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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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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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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“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($query){ ...
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$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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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 ...
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Multiple WP_Query loops with Pagination

There are a few other questions about this (and WP_Query pagination seems to be a huge question for a lot of people) so I'm trying to narrow down exactly how to make it function. I'm able to create a ...
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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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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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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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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" ...
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Find most recent authors

What I'm looking to do it get the 16 latest posts from 16 different authors. In other words there would be the 16 latest posts, but no one single author would have more that 1 post on the page. The ...
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Fastest way to loop through all posts?

I need to run a background process in a plugin that does some work on ALL the posts in a person's database once the plugin is installed. I'm very new at working with wordpress so my research has shown ...
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Ajax loop refresh on click

I display a random post loop on a page. I'd like to put a "refresh" link to refresh the content of the loop via ajax. Is this possible? This is my loop if it helps: <ul ...
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Show posts without term

I am working on a product page where I show reviews from my post type 'reviews', if the product page title matches with my term from the taxonomy 'review-product'. Example. Product page title: ...
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Single Page Wordpress Theme - Using page templates

Well I am lost, its late and I have been searching google all night. Heres the problem I am running into. I am trying to create a singe page website using wordpress "pages". How I have initially setup ...
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How to get current post id of a custom post type in a loop using template singel-{custom type}.php?

I have a custom post type template where am looping through all post. what i am trying is when i go to my custom post page i want to get the current post id in the loop. So i tried to check if the ...
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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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How to show a category post to a specific registered user

I'm working a private blog and I'd like to know if this can be done with any other plugin or any other way: Lets say we have 3 categories: CA, CB and CC, and 3 users, UA, UB and UC, all of them can ...
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Splitting the main query in multiple loops with query_posts and/or pre_get_posts?

I have a custom post type 'events', to which I have associated a custom taxonomy 'calendar'. The calendar has 12 fixed terms, for each month of the year ( 'august', 'october', 'november, etc.). I'm ...
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How do you split multiple-column loop on category archive page?

I am creating a custom page template with multiple loop like this http://demos.gabfirethemes.com/advanced/category/football/ You can see there are posts split up into multiple columns: One featured ...
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Multiple Queries and Excluding Repeating Posts?

I'm trying to work out how to exclude posts used in the first four custom queries in the last typical query.. haven't been able to find anything that will explain how to do this clearly. My First ...
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add_filter() doesn't work in loop

I'm trying to order the posts in the home page by modified date, and I put this code in the functions.php of my active child theme: function orderby_last_modified() { return 'post_modified DESC'; } ...
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save_post + insert_post = infinite loop

I'm trying to automatically create a new post when a post containing a certain custom field is saved - hooking an insert_post function into save_post. This generates an infinite loop. I found some ...
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Why am I getting an infinite loop with have_posts?

I have the following code, which causes an infinite loop for some reason. Can anybody explain what's going on please? Thanks! <?php $flagged_stores = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => ...
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The main Loop is not starting in a custom blog template page

I made a custom template for the blog section of my page. I even set post page to Blog. I created a custom post type called Page Content and the posts are retrieved in the #feature div. But the main ...
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How to Change Loop to Order Posts by Views (using wp-postviews plugin)

I hope somebody would be kind enough to help. I currently have a page that orders all of the posts by comment count, but I want to change the loop to order the posts by view count. I have installed ...
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Query sticky posts with thumbnails

I need to display max 5 latest sticky posts that have a thumbnail. And I need to have accurate counting of the displayed posts. I've tried to exclude sticky posts without a thumbnail with meta_query, ...
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Modify main loop in taxonomy archive page

Is there a way that I can modify the main loop in a single taxonomy template, but leave it untouched in every other template? In this case, I have a custom post type called "Events" which in turn has ...
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Wordpress Custom Query to show posts from last x years

I have found a way to show all posts from the current year with this code: <?php $today = getdate(); $lastyear = $today[ 'year' ]; $args = array( //'nopaging' => true, 'paged' => ...
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Grab the first paragraph of each post

I have some code that uses preg_match to grab the first paragraph, and then spit it out in the loop: function first_paragraph() { global $post, $posts; $first_para = ''; ob_start(); ...
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How can I let users to access plugin functions based on roles?

I use a plugin called "Live Edit" to let authors and editors edit the content front-end. But the issue is that the plugin lets any logged in users to edit the content. I want the edit(specified by ...
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Why execute the_post()?

When I'm getting custom post types with WP_Query->query(), it isn't really necessary to execute the the_post() function, because you can iterate over the query result array. Is it considered good ...
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Wordpress Loop - Style rows of posts differently

I am trying to adapt the Wordpress loop to style posts differently in rows that get infinitely smaller until all posts are displayed The concept here is to display posts in rows first row 1 post ...
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Display Latest Post from all Categories

I am trying to loop all the latest post from all the categories but it is displaying only a post from single category. Below is the code that I am using. <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ...
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How do I get the attributes of a short code from a post?

I am trying to preview a NextGen gallery on my main page (and category pages) to show a single image from the gallery on the main page next to the text from the post that normally shows up. I have ...
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posts page - different lengths of excerpt

is it possible to get wordpress on the posts page to do the following example. the first three posts need to have a large image spanning the width of the title box and a longer excerpt. the rest of ...
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Modify this loop to fit my jQuery slider (slides)

I´m trying to make a slider which takes thumbnails from a certain custom post type and displays for of them for each "slide". I get the slider and thumbnails to work like they should, but I´m unsure ...
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Broken pagination

Well I'm here again with almost the same problem as I had in this post three weeks ago, but let me explain what has happened since then: I was originally using one loop to display the most recent ...
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Paging on a future post loop?

I am trying to get paging to work on my future post loop, but to no avail. I am getting no links, when I expect them at the bottom, for pagination despite there being several valid posts in the ...