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

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How to get all children and grandchildren of a hierarchical custom post type?

I need to get all sub-posts of a specific (root) parent id. get_posts( array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => 'microsite', 'post_parent' => ...
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get_posts in meta box dropdown not showing latest posts

I’ve got a metabox I set up using WPAlchemy that allows authors to add a link to an associated post. It’s been working fine for months but now for some reason the dropdown with the appropriate posts ...
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List random posts on single page in the current category

I would like to show 8 random posts on single page from same category. <?php global $post; $categories = get_the_category(); foreach ($categories as $category) : $args = array( ...
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What should I use, get_posts or wp_query for less CPU load?

I have a blog and on the main page are 3 blocks of posts. So, I get these posts with "get_post" and I have 3 similar codes on page: global $post; $args = array( ... ); $myposts = get_posts( $args ); ...
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Very slow query

This query works, but it takes upwards of 20 seconds to run on a Quad Core dedicated server... How can I optimize this? $slides=get_posts( array('post_type' => 'any', 'numberposts' => 5, ...
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Why posts array is empty?

I try to get posts that either do not have a custom field set or if set have a value not like a given parameter. Here is my code: $args_included = array( 'numberposts' => 1, ...
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Query custom posts of logged in user only

I have a custom post type setup called website I thought using the code below would display only the logged in users posts but it's displaying all of the custom posts even those not belonging to the ...
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Get attachments (get_posts) and WP 3.5 new uploader

I'm using get_posts() to get attachments from the post and use it in the slider. The issue is new uploader doesn't have that "Gallery" tab which was perfectly suitable for this. It also seems to be ...
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List all posts in a category with query_post() function

I'm a C programmer, konw little about PHP. I built a Blog with wordpress. Yestoday, I try to create the page www.abc.com/server, this page would list all posts which belong to server category. I ...
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Add ul to its children with get_posts

I want to add a ul to the list when a page have a child, Im making a foreach on all the post_types so i don't think that i can use something like wp_list_pages. I have been trying to sort this out but ...
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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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Showing posts from 2 categories only on category.php

got myself in a bit of a pickle. I want to display posts on category.php from the categories 'latest news' and 'custom models' only. The other category, 'press releases' is shown in a separate column. ...
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Get random custom posts from a custom post type

I created a custom post type named predic, I’m trying to get within one of this post other four random posts from the same custom post type. I used this code, but I keep getting the same post I’m in 4 ...
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populate array with posts

I want to generate an array of custom post types to add it to a options array. I'm doing this to show a checkbox group populated with custom post type. I have this array: 'options' => array ( ...
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How to query for a page, get data, then query for child pages of that page

Basically, I want to query PARENT for a bunch of custom field data and echo it out. Then, I want to query all of the CHILD pages of that parent and echo out more data. What's the best way to do it? ...
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the_title() and the_permalink() won't work on AJAX calls

I've run into a strange problem. I have a custom loop built with get_posts that works fine when loading the page normally: <?php $rows = get_posts(array( 'post_type' => ...
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Get posts from current category?

How can i display 5 posts from current category (exclude current post). Order by post time. Example: To day news to reading 3 (12/11/2012 - 8:10 PM) To day news to reading 2 (12/11/2012 - 6:07 AM) ...
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Show last post from multiple categories using wp_list_categories

I have the following code that lists out the children categories on a separate page when you click on its parent category. The code renders a list like so: Home › Archive for IQ Issue 7 Journal ...
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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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How to Make infinite loop of post

I am using Post contents as a slider contents, i need to make the post infinite number of loop, ie, If i view the last post after that first post should display and before first post the last post. ...
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Help with WP_Query - Too many mySQL queries

I need some kind of help with wp_query. Am I doing something wrong? I am getting a lot of mySQL queries, while building a new theme. My WP_Query is: <?php $args = array( 'post_type' => ...
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How to optimize my query filtering out unwanted data?

I use get_posts ($arg); to query the post table. Usually I need only three fields: post_title, ID and post_excerpt. But the data returned are many more, including post_content that is usually huge. I ...
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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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get_posts() and global variables

I was reading this post: When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?, which seems to have become the go-to post for understanding the difference between the different functions for ...
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Display post details by post ID

I need to display post details by ID on front page template (front-page.php). On the front page I want to display the post’s title, excerpt & featured image. I have tried to do that but no idea ...
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Why can I not use setup_postdata($post) in the sidebar?

