I am using this code to display custom post type.

$gabquery = new WP_Query();
$gabquery->query('showposts='.$showpostbotleft.'&post_type=courses' );

How to edit it to limit number of posts and specific taxonomy name of this custom post type.


I prefer using using the array form...

$gabquery = new WP_Query(array(
    'post_type'=>'courses',//The name of the post type
    'posts_per_page'=>5, //Use this rather than showposts
          'taxonomy'=>'my-custom-tax', //Your custom taxonomy name
          'operator' => 'IN',//NOT IN & AND also available
          'field'=>'slug',//or you could select by ID
          'terms'=>array('my-term-slug')//Get posts with this term (or ID if above is ID)

The above queries posts of type 'courses', limits the number of posts to be displayed to 5 per page, and selects only posts which belong to the 'my-term-slug' term of the 'my-custom-tax' taxonomy.

See the WP_Query Codex.

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  • It gives this error;Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING, expecting ')' – Allen Feb 1 '12 at 11:15
  • Seems there's a slight error in the above code (a missing ')' somewhere...) – Stephen Harris Feb 1 '12 at 11:28
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    There was a missing comma, that may have been it. I've updated the code :D. – Stephen Harris Feb 1 '12 at 11:29

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