I'm creating a short code to display a table based on a custom post type. For some reason this is creating an infinite loop. Here is the code for the shortcode

  function cwf_enquiry_table_html()
    $args = array(
      'post_type' => 'form-enquiry'

    $form_enquiries = new WP_Query($args);

        echo '<p>' . get_the_title() . '</p>';

    // wp_reset_query();
  add_shortcode('enquiry_table', 'cwf_enquiry_table_html');

Currently this is just returning "Home" constantly. I've got the shortcode on the home page so I presume it's pulling some other query and not the one I am trying to run. As you can see I tried to reset the query but it didn't fix anything.

1 Answer 1


You need $form_enquiries->the_post() to "push" the loop onto the next post - otherwise yes, you get an infinite loop!

while ( $form_enquiries->have_posts() ) {
    // rest of your loop
  • Thanks, I knew there was something obvious I was missing ... Marked as correct in case anyone else makes the same mistake. Dec 11, 2016 at 14:55
  • @TheDeadMedic Awesome thanks for point $form_enquiries->the_post(); Feb 13, 2017 at 10:08

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