I made a page called blog.php which will store my blog entries, all the other pages have a custom post type called "Page Content" (for static content). I wanted to make a heading in this blog page which is retrieved from main loop of the current page (the_content), and used a get_posts to retrieve the blog entries.

I tried doing the opposite: using get_posts to get the_content of the current page but it retrieved the_content of the blog entries. (and using the main loop to retrieve the posts).

Will I have problems by using this method? Is there a better way to do this?

The desired result: enter image description here

 * Template Name: Blog
 * @package WordPress
 * @subpackage Prominent
 * @since Prominent 1.0
get_header(); ?>
<div class="shadow-top">
 <!-- Shadow at the top of the slider -->
<div id="intro2">
 <div class="container">
  <?php // Start the Main Loop
  if ( have_posts() ) : ?>
   <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
   <div class="content">
     <h2><?php the_content(); ?></h2>
   </div><!-- .content -->
   <?php endwhile; ?>
  <?php endif; ?>
  </div><!-- #slider-wrapper -->
 </div><!-- .container -->
</div><!-- #featured -->
<div class="shadow-bottom">
 <!-- Shadow at the bottom of the slider -->
<div id="content">
 <div class="container">
  <?php // Create custom loop
  $custom_posts = get_posts(); // Defaults args fetch posts starting with the most recent ?>
  <?php foreach( $custom_posts as $post ) : setup_postdata( $post ); ?>
   <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
   <?php the_content(); ?>
    <?php comments_popup_link( __( 'Leave a comment', 'twentyten' ), __( '1 Comment', 'twentyten' ), __( '% Comments', 'twentyten' ) ); ?>
  <?php endforeach; ?>
<?php wp_reset_query(); ?> </div><!-- .container -->
</div><!-- #content-bottom -->
<?php get_footer(); ?>

1 Answer 1


Use query_posts() instead of get_posts() and you should be able to use the posts as in the normal loop.

Edit - don't forget to reset the default query with wp_reset_query() before using query_posts or I believe the function will again return the page contents.

  • the code above works. I get blog entries using get_posts() and the main loop gets the page title and content. So what would be the difference if I use query_posts()?
    – wyc
    Jan 25, 2011 at 20:29
  • @janoChen not much of a difference as far as I can tell, just that using query_posts on its own makes posts behave like in the usual loop, so it asves you a few attributions & calls to setup_postdata
    – Cronco
    Jan 25, 2011 at 20:59

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