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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Varying Search Result Pages

I have two different kinds of search results on my site and I'd like to change the look of the search result page entirely. I've played around with the search form a bit but I'm unsure how to force it ...
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Custom excerpt function re-factoring

This may be more of a php best practices question, but here goes... I am using a custom excerpt trim function: function new_wp_trim_excerpt($text) { // Fakes an excerpt if needed global $post; ...
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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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Display both standard posts in a specific category along with a custom post type in a single loop?

I'm building a content slider that needs to show posts from a custom post type called "Features," and also show standard blog posts that are assigned to a "Featured" category. I'd like to do this ...
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How do I order my loop query?

I have a table in my database containing vote a tally I'm trying to order posts by. screenshot: the table I've tried something like this, which brings up all the voted posts and pagination okay but ...
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Posts made to category don't show up (do show up on frontpage)

Added a subcategory to WordPress. Wrote a blog post and attached it to this subcategory. Now for some reason when I check it on my site, it give me the below error: Sorry, you are looking for ...
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Custom Post Types Not Showing Up In query_posts Result

This query works in some places, but not in others... right now it's not working on the home page. This query is in a file that is included into index.php of my theme. The regular posts show, but no ...
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Add pagination to my custom loop [duplicate]

Any tips on fitting pagination into my loop below and I owe you a beer or two. I've worked out how to pull the top rated articles by vote from a custom plugin, and lay it out with a count, but ...
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Differentiate between posts and pages in search results

How can one differentiate between posts and pages in search results? What I need to do is show a the_time div for posts but not show it for pages, as it's irrelevant. With a function? <?php if (!...
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Do I need a loop to display an object that attached to posts?

I created a picture for each post. It takes inputs at the post creat/edit step, then, calculates in a Class and generates the picture. The inputs are saved into the post meta. Now I need to display ...
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Static Front-Page Excerpts

Working on a new site, I'm trying to plant recent post excerpts on a static front-page. I had been doing all my static content outside of wordpress (as static files), but was convinced to pull ...
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How would I go about listing only unattached media in say a sidebar?

I have a client who uses PDF files for their newsletter, I don't think that this is a good idea personally, but it's not negotiable. They have a news page where they put real time news and they'd like ...
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Page Navigation Outside the Loop

I have a series of pages for individual products. I'd like to page between them using a navigation that sits outside of the loop. | | ( <= prev ) | <loop> ...
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What is the most efficient way to execute recursive complex queries?

There's a "Jobs" section on my website (custom post type), with various associated taxonomies (language spoken, type of contract, location, etc.) The website also has a very big user base (about 10 ...
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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 do I pull excerpts from pages?

So I enabled custom excerpts on my pages with this function. add_action('init', 'page_excerpts'); function page_excerpts() { add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' ); } However, When I enter ...
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Loop inside the loop

I'm working on a project where I need display 2 post from one category and also I need to put another loop between this post post to display random list of post from other category. Easiest way to do ...
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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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How would you create a “weekly” archive?

I'm looking to create individual archives for each category of my website, but want to them to break into weeks. Check out the linked image (can't embed images as a new user?): http://i.stack.imgur....
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Why would in_category only return one post in a specific category?

So... what I'm trying to do is simple - get the post content for all posts, but only in a given category. Simple - filter the loop using in_category. So I did this (this is actually a stripped version ...
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How can I create a legend (Key) like the one in the footer on WordPress StackExchange

Ironically, Wordpress StackExchange has the perfect example of what I'm trying to do. At the foot of every page here is a key/legend of associated sites with a colour reference for each one. I need to ...
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Usage of the new “posts_clauses” filter in Wordpress 3.1?

Just noticed that 3.1 added a new filter to customize queries: posts_clauses. All I could find about it is that instead of using the separate query filters like posts_where or posts_join, you can ...
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Exclude current post but keep the same posts-per_page amount

Okay I have a custom loop within the main loop of the page that shows 4 posts but obviously excludes the current main post. I'll show you: <?php $my_query = new WP_Query( "cat=3&posts_per_page=...
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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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Recent posts per category loop?

