The core of the WordPress query, the loop offers an easy way to access post information and display it on your website.

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How do you get the count of posts in an archive page?

I have a custom posts archive page of the type archive-my_custom_post_type.php and I am using the "standard" loop which consists of the ever-so famous <?php if(have_posts()) : ?> <?php ...
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How to show list of posts by author and category?

Let three categories and their IDs: cat1 = 1 (parent) cat2 = 2 (child of cat1, parent of cat3) cat3 = 3 (child of cat2) Let each category has 3 posts, they are: post1, post2, post3. And each posts ...
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Randomise results from a category page?

I have my standard category page. On this page, I'd like to put a button which, when clicked, randomises the results shown on the category page. I know I could make a rand-category.php page and send ...
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WP_Query and next_posts_link

I cannot figure out how to make next_posts_link() work within my custom WP_Query. Here is the function: function artists() { echo '<div id="artists">'; $args = array( 'post_type' => ...
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Display all posts in category, with specific tag posts at top

Rephrase question I need to order posts inside the loop for my category car. What I need, if I visit the category page of car, I need all posts tagged BMW to display first, and then the other posts ...
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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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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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Using a custom WP_Query with get_template_part loop

I have a query for a custom post type: <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $books = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => 'wiki', 'posts_per_page' => ...
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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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How can I create an alternative home page?

I'm working on a site which has a fully customized front page. Now I'm asked to add a more classic looking blog type page which will be reacheable at http://domain/blog. I tried creating a custom ...
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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
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How to use a custom post type as front page?

I would like to set a site's front page to be a single post from a custom post type. I have been able to alter the request for my front page to a Custom Post Type archive with the following code ...
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How would I go about listing only unattached media in say a sidebar?

I have a client who uses PDF files for their newsletter, I don't think that this is a good idea personally, but it's not negotiable. They have a news page where they put real time news and they'd like ...
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the_content and wp_link_pages

Many plugins seem to be adding a filter/action hook to the_content to display related posts, advertisements and such. The problem is I these appear before the post pagination so it the pagination is ...
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Have different number of posts on first page

I need to have a different amount of posts per page on the first page that on the other pages. For example, this is what I need Total posts: 6 First page: showing 3 posts Following page: showing 2 ...
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Print Current Post Index number within Loop

I'm working on WordPress where I have following code to get posts within loop. <?php $posts = $woo_options['woo_latest_entries']; ...
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Using the Loop to show all levels of subpages under a parent page? Halfway there

I have a need to make the Loop run through all of the children of a parent, all of the children of each child, etc. The reason I need the Loop instead of a listing tag like wp_list_pages is so that I ...
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Sort pages in loop by admin's page attributes order field?

Is it possible to sort pages in the loop using the admin's order field (under page attributes)?
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Pagination with WP_Query is buggy - working for some pages, but not the others

I'm having a very peculiar bug with pagination :( I'm trying to display 4 posts per page for a category with slug "lastest-news". The pagination function seems to work correctly. There are 33 posts. ...
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How can I custom order the results from wp_list_categories?

I am using wp_list_categories to return (you guessed it) a list of categories within a custom taxonomy. The orderby parameter accepts sorting by ID, name, slug, count, and term_group. Is there a way ...
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Display posts the match taxonomy term linked from wp_list_categoies?

This should be simple, but it escapes me. I have a custom post type and a custom taxonomy. The taxonomy is named "asset_type" and the slug is "type" I am using wp_list_categories to provide a ...
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Get 10 posts from a WP_Query. If less than 10, get the remainder from elsewhere

I'm trying to create a related posts WP_Query. So far, I've to created a custom WP_Query that queries all posts that match an array of tags. However, I'm trying to create a simple if statement: if ...
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How to display the_post_thumbnail if a post has one or otherwise display the first image in a post?

I would like to create a condition that checks to see if a post has a thumbail and if it does display it, otherwise display the first image in a post. I tried something like this in my loop.php but ...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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Identify which loop you are hooking into; primary or secondary?

What is the most efficient way to determine which loop I'm in? I have a few plugins that alter the query by hooking into various parts of WP_Query::get_posts(), through the usual suspects, ie ...
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Get post by page name or slug

I know this is very avant-garde, but bear with me. I've read that one is able to query a page by the page/post name or slug. I'm trying to do this because I need information from a page with a similar ...
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In loop: posts have thumbnail AND other variables

I am looking to display posts that meet certain requirements. First and foremost, the idea is to show visitors the most viewed posts. I implemented that with some help. So, I got that working with the ...
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rewind_posts() - what actually the use of it, and where using is required or preferred?

