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 solve suspected memory issue in custom WordPress loop?

I have written a plugin that adds a "Where did you hear about us?" question to the WooCommerce checkout page and shows the results (as a simple horizontal bar chart) in a wp-admin page. The plugin ...
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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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exclude custom post type by meta key in wp_query

I'm trying to display a custom post type (properties) and exclude posts that have a certain meta value (sold). Is there a way that I can do this? I have this for my code so far: ...
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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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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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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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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 if(is_archive()&&!is_category()&&...
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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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Problems excluding a custom post-type from the loop

Morning all, I'm having some issues with excluding my custom post-type 'events' from my index.php loop for my Blog page. I simply want to display the posts from my actual Blog, which I assume come ...
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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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Make a custom loop inside single.php with pagination

I want to create a custom loop inside a single-ediciones.php file and I need pagination (actually AJAX pagination). I need my normal loop because I need to show some data of the CPT "Ediciones" and I ...
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WP_Query loop within WP_Query loop

I'm trying to use a custom WP_Query loop within another one to display data from the inner loop independently from the main loop. I found this solution but don't really understand how to use it. Here ...
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Must Use Plugin Causing Query Error

I created an MU Plugin which will only display the posts from certain tags in the loop like this: function custom_tags( $query ) { $query->set( 'tag', array( 'custom', 'general' ) ); } ...
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Create a random unique 6 digit number as custom field for custom post type

I use the following function to create a random unique 6 digit number and save it in a custom post type meta field. I am unsure about the use of rewind_posts() inside a while loop. The idea is that ...
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Should I use loop in the single.php file?

I read many tutorials, and checked many premium/free theme's source and most of them use loop in the single.php file. The single.php file only displays one post, so I think the_post() is enough, ...
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Filtering The Loop For Single Page and Blog Page

I want to start a div when loop starts in a single page ( also in the blog page ). And end that div when loop ends. Obviously using any filter hook or action hook. Thanks In Advance
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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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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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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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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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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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Show two random posts from custom post type

I've set the code below to show info from the latest two posts of a custom post type (it also loops through and adds a class of first to alternate items for layout purposes). How would I amend this to ...
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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' => 1,...
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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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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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Calling custom fields for pages (not posts)

I'm trying to place a small code in my template header.php file. I want to get a custom field value. I'm trying to call custom fields from current page outside of loop, btw. I have no problem doing ...
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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' => '9'...
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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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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 content....