I have several standard posts and posts from a custom posts type. Now I want to display all of them on my home page using a loop. My problem is that it displays the posts including the posts from the custom post type, but not all.

Types of posts I have right now: 7 standard posts, 15 Photos, 5 Videos, 2 Webs. Total of 29 posts.

In my Reading settings, I have set the blogs pages to show at most to 6 posts. Now when I go to the home page, I can see those 6 posts mixed with different post types but there are only 2 pages (the 2nd page also consist of 6 posts). Meaning, there are only less than 13 posts where it actuality, I have 29 total posts. When I go to website.com/page/3/ I get a 404 error.

I am using the latest FoundationPress framework for my WordPress theme and here's my code

        $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
        $loop = new WP_Query(array(
            'post_type' => array('post', 'photo', 'video', 'web'),
            'posts_per_page' => get_option('posts_per_page'),
            'paged' => $paged

        <?php while ( $loop -> have_posts() ) : $loop -> the_post(); ?>
            <?php get_template_part( 'content', get_post_format() ); ?>
        <?php endwhile; ?>

Just for reference, here's the FoundationPress function to show the navigation

$paginate_links = paginate_links( array(
    'base' => str_replace( $big, '%#%', html_entity_decode( get_pagenum_link( $big ) ) ),
    'current' => max( 1, get_query_var( 'paged' ) ),
    'total' => $wp_query->max_num_pages,
    'mid_size' => 5,
    'prev_next' => true,
    'prev_text' => __( '&laquo;', 'foundationpress' ),
    'next_text' => __( '&raquo;', 'foundationpress' ),
    'type' => 'list',
) );
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    Use pre_get_posts to alter the main query. Drop the custom query Jan 21, 2016 at 9:52
  • Sadly, this is the only time I have read about pre_get_posts, but this seems to be the answer. Jan 21, 2016 at 10:05
  • Then you would find this answer very useful. Enjoy ;-) Jan 21, 2016 at 10:19

1 Answer 1


You don't need a custom query to include CPTs in homepage posts in normal cases. Just use pre_get_posts.

function wpse215208_include_all_cpt( $query ) {
    if ( is_home() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
        $query->set('post_type', array( 'post', 'photo', 'video', 'web' ) );
add_action('pre_get_posts', 'wpse215208_include_all_cpt');
  • I'm having an error on your code Fatal error: Call to a member function is_main_query() on a non-object on line 4 Jan 21, 2016 at 10:04
  • @user1874974 My bad, missed the argument in callback. This is what happens when you type in hurry. I have fixed the code. Please try now.
    – Abhik
    Jan 21, 2016 at 10:08
  • Sweet! Works like a charm. I have never heard about this pre_get_posts until now and it saved me tons. thanks! Jan 21, 2016 at 10:10

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