I have a custom template file I've been workin on. I have this code performing a loop after it queries posts from a certain category. This works and I have each post configured with styled divs, but for some reason, on the side of the page, I have strange numbers being displayed. I don't understand where they are coming from. The most posts in a category, the more numbers.

Example #'s on page: 65138 I believe the 138 is the post ID of one of the posts being called in my while loop. I'm not sure what the 65 means. Am I using a function that is echoing these values for some reason and I don't know it??

 // Select the category to get posts from.
$posts_of_interest = query_posts('cat=5');
$num_of_posts = count($posts_of_interest);
if(have_posts()) :
while( $i <= $num_of_posts):
    $queried_post = get_post(the_ID());
    echo $queried_post->post_content;   


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    Unless you absolutely need to modify the main query, you should be using get_posts() instead of query_posts(). – Joseph Leedy Aug 2 '12 at 2:59

change the_ID() to get_the_ID(). calling the_ID() prints the post's ID, while get_the_ID() simply returns it and allows you to use it further on.

reference : get_the_ID()

  • no problem! glad i could help :D – pcarvalho Aug 1 '12 at 20:33

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