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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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 can I add pagination and how can I change thumbnail size?

I'm currently learning wordpress development and I try to add pagination which displays a "older"/"newer post" link and the number of the current page at the bottom of the posts. I also try to change ...
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how to merge a WPQuery array with a PHP array and use the Loop to Output the result

I have a mostly normal WPQuery (getting 3 post types) for use on a Blog page. This works great. Client wants Instagram images to be included and ordered by date. I have all the instagram code setup ...
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if ( is_home() && ! is_front_page() )

I see the following code a lot in index.php files. I understand that is_front_page() returns true when viewing the Site Front Page (whether displaying the blog posts index or a static page), while ...
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Display different content on homepage depending on post type

In the home page, I have a custom loop for displaying different post type content. I have this loop on my index.php $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => array('photo', 'video', 'web'), ...
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Two custom loops, pagination, offset

I have two Loops using WP_Query. The first loop shows X posts. No pagination. (loop A) The second loop shows Y posts. With custom pagination. (loop B) It kinda works; but you can see the second ...
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Inserting CPT and static content at every X post, is this possible?

I'm working through a spec list for a new project which has the following feature: Display all CPT's from a specific category on an archive page, then insert an advert (CPT) into the loop after every ...
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Multiple Loops Inside a Function

What I understand from the CODEX, (https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Multiple_Loops). then I'm trying to do a list of posts like this: <nav id="cbp-hrmenu" class="cbp-hrmenu ...
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How to limit WP_Query to one result on the loop?

I am trying to get only one post and this needs to be the latest one so here is what I am doing: $basic_args = $wp_query->query_vars; $basic_args['tax_query'] = $wp_query->tax_query; ...
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How to loop over custom fields in a page template?

I was originally using a single field and things worked perfectly with the following code. Now I need to alter it to loop of several fields that are similar. To start: I've created several custom ...
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post loop causes wp_users and wp_usermeta DB queries for each users

Continuing my previous question: My post loop produces 2 queries per post: SELECT * FROM wp_users WHERE ID = '53' require('wp-blog-header.php'), require_once('wp-includes/template-loader.php'), ...
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Get Pagination (WP-PageNavi) not to work

I have several problems to get the pagination work. I have a custom page template, in there i need to display all blog posts. I build up the following "query" and build up my html structure: $paged ...
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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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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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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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Add Infinite Scroll to Ajax Loaded Category Query

Update: This has been resolved. See update below. Following a few different online tutorials, I've managed to create a function to modify my post display via Ajax based on a category selected from a ...
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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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Ways to have multiple front-page.php templates that can be swapped out?

I essentially want to create several different front-page.php templates with different loops and layouts and then present an option in the admin panel to select one template on one day and a different ...
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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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Random loop with code to prevent duplicate output returns no output at all from time to time

I have a custom taxonomy with several quotes assigned to each term. Two terms (general and yoga) share the same pool of three quotes. On my front-page.php i randomly draw one quote from each term and ...
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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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Return vs Echo Shortcode

Ok, so I've created a short code which echo's some of the output; the problem I discovered is that the values must be returned instead of echo'd. I'm having problems converting the shortcode to return ...
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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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meta_query on a date range using an array of values

How can I do a query to return the post if the custom field array contains a date that is within the specified range? The query below is basically what I am after but it does not work... // the ...
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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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get comments and get posts in loop

I need to get posts done by specific users and get also comments done to these posts, so far I can get the posts and comments but can't get how to do it in loop properly, because now I get the same ...
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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> ...