I have a page template I use for landing pages for various ad campaigns. The template uses custom fields for things like headlines and other shorter pieces of content within the page. However the template includes an entire section of FAQs. In many cases, the FAQs are the same across landing pages, but the requirement arose to have the ability to use a different set of FAQs (or different, structured/formatted content altogether) in that space if needed. I have built some logic into the template that will fetch
the_content of a post containing a default set of FAQs and add it on to
the_content of the landing page itself. Within this, I'm trying to add some additional logic that works similar to WP's template hierarchy... 'if you find a post named this use it, if not look for a post named that and use IT and if you don't find either, use this default'.
I'm basing it off of the slug of the landing page. So if the landing page's slug is
holiday1 and there's a post with a slug of
landing-faq-holiay1, it will be inserted into the landing page. And if not, the default post with a slug of
landing-faq will be inserted.
I'm using the following code to insert the_content:
global $post; $post_slug=$post->post_name; $faq_id = get_page_by_path( $post_slug, OBJECT, 'land' )->ID; $query = new WP_query( array('page_id' => $faq_id) ); if ( $query->have_posts() ) : while ( $query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post(); $content = apply_filters('the_content', get_the_content()); ?> <div class="content"> <?php echo $content; ?> </div> <?php endwhile; endif;
This all works well and good (for the sake of simplicity, I left out the conditional logic to fall back on the default FAQ post), but I've come to realize that calling
get_page_by_path() returns an entire Post object... including
In this case, rather than running a separate
WP_query and looping through could I just do something like:
$faq_post = get_page_by_path( $post_slug, OBJECT, 'land' ); $content = $faq_post->post_content;
get_template_part() has this built in, but the the "partial" in this case must be a Post that the client can edit like the rest of their content using a visual page builder plugin.