Is it necessary to reset the query after using get_posts() ?

I have been looking at this page and I don't see any reference to get_posts() ... I can't make it out for sure from this page either.

I can't see why it wouldn't be necessary ( though on my test page it doesnt cause any problems without wp_reset_postsdata() `wp_reset_query()' or ''rewind_posts()' ) but if it is which is the right function(s) to use.

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No. get_posts() does not modify global $wp_query variable and it doesn't need to be cleaned up.

Note that if you further use setup_postdata() you do need to wp_reset_postdata() afterwards.

  • would this be the same for get_post()?
    – v3nt
    Nov 18, 2012 at 15:32
  • @daniel Crabbe yes. get_post() also only retrieves data for you. It does not modify global variables either, unless you further explicitly do so (with setup_postdata() or whatever).
    – Rarst
    Nov 18, 2012 at 15:37

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