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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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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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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If Specific Post, Link Elsewhere

I would like to create a conditional statement that checks the loop for a specific post ID, then if true, it outputs a link elsewhere. This is what I have so far: <?php ...
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Create static front-page with 3-5 recent posts

I am struggling with front/landing page customization for my custom designed theme. I have designed custom theme and pretty much coded it using the Underscore boilerplate. As I understands, the ...
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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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Normal pages as children of my Custom Post Type

This one is tricky, I've got Custom Post Type called "dictionary", users add "definitions" there which are automagically put into right categories (so for example if user adds "Apple" it's under "A"). ...
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Storing query variable and then using wp_reset_query

I want to use a pagination function with a custom posts query (to get posts from a specific category). My pagination function gets the query from global $wp_query; So in the following code I have ...
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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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WP Query - duplicated posts once including tags in search results

I running WordPress on IIS & SQL server. As some of the plugins do not work correctly with DB ABSTRACTION I am using a lot of functions.php filters as so on. To make my search results include ...
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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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Display content of page template (get_page)

My problem is that I displayed content of 3 pages on index.php by using get_page(). The problem is that each of those pages have own page template /* Template Name: another page template */ which ...
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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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how do i remove posts from a WP_Query so the pagination is right?

I'm using a custom post type and showing 20 of them per page on the homepage. I'm using QP_Query. One custom field for the custom post type (called mixtapes) is a checkbox called "unreleased" (set ...
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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 ...
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Single page site (Wordpress) including posts

I'm creating a single page site and obviously want to include the blog posts. I'm currently looping through the pages and using the_content() and the_title() to display them. However, the_content ...
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Pagination on 2nd loop

OK, I am creating a business listing site that is using a custom taxonomy for the listing "type". I need to display two loops on the taxonomy archive page, one for "sponsored" listings and one for ...
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Very Slow Page - How to Optimize # of Queries?

EDIT 12/19/2011 Thank you again Ijaas. Everything is working except for the order of the days. It is ordering the groups of days by the publish order. If an older post has a newer date in its ...
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wp_list_categories: get latest featured_image of category

I was thinking about a nicer way to display the categories in my sidebar. Instead of a plain list style, I'd like to have images / thumbnails show up as well. Currently I'm using the following: ...
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I've been out of the loop since 2.8. What did I miss?

I haven't done any serious WP development since version 2.8, although I fiddled a bit with version 3.0. Short of reading the release notes on each version, what are the major things to take note of ...
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Help with Wordpress Query

I'm sort of a noob when it comes to Wordpess; I've only recently started building themes and I've run into a wall. I'm trying to feature 3 different articles at the top of my site using wpquery and ...
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Filtering post-formats from the loop using new WP-Query();

Hi i am currently building upon a theme that i have build previously for my blog. The following code is to point to the latest post (the featured post). As this will have a different styling than all ...
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Displaying the number of posts in a custom loop (without including the number of posts of a loop below)?

I have this custom loop: <?php // Display the top ones $args = array( 'post_type' => 'reply', 'post_parent' => $post->ID, 'r_sortby' => 'highest_rated', ...
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PHP loop that selects posts with a particular in-post option

Im trying to build a Featured post slider to show any post that i mark as a "featured" (with a in-post option) regardless the category or tag type... Im new to wordpress and although I understand a ...
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query_posts() ALWAYS displays something?

OK, I'm using posts_query() to display posts. The problem is, at least in my case, posts_query() always outputs something. For example: <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? ...
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How would I create a shortcode to display a custom post within a page or regular post?

I would like to create a shortcode that will extract information for a custom post, and display it within a Page or regular Post. Specific use case: I have a custom post type "Film" for a film ...
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get_template_part and template file names

I have a custom post type that is going to use a loop in a couple different places and I wanted to make maintaining those loops easier. I remembered that get_template_part() is available and figured ...
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Breaking the loop?

WP loops are widely used to print lists of posts in Wordpress: <?php $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'ff', 'ff' => 'show_ff', 'orderby' => 'menu_order', 'order' => 'ASC' ...