I want to list 10 last posts of author in author.php template. I used this code:

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php endwhile;?>

But I can see only the last post of current author. Any help?

  • Before that while, there's some QUERY... that's the important part. Please, edit your Question and add this information to it. – brasofilo Nov 1 '12 at 2:32

The easiest way would be to simply add:

global $query_string;
query_posts( $query_string . '&posts_per_page=-1' );

just before your code so you get :

global $query_string;
query_posts( $query_string . '&posts_per_page=-1' );
while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
     <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
<?php endwhile;?>
  • 3
    =o query_posts ! – Tom J Nowell Nov 1 '12 at 12:09
  • @TomJNowell I know and that's way i started my answer with the easiest way ! The preferred way is hooking into pre_get_posts – Bainternet Nov 1 '12 at 13:02
  • Fair dos, your answer does work afterall =] – Tom J Nowell Nov 1 '12 at 23:46

Rather than clutter your author template, invoke a second query, and use query_posts ( avoid query_posts ), instead use this filter on pre_get_posts instead:

function wpse_show_all_authors($query){
    // if it's an author query
        // put all the posts on page 1
    return $query;

Put it in functions.php and it will work its magic on any and all author templates you have, without needing to modify author.php or execute 2 DB queries instead of 1.

  • Side note: this will add a check on every page load. not like the query_post method which will only effect author archives. – Bainternet Nov 2 '12 at 19:30
  • I consider an if statement opcode to be orders of magnitude faster than a second DB query and thus worth the cost of a handful of instructions for a simple value comparison, a cost that can be eliminated trivially in even the most elegant of codebases, and that's done by WP Core itself many, many times already. – Tom J Nowell Nov 3 '12 at 1:11

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