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 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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Including all terms in wordpress tax_query

I'm a little bit confused, why I can't include all the terms in tax_query automatically? My code: 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => 'city', 'field' => 'slug', ...
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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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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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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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the_title() shows title of the first post instead of the page title?

I'm occasionally facing this problem and not sure what causes it, any ideas? <?php get_header(); ?> <div class="content" role="main"> <h1><?php the_title(); ...
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Use WP_Query with have_posts()?

Is it possible to use $items = new WP_Query( $query_args ); with <?php if(have_posts()): ?> <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> without changing the loop to be <?php ...
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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) ...
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Exclude custom taxonomy tag from loop

I have the following code at the beginning of a loop: <?php query_posts('showposts=3&cat=84'); ?> <?php $posts = get_posts('category=84&numberposts=3&offset=0'); foreach ($posts ...
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Help with Changing loop.php?

I'm trying to edit the loop so if its on category ID 60 it displays "Photos" instead of "Blog".. how do I do this? blog <?php ...
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List all posts in Custom Post Type but group dynamically by Custom Taxonomies

I have a custom post type named "Resources" which has a Taxonomy named "Types." I have it manually pulling each term which isn't the most elegant solution and every time there is a new term added, I ...
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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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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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WP_Query doesn't get sticky post at the top, when used in a page template

I'm creating a theme in which I've created a page template called page_default-blog.php to be used for creating a blog page. In this file I have the following code: $paged = (get_query_var('page')) ? ...
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How to get to a specific position in wp_query?

Background: I'm trying to display images in a slideshow, and I want to select those pictures randomly from the website's media. The image has a custom field in order to be selected for being the ...
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Creating Accordians in Wordpress Theme

I am creating a wordpress theme in which there is a section "HUMOUR". In this section i've created accordians, in which the 1st accordian is in class="active" and rest don't. for e.g <dl> ...
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the_content() seems to block my ACF-code

I have this simple code, but can't get the_content and the ACF-code to work together. If I include the_content() it blocks out the ACF-code, but if I remove the_content() the ACF-code works fine. I ...
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Loop starts from the beginning with second while loop on author.php

I am using the same template for author.php and home/blog.php. I have a loop split into 3 parts. <?php if(have_posts()): the_post; //do a thing endif: $i = 0; while(have_posts()): the_post(); ...
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Guidance with The Loop for CMS

Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way but this is my scenario... I would like to use WordPress as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. I have a website that will have somewhere between 25-50 ...
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What are the disadvantages of using global variable?

I am a newbie at WordPress. In my "recent posts" shortcode, I used global $post variable, because the_title() function was giving me page's title, not post's title. I am not exactly sure, but I ...
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if/else on custom query gives 200 OK when condition not met?

What? I am modifying my theme to show comments of a post on a separate page. How? Mostly based on this answer but with improved checks and code. So this is what my page-comments.php (kinda) looks ...
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Operations with custom fields values in a loop

I have a foreach for displaying all the post in one taxonomy filter by terms. I have a custom field for display a numeric value. What I need, is to make two math operation with all the values of that ...
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Store loop into array

I am using folowing code to store posts ids into array: <?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'ignore_sticky_posts' => ...
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Woocommerce custom loop to show all the products

I'm currently working on an e-commerce website and I met an problem. My client want a page e-boutique with all the product categories displayed, followed by 3 promoted products and a button "show ...
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Custom search form to display users only

I'm trying to build a custom search form for one of my pages. I need the search form to be able to search for users. Not only will it need to search for users, but by first name, last name etc.. ...
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2 Loops, Only Displaying 1 Loop in Both Loops

I have 2 loops, movie trailers and gaming trailers but gaming trailers is displaying under both Movie Trailers and Gaming Trailer. Each loop displays the post tagged with either Movie Trailer or ...
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WP_Query: query posts by ids from array?

I did quite a bit of research but can't figure why this wouldn't work for me? echo print_r($rel); // Array ( [0] => 63 [1] => 87 ) $args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'post' ), ...
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Display all posts from specific categories on a page

I want to display all posts from specific categories on a single page. Therefore I edited the page.php file in my theme folder. I added an 'if-clause' to check which page currently being displayed and ...
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How to add element after every post in the loop, but not the last one

I have a pretty common loop: global $wp_query, $wpdb; if ( have_posts() ) { while ( have_posts() ) { the_post(); get_template_part( 'template_parts/content' ...
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query user display_name failed in a custom mysql query foreach

I met some trouble. I tried to get user display_name in a custom mysql query foreach, but it failed. I have tried three method. new WP_User, get_user_by and get_userdata. but they only can get back ...
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Duplicate posts being displayed when querying Custom Fields

I have created a small segment within WordPress that records match information for League of Legends. Using up to 30 different custom fields I can store information of 30 champions picked from 3 games ...
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Check to see if specific loop has less than certain amount of posts

I'm looking for a way to check how many posts are returned by a specific loop. So if I have a loop like this.. <?php $featured_post_id = get_the_ID(); global $post; $args = array('cat' => ...
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How to speed up a wordpress function with multiple loops?

I am a PHP novice and wrote this function. It is an alphabetical navigation which shows only the letter that have posts in both that letter and the currently filtered "genero" taxonomy term. I use ...
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Combining the_excerpt with the_content

I have some html: <div class="container"> <p class="accent">The first paragraph...</p> <p>The rest of the article...</p> </div> I'd like to put "the_excerpt" in ...
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Facebook “like” open graph meta in header.php

I would like to add open graph meta tags to my header.php, but can someone explain how this works if header.php comes before my loop with the relevant information?? <meta property="og:title" ...
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Different style for most recent article

I'd like to make my most recent article display a large with a larger thumbnail and with more content, while the rest of the posts in the loop show a small thumbnail and only the title with no ...
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Dynamically excluding current page id

I'm attempting to create a "related posts" section on pages using query_posts. I'm wanting to use this simply because we want to show random posts from one category on one page, so a plugin would be ...
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Using new WP_Query in shortcode in a custom field causes the main post content to not display

I've got a custom post type of files I'm trying to list using a new WP_Query. It works fine when I add the shortcode within the main post content. However, when I add the shortcode to a custom field ...
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Using one WP_Query object within the loop of another WP_Query object

I'm creating two different WP_Query objects, one for each of two different post types I'm using. In creating my output, I'd like to loop through one of the objects, and at the same time loop through ...
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Post Format single-loop.php using get_template_part

I have set up to use post formats gallery and video in addition to the standard. I am editing the loop-single.php to give it different layouts for each post format, but I'm to include ...
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Custom loop with conditional statement to separate each terms

Let's say for example: I have a custom taxonomy called "fruit", which has 3 terms "apple", "orange", and "grape". So in order to get all the posts within all these three terms, I would : $args = ...
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How to determine if an admin is logged in outside the loop

I need to be able to tell if an admin is logged in ouside of the loop. This is needed for some php files that are part of a WP site but do not use require( '../wp-load.php ); What I need to do is ...
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Finding posts containing matching array elements in a meta field usign WP_Query

I have a metafield, that contains a series of options and writes the results to an array in a single meta field: array([0]=>'First', [1]=>'Second', [2]=>'Third', ); I find ...
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Refine search results using WP_Query

I am trying to modify (refine?) Worpress search results by using WP_Query, just as it's explained in the Codex. The snippet featured in that article is on the top of the Search Template PHP file, and ...
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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; ...