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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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 pass many ids in post__in?

I need to pass many ids to the parameter post__in in args. This not work !!! Help me please. foreach ($rows as $obj) { $todos .= $obj->ID . ","; } $ids = trim(trim($todos), ","); # echo ...
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How to use WP_Query to display many posts?

This is my WP_Query instruction but this not work. This display just first post. Help me please? // WP_Query arguments $args = array ( 'post_type' => 'teachers', 'p' => ...
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Prevent duplicate post from dynamic multiple loops

I was trying to list 20 recent posts, and put a post from custom post type on every 5th item. So it's like: Post Post Post Post Post Custom Post Type Post Post Post Post Post Custom Post Type .. and ...
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Looping through posts per category gives same posts for each category

For a specific section on my website I loop through some categories and get the three latest posts in that categorie and list them. Like so: <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' ...
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Better way to display posts from specific categories, in a grid layout

I'm using the following code to display posts from a specific category, in a grid layout, on my home page. It works exactly how I want it to, but I keep reading that I shouldn't ever use query_posts. ...
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Pagination returns 404 after page 20

I got a paged loop that pulls in 4 posts per page from custom post type. It works great, with the only downside that the pagination wont go over the page/20 everything after that is 404, and the ...
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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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Category Ajax call

I am following this post to get an ajax post filter via category to work 'Using ajax on categories and wordpress loops'. I think I have added everything in correctly as follows in my template I have: ...
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Single Page Wordpress Theme - Using page templates

Well I am lost, its late and I have been searching google all night. Heres the problem I am running into. I am trying to create a singe page website using wordpress "pages". How I have initially setup ...
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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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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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'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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Output before and after the loop

I'd like to hook into the loop, ie. have_posts() maybe? and output some code before and after. Is there a filter for this so I can use it in a plugin without needing to edit themes?
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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 ...
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Add inline HTML to posts published within last 24hrs

Basically I'm looking to add this line of code to posts published within the last 24hrs: <span class="new">New!</span> When the post is over 24hrs old, remove the inline HTML element. ...
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using new WP_Query in save_post function alters $post

I'm trying to include a WP_Query in a save_post function for a custom post type. The query is used to check all the other posts for a custom field bh_shortcode to make sure the content of the field is ...
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Show a list of recently viewed posts to a user

I have a lot of video posts on my site and I'm looking to show the user a list of posts they've recently viewed. I'm guessing the best route is to just add the post id to an array in their usermeta ...
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Function to show only first instance of shortcode

I need to add a function to my theme to remove additional instances of a shortcode in a post. First off I wonder if i'm approaching this wrong, but I have a theme that is drastically reformats the ...
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the_excerpt not showing posts

I'm using the following code to show the single most recent post on my landing page: <?php if (have_posts()) : ?> <?php if (($wp_query->post_count) > 1) : ?> <?php while ...
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Displaying the last page of posts

I'm using a custom loop to display posts using pagination. My query shows 4 posts per page, and there are 4 pages, so 16 posts in total. Is it possible to load in the last page of posts first? So when ...
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How to group the loop posts in a particular by author?

I have links going to category pages on a WordPress blog. These category pages show all the posts that are in that category and sub-categories. I want to group these lists by the authors. I guess ...
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How does the ternary operator work in the wordpress loop post?

Okay so I kind of understand that ternary operators work like condition ? TRUE : FALSE However I'm looking a simple loop to get my posts that I have <?php if (have_posts()) : ...
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Merge two WordPress installations into one, and keep posts separated?

I have two Wordpress installations that I would like to make into one installation, but still keep the posts (and their meta-data) separated. Both installations currently share the same database. I ...
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wp alchemy multiple image uploader output images to template

I am using wp alchemy to add a custom metabox to my site with multiple image uploader option. This part is working fine, but I have no Idea how to go about outputting the image links to my template. I ...
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Counter problem, infinite loop when post_per_page equals X

(updated) I´m using this query to loop divs in to my front page slider. I use counters to split 4 posts into a slider, then open a new slider etc. Also a counter to set a class to every fourth post ...