get_posts() is a function for creating multiple loops. It retrieves a list of latest posts or posts matching criteria.

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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?
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Decrement term in for each

So I am catching custom posts in wordpress by for eaching my custom terms. To get a post from the next term in the loop I use $terms[++$key]->name and it all works fine. However when I want to do the ...
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How to return only certain fields using get_posts()

I'm trying to get only the fields that I need using the get_posts() function in WordPress. I currently have the following code: $posts_args = array( 'orderby' => 'post_date', ...
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How do I get posts by multiple post ID's?

I've got a string with post ID's: 43,23,65. I was hoping I could use get_posts() and use the string with ID's as an argument. But I can't find any functions for retrieving multiple posts by ID. Do I ...
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get_post random and order by not working

I have this code that returns list of post title as links, but when I add the 'orderby' and 'order' parameters - it returns results but 'orderby, order, rand' do not work, can anyone tell me what I'm ...
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Get Custom Post Type posts on normal edit-posts and pass to TinyMCE

I am following a tutorial for adding a dropdown list in tinyMCE editor. In the end I would like to have a Select list similar like it is in this image , but populated by post titles from Custom Post ...
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Alternative to get_posts() due to multithreading cache crash

I am using pthreads to creat multiple threads. Each of those threads at one point tries to use get_posts() as follows: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'any' ); ...
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WordPress takes too long to show 404 error on images (on LEMP stack)

I have installed WordPress on LEMP stack on DigitalOcean and noticed that all the 404 images on the pages are taking too long to show a 404 error message. Those images are not existing so it will ...
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Getting posts for a category

I have a menu made up of categories, click a category shows the users list of articles beloging to said category. However I seem to have stumbled across a problem if a post belongs to 2 or more ...
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offset and max_num_pages in pagination gallery

I rewrote the code galleries and stopped at the pagination. How can I get the maximum number of pages? at the moment I can not define it, and put a test for the number 5. (Here "for ($ i = 1; $ i ...
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How can I use wordpress functionality outside of WP framework

I require to retrieve a list of the recently created blog posts or any Query-based usage of WP posts inside my PHP website and not within WP framework. I am new to Wordpress and stucked here. I ...
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Custom Post type Query post is not working

I created a custom post type tickets, than I added few tickets in it. But with the following code, I tried to show list of tickets submitted by the current user and its not working for me. global ...
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Need some help with “the_widget()” function

I am trying to create code to display certain default WordPress widgets on my e-commerce site. I have 6 content boxes which display WordPress widgets: • Pages • Latest Posts • Archive (last ...
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Intergrate WP into website

I am trying to integrate WordPress into my website. I can pull all the information, except the image. I use the code below: require( 'my-blog/wp-blog-header.php' ); $posts = get_posts( ...
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Any difference betweenn posts and pages for one page?

Ive been checking out wordpress but Im having some trouble figuring out what I should use to get the text from wp on my site. Posts or pages. Im making a one page website. I know how to get text from ...
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Creating a custom search for a specific post type

Ok, so we know Wordpress comes with a built in search form. However, I've created a custom archive page that lists posts from a specific post type. I would like to integrate a search box that only ...
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Display Recent Posts in BuddyPress Profile

This is the code I use to get recent WordPress posts. <h2>Recent Posts</h2> <ul> <?php $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts(); foreach( $recent_posts as $recent ){ ...
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'exclude' argument is not working with get_posts for a custom post type

I'm trying to use get_posts to get a random list of customPostTypes but I want to exclude some id's. I already try the query with the following options: Current) 'exclude' => array(622, 621) --- ...
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meta_query: check if number exist

I'm using the following query to check if user id exist in a custom meta field: 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'participantes', 'value' => $user_id, ...
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query_posts works while get_posts doesn't

I try to create a page that shows my posts (a page different than the "posts page" defined in wp-admin). When I copy my index.php into this new page and add <?php ...
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Execute PHP function inside the admin area

I want to ask if there is a hook for executing php inside the admin area, my problem is I'm trying to do the get_posts wordpress function inside a popup frame using the thickbox jQuery plugin, using ...
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get all posts ID from a category

Problem: I need to get an array of ID's of posts from a given category If the category have any posts. This is to be used on a plugin options page. So far I have: $posts = ...
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Display 4 chronological posts starting with a random post

I know that I can display 4 random posts by doing something like: get_posts('orderby=rand&numberposts=4');   What I'm trying to achieve is starting with a random item, but then showing ...
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Serialized array, grab specific posts with meta_key/meta_value[0]->is_featured

I've a postmeta key saved in DB: mediSHOP_product_extras It's value is Unserialized: Array ( [0] => Array ( [is_slider] => 0 [is_featured] => 0 [in_stock] => 0 [video_url] => ...
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Help ordering custom query by Title, Ascending

I have an old project (custom post type query) that needs an alteration and my memory/skill level is lacking for what to do. With the code below, I'm needing to return the first query in alphabetical ...
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user_has_cap filter crashes site when doing get_posts()

I can not understand why the site is crashing when adding this block of code: function demo_function( $capabilities ) { global $pagenow; if ( $pagenow != 'post-new.php' ) { ...
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How to get posts by category and by choosing a taxonomy term?

