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

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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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Can I use numberposts=-1 and offset together when using get_posts()?

I'm currently using get_posts() for a little part of a theme I'm working on. However, I've run into one little hiccup. If I want to show all posts for a category, I set the 'numberposts' argument to ...
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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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get all categories' latest post in one query

My WP blog has 12 categories, 80 subcategories. I need to fetch the latest post from each of those 12 categories. I know how to do it in 12 queries using 12 get_posts() but is there a way to get ...
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Exclude Current Post from Recent Posts Loop

what would be the best way to exclude the current post I am viewing from this recent posts query. Thank You! <?php global $post; if (in_category('top-lists')) { ...
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How to generate a list of posts published on current day?

I want to create a page labeled "Today's News" which displays a simple bulleted list of all posts published on the current day and grab the current date based on the server's date/time. Is this ...
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exclude category from get_posts?

getting posts by cat with get_posts but need to exclude another cat called london or id 10. is this possible? best, Dc. // array(7,-10) $laargsM = array('category' => 7, ...
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Trouble using get_post

For Microkids related post plugin He said "Using the get_post() function you could get any data you need from the related posts." and he posted this snippet of code. $related_posts = ...
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get_posts that haven't been assigned a specific custom field

I'm trying to use get_posts() to pull articles that have not been assigned a specific custom field. For example (not working): $articles = get_posts(array( 'post_parent' => 0, 'post_type' ...
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Get the ID of the latest post

Been all over looking for the best way to do this. I want to get the ID of the latest post of a certain post_type. How can I do this in the cheapest way possible (by cheapest I mean using the least ...
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get_posts assigned to a specific custom taxonomy term, and not the term's children

Say I have the following taxonomy terms: Term 1 Term 1.1 Term 1.2 Term 2 Term 2.1 How can I get only posts that are assigned to Term 1 and not include those that are assigned to Term 1.1 or ...
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functions.php conditional tag only for custom post type

I'm using gpp slideshow, which overwrites wordpress's default gallery display. I only want to use it on my custom post type, "listings" - how would I reference it to only replace wordpress's default ...
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making random query button using $_GET

Im trying to make my post random when i lick on my button using $_GET but it just keeps refreshing my page instead of refreshing with the random post. <a href="<?php echo $my_query; ...
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attachments with tags and get_posts

having problems with filtering a posts attachments by tag... It worked fine until i added the tag__in arg (and other variations of it). $vidArgs = array( 'tag__in' =>5, ...
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Newbie Question: How to create a “latest news” page showing a list of posts from blog category

I am using the Modest theme from elegant themes at http://lilsaintz.co.nz Under the slider on the homepage, there are three content areas that are generated from pages. I would like to make one of ...
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How to display posts by current user/author in a custom page template?

I am a trying to create a dashboard like custom page template that list post of of the current logged in user. I've tried to find a solution on the net. but none were appropriate
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Load the last post of a category

I would like to load the last post when I go to the selected category. For example if I go to http://site.com/category it loads http://site.com/category/35/this-is-the-last-post Does exist some ...
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List one post only from each subcategory using get_posts?

Custom Post Type = 'projects' with a Hierarchical Taxonomy = 'projects_category' projects - big-corporates -- company one ---- first project 1 ---- second project 1 ---- third project 1 -- company ...
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post__in not taking my list of IDs

I have a Custom Field on a page named banner_id_list. I have a Custom Post Type called top_banner. I add a few banners, note the IDs and then go back to the page and add a comma delimited list of IDs ...
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How to query the latest 5 posts and sort them by title?

I'm looking to draw a menu listing of the latest "n" number posts, where the number "n" will be a user defined setting stored as an option. n = 5; //Pull the latest 5 posts from the database. The ...
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How Can i Get 5 Recent Post Title With Corresponding Link?

I Want to Add My Latest 5 Post Title with Corresponding Link in My Header Position.What was the Actual Php code?Am Newbie ....
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Trying to only display 1 category using get_posts

I'm trying to only display posts from a certain category in a widget. I've tried it in a few different ways but it is still showing posts from all categories. Here's my code at the moment: $posts = ...
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How to get attachment file name not attachment URL

I'm using this code to list the image attachments of a post: <select name="chb_homes_for_sale_specifics_floor_plan" style="width:100%;"> <option ...
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Automatically republish old posts

been seaching on google for a plugin for this and can't seem to find anything realiable. The only plugin I found is called "old post promoter". Any ideeas? Can this be done with googl old fashion ...
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Sort “get_pages” by menu order not ordering

I'm using this bit of code to generate a page full of items but they won't sort into the menu order, any ideas as to why? <?php $pages = get_pages(array('child_of', 'menu_order')); ?>
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get post attachment using ajax

I'm developing a plugin and I'm trying to get the url's from a post's attachments with ajax. If the user is on a single.php page. After some seconds, I'm sending an Ajax request, getting all the ...
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How to organize and cache additional data associated with terms?

