i want to display posts in wp page. to do that this is what i did i created a template named mypage-page.php and copied code from page.php to mypage-page.php

this is my mypage-page.php

      <main id="main" class="site-main" role="main">
               <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

                        <h2><?php the_title() ;?></h2>
                        <?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>
                        <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

                <?php endwhile; else: ?>

                        <p>Sorry, no posts to list</p>

                <?php endif; ?>

    </main><!-- .site-main -->
   //   this has header and footer as well . 

now i created a page mytest using this template ,what i expect it should list posts but it does not, please help me to understand where i'm wrong . i'm just a beginner

1 Answer 1


You will want to use wp_query to query the database for the posts, which will be something like:

 $blog_args = array(
  'post_type' => 'post',
  'posts_per_page' => '-1',
  'order' => 'DESC'
 $blog_query = new WP_Query($blog_args);
 while ( $blog_query->have_posts() ) {
  echo '<a href="'.get_permalink().'">'.get_the_title().'</a>';

That will display all posts with just the post title, you would need to add pagination and add more detail to the actual displayed element but should give you a head start

  • yes that oworked , can you tell me how can i make post title clickable to go to single.php against each post
    – Sikander
    Oct 11, 2015 at 21:33
  • try my edit which I have made Oct 11, 2015 at 21:37
  • Perfect thank you very much , earlier today you guided me to go for custom page templates and now helped me to implement it . I've really learned something imp from you
    – Sikander
    Oct 11, 2015 at 21:39
  • your welcome, I was in your shoes a few years ago so it's nice to help out others Oct 11, 2015 at 21:47

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