I have created a custom post type named rooms. I would like to get all rooms posts except for the one with the post id 164, and display it using the code below:

<div class="room-container container room-grid">
    <div class="heading-box">

    $my_query   = new WP_Query('post_type=rooms&posts_per_page=-1'); 
    $c          = 1;

    while( $my_query->have_posts() ) : 
        $thumb   = get_post_thumbnail_id(); 
        $img_url = wp_get_attachment_url( $thumb );
        $content = get_the_content();

    <div class="room-box col-xs-6">
        <div class="img-container">
            <img src="<?php echo $img_url; ?>" alt="rooms">
            <a href="#" class="btn btn-default">More Details</a>

        <div class="details">
            <div class="title">
                <a href="#"><?php echo get_the_title(); ?></a>

            <div class="desc">
                <?php echo substr( $content, 0, 200 ); ?>...

  <?php $c++; endwhile; ?>


3 Answers 3


Use the post__not_in Argument of wp_query like this

$query= new WP_Query(array('post_type' => 'rooms', 'post__not_in' => array(164));

WP_Query has a ton of indices you can define. The one you need is posts__not_in under Post and Page Parameters section. It would look like this in practice:

$my_query = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type'      => 'rooms',
    'posts_per_page' => -1,
    'posts__not_in'  => array( 164 ),
) ); 

This will get all posts in the rooms post type with the exception of post_id 164.


I got the working code. rooms doesnt need 'rooms'. Thankyou friends..

    $my_query = new WP_Query( array('post_type' => rooms, 'post__not_in' => array(164)) );
    while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); 
    $thumb = get_post_thumbnail_id(); 
    $img_url = wp_get_attachment_url( $thumb);
    $content = get_the_content();

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