I'm attempting to display posts from a 'Uncategorized' category under a custom taxonomy called 'Reviews' but without much luck.

I'm using get_template_part('loop','review') to call loop-review.php which contains my taxonomy loop but for some reason, nothing will show up. What gives?

Here are the contents of loop-review.php...

<div class="row no-margin detail">
    <p class="title"><span>reviews</span></p>

    $args = array(
        'post_type' => 'post',
        'tax_query' => array(
                'taxonomy'  => 'review',
                'field'     => 'slug',
                'terms'     => 'uncategorized'
    ); $review_query = new WP_Query($args); ?>
    <?php if ($review_query->have_posts()): ?>
            <?php while ($review_query->have_posts()): $review_query->the_post(); ?>
                    <p class="quote">
                            <?php the_content(); ?>
                            <span><?php the_title(); ?></span>
            <?php endwhile; ?>
            <!-- end of the loop -->
                    <?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>
    <?php else:  ?>
                    <p><?php _e( 'Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.' ); ?></p>
    <?php endif; ?>

I call get_template_part('loop','review') inside my my category.php...



if (is_category('portfolio')): 



Lastly, here is the code from my functions.php...

add_action('init', 'build_taxonomies', 0);
function build_taxonomies(){
        register_taxonomy('review', 'post', array(
            'hierarchical'    => 'true',
            'label'           => 'Reviews',
            'query_var'       => 'true',
            'rewrite'         => 'true'

2 Answers 2


There are no methods the_content() or the_title() of your query object.



should just be


If you had debugging enabled you would see an error informing you of this.

  • Thanks but still no posts. I've updated my code to reflect your feedback. Also, I've enabled debugging and am not receiving any errors?
    – Wilhelm
    Apr 15, 2014 at 13:23
  • are you sure there are posts that match the query? var_dump($review_query); and inspect the query parameters, make sure there isn't a filter of some sort altering the query.
    – Milo
    Apr 15, 2014 at 17:30
  • I've tried that already. I have two posts in 'Uncategorized' category in 'Review' but var_dump returns nothing.
    – Wilhelm
    Apr 15, 2014 at 22:22
  • var_dump after the query is run is empty?
    – Milo
    Apr 16, 2014 at 0:06
  • I tried putting it after the query and in the loop. Nothing was dumped.
    – Wilhelm
    Apr 16, 2014 at 22:58

At first glance, I see that your query is calling for 'post_type' => 'page' while the taxonomy is registered on the post object type. Changing the post type to post ('post_type' => 'post') should fix the problem.

  • Thanks but this didn't work. I've updated my code.
    – Wilhelm
    Apr 15, 2014 at 3:28

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