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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?
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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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order post my meta value m/d/y format with year as included value

current order: 01/01/2013 12/07/2012 12/08/2012 . . . . 12/31/2012 ------------- 01/01/2013 should appear last My code: $paged = ( get_query_var('paged') ) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $today = ...
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Alternative to query_posts for main loop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts I just noticed today that the documentation for query_posts() mentions some "disadvantages" of using query_posts for ...
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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
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Using WP_Query to Query Multiple Categories with Limited Posts Per Category?

I have 3 categories with each 15 posts, I want to do ONE query to the db bringing only 5 first posts for each category, how can I do it? $q = new WP_Query(array( 'post__in' => array(2,4,8), '...
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Get posts from sites in Multisite?

I'm trying to pull multiple sites posts. For example, I can pull out a single site posts by a category and total posts 10. But I'm trying to pull out both posts from two separate Multisite blogs 1 &...
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Limit the post for differents custom post type in the same wp_query

I have three custom post type: books magazine videos Now i want to limit the number of post for custom post type, for example: books => 3 post magazine => 2 post videos => 1 post I used a ...
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Help to condense/optimize some working code

WordPress by default shows ALL posts to users who are Authors. I wanted Authors to only be able to see their own posts so I came up with the following code which works well. Any suggestions to ...
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query_post by title?

is it possible to create a loop of posts using WP_Query or query_posts using the title? ie $args = array('post_title'='LIKE '.$str.'% '); $res = WP_Query($arg); // the loop... // trying this now....
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Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
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How To Modify The Loop in archives.php To Have 11 Posts Per Page and CSS Styling

I edited my loop in archives.php in order to work with pagination and with the Category Post List Widget. I basically pieced it all together from random code and ideas and am now so far from the ...
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How do I exclude a custom taxonomy from the post loop

Is there a simple or easy way to exclude all posts from a custom taxonomy in the loop? I've been looking high and low, and neither SE, SO or Google seem to have a straight answer. I know it can be ...
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Order by meta value, pro first, then free

query_posts($query_string . '&meta_value=pro&orderby=rand'); I get pro list with random, but I want pro as well as free, but with pro list first, then meta_value free list. I also set ...
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How to know which one is the main query?

I just did an action on the query using pre_get_posts and it didn't work. When I removed the $query->is_main_query() it did work. So, how do you know that what is the main query. I know there is ...
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Having trouble generating pagination links on custom query

I'm using a custom query on a page after the initial loop to list some posts from a category I'm associating with that page. Im doing this: query_posts(array( 'category_name' => $name, ...
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Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
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Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
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how to group custom post type posts by custom taxonomy terms

I would really appreciate if you could help me :) I'm very stuck and don't know how to proceed. I have a custom post type called event and 2 custom taxonomies registered for it: event_type with tag-...
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query_posts() in function makes global $wp_query out of sync?

This has me stumped for a while already. Either I am missing something very obvious or something very not obvious. I am also not entirely sure if this has something to do with WP or purely PHP ...
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Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = filter_var( $_GET['term'] ); $query = get_posts( [ 'post_type' => 'some_cpt_name'...
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how could I get the pagination as I want to when query posts using get_posts function

I am using WP3.5, and I have a post_list.php which will show all the posts order by post date DESC. Everything is ok except pagination. I have 15 posts, for test purpose, I want to every page show 2 ...
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How to create an attachments archive with working pagination?

This might sound like query_posts with pagination problem number 2103024 but I think this one might be special. My WordPress site is basically a huge database of car images. Each image should have ...
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Using OR conditions in meta_query for query_posts argument

I have searched high and low for this but I cant seem to locate anything. I am trying to filter some results and when I make an args array like this and pass it to query_posts I noticed that the ...
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Add field to posts (checkbox) that only one post can have

I am trying to add a field to Wordpress posts (not pages) which would simply include a label and a checkbox. Something like: Make this the sticky post? If check, the key should be set to TRUE or ...
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Wordpress Posts Out Of Order after 3.1 Update

The first posts I wrote are now showing on the homepage. After Googling, the problem is because I am using query_posts to exclude a certain category on the main loop. <?php query_posts($...
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How do I create my own nested meta_query using posts_where / posts_join?

