I'm struggling with the query for this in WordPress to display posts in a category from the 6th most recent onwards.

Basically, I have a top 5 posts section at the top of a category for featured posts (marked as posts in that specific category AND in a Featured category), then in the page content I don't want any of those top 5 featured posts shown in the regular posts loop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

$query = new WP_Query( array( 'category__and' => array( 2, 6 ), 'offset' => 5 ) );
  • And your code looks like..?
    – Wyck
    Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 3:13

1 Answer 1


Without seeing your code, here's a rundown that should work for you.

  1. At the top of your template file, start an array, $featured_posts = array();
  2. In your featured posts loop, in each iteration, add the ID of the post to the array, $featured_posts[] = get_the_ID();
  3. In your second loop, check to see if the post was already displayed, and if so, skip to the next iteration of the loop: if ( in_array( get_the_ID(), $featured_posts ) ) continue;

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