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

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If post does not exist, do something

Is this possible? If so, how? I am linking to a non-existing post/page where I get a 404 error. I want to have it to get the url of the non-existing post and make it a link on my 404 page, but I ...
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How to return results of a get_posts() in explicitly defined order

I'm trying to create a loop of explicity ordered posts, for example: <?php $args = array( 'include' => '1,3,8,4,12' ); ?> <?php get_posts( $args ); ?> The results are ...
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Use post__in and post__not_in together?

I'm trying to only show posts that a user hasn't seen, like this: $exclude = array(1,2,3); $include = array(3,4,5); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => ...
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4 posts per page from single category

I've been trying to display posts that I've categorized as "news-categories". My goal is to only display 4 posts on sidebar of "cbs-news" slug underneath "news-categories" category. By below mention ...
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Using get_posts() with tax_query parameter set isn't working with attachments

I'm working on a project that requires searching for attachments with a given taxonomy-slug pair (in this case, category=javascript). I'm using get_posts() with tax_query set to achieve this, but it ...
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Function to grab specific image IDs from media library.

I want to grab images 161 thru 166 without having to calling my entire media library array and having to splice those up. In time, the more I have in there the more it's going to slow my site down. ...
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Use WP_Query or query_posts() or get_posts() for optimizing a site?

I have read other answers, but I don't understand which is more fast (the best and simple for slow server running)? I have a website with over 1 000 000 hits /day and a slow server with limitations ...
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While loop articles - if statement order

I want to show a list of articles, but I want to show in the 1st place my second article and after it the last. Eg: Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 to be: Article 2 Article 1 Article 3 ...
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get_posts always returning the same number of posts = 5

I don't understand why the code below is always displaying the same number of returned post = 5. When I change the $variable value to another post id of a post with an author with another author_id, I ...
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How to get all post titles starting with numbers and symbols?

I want to get all posts which are starting with a number (0-9) or symbols, in a list. I managed to get it work for letters, but this one is harder for me. Can someone help me out please? I tried ...
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get_posts by id not working

I have the following code: global $post; $current_post = $post->ID; $array=range(1,$current_post); $posts = get_posts('numberposts=5&post__in=' . $array . '&category='. ...
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Can't sort get_posts by post_mime_type

I'm trying to run a query to get all attachments and I'd like to sort by the post mime type. This query isn't working. Any ideas? $query_args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'numberposts' ...
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Modified home page query does not yield expected results

Yesterday i asked how it would be best to load all existing pages and their content on front page - to create single page layout. (Single page theme) From the info on that page i created my own ...
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how could I get the pagination as I want to when query posts using get_posts function

I am using WP3.5, and I have a post_list.php which will show all the posts order by post date DESC. Everything is ok except pagination. I have 15 posts, for test purpose, I want to every page show 2 ...
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Trying to check and see if a post has a featured image outside of the main loop

I've got a situation where I need to find out if the currently loaded post has a featured image, if it does, I want it to display a different logo than if it doesn't have a featured image associated ...
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Getting URL Variables with a Rewritten Page (Login Page)

As part of a larger project, I am attempting all login activity to occur at the following address: www.url.com/login So, a link that should lead to a form that would allow a user to reset their ...
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Get posts from 2 different categories

I have a custom post (it's called "ait-dir-items") and 2 categories there. On category archive page, I need to get posts which belong to 2 categories. get posts from 2 categories Codition. ...
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get_posts() and 'posts_per_page' arg

$args = array( 'posts_per_page'=> -1, 'post_type' => 'listing', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'ListingRid', 'value' ...
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get posts from 2 categories. (2 posts)

I have a custom post (it's called "items") and 2 categories there. 1. on category page, I need to get posts which belong to 2 categories. get posts from category1="Food" and category2="featured" How ...
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Count number of posts of current month

I am trying to echo the number of posts for the current month from all categories but it isnt working. <?php $month = date('m'); $year = date('Y'); $countposts = ...
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Don't submit post if post title exists

I am using the User Submitted Posts plugin which I love. The only problem with this plugin is that it does not check for duplicate post titles and outputs a post with the same title, even if it ...
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get_the_title outputs title until spacing; it does not get full length of title

If I have a post with a spacing in it (like: Hello World), than get_the_title shows me only "Hello" as a link and not the whole permalink. I already tried using a substring to get it done, but it did ...
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get_posts - find out if querystring was crap and fallback is used

If we pass a String to functions like get_posts, and that string is not a meaningful querystring (for Example get_posts(' ')), the function returns the results of the default query (the last five ...
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Wordpress ultra slow if I click on posts?

