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get_posts() is a function for creating multiple loops. It retrieves a list of latest posts or posts matching criteria.

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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. What's the deal?
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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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Regenerate Slugs From Title of Posts

is it possible to regenerate the slugs programmatically after changing the titles of the post? Numerous post titles were updated and the slug was not updated with the title so I need to regenerate all ...
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How to get attachment file name not attachment URL

I'm using this code to list the image attachments of a post: <select name="chb_homes_for_sale_specifics_floor_plan" style="width:100%;"> <option value="">Select</option&...
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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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Use of caller_ get_ posts

For what purpose following parameter is used caller_get_posts
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Get Posts Under Custom Taxonomy

I am not getting the posts under custom taxonomy(fabric_building_types). I am getting cat_id and cat->name also but not able to get the posts. $args = array( 'type' => '...
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Only get_posts of certain post formats

I'm trying to create a archive list with only my "normal" post format articles (not link, aside, quote, etc formats). How would I implement has_post_format( 'standard' ), or something similar, into ...
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How-to exclude terms from the main query the most performant way?

This Q is a follow up to this answer on the Q: "How to exclude a specific term for the search?". 4 ways to filter out posts that have a specific term Type | Pro | ...
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Getting the Intersection of Two Custom Taxonomy Terms for a Custom Post Type?

(Moderators note: Was originally titled "How to get_posts of a custom post type that is in two custom taxonomies?") I have a custom post type that has two taxonomies which are separate, one called "...
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How to get posts by content?

I found the following codes to get post details. However, it is not possible to get the posts by content. Does any one has any ideas? get_posts() //// get post //// $args = array( 'numberposts' ...
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Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = filter_var( $_GET['term'] ); $query = get_posts( [ 'post_type' => 'some_cpt_name'...
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Function to check if author has posted within the last x days

Is is possible to check whether an author has posted in the last X days? I am currently using this function to determine whether he has posted at all. $args = array( 'post_type' => '...
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Setting pagination for images attached to a post

I am trying to figure out how to paginate a post for it's images. I have a custom post type set up to act like a gallery - images only. And would like to paginate the images. I am having a hard time ...
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get_posts returning empty array

I am building a custom WordPress function/plugin that uses get_posts. The following code returns an empy array. I have included wp-load.php in my script. Is there something else I am missing? $...
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List 'n' number of posts from a Tag, each with a different class or ID

I want to list 'n' number of posts (ordered by latest first) -- post's title linked to the post's permalink -- from a tag on my WordPress blog. I also want to assign each link its own class or ID. I ...
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Get id of category from drop down menu

Im trying to get the category ID from wp_dropdown_categories();and then pass the ID into a loop to have it output posts titles from that particular category. I currently have this: <form ...
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Query for custom post type? [closed]

I have installed the Custom Post Type UI plugin. After activation of this plugin I have created a custom post type called portfolio. Now I want to use this on the portfolio page in the front-end. How ...
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How to display posts by current user/author in a custom page template?

I am a trying to create a dashboard like custom page template that list post of of the current logged in user. I've tried to find a solution on the net. but none were appropriate
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get_posts assigned to a specific custom taxonomy term, and not the term's children

Say I have the following taxonomy terms: Term 1 Term 1.1 Term 1.2 Term 2 Term 2.1 How can I get only posts that are assigned to Term 1 and not include those that are assigned to Term 1.1 or ...
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How to show related posts by category

In my gallery site i want to show other pictures under the current picture (in single post). I seen more codes but it i asks to specify the category, but i dont want want specify the category manually ...
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How to return results of a get_posts() in explicitly defined order

I'm trying to create a loop of explicity ordered posts, for example: <?php $args = array( 'include' => '1,3,8,4,12' ); ?> <?php get_posts( $args ); ?> The results are ...
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Query Posts or Get Posts by custom fields, possible?

If I were to take a standard query post. <?php query_posts('post_type=payment'); while (have_posts()) : the_post();?> Only this time I would like to query the post by 2 custom fields that it ...
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setup_postdata() does not seem to be working?

I am not sure why but I have used get_posts() to query for some data. Then I used setup_postdata() ... I think its used so that I can use functions like the_permalink() etc with the new post data? &...
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get all posts ID from a category

Problem: I need to get an array of ID's of posts from a given category If the category have any posts. This is to be used on a plugin options page. So far I have: $posts = get_posts(array('...
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More posts from the current author

On a multi author WordPress blog I need to show a list with more posts from the current author. The list is inside the Loop, so I can use <?php the_author_meta('first_name'); ?> <?php ...
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How to get all children and grandchildren of a hierarchical custom post type?

I need to get all sub-posts of a specific (root) parent id. get_posts( array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => 'microsite', 'post_parent' => $root_parent_id,...
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WP Query post meta value

I'm trying to get posts which have applied the meta value trainees. $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'orderby' => 'post_date', 'order' => 'DESC', '...
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Why get_posts are only showing five posts (retrieved by assigning a category to them?

