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 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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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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How do I Use Nested Loops of Custom Post Types for MultiSite Blogs using WP_Query()

I'm using the code from miguelpeixe's 'WordPress Query Multisite' in order to create a custom loop for my WP Multi-site's 'child sites.' Within this loop, I want to nest another loop that will pull ...
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Automatically insert php function into post $the_content

I am trying to have 2 php functions automatically inserted in every post for my CPT. The problem I am having is that even though I've found a way to add text, Im not sure how to add the php functions ...
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Cannot access current post's ID in custom plugin

I have a plugin that prepends an upvote box to the_content of a single post, sends data via AJAX back to the main plugin PHP file and calls a function to update a database value on success. Here is ...
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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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Transient not working for custom loops

I'm working at a WordPress theme. Since I need to display featured posts, related posts, some widgets with recent posts and so on, I need to use multiple custom loops. Because of this, the number of ...
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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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Page template not displaying

I dont get why this isnt working. I have a custom page template, page-politics.php. It should look similar to this page: But its displaying this: Ive double, triple checked that the right ...
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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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How to display Yoast SEO meta description in archive template for each post instead of the_excerpt()? [closed]

I read this question but it wasn't what I was looking for exactly. I'm new to Wordpress and a little confuse with the functions and everything. How can I get the metadescription in the loop for each ...
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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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WooCommerce Product Page Loop - Output All Product Thumbnails

http://69.89.31.200/~horologi/shop/ I'm working on the site above and the client has requested that on the shop page, all the product information is displayed on that page, including all product ...
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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 ...
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get_field not displaying my custom field value

I'm asking regarding the ACF plugin (Advanced Custom Fields) I'm working on creating a category group that will add custom fields to the category pages. These are the fields: They seem to work in ...
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Make loop display posts by alphabetical order

With this loop I am displaying single posts on an archive page. The posts are being sorted by the category 'Banks'. In addition to that, how can I display them in alphabetical order? I've tried using ...
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List all posts commented by current user

I need a page to display all posts (in Foods custom post type) that have comments by the logged in user. The list just needs to show the title with link to the title. Is this possible? What I've ...
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display posts with same taxonomy term

I'm trying to display 5 related posts in the loop, those related posts being posts that share the same taxonomy value. e.g. I have a custom taxonomy set up called venues thus each post has a venue ...
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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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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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How to add “time” data this?

I am using this simple snippets to get post view count for a long time I was wondering if we can add a "time" data ? Because I would like to show the view of yesterday/ 2 days ago / 2 days ago etc... ...
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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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Why do themes have `while( have_posts() )` in templates like single.php?

Example: https://github.com/markjaquith/WordPress/blob/master/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/single.php Isn't single.php's purpose to show single posts?
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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 ...