I have created a function that takes one parameter - post type, and will output each posts with some html and title, content etc within that. However, I want to be able to use functions associated ...
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Ordering posts by metadata

In my plugin, I use these instructions to obtain a list of posts: $args = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'offset' => 0, 'meta_query' => array( array( ...
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Problem with get_posts, tax_query and counting the number of posts

I want to count the number of posts that has simoultaneously 3 different taxonomies. THe code i'm using is this: $products = get_posts(array( 'post_type' => 'products', 'posts_per_page' ...
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Displaying posts on Homepage

I am wondering how to add a column to my homepage that shows the five most recent posts from the blog page located under the "Latest News" heading. Here is the link to my development site. ...
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Logged in user ID as post ID

Is there a way to automatically insert the current user ID as the post category name or maybe have WordPress display only the post with a category name that matches the current logged user ID? ...
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Custom field to array?

I have a posts query that queries posts by ID but want to select those posts by enetering a custom field. Here is the query and where I want to put the custom field: $query_args = ...
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Wordpress pagination URL posts not load

I set up wordpress newly and add next previous pagination in home page using following code next_posts_link('Older Entries »', 0); previous_posts_link('« Newer Entries', 0); Pagination URL work ...
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get_posts inside cron

Edited to rewrite my question I'll try to be as clear as possible, as I need to get this resolved quickly. I disabled WordPress' cron, and added a real cron job on my server to call wp-cron.php ...
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WP_Query() and get_posts() can't handle over a thousand posts?

So I have a search function that just fetch custom posts and return them as a list. function search() { // post query args $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post_type', ...
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Meta query: get posts with value in a multidimensional array

I have a custom post type, Album, which has a custom field called 'tracklist'. Tracklist is a multidimensional array which contains a track title and track link, like so: $tracklist = array( [0] ...
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Setting pagination for images attached to a post

I am trying to figure out how to paginate a post for it's images. I have a custom post type set up to act like a gallery - images only. And would like to paginate the images. I am having a hard time ...
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get_posts not finding argument: post_name

I am digging up posts with a specific slug: Where $postSlug = 'abc' $args = array( 'post_name' => $postSlug, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish' ...
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How do I display the index position of a post from a custom post type?

So I have a custom post type (ex. songs) and have a few posts that I created for this post type. I want to display them on a webpage in order (ex. 1, 2, 3, ...). How do I get the index position and ...
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How to get_posts having post thumbnail?

I have following code: $posts = get_posts(array( "meta_key" => "special", "meta_value" => "surprise", // "has_post_thumbnail" => true, // how to do that? )); What should I do to ...
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How do I pass a post ID to the page URL?

I am using a form (gravity form) on my site. The form is inserted in a page (called form_page) on the users dashboard when they are logged in http://example.com/dashboard/form_page I am using a ...
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How to get single post by one author?

I just want to get the most latest posts by an author. I am using get_posts at the moment but I notice it doesn't take an author argument, so how I can I specify my author? $args = array( ...
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get_posts() seemingly ignoring post_type

I am trying to grab posts of post type "leads" (see below for the code I am using) however the query produced (obtained via debug queries) is including the clause 'where post_type in ("leads", ...
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get_posts cannot grab from specific category

I'm using get_posts to grab list of posts from custom post_type. I also want list to be limited to specific category. So I tried: $postslist = ...
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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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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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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 excerpt without images

Is there any way to not get the images with get_the_excerpt()? I am using a my_recent_post() function to pull posts onto the home page and I don't need to have it pull the images within the posts, ...
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Getting a custom post type image using 'get_post_custom'

I am trying to echo the image src of an image I have uploaded for my custom post type outside of the while loop. I have used the following: $custom_fields = get_post_custom($_GET['id']); I can ...
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Select objects from get_posts()

How can I select the first/last object from the list returned by get_posts()? How can I select the preceding/following object relative to an arbitrary object in the object list returned by get_posts? ...
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Post count per (day/month/year) since blog began

I'm looking to echo the number of posts per month since the blog began, and for months where there was no posts echo '0'. This is the output I want: January 1, February 3, March 8, April 3, ... ...