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query_posts() vs get_posts() multiple loops [duplicate]

I have a template which initially had one single loop and it was using query_posts, I added 2 more loops using the same method, However after reading allot about these it was concluded that I shall ...
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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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Is it necessary to use wp_reset_query() in a WP_Query call?

I'm using the following code to retrieve posts: <?php $featuredPosts = new WP_Query(); $featuredPosts->query('showposts=5&cat=3'); while ($featuredPosts->have_posts()) : ...
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the_date() not working

I am using wordpress 3.2 and I did a query post like this: <?php query_posts("posts_per_page=1post=type&page=post_parent=10");?> Then I try to echo out the date of this post I queried ...
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Is there a flowchart for wordpress loading sequence?

So like wp must load series of files from, index.php -> ... -> wp-header.php -> ... ->functions.php ...and so on upon execution. Also there must be a similar flowchart for functions ...
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Order by meta value or date?

Got a custom field called startDate but its only on a few events. I was wondering if it isn't set for a post I could use post_date to generate the posts list? // if meta_key _postmeta.startDate isn't ...
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How to fix pagination for custom loops?

I have added a custom/secondary query to a template file/custom page template; how can I make WordPress use my custom query for pagination, instead of using the main query loop's pagination? Addendum ...
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Looking for WordPress System Diagrams

I am looking for WordPress chart/diagram system design. I found only the template hierarchy diagram, but it's only part of the system. source: ...
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How set featured posts using checkbox in post edit screen?

I want to make selecting a featured post is just by checking a checkbox in edit screen AND be able to retrieve these featured articles from only specific category ? in short what I'm looking for : ...
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Get all image from single page using this query

I'm having some trouble with this sample widget code. I want to get all images (Minus the post thumbnail) from a page called "Gallery" but for some reason this is pulling all uploaded images from the ...
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query_posts() in function makes global $wp_query out of sync?

This has me stumped for a while already. Either I am missing something very obvious or something very not obvious. I am also not entirely sure if this has something to do with WP or purely PHP ...
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Wordpress not respecting template hierarchy (fetches index.php instead of single.php or page.php)

I've encountered a strange error while developing a custom theme. After finishing editing the template for a custom post type single view, I passed onto working at the template files for pages and I ...
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“pre_get_posts” firing on every query

How can I change arguments for the main query only, and not affect other queries? add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_count'); function custom_post_count($query){ ...
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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
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WP_Query vs get_posts

I have read a number of questions on SE regarding these but I still can't figure the exact difference wrt usage. Would it be true to say that I would probably use WP_Query for the majority of ...
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Is it necessary to reset the query after using get_posts()?

Is it necessary to reset the query after using get_posts() ? I have been looking at this page and I don't see any reference to get_posts() ... I can't make it out for sure from this page either. I ...
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Differences Between WP_Query() and get_posts() for Querying Posts?

What are the differences between using WP_Query() and get_posts()? Which is better to use in what case and why?
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Query for multiple post types does not work

I'd like my frontpage to display a list of my lastest blog posts merged with my latest "Products" custom post type posts. From the documentation i gather this should work: query_posts( ...
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How to make multicheck for post/page meta box

Please help me understand how to make Multicheck type for metabox. Search for all internet and nothing. Thanks. UPDATE @Jan I have a headache from this function. I dont know whats wrong.I'm ...
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Problems excluding a custom post-type from the loop

Morning all, I'm having some issues with excluding my custom post-type 'events' from my index.php loop for my Blog page. I simply want to display the posts from my actual Blog, which I assume come ...
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Exclude current post from loop

I have a custom post type for accessories. When you view the post it also shows related posts. It looks great, but it also shows the current post within related posts. Is there a way to exclude the ...
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List posts by category exclude current post

I'm trying to get a list of posts from one category, echo the title and the permalink of all posts on that category but exclude the permalink and the post name IF the current post is on that list. It ...
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How to order posts by modified date without using 'query_posts'?

I have an example basic wordpress theme template here for you. First, please take a quick look at it to get an idea. <?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div ...
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Am I using get_posts wrong?

I have <?php $folioPosts = get_posts(array('category_name' => 'portfolio', 'numberposts' => 3)); if ($folioPosts->have_posts()) : foreach ($folioPosts as $folioPost) : ...
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Multiple Category Query

Is it possible to display a wordpress category page but have it pull posts from mulitple categories? For example, let's say I need to pass in params for cat_id in this fashion ...
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current-menu-item not added on page showing custom post type (rendered with archive template)

I have setup a custom post type called 'expertizeom' I have setup a page called "expertize" and added to my custom menu (site main nav). The page is rendered with an archive called ...
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Sub-loop / nested loops Best Practices

I'm trying sort through the morass that is WP documentation, and just need someone to clear up the use of the term "The Loop" and how it relates to subloops. My understanding of "The Loop" is that ...
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When to use Wordpress loop or Foreach loop?

Under what circumstances would you, (should you?) use a foreach loop, instead of the wordpress loop. I have no real coding need, but I'm curious. What's good practice here? Should I: ...
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Show posts from category specified using a custom field

I have a post that shows the titles and excerpts from a specific category underneath the content. Currently this is coded into a specific template like this: <?php ...
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Displaying related posts in a custom post type by a custom taxonomy

I'm trying to display related posts by a custom taxonomy (product_tags) in a custom post type (products). The following code works, but it ignores posts_per_page. Any ideas? global ...

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