I am creating a WordPress network and am looking for a way to pull recent images from the sub blogs, but I am having some trouble doing so.

What is the easiest way to make this happen?

  • Your question is very vague. Please explain in detail what you want to do.
    – fuxia
    Mar 11 '12 at 2:09

Use switch_to_blog to switch blog contexts to a specific blog ID. From there on it's all down to get_posts of the attachment type. And switching back to the current context with restore_current_blog.

Something like this:

switch_to_blog( $blog_id );

$args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'numberposts' => 5, 'orderby' => 'post_date', 'order'=> 'ASC' );

foreach ( get_posts( $args ) as $attachment ) {
    echo wp_get_attachment_image( $attachment->ID );

  • Worked very well and thank you for the direction. To add uniformity to the images I used the additional parameters for wp_get_attachment_image(); to include the thumbnail size.
    – jw60660
    Mar 11 '12 at 17:18

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