I have a Featured Post Category. Im marked some post Featured. When i viewing a category page(e.g. Sport), i want to list on sidebar both marked post list (e.g Featured and Sport,)

I tryed with that following code.It's worked for me but when i using my code i see two category post (e.g Sport ), category post list affected by my code and listing same post list.

My example picture! Here

How can i fix that? My Code:

//55 is my Featured Category id
if ( is_category() ) {
  $current_cat = get_query_var('cat');
query_posts(array('category__and' => array(55, $current_cat )));

if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

        <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">
          <?php the_title(); ?>
          </a>  </li>
 <?php endwhile; else: ?>
 <?php endif; ?>
  • Are you saying you want one list to be "Sports" and the other list to be "Featured Post"?
    – Wyck
    Jan 26, 2013 at 0:30
  • I want to see that, When i view category page(e.g Sports),i want to see Featured and Sport(Current Category)post list on sidebar(widget). its worked with my code but my Sport post list too changing(Featured and Sports) i want to see it just on sidebar..
    – Genxer
    Jan 26, 2013 at 0:39

1 Answer 1


I think you're asking about your custom secondary loop affecting your main loop, correct?

query_posts() alters the main loop. A quick fix would be to call wp_reset_query() after your custom loop to reset the query data:

<?php wp_reset_query(); ?>

However, it's more efficient and friendlier to use WP_Query() instead of query_posts() (especially if you're making a secondary loop). This should be the equivalent of your provided code using WP_Query():

if ( is_category() ) {
    $current_cat = get_query_var('cat');

$args = array(
    'category__and' => array( 55, $current_cat )

$my_query = new WP_Query( $args );

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

<?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>




  • It's worked.. Many thanx @BigBagel
    – Genxer
    Jan 26, 2013 at 0:41

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