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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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 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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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' => ...
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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' => ...
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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 ...
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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 ...