I need a loop/plugin/widget to display latest posts from the category the user is browsing and at the same time if he visits the home page, it should show posts from all categories (not a specific one)...
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While in “the loop”, detect if a post is the most recent

While inside "the loop" in WordPress, is there an easy way to detect if a post is the most recent? A Usage Example: I want to make the first post output an H1 for the title instead of an H2. Or I want ...
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How to get The Loop working with $wpdb->get_results()

I am doing a rather complicated custom query on a blog's front page, and trying to show the results using The Loop as shown here: Displaying posts using a custom SELECT query The query filters posts ...
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Displaying multiple post types on home page

I've read several examples of how to do this but I still can't get it to work - each time I use get_posts() it seems to only keep and display the first set of results. loop.php function home_index()...
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Wordpress loop problem: Multiple loops, index.php and is_paged causing duplicate posts on next page

Hey everyone. I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is a result of a bug (due to the recent upgrade to 3.1.2) or poor coding. Ever since i upgraded to version 3.1.2 ive been experiencing a problem ...
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Loops for cat links not looping for wordpress site

I have this code and all the vars pull in but the latest news is not showing up and the subscribe link is not dropping anything. any ideas? Everything else works like a charm. <div class="...
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the_post() in RSS feed

I'm got an issue here that's stumping me. I'm trying to create a custom RSS feed using add_feed(). The feed seems to have been created successfully, but I'm quite stuck on some bug in the feed ...
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Show css depending on activity type in BuddyPress activity-loop [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to show specific styles to the activity loop depending on the activity type? This is what I had an idea of: function mycustom_act_type() { if ('...
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Get post by page name or slug

I know this is very avant-garde, but bear with me. I've read that one is able to query a page by the page/post name or slug. I'm trying to do this because I need information from a page with a similar ...
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WP_Query - Adding “offset” posts to the end of the loop

I'm trying to create two queries. In the first query, I will, for example, display 6 posts, in a given order. In the second query, I want to display the same 6 posts, but "offset" the first 3 and ...
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How / where is the wp_query object created for RSS feeds?

Looking at the code in feed-rss2.php and feeds-rss2-comments.php, after the header preamble, we have a Loop - eg in feeds-rss2-comments.php: if ( have_comments() ) : while ( have_comments() ) : ...
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Loop from another WP site onto mine

What i'm trying to achieve is bringing a loop from one WP site into another WP Site. I used this method to get the loop into an external php file (which all works fine, the results show) <?php ...
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Sub-loop / nested loops Best Practices

I'm trying sort through the morass that is WP documentation, and just need someone to clear up the use of the term "The Loop" and how it relates to subloops. My understanding of "The Loop" is that ...
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Stomping WP_Query in author archive to facilitate pagination with custom queries

I am using get_posts and get_comments to build several loops on the page, at which I am having some issues in pagination. I have the global posts per page option (Settings > Reading) set to 10, and ...
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Pagination gives extra page with no results

I'm trying to implement pagination on a category page. The pagination is working, but now for some reason the pagination plugin I'm using is noting one extra page of results, when that page is ...
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Adding 'current_post_item' class to current post in the loop

I'm using a loop in the sidebar of my site to show all the posts that are in that category. Now I'd like to include a 'current_post' class to the current post that is being displayed to style that ...
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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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PHP loop that selects posts with a particular in-post option

Im trying to build a Featured post slider to show any post that i mark as a "featured" (with a in-post option) regardless the category or tag type... Im new to wordpress and although I understand a ...
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All post ids are the same after this query but rewind_posts() does not seem to work here?

I'm executing a query inside of header.php which is apparently resetting the $post object so that all pages are getting the $post->ID of the last element in this loop. $mypostsheader = get_posts(...
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looping though custom post types and only return results in a given taxonomy

I am creating a WordPress theme for a record label. One aspect is the video gallery. I created the gallery using a custom post type called 'videos'. The code below is what I placed in my functions....
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Problem with WP_Query loop and search term

I have a custom query to display random posts in my sidebar like this: $newQuery = array( 'post__in' => get_option('sticky_posts'), 'post_type' => 'ad_listing', 'posts_per_page' ...
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Using the Loop to show all levels of subpages under a parent page? Halfway there

I have a need to make the Loop run through all of the children of a parent, all of the children of each child, etc. The reason I need the Loop instead of a listing tag like wp_list_pages is so that I ...
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How do I get the title of a category in a custom loop?

I am using the following code to display a list of posts within a category, but I want to display the title in it's own h2 tag above the list. <ul class="subcats-list"> <?php $weightloss = ...
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Metadata in loops

I have a standard Wordpress loop displaying items: $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'images', 'orderby' => 'menu_order', ) ); while (...
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Modify main WordPress loop with a parse_query filter

I am trying to modify the main WordPress loop on my category pages like so: add_filter('parse_query', 'my_modified_query'); function my_modified_query( $q ) { if (!is_admin() && ...
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strange parse error when including a loop template within another template

I have a loop template called loop-event-details.php where I have code to display each event. My main page template is called events-page.php. I use the following code to include the loop template: ...