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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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the_title(); works in a page template, outside the loop. Why?

Trying to wrap my head around the loop concept... Given a template page (page-work.php) with just this code: <?php the_title(); ?> WP correctly shows the title of that page. As I understand ...
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Auto Refresh Post List after X seconds

i'm new in wordpress, and i really need a help here. My main site, list the resume (excrept) of all posts, with pagination. But when a user publish a new post, the only way to see it on the main page ...
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Output shows a page instead of a list of blog postings

I have the below code in front-page.php (with that page set in Settings > Reading); however, something is wrong because the posts aren't showing. The output is shown below. Can someone identify what ...
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wordpress loop and template files

I am curious how WordPress know that if I have a category.php and do the basic loop inside there that when I click on category A I get all of A's posts. The reason I ask, is because I have seen themes ...
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Exclude category from loop not working

I have this code in my index.php file. I have a different template for a static home page, this is the blog page. I'm trying to exclude all posts with the category "new" which is tag_id "13" <?php ...
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The correct way to call posts with ajax

I'm trying to write an image gallery plugin with jQuery. I'm using jQuerys $.post AJAX method to send and receive info from the relevant post page. Basically I'll be looping through the attachments ...
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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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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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Generating dynamic Tabs with multiple query post loop

I am trying to generate a dynamic tab based navigating with query post my code is like this <div class="tabbable"> <ul class="nav nav-tabs"> <?php ...
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How do I override part of the main loop in my child theme?

I have a child theme based on the twenty ten theme which I am happy with except for one thing. My gallery posts (I am a photographer so the goal of my blog is pictures) do not show any images from ...
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How to order posts tag by tag?

I want to order my posts by tags with only one WP_Query() In my WP_Query I would like to display 2 posts with tags portrait 2 posts with tags paysage 2 posts with tags portrait 2 posts with tags ...
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Wordpress query by category, sorted by custom field

I have three custom fields set for each of the posts in the events category — year, month, and day. I am already querying for the events category, and now I'd like to sort the posts by the custom ...
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How to order results by date and meta key?

I'm using wp-postratings to rate posts which stores the rating as a custom meta value ratings_score. It gives you the option to use r_sortby to order the loop by highest rated but I want to give it a ...
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How WordPress converts URL to $query_string

My home.php shows a list of (N) posts and << Previous & Next >> links. When clicked, I want to fetch previous/next list of (N) posts using Ajax. This is: I do NOT want to load the entire ...
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Editing the loop for Author pages

I was wondering if anyone can help me out. I am looking to remove the_content part of the loop on my author pages only. So basically, I just want a list of the author posts with only the title and ...
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the_excerpt(), get_the_excerpt() and the_content() all killing “the Loop”

Before I call the_excerpt(), the_permalink() displays the correct thing. Afterwards, it does not... <?php global $query_string; //strip out the ...
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How to list custom post types?

Here's what I'd like to do: a) Create a custom post type and write panel for a menu item called "My Stuff." b) "My Stuff" will behave like a category -- but the content will not appear in the main ...
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How to dynamically build a multiple taxonomy query loop within a post type's single loop?

This question is a little different then the others floating around here. The most similar one is "How to get the parent's taxonomy ?". I have a music cms setup that utilizes two post types: album ...
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Listing Parent, Child and GrandChild Categories and then the PostTitles on Page Template !

What I want to do is a loop like this is something like this I'm really sorry but its hard to format here! I going to put this short url http://pastebin.com/dEdKzgJz so you can see it better... Can ...
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Chopping up a large ajax request of around 200 posts [closed]

I've put myself into an uneasy situation, where I have roughly 200 posts I need to load in with jQuery .load(). Nothing shows up until the whole .load() has executed, of course. Takes roughly 3 to 4 ...
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Impossible to get Attachments Outside Wordpress?

My page (outside the wordpress install) begins something like this: global $wpdb, $wp_query; define('WP_USE_THEMES', false); include_once 'word/wp-blog-header.php'; $args = array( ...
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get_template_part from plugin

This is default get_template_part function inside WordPress: function get_template_part( $slug, $name = null ) { do_action( "get_template_part_{$slug}", $slug, $name ); $templates = array(); ...
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single page site with subpages

i want to make a single page site which has subpages with following structure about us team -member1 -member2 contact and i want the output to be like <div class="about-us"> team content ...
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Display products for a category, sorted by post_excerpt

I'd like to display a list of products for a certain category, sorted by the post_excerpt. The original code I used was this: $args = array( 'tax_query' => array( array( ...
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Help Structuring Query for Archive Pages

I'm building a site with several different post types (blog posts, products, informational articles, etc.). On archive type pages (search results, tag pages, etc.), I want to display content from the ...
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Display thumbnail only on the very first post in the loop?

What's the best way to use <?php the_post_thumbnail();?> in my loop BUT only show a thumbnail on the FIRST post? Meaning, only the first post in the loop will have it's image shown? Here is an ...
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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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Why is the first query affecting the second query, even after wp_reset_query() and wp_reset_postdata(), but not on the second page?

I am literally clueless as to why the code does not function properly on the first page, but functions as expected on the second page. I have already tried running the second query via another ...
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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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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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Ajax loop in sidebar to load post titles/categories

I have a sidebar that displays the 20 latest posts, what I'd really like to do is Ajaxify that loop so there's a load more button at the bottom. The problem is, it's a fairly complicated loop and ...
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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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Formating the display of a post's date, outside the Loop

I'm using this function to be able to retrieve several data, from outside the Loop: function get_post_data($postId) { global $wpdb; return $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE ...
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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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Loop through all tags & output posts in alphabetical list

I have a bunch of posts that each have multiple tags, and I'm trying to find a way to output all of them on a single page, organized under an alphabetical listing of their respective tags. E.g. if ...
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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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Show scheduled posts in archive page

I'd like my archive.php page's daily view (is_day) to display scheduled posts (post_status=future). For example, if I go to mysite.com/2011/05/20 I would see all posts scheduled to appear on May 20. ...
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Grossly inefficient wordpress loops!

I'm working on a site at the moment for an orchestra. The various members need to be listed, according to their instrument. The members have a custom post type of biography and I'm capturing the ...
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Output 2 items within the Loop

I have a query that loops through <li>'s and displays the number of <li>'s I have. Is there a way I can make the loop pull 2 <li>'s at a time rather than one? // 5 list items ...
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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 ...