Here is the link http://www.brianfunshine.com/voice-work/voice-page/ This is the code: <?php /** * Template Name: Voice Page (Two Columns) * @package WordPress * @subpackage Twenty_Ten * @...
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Limit number of pages in pagination

I have more than 500 posts and I want to limit only 100 posts with pagination. So, 10 pages with 10 posts in each. Presenting you the code: $paged = get_query_var( 'paged' ) ? get_query_var( 'paged' )...
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Use post__in and post__not_in together?

I'm trying to only show posts that a user hasn't seen, like this: $exclude = array(1,2,3); $include = array(3,4,5); $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => '...
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Pagination with get_posts seems to work but links not showing

I've a custom page template where I want to query 2 posts from a post type and 1 post from another post type. I have it set up like this: $paged = get_query_var('paged') ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; ...
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WP_Query vs get_posts

I have read a number of questions on SE regarding these but I still can't figure the exact difference wrt usage. Would it be true to say that I would probably use WP_Query for the majority of ...
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Get posts from Network (Multisite)

The following code gives all posts from the network. What I am trying to achieve : Select which blogs to display (by ID) Select how many post to display (My code selects how many post per blog) ...
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the_title() and the_permalink() won't work on AJAX calls

I've run into a strange problem. I have a custom loop built with get_posts that works fine when loading the page normally: <?php $rows = get_posts(array( 'post_type' => 'drinks'...
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get_post random and order by not working

I have this code that returns list of post title as links, but when I add the 'orderby' and 'order' parameters - it returns results but 'orderby, order, rand' do not work, can anyone tell me what I'm ...
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Getting movie and serial on actor page

I'm building a cinema site, I came with a problem, let me explain: Movies- are stored in Post's Actors- are stored in Post Type - persoane ( taxonomy= lista) Serials - are stored in Post Type - ...
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WordPress ajax get content post id

I am attempting to download the post after his id. Debuger: Returns source: action = my_load_ajax_content + & postid = 147 action: my_load_ajax_content postid: 147 It gets still the same ...
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Modify theme to get page excerpts on front page

I am trying to modify this theme so that the Latest News section shows excerpts from 3 specific pages (for example, /page1, /page2, /page3) instead of 3 most recent posts. This is the relevant code ...
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Get all posts without tags

I'm working with a tag plugin. Is there a WordPress way to get_posts or query all posts that have no tags? EDIT I had already queried the WP Codex, search Stackexchange and Google for a related ...
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how could I get the pagination as I want to when query posts using get_posts function

I am using WP3.5, and I have a post_list.php which will show all the posts order by post date DESC. Everything is ok except pagination. I have 15 posts, for test purpose, I want to every page show 2 ...
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What should I use, get_posts or wp_query for less CPU load?

I have a blog and on the main page are 3 blocks of posts. So, I get these posts with "get_post" and I have 3 similar codes on page: global $post; $args = array( ... ); $myposts = get_posts( $args ); ...
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How to get all posts related to particular category name?

I am developing one project and in this project i have to display all the posts related to particular category name. I have searched a lot but i haven't got any idea to implement this. How can i do ...
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meta_query: using BETWEEN with floats and/or casting to DECIMAL

Each post has a lat/lng value attached to it via postmeta. I'm trying to grab all posts within a bounding lat/lng value. Here's the get_posts query: $posts = get_posts(array( 'posts_per_page' =&...
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functions.php conditional tag only for custom post type

I'm using gpp slideshow, which overwrites wordpress's default gallery display. I only want to use it on my custom post type, "listings" - how would I reference it to only replace wordpress's default ...
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Using get_posts with arguments found in meta keys

I am using get posts, but I need to refine the query based on posts where a certain meta_key has a certain value. Something like this <?php $reviews = get_posts('post_type=reviews&numberposts=...
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Different Results with query('s=computer') vs get_posts('s=computer')?

I have two different pieces of code and it's returning two different results. $search_query = new WP_Query(); $search_posts = $search_query->query('s=computer'); echo count($search_posts); vs. $...
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get_posts only children from certain parents

I have parent posts (custom post type hierarch=true) with ID 1, 2, 3, 4. The parent posts with ID 2 and 4 have child pages. I need to retrieve only posts 2 and 4 and all of their child pages. ...
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is there a better way of combining this?

Hoping someone can point me in the direction of writing this in a more succinct way. I'm working on my website, and want to display a total of 5 posts from the category 'general wonderings'. The ...
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post__in not taking my list of IDs

I have a Custom Field on a page named banner_id_list. I have a Custom Post Type called top_banner. I add a few banners, note the IDs and then go back to the page and add a comma delimited list of IDs ...