I have 5000 posts on my website, which I have uploaded from a CSV file. This all went well and the website is fast on the back-end and frankly on any other page. There is one exception: if I click on ...
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shortcode for recent custom type post

I'm not a coder so I may have done some "coding" crimes, apologies. I've bought a theme who has shortcodes for last posts but not for last "custom post type". So I tried to create last "custom post ...
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Turn get_posts as string into an array for use in theme admin options

I am trying to add a drop down list of all posts into a theme admin section...without forklifting the theme code. I need to pass the post title and id into the 'options'=>array() like so: ...
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Advanced Custom Fields: Post Object - Not returning data [closed]

I have a custom post type called "Training" with an archive page (archive-training.php). I have another custom post type called "Courses". I am using Advanced Custom Fields: Post Object to link ...
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Internal linking to posts permalink fail because of spaces and stripe at postname

I have written a function which outputs a tag in a textarea in which people can link internally to other posts on the website. This works like a charm except with using a postname permalink ...
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get_posts() doesn't consider user permissions

I want to show a list of links to posts for the logged in user on my wp. So I started to do so: $posts_array = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'download', 'post_status' => 'publish' ) ); ...
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Bulk Attach Or Insert Media To Post Without Opening Post Editor

How to create a custom panel inside wp admin dashboard where we can insert media to specified posts in bulk? Here is the illustration: As shown on the image above, it list all available media on ...
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Display Posts with template on a Page

OK, I'm sure some WP pros here will think this is a dumb question, and I'll probably get some flak, but I have actually read plenty of documentation, and I just don't think I'm even going in the right ...
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What does setup_postdata ($post ) do?

The codex defines it as 'Set up global post data. Helps to format custom query results for using Template tags.' I don't really understand this. Here is a code example : global $post; $args = ...
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Count posts returned by get_posts in external PHP script

I'm using WP from an external PHP script by including the wp-load.php file. All functions and everything works as expected so far, except one thing: I can't get the $wp_query->found_posts to work ...
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Efficiently loop over huge number of posts

I want to loop all posts to do some processing, but one of my concern is there are many posts and it might used up my memory, so I want to loop posts with offset, something like paging. e.g. $posts ...
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How do you Query posts with nothing in common?

We can get multiple posts manually in a page, but that's generated in a template, AFTER the default query returned something else (page/post, etc) How do you query multiple posts in a public query, ...
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get_posts post title permalink not working for last item in array

I have a custom field attatched to a post that contains the following array of post titles... a:6:{i:0;s:21:"Strawberry Cheesecake";i:1;s:15:"Flapjack";i:2;s:14:"Chocolate Muffin";i:3;s:27:"Apple ...
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Number of displayed posts

I have tried many things to solve this problem. So I have a plugin which displays projects assigned to users in a widget. It displays projects as posts. The problem is that it only displays 5 ...
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get_children() Not Working with orderby Parameter

I am trying to use the orderby parameter in the get_children function as below: $navigation = get_children(array( 'post_parent' => $parent->ID, 'orderby' => 'menu_order' )); But it is ...
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Retrieve Image Attachments Getting Post Thumbnail Image First

I have written a funtion to get post image attachments, is there any way of ordering these images such that the first is always the post_thumbnail? Code below Thanks John function ...
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get_pages not returning any results or error when get_posts works

I have a code sample that works with get_posts but I now need do with get_pages so I can get grandchildren in the results set: $attachments = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment' ...
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tax_query in get_posts() not working?

I'm trying to print out all the posts within every taxonomy for a custom post type called product (jigoshop products). So i get all of the taxonomies using $cats = get_terms('product_cat');, then i ...
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Showing sticky posts with get_posts()

I'm using this to retrieve posts on my index page: <?php $posts = get_posts( "category=13&numberposts=2" ); ?> <?php if( $posts ) : ?> <?php foreach( $posts as $post ) : ...
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Show the title of the latest post by author

I have the following function which I use to show the author name,author avatar and the author biography in a div. I need to show the title of the latest post by the author along with this. Can anyone ...
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Custom Loop, Match Category with Page: How to display post featured image?

I found this answer. It saved my day, but could you tell me how to display featured image of the post with the following code? When I'm using <?php echo $cpost->post_thumbnail('thumbnail', ...
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Show posts in a list separated by day

I want to display posts on index page within a links-list, with only the titles, till now i did the job, but now i want to have space between titles and be separated by day. Please check wimp.com ...
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If meta key exists in get posts function otherwise create it

The following code fetches posts with the meta key home telephone numbers. $metas = ''; $args = array( 'numberposts' => 1, 'post_type' => 'electors', 'orderby' => ...
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Limit popular posts by days

I am using this get_posts array to retrieve top 15 popular posts by comments. The problem is that it shows those all those highly commented posts from the day posts were added into blog. So, the list ...
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get_posts() with pagination problem

<ul class="list"> <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $args = array( 'category' => '8', 'orderby' => 'post_date', ...
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Query Problem in getting top viewed posts

I wanted to display top viewed posts by month, I add this code snip, to form a query and get required 15 posts, but it displays 3-4 posts.Here is my query: global $post; $args = array( ...
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Query specific number of posts for each post type in specific order

This is related to this other question, I tried with get_posts, pre_get_posts, WP_Query and basically every option I could find for 2 days now, no solution yet. The full problem in hand: I have 2 ...