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

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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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Why Does get_posts() Return an Empty Set?

I'm writing a custom plugin that is initialized at init. This plugin is trying to query for some custom post types already stored in the DB. Here's my code: $args = array() $myposts = get_posts( ...
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is there a better way of combining this?

Hoping someone can point me in the direction of writing this in a more succinct way. I'm working on my website, and want to display a total of 5 posts from the category 'general wonderings'. The ...
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Combine query_posts() and get_posts() into single query

I am creating a site which uses normal posts for a blog and the a custom post type for events(generated by the events plugin). I have successfuly used different queries to grab both but I want to ...
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Getting post by specific date in Advance Custom Field

How can i get movies there are today in cinema, for example my code display the movies in time that shoud apear 16 January,17 January..., how can i display only the movies in this day. Ex: today is ...
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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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Use of caller_ get_ posts

For what purpose following parameter is used caller_get_posts
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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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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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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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Add class to every other posts using get_posts

I am currently using this little loop to display a list of posts using the "events" custom post type <?php global $post; // required $args = array('post_type' => 'events'); ...
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My post repeats itself on the second page [closed]

Hey the way i have my index coded is that it shows one full post and the rest of the post are excerpts, but when i click previous the 2nd page shows the same post from the first page, what can i do to ...
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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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pre saved posts query from db options table

I found a question about magazine style front pages that queries always only 1 post (or custom_post_types, etc.) from a whole load of different categories, tags or custom taxonomies. I thought about ...
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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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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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Wordpress pagination with get_posts?

I need to make adjustments to a horribly written WP theme that (a custom theme that was written in tables, and bad code). The theme has several custom templates, but pagination wasn't used and ...
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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() 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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Displaying multiple post types on home page

I've read several examples of how to do this but I still can't get it to work - each time I use get_posts() it seems to only keep and display the first set of results. loop.php function ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exclude images from “inserted into post” when trying to get attachments

I have here the coin-slider which takes all pictures from the gallery. I get the attachments through the following code: $attachments = get_posts(array('post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_parent' ...
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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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How to create a custom loop ordered by Categories on a Page Template?

Ex. Category 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post .... Category 2 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post .... Category .... Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post ....
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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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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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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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Why always one post missing

In my custom query, every time I query for posts from a particular category using WP_Query() and the category has 10 posts for example, I seem to be missing a post. So querying for 10 posts only ...
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How to get all posts related to particular category name?

I am developing one project and in this project i have to display all the posts related to particular category name. I have searched a lot but i haven't got any idea to implement this. How can i do ...
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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", ...