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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3answers
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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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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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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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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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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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