My client shows his 5 most recent posts (excerpts) on the homepage followed by a "read more" link. On archive page he does not want to display the 5 most recent post again but posts from #6 to #20.

How can I do this?


Add offset in the query and give value as 5 so, the first 5 will be skipped.

Below is code snippet for the same

$custom_args = array('post_type' => 'your custom post type name',
'posts_per_page' => '20',
'orderby' => 'id',
'order' => 'ASC',);
$custom_query = get_posts($custom_args);
 foreach ($custom_query as $value) {
 //your data
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  • This means you run a second query after the original archive query. It's better to filter the original query with pre_get_posts or similar. – Michael Sep 19 '18 at 9:38

You can filter the original archive query:

function my_archive_query( $query ) {
  if ( $query->is_archive() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
    $query->set( 'offset', 5 );
    $query->set( 'posts_per_page', 20 );

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_archive_query' );

More info:

pre_get_posts filter

is_archive conditional tag

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