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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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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Get the author of the latest revision

I would like to display the author (username) of the latest revision of a post from inside the loop. I tried get_the_author(), which echoes the username and $post->post_author(), which returns the ...
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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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Get Custom post with ID

How do I get a custom post by its ID? I want to display a single post from custom post using its ID. I tried 'post_type' => 'homepage', 'post_id' => '717' but it didnt work. Thanks
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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; ...
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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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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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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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Multiple loops on the same page removing post tags

I am trying to use two loops on my page, one to get the current page's content and so on, and another to get all of the posts of a specific category. When I do that, all of the tags for the current ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to display different number of posts

How do I display different number of posts on the home page and archive pages, the archive pages can use the value set in the admin, but I want a custom number of posts to be displayed on the home ...
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Loop - how to get previous/next post for first/last post?

I have a simple loop for a JS slider, I want to display previous and next posts titles on my slide, but I can't get previous post title on the first slide (because apparently first post have no ...
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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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Display content from custom post type if match to main post category

I solved the problem of displaying from a custom post type in a post with this solution, however, I want to filter even more and only display the posts from custom post type that match the main post's ...
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First post of each category

I'm trying to create a simple loop, that gets the latest post of 3 selected categories. I've searched for something similar to learn from, but most are overly complex. At the moment, I have: ...
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How can I modify the loop from a plugin without wiping out other filters?

I am trying to modify the_loop output from a plugin. I've looked into pre_get_posts, which definitely works, but I need to filter the loop by a custom taxonomy. I can do this with ...
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Query custom post type in the loop

I have a custom post type running called services: // Services function services_cpt() { $labels = array( 'name' => _x( 'Services', 'post type general name' ), ...
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Show newly added posts since last user login time /date

I'm looking for a solution to create a custom loop which will only display the last added/ modified posts since the last user login to the site. It shouldn't be that complicated doesnt it ?
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How to get current post id of a custom post type in a loop using template singel-{custom type}.php?

I have a custom post type template where am looping through all post. what i am trying is when i go to my custom post page i want to get the current post id in the loop. So i tried to check if the ...
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'category__and' for custom taxonomy?

I've a custom post type 'post-type-x' and three custom taxonomies attached with it 'taxonomy-1', 'taxonomy-2' and 'taxonomy-3'. I want to retrieve all the posts that have custom taxonomies ...
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echo current taxonomy id for this loop?

I have this query to get posts and show like this: Custom taxonomy 1 <div ID1> |-- post 1 |-- post 2 </div> Custom taxonomy 2 <div ID2> |-- post 3 |-- post 4 </div> ...
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IF statement in a do_shortcode

Is it possible to do a if statement in a do_shortcode? <?php echo do_shortcode("[table width='500'] " . if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : ...
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Create a loop that gets pages with their template

I am trying to make a template that will be an html5/ vertical scrolling base. I have created an amount of page templates that each would represent a <section> on index.php which mainly all it ...
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How to display 7 most recent days of posts?

I would like to be able to display on my homepage a timeline of posts from 7 of the most recent days. For example, if today is January 1, 2013, I would like my blog feed to display something that ...
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Get titles of all posts with current tags except current post

I am trying to print out a bulleted list of all posts in the current posts category (i.e. "siblings") except for the current post itself. I have been able to get the tags of the current bost and ...
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How to adjust code to refresh a dropdown box with tags that are active on filtered category listing

I have multiple custom tags setup (ptags) and custom posttypes (products) and made it so i can filters posts by multiple tags in a category. Currently the code retrieves tags from posts relating to ...
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Count singular post views automatically

I'm trying to add some function to each loop called in the themes. What I'm doing is I add a function to count post view from here post views without plugin, to use the function I need to add this ...
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Loop after page content

I just upgraded to 3.4.2 from 2.9 (i know, i know, but if it ain't broke...) I have page templates that are (or at least were) set up to display the page content first, then start a loop of posts, ...
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Load comments per post on click with AJAX

I'm working on a theme that uses a slider to display blog posts. Beneath the slider is a pagination that displays like a timeline, with a date instead of a page number, calling the corresponding blog ...