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 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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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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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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Content/Excerpt length control for a specific loop?

Is it possible to control the length of the content or excerpt for a specific query/loop? I have come across the following code, but this changes the length for all excerpts, I want it focused on a ...
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How to check for specific content in comments in the loop

I'm using the following conditional code to check if any comments on a given post contains a certain string. -The word 'CHANGES' in this case. I have it working if I specify the comment_ID directly, ...
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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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AJAX with loop filtering categories

I've been researching on how to make my loop with AJAX. I found some codes online and modified some parts but I can't seem to get it to work. This is my code for the loop: <article id="main" ...
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Enable infinite scroll on single.php [closed]

I have a problem similar to the author of this thread: Possible to paginate on single.php? I am trying to enable infinite scrolling on single.php. So far I successfully load an additional 1 post when ...
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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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Creating nested forum loops in bbPress [closed]

I'm creating a customised forums front page for bbPress, by listing forums in a different way to the bbPress default. Essentially what I'm trying to do is replace the use of bbp_list_forums() with a ...
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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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Exclude the category from the WordPress loop

I have this code for the loop, and I need to exclude a category 4 from this loop. Any suggestions on how to achieve this? Code that starts the loop <?php if(have_posts()): ?> <ol ...
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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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Get post count of current loop when using multiple queries on one page

I'm trying to get a count of the current posts inside of a loop. I'm using multiple loops on one page in my theme. So far I have: $my_post_count = $wp_query->post_count; But when I print ...
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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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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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All posts are still shown when adding category argument to query

I've got the following code in my team-type.php file which I'm using to create a custom taxonomy for a member information: function create_team_taxonomies() { $labels = array( 'name' ...
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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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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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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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What exactly defines a Main Loop and a Secondary Loop?

My assumption is that the main loop is always the first loop and you're always supposed to use query_post? Is this correct? Then whenever you you need to feed in some arguments to get a different set ...
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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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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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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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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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How to prevent writing duplicate loops?

So i have some pages where i want to show my custom post type 'events' only by the last 5 posts (secondary query: WP_Query object) and some pages where i want to show all posts (for instance archive ...
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Some doubts about how to show posts in a custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I have some doubt about this WP function used to show my post in the homepage: <?php if ( have_posts() ) : // Start the ...
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Undefined WP_Query::has_posts()?

This must be wrong. I was testing something so I did: $queried_post = new WP_Query(array('posts_per_page' => 5, 'offset'=> 1, 'category' => 1)); var_dump($queried_post->has_posts()); ...
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Reverse chronology of post listing

I"m working on modifying a theme that is based on 2010. I want to make the posts on this blog display earliest to oldest, but I don't see how to do this in the theme: I understand I need to add . ...
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Force index.php have_posts() loop to exit if no sticky posts found

I'm currently using the code below to list sticky posts on my index.php. However, when no sticky posts are present, its loading the latest posts (up to the number specified in "settings > reading > ...
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Loop within a loop?

I'm using a couple of custom wp_query loops on my page, the first one retrieves news from a certain category then displays a small excerpt from it with the permalink. The second one is another ...
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Is there any need to use both wp_reset_postdata and wp_reset_query together?

Is there any need to use both wp_reset_postdata() and wp_reset_query() together? Is it a case that I would pick one of the two functions; is there any point in doing this after a query : ...
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get_template_part() - post-meta not working?

Maybe I simply do not understand what get_template_part() is doing … I have a file called event-list.php that should work as template for other pages and files so all my events (a custom post type) ...