I currently have the following php code for the content loop on my homepage.

        if ( have_posts() ) :
            // Start the Loop.
            while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

                get_template_part( 'content', get_post_format()  );



        else :

            get_template_part( 'content', 'none' );


I want to know how I can specifically select one post format. I want the loop to only display posts of the standard post format.

  • Can you be more specific? Your post would make more sense if you were using WP_Query, but you aren't, can you clarify some more? A post loop could mean any and all archives, posts, pages, homepage, etc, e.g. only showing standard format posts on the homepage etc Where would you want this limitation to apply? – Tom J Nowell Aug 20 '14 at 2:14

Use get_post_format() inside your loop:

if (have_posts()) :
  while (have_posts()) :
    $format = get_post_format();
    if (false === $format) {
      get_template_part('content', get_post_format());
else :
  get_template_part('content', 'none');
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  • If the page contains only gallery or image posts then this code will give an archive page with no posts on it – Tom J Nowell Aug 20 '14 at 2:15
  • Seems that's what the OP wants. – cfx Aug 20 '14 at 2:28
  • Not if this is page 2 of 5, I would expect to see 4 pages instead of 5 with a completely empty archive page on page 2 – Tom J Nowell Aug 20 '14 at 3:43
  • Sorry for not clearing it up. This is only for my main index page - I did not want asides, images or quotes showing up in the feed. Cfx you did exactly what I wanted. Thank you! – William Guy Aug 20 '14 at 4:41

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