So with my blog i have a photo attachment page but it only shows to photo's at a time, and those two photo's are used as the navigation and i hate that.

I want the attachment page to show all the photo's that goes along with the rest of that set.

Here is the current code

        <div id="nav-images" class="navigation clearfix">
            <div class="nav-next"><?php next_image_link() ?></div>
            <div class="nav-previous"><?php previous_image_link() ?></div>

How do i change that to show all the post attachments?

2 Answers 2


Your code and description seem to refer to the previous/next attachment navigation. That code is intended to display previous/next attachment navigation, and that's exactly what it's doing.

If you want to display all attachments:

  1. Within the Post Content, use the [gallery] shortcode
  2. Programmatically, in the template file, use e.g. get_posts(), combined with e.g. wp_get_attachment_image():

    global $post;
    $attachment_images = get_posts(
        'post_type' => 'attachment',
        'post_parent' => $post->post_parent,
        'post_mime_type' => 'image'
    // Output images
    foreach ( $attachment_images as $attachment_image ) {
        // Output images here. Note that get_posts()
        // returns an array of OBJECTS, so the ID
        // would be $attachment_image->ID
        echo '<li>' . wp_get_attachment_image( $attachment_image->ID, 'thumbnail' ) . '</li>';
  • Hi, That post does code does not work, is there another one Feb 27, 2012 at 20:27
  • You've not provided nearly enough information for me to answer your question any more accurately. I don't know what exactly you tried, where you put the code, or what the output was. Feb 28, 2012 at 1:53

Hi Chip, Unfortunately that didn't work, but I finally found it after hours and hours of searching.

First you have to add the below code to the functions.php file

function show_all_thumbs() {
    global $post;
    $post = get_post($post);
    /* image code */
    $images =& get_children( 'post_type=attachment&post_mime_type=image&output=ARRAY_N&orderby=menu_order&order=ASC&post_parent='.$post->post_parent);
        foreach( $images as $imageID => $imagePost ){
            $the_b_img = wp_get_attachment_image($imageID, 'thumbnail', false);
            $thumblist .= '<a href="'.get_attachment_link($imageID).'">'.$the_b_img.'</a>';
    return $thumblist;

and then add the below code to where you want the thumbnails to show.

<?php echo show_all_thumbs();?>

Sorry I don't know how to put the whole code in the box so i had to jam toegether every line :(

  • 3
    I'm glad you found a working solution, but you're doing almost exactly what I suggested. :) Feb 28, 2012 at 1:52

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