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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WordPress: query pages except remove one page

I'm currently running this query to get pages (not posts) from the site section: query_posts("post_type=page&post_parent=6"); I'd like to remove one page, 271, from this query. Based on this ...
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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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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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Show a Category X's custom post type on Category X archive page?

I created a custom post type "landing_page" to hold content I want to display on the top of category archive pages. So for each category, I have one landing_page entry tagged with that category. What ...
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Shortcode leaves no space for other elements?

I've created my own shortcode. I'm unable to share the code unfortunately ;/ When I use it on my pages it behaves strange. It always has the highest priority. I mean something like that in page ...
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Dynamic Landing Page

I have a site with posts going back 5 years and I want to create a couple landing pages to highlight groups of posts. For example, I want to create a page about "blue widgets". The page should include ...
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Get paged outside of loop?

Is it possible to get paged outside of the standard WP loop? I already use this inside the loop: <?php if ( $paged >= 2 ) { ?> Some text for the 2nd page on up <?php } ?> But I'd ...
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Search results with custom loop don't update when paged

I have the following code in my search results page to split up posts per category. When I go to the 2nd page of pagination, the results are exactly the same as the first. I'm assuming $paged has to ...
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Filter or order based on custom field

I have added a custom field to some posts called 'frontpagerank' The plan is to order the posts by this value but first I just want to filter out any that don't use a front page rank. I have achieved ...
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get_post_meta printing empty fields, but it shouldn't be

I'm trying to call some hidden custom fields into a meta box. The custom fields are the same - a maximum of five named _link and five named _url, with sequential numbers following (eg _link3). ...
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Post_type doesn't work for widgets?

I've found almost the same question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4796165/multiple-loops-in-wordpress-second-loop-not-resetting but the answer doesn't work for me. I have "portfolio" post type, ...
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Is it possible to query_posts using post__in and then Loop through them in the ordered they were queried?

query_posts( array ( 'post__in' => array( 5, 76, 21, 56, 3 ) ) ); I'd like to query the Loop using post__in and a set Wordpress IDs. I'd then like to run through the Loop in the exact order of ...
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Previous Posts Link and Next Posts Link Show All The Same Articles?

I just fixed the problem of my featured posts section displaying on every index page instead of just the first one. This, of course, created a brand new problem. The first page looks fine; my featured ...
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How would I create a shortcode to display a custom post within a page or regular post?

I would like to create a shortcode that will extract information for a custom post, and display it within a Page or regular Post. Specific use case: I have a custom post type "Film" for a film ...
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wp_pagenavi() with custom wp_query()?

<?php /* Template Name: Projects */ ?> <?php get_header();?> <section id="content"> <section id="main"> <?php $loop = new ...
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Exclude parent categories from the_category() within the loop

I have typical parent and child categories setup as follows: Food potatoes corn beats Sports soccer football hockey etc. In my index.php template I'd like to list the categories of the ...
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How to split a loop into multiple columns

If I have a loop running from a category query like : <?php $the_query = new WP_Query('cat=1&showposts=50&orderby=title&order=asc');?> <ul> <?php while ...
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Output loop to function return?

I'm working on a shortcode function that returns a category image, a link to the category, the last three posts in that category, and another link to the category. See my code below: ...
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How can I fetch loop of post titles via AJAX?

I have a list of the most recent post titles in sidebar.php. Here is an example of how that code looks: <?php $args = array('posts_per_page' => 20); ?> <?php $sidebar = new ...
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Exclude posts without category from loop

I'm trying to exclude all the posts that doesn't have a category assigned to from the main loop, i searched everywhere and i found a billion ways to exclude some categories or filter from specific ...
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How to create a custom loop ordered by Categories on a Page Template?

Ex. Category 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post .... Category 2 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post .... Category .... Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post ....
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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 defeat “Blog pages show at most __ posts” setting in the loop?

I'm using this script on my archive.php in order to list a link list of all posts contained in the current category. However, its limiting the result count relative to the number assigned to "Settings ...
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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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When would you use $_post instead of $post?

