Is there a way to instantiate a WP_Query object—filtered by post_meta and taxonomy_meta—within the loop of which I can have access to both post and taxonomy-archive methods (like
Want to return all "featured" posts and taxonomy archives to display details from.
This gets all the featured posts:
$args = array( 'post_type' => 'post_type', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'featured-meta-checkbox', 'value' => 'yes' ) ), 'fields' => 'id', 'posts_per_page' => -1 ); $query = new WP_Query($args); // Some HTML if ( $query->have_posts() ) : while ( $query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post(); // display content endif; endwhile; // More HTML
Then I am looping through taxonomy terms
$taxonomies = get_object_taxonomies( (object) array( 'post_type' => 'post_type' ) ); $terms = get_terms( $taxonomy ); foreach( $terms as $term ) : if (get_term_meta( $term->term_id, 'featured-meta-checkbox', true ) == 'yes'): // Here we can use get_cat_name( $term->term_id ); get_category_link( $term->term_id ); category_description($term->term_id);
And I can probably even find a way to display the
category_thumbnail that the parent theme provides (or use Taxonomy Images).
So I end up with a slider (in this case) displaying featured posts, each with an image, excerpt, title, followed by title, (trimmed) description and probably image for featured categories.
But this approach is inelegant, and also puts all of the Taxonomy Archives after the featured posts. Ideally I'd like to be able to intermingle the posts and archive, although I'm not sure based on what criteria yet.
UPDATE: For what it's worth, the following is what pulled in the category image provided by the Total theme:
<?php echo wp_get_attachment_url( WPEX_Term_Thumbnails::get_term_thumbnail_id($term->term_id) ); ?>;
Basically using a static method from Total's