I'm updating a plugin of mine and am have a hard time figuring out the "best way" to build in a specific bit of functionality. The plugin allows users to associate images from their media library to ...
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Adding Pagination on a Custom Author Page

i have created a custom author's page that list the title of their posts. but the problem is i can't get the pagination to work if it's beyond the set post per page value. i have used get_posts() to ...
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Not able to get random post

I want to display a single random post out of the 5 latest posts in the category 'news'. The approach I'm using is this: // Custom function to retrieve catgory ID by category name. $cat = ...
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How to query custom post types with multiple keys?

I recently upgraded WordPress from 3.0.x to 3.1.2. I had set it up to use custom post types before the upgrade. I need make a list of events that are occurring that started in the past until they ...
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How to get The Loop working with $wpdb->get_results()

I am doing a rather complicated custom query on a blog's front page, and trying to show the results using The Loop as shown here: Displaying posts using a custom SELECT query The query filters posts ...
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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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Number of posts in the archive

How do I show 10 posts on the first page of the archive, and 20 on others (>1)? My custom post type name is "apartments". Cheers!
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meta_query: using BETWEEN with floats and/or casting to DECIMAL

Each post has a lat/lng value attached to it via postmeta. I'm trying to grab all posts within a bounding lat/lng value. Here's the get_posts query: $posts = get_posts(array( 'posts_per_page' ...
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get_posts from post x(offset=>x) to end

How can i get the posts using get_posts from let's say post 10 and beyond?So if i have 200 posts i will get from post 10 to post 200(190 posts)? Because as i see if i use <?php $args = array( ...
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Prioritising and Ordering Posts By Category Name Using A Custom Loop

I have a custom loop pulling out videos all assigned to various categories. However there is a category called "new-video" and I need to pull out all videos using my custom loop, but I would like the ...
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Getting only a specific post type with get_post?

I'm using the following function to get some posts based on their vote (Vote it Up plugin): function top_voted($number){ $a = SortVotes(); echo '<div class="voted">'; $rows = 0; ...
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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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Paging result of get_posts in function

I have created a function to use as a shortcode to allow me to display a specific post type on my page. The function works well, but I would like to the results to be paged, and the navigation only to ...
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Function to get content by ID

I'm trying to get text only content of posts by ID. I modified this function as follows, but at the moment it returns nothing. I cannot see what's wrong with it. function get_the_excerpt_id($post_id) ...
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With get_posts(), how can I put a category as a variable

I'm a noob at this so please bear with me. I have the following code to return post title as links within categoryID 6, which is working fine: <?php global $post; $cat_posts = ...
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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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Query Posts or Get Posts by custom fields, possible?

If I were to take a standard query post. <?php query_posts('post_type=payment'); while (have_posts()) : the_post();?> Only this time I would like to query the post by 2 custom fields that it ...
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If clauses in get_posts query

I am using the get_posts tag to get 4 random posts from a custom post type. However, I only want to get a post IF it has the $pic_url set. I´ve tried using... if(!$pic_url) {continue;} But that ...
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Page displays content from different query?

How can I reset all variables in order to get the actual page content? I keep getting the last post's content I've called from a news-box I've implemented - but need the actual page's content .. ...
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Does meta_query work within get_posts array?

I can't seem to get this to work — I'm trying to show posts that have the meta 'featured_image' value set to anything. From what I can tell, it's set up correctly, but I'm in a little over my head. ...
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Conflict between wp_list_pages and get_posts - list pages not displaying

This has only been a problem since I updated to Wordpress 3.1 I have a page that displays a list of custom post types. The page is the child of a parent page. There is a sidebar that lists sibling ...
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WordPress echoing content in seemingly random place

I have been building a series of theme pages. On one page a users messages (post_type=messages) come in in a tab on the page. The content is displayed in place as is the title etc.... The content is ...
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Whats the way to format a date after using get_posts()

I see that theres no way to get a formatted date from a function like echo get_the_date($post->ID, 'd M Y'); get_the_date only works with the current $post. If I used get_posts() how can I ...
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setup_postdata() does not seem to be working?

I am not sure why but I have used get_posts() to query for some data. Then I used setup_postdata() ... I think its used so that I can use functions like the_permalink() etc with the new post data? ...