I've seen some examples that use $_post instead of $post. What's the difference and when would you use $_post instead of $post? Example: if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ...
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Custom Post Type Loop within Shortcode

I'm really at loss as to why this isn't working: I am using a shortcode to display a query on a custom post type + taxonomy, this is the segment of it: // - arguments - $args = ...
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Paging doesn't work?

I have my own custom post type, and 15 items there. This code shows all the items: <?php $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'my_post_type', 'posts_per_page' => 15 ) ); while ( ...
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Category links including all posts

Really rusty on the wordpress front. I am using custom permalinks /%category%/%postname%/ as well as the WP No Category Base plugin, so my urls look like this: ...
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How to insert content from another Custom Post type into Post?

Say I have a custom post type called "Performers". This gets populated with different bands/performers. These posts have a featured image as well as custom fields (mp3 file, facebook link, myspace ...
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Modify main loop query for paged and meta key

I try to change the main loop in such a way: I have a meta key for displaying featured items, that should be shown only on the home page of the a blog. I pull them in a code separate from the main ...
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category__not_in — anyway to use category name instead of id?

I would like to exclude categories from the loop using the "name" instead of the "id", since the ID can change when using new databases. The name however will always be the same. Is this possible?
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get_template_part and template file names

I have a custom post type that is going to use a loop in a couple different places and I wanted to make maintaining those loops easier. I remembered that get_template_part() is available and figured ...
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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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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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get the image of the post

Im running 'the loop' and I want to get the image of the post (in original size - not thumbnail), how do I do it? thank you.
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How can I access 'key' and 'value' from an array in a for loop?

How can I change the for loop below so that I can assign the array's "key" value as the "value" for each input instead of the array's "option" value as I'm now doing (I still want to echo the array's ...
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Post thats in Two Categories, only want to display name for one

In my Wordpress site I've created, I'm having issues hiding or not displaying one of the category titles I set up. I'll try to explain better. Wordpress Admin Side I have a post that is in two ...
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Limit get_categories to show each category once

I am trying to create a home page where it is a list of categories with an associated thumbnail for each. I would like it so it returns each category once and returns the associated thumbnail from ...
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Pagination Issues using WP_Paginate Plugin

So I have read more posts and articles about this issue than I care to admit and still nothing I can find works. Here is the issue - I can not get the pagination to advance and it shows all the same ...
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How to retrieve “sticky” post outside the “loop”?

I need to display the "sticky" post in a section that is outside the "loop". Can someone tell me how to do this?
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How to add a “last” class to the last post in loop.php?

I need to add a "last" class to the last post that appears in loop.php. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this?
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Displaying page image in the footer automatically

I've got the following problem: each page of the site has its own image which needs to be placed within the footer div for correct, static placement. However each image is different so I can't just ...
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Display different number of posts from one category on the different pages

according with Pagination with custom loop. I use the custom loop for display flash game. For make a pagination on the page with posts from one category (mydomain/category/categoryName) I used: ...
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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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Breaking the loop?

WP loops are widely used to print lists of posts in Wordpress: <?php $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'ff', 'ff' => 'show_ff', 'orderby' => 'menu_order', 'order' => 'ASC' ...
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How do I display the function the_content in this loop?

I have this loop in my wordpress site which displays the latest posts with their titles, I want to display the post content after the title. I normally retrieve it with the function get_the_content ...
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Can I create a loop with multiple post types and specify different $args for each post type?

I'd like to create a custom loop that includes all Post types: Post and Video. Then I'd like to specify to show all posts of the post type Video, but only show posts that are in the category ...
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How to track post number on the_loop

I have a need to customize some posts from the loop. Here's the deal: My site is set to 10 posts per page. On post #2,#5, #7 (on every page), I want to display specific background. What's the best ...
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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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How can I show the post thumbnail from the most recent of a certain post type, in widget?

I'm using the excellent PHP Code Widget plugin, and want to create a widget that displays the post thumbnail (aka featured image) for the most recent 'project' post. Here's the code I have so far, but ...