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I have a wp_query for a custom post type and the custom taxonomy, the idea is top display the term name and below each term the associated posts. I have two languages Dutch & French. Query is working fine for the dutch but in french query is displaying posts for one term and not for others, I have assigned the posts to the terms.

Here is my code:

<div class="list-docs-cat" id="cat-accordion">
  $termargs = array(
    'orderby'       => 'name', 
    'order'         => 'ASC',
    'hide_empty'    => false, 

 $terms = get_terms("documentation-category", $termargs);
      foreach ( $terms as $term ) {
       echo '<a class="docs-cat-link" href="'.get_term_link($term->slug, 'documentation-category').'">'.$term->name.'</a>';
       $args = array (
                'post_type'=> 'documentation',
                'showposts'=> -1,
                'documentation-category'=> $term->name

      $list_query = new WP_Query($args);  
        echo '<div class="list-docs-post">';
        echo '<ul class="arrow">';
       while ($list_query->have_posts()) : $list_query->the_post();

           echo '<li class="docs-p-title">';
                echo '<a href="#documentation-'. get_the_ID() .'">';
            echo     ' </a>';
           echo "</li>";

    echo "</ul>";
    echo "</div>";

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Your question is about commercial plugin. Most likely your problem is described in WPML docs or it's a WPML bug, not Wordpress's. Have you tried WPML support? –  Max Yudin Mar 2 '13 at 8:05
@MaxYudin if you look in the sidebar of this post, you will see plenty of WPML related questions... –  Piet Mar 4 '13 at 9:57

1 Answer 1

Recently I needed something very similar as what you describe.

Please find below the working code for the taxonomy.php template. Once added to your theme and you are visiting a single taxonomy term it will output a list of posts (title & excerpt) of the "documentation" custom post type that belong to that particular taxonomy term.

// sample code for taxonomy.php - http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/q/89054/2015
$taxonomy = get_query_var( 'taxonomy' );
$term = get_term_by( 'slug', get_query_var( 'term' ), get_query_var( 'taxonomy' ) );
$documentation_args = array(
    'post_type' => 'documentation',
    'tax_query' => array(
            'taxonomy' => $taxonomy,
            'field' => 'slug',
            'terms' => $term->slug
    'orderby' => 'menu_order title',
    'order' => 'ASC'
$documentation_query = new WP_Query($documentation_args);

echo '<div class="documentation-content">';

if ($documentation_query->have_posts()) { 

    while ($documentation_query->have_posts()) { $documentation_query->the_post(); $count++;

        $title_before = '<h2 class="title">';
        $title_after = '</h2>';

        $title_before = $title_before . '<a href="' . get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) . '" rel="bookmark" title="' . the_title_attribute( array( 'echo' => 0 ) ) . '">';
        $title_after = '</a>' . $title_after;


    <div <?php post_class(); ?>>
        <?php the_title( $title_before, $title_after ); ?>
        <div class="entry tax_archive">
            <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
        </div><!-- /.entry -->
    </div><!-- /.post -->

    } // End WHILE Loop

} else {

    echo '<p class="no-content">' . sprintf(__('There is no content available yet for <strong>%s</strong>', 'textdomain'), $term->name ) . '</p>';    

} // End IF Statement

echo '</div>'; // End .documentation-content
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Hello Piet, Your code does not work for me, its just displaying me "There is no content available yet for" . I am using this code in the sidebar, I have created a custom widget to display the term names and below listed post titles for the same. –  Himanshu Jain Mar 5 '13 at 6:56
Hi, Thanks anyways, I found the solution. I was using $term->name which should be $term->slug –  Himanshu Jain Mar 5 '13 at 7:15
glad you got it to work, can be a pain to get it right :) –  Piet Mar 5 '13 at 10:46

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