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Right now I'm doing this (pseudo code)

posts = content_type("special_stuff");
$i = 0;
$n = 5;
$while(have_posts) {
    if($i == $n) {
        // print the content
    }
    ++$i;
}

This is what I'm doing to always get the nth item. I'm sure there is a better way, but I'm kind of a WP noob.

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  1. (this question) How do I grab the nth element of a content type? eg. always getting the 1st or 5th most recent element from the db.
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How do I do #1 based on content id?

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First of all learn WP_Query class.

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(this question) How do I grab the nth element of a content type? eg. always getting the 1st or 5th most recent element from the db.

$query = new WP_Query( 'post_type=special_stuff&posts_per_page=1&paged=5' );

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// The Query
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

// The Loop
while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post();
    echo '<li>';
    the_title();
    echo '</li>';
endwhile;

// Reset Post Data
wp_reset_postdata();
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There are a few ways to do this, my first thought is to do:

$query = new WP_Query(array(
    'posts_per_page' => 1, 
    'paged' => 5, 
    'post_type' => '[your_content_type]',
    ));
while ($query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post();
// loop stuff
endwhile;
  • What is the difference with my answer? Why do you repost my answer? – Eugene Manuilov Apr 9 '12 at 17:44
  • we were typing at the same time..? – jessica Apr 9 '12 at 17:48
  • looks like .... – Eugene Manuilov Apr 9 '12 at 17:50
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    I'm a sucker for whoever answers first (sorry jess). However, I like that you did more than a copy/paste for your answer so you get a +1 – Jacksonkr Apr 9 '12 at 19:30

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