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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. They all do similar things, so when should I use one over the others?
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5 answers
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When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
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Pagination when using wp_query?

<!-- query --> <?php $paged = ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ? get_query_var( 'paged' ) : 1; $query = new WP_Query( array( 'category_name' => 'investor-news', '...
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3 answers
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How to use the_posts_navigation for wp_query and get_posts?

WordPress have the_posts_navigation function since 4.1.0. But I don't know how to use with wp_query or get_posts. the following code is in a template file of page.wp_query method: <?php if ...
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9 votes
2 answers
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Difference between an archive and a page listing posts

I am wondering what is the difference between a wordpress archive page, and just a page template listing out posts? Right now I have a custom archive page, listing all entries of a custom post type. ...
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2 answers
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Pagination on a WP_query not showing navigation links

I'm having trouble adding pagination to a page. I'm using WP_query and would like to pull back 4 posts per page. The basic query seems to work OK but I must be missing something regarding pagination. ...
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5 votes
3 answers
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Where should you reset postdata?

I've searched for this in the Q&A but I was unable to find it. When I read answers throughout the site I see wp_reset_postdata() placed in multiple areas with the have_posts() conditional and ...
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Pagination custom query

I am trying to make a custom page template that shows the most viewed posts. I can return posts but I am having trouble figuring out how to paginate it. Here is what I have: $args = array('orderby' =&...
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2 answers
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Replace Main Query With Custom Query

I want to replace the main query with my own custom query. The thing is I don't want to go through the hassle of manual paging. I know there's a filter posts_results but I'm not sure how to use it ...
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posts_nav_link(); not showing up on static pages

I've got two different loops. The default on the homepage, but a secondary loop on the archive page. It grabs all the content, like so: <?php // WP_Query arguments $args = array ( '...
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2 votes
2 answers
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How to create an archive for all posts that do not have a post format?

The title says it all. I need working pagination, correct post count etc. Basically a new page for posts but with a filter for post formats. Things I have tried so far: 1) Created a new rewrite rule ...
Jan Beck's user avatar
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2 votes
2 answers
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Wordpress pagination link always leads to home page

I am making a pagination for this website by using a custom query and get_next_posts_link, get_previous_posts_link. The problem is that the link to older entries (get_next_posts_link) only works once, ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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Paginate_links links not working accordingly to how I do query the page

Ok, I've a custom post type page to which I have attached the paginate_links function to navigate through the elements. If I don't do anything and let WP using whatever mechanism is attached to the ...
Andrea Moro's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
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Paginate_links won't create the right links on a taxonomy filtered custom post type archive

after hours and dozen of tests and messes... i'm face to the wall and fed up searching (mainly cuz my google's answers are already all clicked !) I'm trying to display paginate_link with a filters ...
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1 answer
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Posts loop with pagination on a single post page

Today, I need your help. On my pages I have a sidebar with : <div class="sidebarActu"> <ul> <?php $i = 1; while ( have_posts() )...
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