
cheers for the help, that worked great - I just realised that the limit of 4 was being caused by the basic reading settings in wordpress duh. – Paul Elliot Jan 19 '13 at 16:51

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