I'm having trouble with trying to make a blog listing page, I have a page in Wordpress called Blog. Within this is some written content and that's it. I'm using the following query to make it output the content of that page:
<?php if ( have_posts() ) while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <h2>Clever Thinking</h2> <p><?php the_content(); ?> </p> <?php endwhile; ?>
This all works fine. Below that, I'm trying to create a query to all my general posts, with a pagination, displays four posts per page.
<!-- Fetch blog posts --> <?php // The query for 4 posts $query = new WP_Query( 'posts_per_page=4' ); // Output the results of the query if ( $query->have_posts() ) : while ( $query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?> <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2> <?php endwhile; ?> <!-- end of the loop --> <!-- pagination here --> <?php wp_reset_postdata(); // If no results appear else : ?> <p><?php _e( 'Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.' ); ?></p> <?php endif; ?>
But this part is apparently not correct as I do not get anything, not even the posts error message, so the function is not even firing? I can't work out why this query would not work.