I tried a lot but failed to create shortcode of this PHP snippet:

$my_query = new WP_Query('post_status=future&order=DESC&showposts=10');
if ($my_query->have_posts()) {
    while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();

        $do_not_duplicate = $post->ID; ?>

        <li><?php the_title(); ?></li>

    <?php endwhile;

Can you tell me how to do that & also explain how to put PHP codes into shortcodes. Don't need to explain the basic as I know how to create a shortcode.

  • 2
    Where is your attempt to create a shortcode? There are any number of Q/As on this site that should answer this question. For example, this one. – s_ha_dum Feb 24 '14 at 20:20

This should do it..

   function future_posts_function($atts){
        'poststatus' => 'future',
        'order'         => 'DESC',
        'showposts' => 10,
    ), $atts));

    $return_string = '<ul>';
    query_posts(array('post_status' => $poststatus, 'order' => $order, 'showposts' => $showposts));
    if (have_posts()) :
        while (have_posts()) : the_post();
            $return_string .= '<li>'.get_the_title().'</li>';
    $return_string .= '</ul>';

    return $return_string;
add_shortcode('future_posts', 'future_posts_function');
  • It's showing the published posts. However, the code I posted is showing future posts when I used it as a page template. – Hardeep Asrani Feb 25 '14 at 0:32
  • Try... <pre><?php $the_query = new WP_Query( 'post_status=future' ); ?> <?php if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : ?></pre> – Shoebox Feb 26 '14 at 2:46

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