I have a page, with a shortcode that get all the post from a categorie and put after the content of the page. For no apparent reason, the result of a WP_Query() in the shortcode APPEAR ALWAYS at the top of the page. If i put the shortcode a the top OR at the bottom, the post (3 of them) appear before the content of the page...

on that one, i have NO IDEA why... shortcode is at the en of the page

after the comment i post the code the ECHO... this is the problem ?.. i to solve it ?

//Add a ShorCode to get a page/post content
add_shortcode ('post_cat2','get_post_cat2');
   function get_post_cat2 ($att) {

       $mypost = array();

       $args = array( 'category' => 36 );
       $myposts = get_posts( $args );

       foreach( $myposts as $post ) :   setup_postdata($post);
       $mypost .= the_title();
       return $mypost;

  • 3
    You're probably echoing the content. Try returning it. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:49
  • yep i echo, can you explain more ?
    – menardmam
    Mar 13, 2012 at 5:09

2 Answers 2


codex the_title()

replace this

$mypost .= the_title(); 


$mypost .= the_title('','',false); 
  • 1
    +1. Or use get_the_title(). Either way: the issue is that the_title() echoes rather than returns its output, causing the shortcode output to print prematurely. Mar 13, 2012 at 14:56

I guessed it! Read the first paragraph of this. Try it. I'm sure it will solve your problem.

  • ok now the question with something like that : $query = new WP_Query( 'p=1157' ); if ($query->have_posts()) : while ($query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post(); the_content();
    – menardmam
    Mar 13, 2012 at 5:34
  • the_content(); echo... hot to return a value...???????
    – menardmam
    Mar 13, 2012 at 5:35
  • return get_the_content(). Mar 13, 2012 at 5:38

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