The incomplete Codex about this, says very simply: rewind_posts(): Rewind the loop posts. As per this WPSE thread, with Eugene Manuilov's answer, I got: <?php // fetch first post from the ...
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Endless loop with wp_insert_post and wp_update_post

I have an array $unqiues which contains URL's, I loop over the array with the code below to get the URL titles, insert a new post, update the post meta. Then I change the the posts title and name to ...
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Order posts by ID in the given order

In the back-office of my theme, the users can choose which posts to display in the front page, and they can also choose in which order the selected posts should appear. I have tried like this: ...
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Is it possible to define a template for a custom post type within a plugin independent of the active theme?

I'm writing a plugin to manage data about open-source projects. I developed an object model and have successfully created all custom post types and taxonomies, as well as implemented the correct ...
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Display list of Sub-Categories and the posts they contain, within one main Category

I've found tons of code and plugins to do various things; from show posts for specific cats, subcats of a cat, etc.. BUT, I cannot for the life of me find, nor do I know the WP API well enough to do ...
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how do I group content in magazine-style 'issues'?

I am building a website for a magazine. It won't carry the whole content of the mag, just a teaser article or two from each issue. I need to have a page for each issue that features these articles, ...
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Get the children of the parent category

I'm trying to get all the children categories to display in this loop but I'm struggling with the code. This is what I have so far. <?php $args=array('orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC'); ...
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WP_Query not looking at child category

Hi all I have a loop that shows a post on a single page and puts the first category name in the variable $cat: $cat = $category[0]->cat_name;?> Now after the post I have a link to show ...
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Add 20yrs to post date, and then query

I would like to know if anyone knows a way of adding a timeframe (say 20 years) to the datestamp on a set of posts, and then running a query on the loop which uses the new date? Basically what I want ...
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Add Incrementing ID to each paragraph in the_content

I need to loop through each paragraph in the_content and add an ID to each paragraph with an incremental value. function incrementparagraphs( $content ) { for ($i = 0; $i <count($content); ...
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Changing behavior of the loop twice in one page

I'm trying to set up a wordpress blog. I have one loop with featured posts, that pulls from the 'Featured' category and displays a slider of prominent posts. Below that, I have the regular feed of ...
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Wordpress “Loop” with large set of results

I'm not sure the appropriate terminology but I have a wordpress "loop" for a custom post type that has roughly 300 results that all get displayed on a single page (no paging). The causes an enormous ...
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How do I prevent one of two multiple loops from repeating on a second page?

I have a page with multiple loops, but the first loop repeats on the second (or Older) page. I want to keep the formatting but stop the post from repeating. You can see the problem here: ...
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How can I create a loop to build slides based on multiple categories using Coda Slider

I'm using a loop to generate the slides I need for a Coda Slider slideshow. The slides should be pulling the most recent post from 5 different categories. The problem I'm having is that it's pulling ...
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how to display full post with pagination on home page

I am using the 'Hatch' theme. I'm familiar with HTML/CSS but not with WordPress, first time working with this. I have my homepage showing recent posts and that's good. However, I want to make a ...
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How should I intercept the main query and inject custom join / order by / group by criteria

I have a CPT that is a member of two separate taxonomies. On the taxonomy archive page for one of the taxonomies, I need to further group and sort on the second taxonomy like so: ...
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Installing wp3.2.1 on IIS; getting empty sessions

i have to install wordpress 3.2.1 on IIS 5.0 (yeah, i know...) here. Brand new default wordpress installation, no plugins ore previous versions installed. So, i downloaded the 3.2.1.zip and the ...
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Query Custom Meta Value with Increment

I have a Query searching for a meta value I have added to my posts (meta-select). I have it feeding out in a loop with 4 results. Let's say I want this loop to start with the meta value "2" and work ...
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Search widget breaks when using multiple loops?

I have created wordpress template that uses two loops via WP_Query object. Everything works fine except Search widget. I've been pulling my hairs out for three days now Googling like a madman,but ...
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How to get Author ID outside the loop

I can't get the post author ID outside the loop to make the get_the_author_meta work. So far I've tried different approaches: 1. $author_id=$post->post_author; 2. global $post; ...
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Get date of last update outside of loop

I'm trying to figure out how to display the date that a post was last updated outside of the loop. I'm able to display the published date using get_the_time() but there doesn't seem to be a "loopless" ...
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“pre_get_posts” firing on every query

How can I change arguments for the main query only, and not affect other queries? add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_count'); function custom_post_count($query){ ...
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Override the default number of posts to show for a single loop?

Is is possible to override the set # of blog posts to show per page (as defined under Reading Settings in the WordPress admin)? I want to make it so a custom loop that I am using will show an ...