I'm new to Wordpress and I've managed to build most of a full custom theme for wordpress on my own. But the tricky stuff is starting to show its tail, and I've spent the last days stuck on ...
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Query to only return the 2 newest post attachments (images)?

How can you make a query that runs through all posts in a category and outputs only the 2 newest image attachments (most posts in the category have no attachments)? My current query is like this: ...
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How to use get_posts() function in functions.php

I am trying to load posts with ajax. But I am not getting any content of the posts. I am not posting my javascript since it is pretty straight. Here is my code in inc/helper-functions.php which is ...
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Ordering Posts by parent category, name ascending

I am currently creating a theme, and I have 2 parent categories: Budget and Brand. On home.php, I want to order all the posts ascending by their sub category name without showing the category title. ...
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Query if audio attachment AND/OR custom field

I've been trying several things but to no avail... Searched, maybe not good enough though! I have posts that either have an uploaded audio file AND/OR has a Soundcloud link (which is a custom field). ...
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Loop through two different sets of custom fields

I created a Custom Field ('custom_name') to allow content editors to specify a 'custom_name' (different from the title of the page) to any post created: custom_name - (Field type --> 'text') For a ...
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Display custom post type AND posts from a certain category

As the topic says I want to show posts from one category (band-news) and posts from a custom post type (artist) in the same loop. I got this but as you can see it want do as I wish: <?php $posts ...
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Weekly most viewed posts

My code returns most viewed posts. How can I show weekly most viewed posts? Here is my code: $args = get_posts( array( 'meta_key' => 'post_views_count', 'orderby' => ...
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Search on Category and BETWEEN custom meta field

Background I am building simple car theme where I want to review cars, however, I'm really struggling with my search implementation. I have added a couple of custom meta fields to the post including ...
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Loop through incrementing custom fields

I created 4 custom fields for a specific page. Field type: Post Object (I grab thumbnails and titles from the posts) Field names: featured_content_1 featured_content_2 featured_content_3 ...
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Posts not showing when category is clicked

I have a site: microman.be. The blog was imported by Blogger Import tool. All posts are visible, on the blog page too. When I click on a category in the blog sidebar an empty page turns up. The URL ...
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get_posts not working on homepage?

I have a simple custom shortcode plugin where you give it a tag and it'll display the titles of all the posts with that tag. e.g. In my post if I type "[listposts tag=oct-2011]" it will output the ...
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How to show next Post Thumbnail image in WordPress using current post id

i make a wordpress theme i make a grid structure show below i have this grid structure it contain two rows and every row has three column i want to show my wordpress random posts in this grid ...
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How to get post content by get_posts function?

I'm newbie at Wordpress and now I need to get the post content in events plugin. I have simple array: $event = get_posts(array( 'name' => $events_array[$i], 'post_type' => ...
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Order posts according to user defined order for meta values?

I have set up some CPTs and storing a meta key/val for each of them. When I get those posts, I need to order them by the meta value, but, the order of the meta values will be defined in an array by ...
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Use not custom fields in get_posts() meta_query?

Is it possible to use not custom fields in get_posts()'s 'meta_query' to use a or-relation statement with a custom field and a category id? Like this: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 6 ...
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Hide gravity forms

I have gravity forms set up on my site and I am wanting to hide/show a form based on whether or not the user has posted an entry into the form/database. If they have made an entry, then I want to hide ...
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How to Create Random post once in a day

Hello Guys I am having issue with the code i found here I wanted to add specific custom post type to be randomized once in a day and i used the code i found here but that repeating the content on ...
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get_posts $args won't accept array as one of the criteria?

The goal is to list attachments underneath a WooCommerce product, using the tags from that product. Everything works fine if I manually enter the tags at 'product_tag', but when I try to use an array ...
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Sort posts according to date

I have problem with sort posts according to date: My code now: <?php global $switched; $original_blog_id = get_current_blog_id(); // get current blog $blog_ids = array(4,1); foreach( $blog_ids ...
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Unable to render custom field after attempt to generate a list of recent post in page template

When I try to render a list of recent post type either by using WP functions or WP query, I'm not able to render the custom fields that I have to render bit after. The content of box with class ...
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Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = filter_var( $_GET['term'] ); $query = get_posts( [ 'post_type' => ...
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Delete all posts from WordPress except latest X posts

On a project I require to keep only 10 latest posts on website and auto delete all other posts. So I came up with this function which triggers on post publish/update and I used offset parameter to ...
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Getting movie and serial on actor page

I'm building a cinema site, I came with a problem, let me explain: Movies- are stored in Post's Actors- are stored in Post Type - persoane ( taxonomy= lista) Serials - are stored in Post Type - ...