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Is is possible to override the set # of blog posts to show per page (as defined under Reading Settings in the WordPress admin)? I want to make it so a custom loop that I am using will show an unlimited number.

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The argument that controls how many posts are shown in the query is posts_per_page

<?php query_posts( array( 
                         'post_type' => 'post',
                         'posts_per_page' => -1 ) 
      ); 
?>

Also to note is that there is a bug in the 3.0 branch which prevents the -1 integer from displaying all posts. It is fixed in 3.1 but a workaround would be to use a very high number instead of -1

see:

http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15150

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There's a typo in your parameter for posts_per_page. You have post_per_page instead of posts_per_page. (I tried to edit your post, but I don't have edit permissions). Many thanks! –  user1462 Feb 7 '11 at 21:29
    
Good catch Thanks! I fixed it. –  Chris_O Feb 7 '11 at 21:30

Sure, change the query by adding

<?php query_posts('post_type=post&numberposts=-1'); ?>

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Eileen is right but it's better to use arguments as an array <?php query_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'numberposts' => -1 ) ); ?>

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