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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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1answer
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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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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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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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4answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
490 views

WordPress Posts By Date/Day?

I want to output on the homepage the posts from the lastest 3 days. Like this: 30/03/12 post 1 post 2 post 3 29/03/12 post 1 post 2 post 3 28/03/12 ...
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2answers
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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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Show the First Post from Each of 3 Different Post Types on a Web Page?

I have 3 different custom post types: 1.) "events", 2.) "winners" and 3.) "offers". How would I go about retrieving the first (latest) post in each of these post types on a single web page (i.e a home ...
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1answer
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Limiting query_posts to 1, regardless of sticky post?

As part of my homepage template, using the standard query_posts I'm pulling out 1 post (styled using a different content_part), then an ad, then the rest of the posts. This works fine, except for when ...
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1answer
1k views

Taxonomy menu with post count and multiple parents

I'm using WordPress 3.1.3 and trying to make a "product" menu with post count in each category. Like this: New Cars (4) BMW (2) Ford (1) Nissan (1) Used Cars (10) BMW (3) Ford (1) Nissan (6) ...
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2answers
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Wordpress the_content() return only one image from a specific category

I am working on a Wordpress website and I am using a loop to get all the posts that have title and body contain an image. But the problem is that it returns me all the titles but not all the images. ...
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1answer
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WP_Query ignores post_type in category view

I have following query to select posts by my custom post-type. This works fine while being on the frontpage (the snippet is included in the sidebar). As soon it gets executed on a category page the ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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Archive by Year

After some searching I haven't been able to find a answer to what I'm trying to archive. I'm trying to set up an archive page with accordion panels that hide/show posts from a given year with links. ...
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1answer
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Add 20yrs to post date, and then query

I would like to know if anyone knows a way of adding a timeframe (say 20 years) to the datestamp on a set of posts, and then running a query on the loop which uses the new date? Basically what I want ...
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1answer
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Search widget breaks when using multiple loops?

I have created wordpress template that uses two loops via WP_Query object. Everything works fine except Search widget. I've been pulling my hairs out for three days now Googling like a madman,but ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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3answers
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Exclude category on blog list page

I've got a site with a News page (archive for category 'news') and a separate Blog page. When I make a post for the News page I select the category 'news'. So, on the news page you only see the posts ...
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1answer
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Wordpress Pagination Not Working - Always Showing First Pages Content

I am working on a website where I have a blog but I also have a custom post type to allow me to drop in some videos. I would like to use pagination so that if there are more then 9 videos displayed, ...
2
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1answer
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Determine if more posts are available than was asked for in `query_posts()`?

I'm getting products (from a specific category) using a custom query_posts() function. I limited the showposts parameter to 25, so how do I know to activate pagination if there are still products ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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PHP memory friendly alternative to get_posts()

I was running into memory issues with this: get_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'post_type' => array( 'product', 'product_variation' ) ) (there are thousands of results) just trying to ...

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