4

I want to display the pages 'famous' and 'mschief'.

Using this code, WP_query() doesn't return any result:

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename' => 'famous,mschief',
'posts_per_page' => 3
);

This code returns one of the 2 pages:

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename=famous,mschief',
);

And this code returns the 2 pages correctly:

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename=famous,mschief',
'posts_per_page' => 3
);

Why does the first piece of code (the only correct one to me) doesn't work? And why the two others produce these results?

  • I am having a hard time seeing why any of those should work. There is a serious syntax error in the first and the other two match no valid pattern that I am aware of. Interesting... – s_ha_dum Dec 27 '13 at 22:28
  • Sorry the first one I changed it many times and pasted the last version, but even with the correct syntax it returns nothing. – drake035 Dec 27 '13 at 22:30
4

If you look at the query object after those queries are run, you'll see that none of those examples are doing what you think they're doing. The first issue is that you can't mix query string and array parameters, and the second issue is that pagename can only be used to load a single page.

In this one, you're missing a closing quote after pagename. Assuming this is a typo, the problem is noted above - it's looking for a single page with slug famousmschief

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename => 'famous,mschief',
'posts_per_page' => 3
);

In this one, pagename is being ignored and it's just querying for the most recent page using the default posts per page value, which would appear to be 1.

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename=famous,mschief',
);

In this one, same issue as last, but you're loading more pages, so it's just loading the three most recent pages:

$args = array(
'post_type' => 'page',
'pagename=famous,mschief',
'posts_per_page' => 3
);

If you want to query multiple pages, use the post__in argument, and the page IDs:

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'page',
    'post__in' => array( 23,42 )
);
  • So there is no direct way to select more than one page using slugs? That's too bad really ! – drake035 Dec 27 '13 at 22:43
  • @drake035 : Selecting a page by slug triggers additional queries. See this and this so it doesn't surprise me that it isn't easy to shove a list through. And, really, you should avoid using that parameter if you can. – s_ha_dum Dec 27 '13 at 23:40
3

The post_name__in attribute

As of WordPress 4.4 we can use the post_name__in attribute of the WP_Query class. See the trac ticket #33065.

Example:

$args = [
    'post_name__in'      => ['famous', 'mschief'],
    'post_type'          => 'page',
   'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
];
0

For the first one, you have mismatched quotes on the third line. What it seems you were trying to do was:

'pagename' => 'famous,mschief',
0

You can write your own function, using a posts_where filter

function page_names_query( $n = array() ) {
  static $pages;
  if ( is_null($pages) && ! empty($n) && is_array($n) ) {
    $pages = array_filter( array_map('sanitize_title', $n) );
    if ( ! empty($pages) ) {
      // using this function itself to filter next query
      add_filter('posts_where', __FUNCTION__, 999 ); 
      return new WP_Query('post_type=page'); // return the filtered query
    } else { // no valid page names passed
      $pages = NULL;
      return new WP_Query('p=-1'); // return a WP_Query with no posts
    }
  } elseif( current_filter() === 'posts_where' && ! empty($pages) && is_string($n) ) {
    $w = ' AND post_name IN (';
    global $wpdb;
    foreach ( $pages as $page ) { $w .= $wpdb->prepare('%s,', $page); }
    $pages = NULL; // reset static variable
    remove_filter('posts_where', __FUNCTION__, 999 ); // remove filter
    return $n . rtrim($w, ',') . ')';
  }
}

after that you can use it like so

$query =  page_names_query( array('famous','mschief') ); // return a WP_Query

if ( $query->have_posts() ) : while( $query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post();

// your loop here

endwhile; endif;
wp_reset_post_data();
0

Your question needs clarification. I guess you are referring to 2 posts rather than 2 pages.

You can use this PHP code in your child themes functions.php file to display posts by post i.d's.

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpsites_display_specific_posts_home_page' );

function wpsites_display_specific_posts_home_page( $query ) {

if( $query->is_main_query() && $query->is_home() ) {

    $query->set( 'post__in', array( 007, 008 ) );

    }
}

This code will only display posts with the i.d's 007 and 008 in your home page loop. If you're using a static from page, this code will work on your posts page according to your reading settings.

Using i.d's is better as they remain the same even when you change the slug.

0

add category to page with:

function wpc_cat_pages() {
    register_taxonomy_for_object_type('category', 'page');
}
add_action('init', 'wpc_cat_pages');

and display it with:

$args = array(
        'post_type' => 'page',
        'category' => 'categori',
        'posts_per_page' => 'number post'
);

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