Some of my posts (not all) have a price as a meta key/value. Today I use the pre_get_posts action so that my users can search for prices that are between a certain value. This is the code that I'm ...
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Post Rank on Single Post page based on custom field

As per my previous question. How to show posts rank based on custom field value It works perfect on homepage as I wanted. Now I want to show the same rank in single post pages also.
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Showing posts by collection of specific terms and texonomy

i have a custom post type name 'business' and taxonomy 'business-category'. now i want to show posts for some specific terms suppost, term1, term2, term3 etc. The following code is working for me but ...
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Using dynamic conditions in 'posts_where' filter

I have the following code which gives be posts that are published in the last 100 days function smbd_cats_by_days ($where = '') { $where .= " AND post_date < '" . date('y-m-d', strtotime("-...
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Passing a varible from jQuery to PHP

I have a a bunch of li's that are a blog but i want to show them enlarged in a colorbox. Therefore I need to know which li I clicked so I can get that ID and use that in my query to get all the date ...
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How to order posts by modified date without using 'query_posts'?

I have an example basic wordpress theme template here for you. First, please take a quick look at it to get an idea. <?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div id="...
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What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of ...
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Display/query post formats

WP 3.1 has everyone excited, if somewhat confused, about post formats. Enabling new post formats The issue of enabling post formats has been covered at length. It's as simple as adding this line to ...
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Loading Custom Post Type Events into jQuery-based FullCalendar?

Here is a question I have spent over 3 hours attempting to solve but each approach I take ends up not working out for me. All I am attempting to do is utilize this opensource ajax calendar script: ...
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How do I query by post format in WordPress 3.1

I am trying to query for all posts with a post format of 'quote.' I have added the post formats to my functions.php with add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'image', 'video', 'gallery', 'quote' ...
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Return all custom meta data for one custom post type

I've set up a custom post type which has three custom meta fields: name, latitude, longitude. Each post already shows the name on an integrated map based on it's latitude and longitude. I now would ...
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How to return results of a get_posts() in explicitly defined order

I'm trying to create a loop of explicity ordered posts, for example: <?php $args = array( 'include' => '1,3,8,4,12' ); ?> <?php get_posts( $args ); ?> The results are ...
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Sort posts alphabetically by custom field value, insert divider between different letters

i'm listing all posts of my custom post type "person" alphabetically sorted by the custom field last_name on a page. How would i insert a divider (e.g. an image of the letter) before a letter range ...
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Using categories & “stickyness” together

I've got a custom query on my homepage showing all posts in a certain category. I need this query to respect sticky posts, but it seems from my research that category queries ignore stickyness. My ...
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How to Get All Posts with any post status?

I am creating a front end dashboard where I need to show all the posts by the current user. So, I need to show posts in all states, mainly published, trashed and the pending. I am now using a simple ...
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Wp get all the sub pages of the parent using wp query

Here is my code $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query(array('post_type' => 'page','post_parent'=>$parid,'orderby'=>'title','order'=>'ASC' )); It displays ...
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Using meta_query, how can i filter by a custom field and order by another one?

With the following code (in functions.php) my posts (of CPT event) are ordered by _end_date instead of _start_date. What's the proper solution to this as of WP 3.1.3? Of course I'd like to avoid using ...
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Help altering a query to exclude all but standard post format

I feel like I've been banging my head against the keyboard for a week with this problem. I'm trying to change my current query on my home page to show only posts that are set as standard posts using ...
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How to query_posts using meta_query to orderby meta_key AND have a secondary sort by date?

I've been troubleshooting an issue over the past few days and keep going in circles. Could really use a fresh pair of eyes to help me answer this question... So I'm working with a wordpress site ...
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Best way to load page content in Fancybox popup?

I would like to have some links which load the page content of the page they reference to inside a Fancybox popup(pages like "shipping" or "returns", mainly text content). I would create the pages an ...
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Is `query_posts` really slower than secondary query?

I know the main query is fast, since it gets data after parsing the URL and after WP_Query has been instantiated. We are in OO PHP. But is query_posts really slower than some secondary query that ...
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How to get the parent's taxonomy?

I have 2 customs post type : "Artist" and "Concert", the "Concert" custom post type is the child of the "Artist" custom post type, the "Artist" custom post type has a "genre" taxonomy. What I'm ...
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List users with the most total posts view

I'm asked by my friend to create a widget for his multiauthor blog. He wants to list 3 authors with the most total post view from their posts. I've got the job done for the post view using post ...