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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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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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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What is best way passing variables to theme templates and using them different places like widgets?

I have a template file at /parts/template.php which contains a post listing code like, echo get_the_title(); //same lines with my_render_function and i am using it at archive.php with this lines. ...
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WP_Query: Why is sticky post not first item in loop?

I've got a custom WP_Query loop based of meta_value variables: $meta_cat = get_sub_field('category'); $posts = new WP_Query( array( 'cat' => $meta_cat, 'posts_per_page' => ...
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Displaying post per day

Currently I have the code displayed below. <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <div class="col-lg-3 col-md-4 col-sm-6 col-xs-12"> <a ...
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wp-admin redirecting to https, denying login

I use cloudflare via the cloudflare plugin, have SSL enabled. Enabled ssl within the wp-config.php file: define('WP_HOME','https://example.org'); define('WP_SITEURL','https://example.org'); ...
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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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Ignore post by meta value in the main query

I use this function to insert at the beginning of the loop two post at my convenience (with meta key and value) add_filter( 'posts_results', 'insert_post_wpse_96347', 10, 2 ); function ...
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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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Unit testing to simulate the loop

How do you construct unit tests with PHPUnit and the WordPress test framework that simulate being in the loop? For instance, if I want to test a function that is only able to be called in the loop ...
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WordPress category & taxonomy loop with pagination

I have two taxonomies belonging to the same post type (posts). Adventure - belonging to the category taxonomy Adventure - belonging to the holiday-type taxonomy I want to run two queries: $args = ...
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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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get custom post type by tag

Is it possible to retrieve post entry for a custom post type by tag, I have been trying with the following code, however it just locks me into a infinte loop. <aside class="supporting_images"> ...
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Can i merge 2 new WP_Query($variable) 's?

I am running a multisite network and i have setup a sql query that uses swith_to_blog(); and queries the posts. Is there a way that i can declare the query inside a new WP_Query and actually merge ...
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is_home, and is_front_page conditional problem

I have this snippet in a "portfolio-loop.php" file. I'm using get_template_part to display the loop on the front page and on other pages. I have this within the loop: <?php if( !is_home() || ...
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$post>ID displays wrong post ID

I've asked a question about listing all sub-pages before: Listing all sub-pages? But all the questions were wrong. Anyways, I have now simpler question. global $post; echo $post>ID Works ...
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Showing current subcategory

I have problem. <?php query_posts('category_name=events&posts_per_page=2&offset=1'); ?> <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <div> <?php $children = ...
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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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Using the loop inside admin

I have the following issue: I am creating a custom-meta-box for the user to add custom fields in a friendly way. I want to generate a drop-down box with all posts that fall under category 10. I have ...
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Exclude first 5 posts of specific categories in the main loop

I read this article about how to set an offset for one specific category in the loop. I was wondering about if this was possible for more than just one category. My problem with the code suggested in ...
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get_the_foo() in the loop - does it perform another query?

I'm unclear on the get_the_foo() style of functions, for example get_the_permalink(). My main question is: when this is performed in The Loop, is another SQL query executed (besides the original ...
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If No Search Results, Show Posts from Alternate Search Query

I have a pretty standard loop which outputs "Sorry, No Posts Found" when a search result comes up empty. if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); get_template_part ( ...
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Knowing the total number of posts before to get into the loop

Is there a way to know the total number of posts before the loop starts? I'm thinking in use two loops. The first will do the counting, while the second one will handle the content. However, I don't ...
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Get Custom post with ID

How do I get a custom post by its ID? I want to display a single post from custom post using its ID. I tried 'post_type' => 'homepage', 'post_id' => '717' but it didnt work. Thanks
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Order posts by custom field and if custom field is empty return remaining posts

I have an archive page ordered by a numeric value in a custom field. This returns the ordered posts correctly, but does not display posts that don't have a custom field. $paged = ...
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Check if post belongs to any category

In my homepage loop, I have something that will show which category the post is in. It will say something like "Posted 4 hours ago in Sports by ...". However, when there is no category set, it will ...
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How to bring specific post to front of wordpress loop?

So, I have a WordPress loop going on. The below code is the template page for the woocommerce product archive page. Here's the use case for what I am trying to find out how to achieve: User is ...
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Why does this loop only work on the homepage?

I've been trying to figure this out all day now. Consider the following code below: <div class="slider"> <div class="slides"><?php wp_reset_query(); ...
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the_title() shows title of the first post instead of the page title?

I'm occasionally facing this problem and not sure what causes it, any ideas? <?php get_header(); ?> <div class="content" role="main"> <h1><?php the_title(); ...
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Use WP_Query with have_posts()?

Is it possible to use $items = new WP_Query( $query_args ); with <?php if(have_posts()): ?> <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> without changing the loop to be <?php ...
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Wordpress loop specific thumbnail size

That's my loop: <main id="main"> <?php // the query $args = array('posts_per_page' => 10 ); $the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); ?> <?php if ( ...
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Woocommerce custom loop to show all the products

I'm currently working on an e-commerce website and I met an problem. My client want a page e-boutique with all the product categories displayed, followed by 3 promoted products and a button "show ...
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Can't show comments count per post outside loop

How can I show the amount of a comment per post outside the loop? I tried this in a function already: ' . get_comments_number . ' , but that outputted the text "array" on the screen... What do I have ...
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Query for posts in 2 taxonomies

I am currently using the following code to display a list with links to posts in a specific CPT and taxonomy: <?php $custom_terms = get_terms('videoscategory'); foreach(array($custom_terms as ...
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Pagination with custom post types results in 404 issues

I've a very simple index.php: <div id="content"> <? get_template_part('content', get_post_format()) ?> </div> <div id="pagination"> <? previous_posts_link() ?> ...
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Multiple Loops Homepage?

I have been pretty impressed with the recent redesign at WebDesignerDepot and I am curious about the mechanics of their homepage. I like how they have featured post sections that break up the monotony ...
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Get the author of the latest revision

I would like to display the author (username) of the latest revision of a post from inside the loop. I tried get_the_author(), which echoes the username and $post->post_author(), which returns the ...
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Insert image or ad script after 3 posts using the loop

There are many scripts/hacks out there to insert ads into the middle of the post (after 'x' number of paragraphs), however I haven't found a good enough script that can do the above. This is the ...
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Display category posts grouped by taxonomy

I'm working on a project where I use the default posts as "Products", default category as "Application" and a custom taxonomy called "Groups". I want to list "Products" by "Application" ...