I got a post that should be embeded, included or outputted - however you call it - into another post.

I prefer a solo code variant.

So far I have tested various shortcode plugins - but they don't seem to catch the attached acf fields of my post.

The embedded post is a wall of several elements that should be attached now to other posts.

Is this possible in Wordpress? In Drupal you can easily load a node content (page content) into the template of another.

How to achieve this in WP?

Is there a way to import a RENDERED version of a post with all of its contents (also acf fields)?


  • If I understand correctly your question I would make a custom _render_x_cpt_html.php file and then include it in the single.php of the x custom post type, and also where you want to embed it, make a new WP_Query there, and afterward reset postdata. – D. Dan Jun 28 '18 at 10:43
  • Thanks for your reply. Would that "_render_x_cpt_html.php" just be static html or a WP post entry? Could you show me an example? How is that _render_x_cpt_html.php file bound to an actual post element, that is changed via the backend? – mogio Jun 28 '18 at 10:46
  • I'll expand it in an answer. – D. Dan Jun 28 '18 at 10:49

To not duplicate code you could make a file in your theme/child-theme for the html of the post which you intend to embed, let's say x_cpt_render_html.php:

function get_x_cpt_html(){ ?>
<div class="x-cpt">
<h2> <?php the_title(); ?> </h2>
<div class="content"> <?php the_content(); ?></div>
<div class="custom"> <?php the_field('custom'); ?> </div>

Then you could embed this file in the single.php or wherever it's needed anyway for display for that particular custom post type:

while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

Somewhat similar where you want to embed it:

$loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'that_post_type',
        'posts_per_page' => -1,);
while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();
  • Works. Very good answer. I do my query now in the template of an acf field element. So I am able to position the content exactly where I want it to sit. The field defines an reference to a post. This should be powerful enough. Thanks again. – mogio Jun 28 '18 at 11:34

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