I would like to loop through all posts within a certain year. Pretty simple setup:

<?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
   // doing content stuff here 
<?php endwhile; ?> 
<?php endif; ?>

How can I limit this for all posts for the year of X?

Thanks for the help!

  • On which template is this. Got a feeling that you might not need a custom query Jan 1, 2015 at 18:15

1 Answer 1


You will have to run a custom query for that. Here is the query for displaying posts from a particular year. I have used year 2012 as an example.

$args = array(
  'post_type' => 'post',
  'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
  'year'  => '2012',

$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

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



  • thanks, could you please do a simple output of the_content(); in your example. Somehow it does not work for me! Appreciate!
    – user49869
    Jan 1, 2015 at 18:08
  • I have updated the code and added the_content(). Please try again.
    – Robert hue
    Jan 1, 2015 at 18:09
  • sorry to bother you again, but I noticed a very weird behaviour on this snippet. When I use the_date(); it only gives me a date on the LATEST post within the loop. Do you know why?
    – user49869
    Jan 1, 2015 at 20:00
  • Use <?php echo get_the_date(); ?> instead of the_date(). Why it does not work, you can read more about it here.
    – Robert hue
    Jan 1, 2015 at 20:06
  • @user49869 I think Robert has solved your problem and provided you with a link that explains the the_date() issue, so please accept the answer to close the question, thanks.
    – birgire
    Jan 27, 2015 at 13:15

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