Goal: After each post (that contains under a certain amount of words), display the two posts that were published before it in that category/tab.

I found this on stack, where they do something similar, but they're displaying the 2 most recent posts. I want to display the 2 that were published before the currently-read article, though. Is there a way to modify this code?


Try to add date_query to the $qry in the solution mentioned here.

$qry = new WP_Query(
            'cat'            => $current_post_categories[0],
            'posts_per_page' => 2,
            'post__not_in'   => array( $current_post_id ),

            'date_query' => array(
                                     'before'     => $post->post_date,

  • Thanks! This seems to be working correctly! If I find I'm wrong about that, I'll edit this comment. Great! – MantaRay Mar 20 at 17:28

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