I'm aware there are several other posts that cover similar ground to what I'm about to ask.

I have three custom post types running, in addition to 'posts'. I want to run a loop that pulls all posts categorised under a particular category

          $args = array(
    'post_type' => 'testimonial',
    'posts_per_page' => 1,
    'tax_query' => array(
        array ( 
                'taxonomy' => 'testimonial_category',
                'field' => 'slug',
                'terms' => 'home'
$query = new WP_Query( $args );
                $postcount = 0;
            <?php if ($query->have_posts()) : ?>
                <?php while ($query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post(); ?>
                    <?php $postcount++; ?>
//loop here
<?php wp_reset_query(); ?>   

This is the code I have at the moment, not sure how I condense this into pulling in multiply post types from one category.

2 Answers 2


Just change the post_type bit to:

'post_type' => array('testimonial', 'other_post_type', 'another-post-type'),

Assuming that taxonomy is valid across all 3 post types. Otherwise you'll have to leave that out.

Why? You can pass an array to post_type field.

  • How do I say what category name to search in. 'taxonomy' => 'testimonial_category'
    – dannyw24
    Jun 18, 2013 at 13:49
  • @user2478101 : ^^ Your tax_query in the question looks OK, though I didn't test it. What are you trying to do differently?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jun 18, 2013 at 13:57
  • I have a taxonomy in each post type with a term in called home.I want to pull in any post that has that selected
    – dannyw24
    Jun 18, 2013 at 14:00
  • I took a gamble and tried this, but it doesn't seem to pull in the other any posts from the custom post types. query_posts( array( 'post_type' => array('post', 'testimonial', 'casestudy'), 'cat' => 69, 'showposts' => 3 ) );
    – dannyw24
    Jun 18, 2013 at 14:16
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    register same taxonomy for multiple post types. use same name/slug/etc. "my_one_taxonomy" and then register it for all post types.
    – GhostToast
    Jun 18, 2013 at 14:30
$args = array(
    'post_type'      => array( 'testimonial', 'post' ),
    'posts_per_page' => 1,
$query = new WP_Query( $args );

Edit Note: To query for multiple post types you would add an array() of post types instead of just querying for one.

  • 1
    Samundar, can you offer a bit of an explanation for how your answer provides a solution? Sometimes the users asking a question have already been trying to solve something for hours and just getting a snippet of code can feel daunting. May 1, 2020 at 3:01

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