I want to display one post from each category per page. So the first page would contain the first post of cat A, the first post of cat B and the first post of cat C. The second page would contain the second post of cat A, the second post of cat B and the second post of cat C.

I currently use the following code, but it does not work, I always get the same posts.

$category_ids = get_all_category_ids();
$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

foreach($category_ids as $kk=> $cat_id) {
    $cat_name= query_posts( 'cat='.$cat_id.'&posts_per_page=1&orderby=date&order=ASC&paged='.$paged);
    foreach($cat_name as $post) : setup_postdata($post);
        if (have_posts ()) :
            while (have_posts ()) : the_post(); ?>
                    else {
                        <?php if( get_the_category_list() ) { ?><p class="alignleft"><span><?php the_category( ', ' ) ?></span></p><?php } ?>
  • @rajeshrt - What does "I am facing pro in category..." mean? Feb 2, 2011 at 6:49
  • i mean "i am not getting right solution using the above code"
    – rajeshrt
    Feb 2, 2011 at 6:51
  • @rajeshrt: Could you edit your question to add a description of what you are trying to do here? I don't get it by reading your code. Maybe include an example of how the result should look? (When you are done, add a new comment and use @Jan in it, so I get a notification.)
    – Jan Fabry
    Feb 2, 2011 at 8:28
  • @jan yaa i want to say that i want the latest post per category that will display on home page and the remaining will be displayed on page/2,page/3 ect. i know their is plugin available but i dont want to use that i want the specific code that will give me that result.
    – rajeshrt
    Feb 2, 2011 at 8:41
  • @rajeshrt: What is the name of that plugin? You can look at the code and learn from it to build your own solution. You must keep in mind the built-in paging system, otherwise WordPress won't load your template.
    – Jan Fabry
    Feb 2, 2011 at 8:52

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If you are only showing one post of each category then in your query_posts()

change the




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