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The core of the WordPress query, the loop offers an easy way to access post information and display it on your website.

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How to fix pagination for custom loops?

I have added a custom/secondary query to a template file/custom page template; how can I make WordPress use my custom query for pagination, instead of using the main query loop's pagination? Addendum ...
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Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
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Pagination not working with custom loop

I've got a custom loop that I'm using to display some Real Estate listings that will be available within 60 days. I'm calling it with the following function: <?php $sixtydays = date('Y/m/d', ...
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Pagination returns 404 after page 20

I got a paged loop that pulls in 4 posts per page from custom post type. It works great, with the only downside that the pagination wont go over the page/20 everything after that is 404, and the ...
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Should we trust the post globals?

@toscho left a comment to this answer which had me thinking again. How much trust should we have in the global scope, specially regarding the post globals like $post? So what? The global variable ...
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Can i merge 2 new WP_Query($variable) 's?

I am running a multisite network and i have setup a sql query that uses swith_to_blog(); and queries the posts. Is there a way that i can declare the query inside a new WP_Query and actually merge ...
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Have different number of posts on first page

I need to have a different amount of posts per page on the first page that on the other pages. For example, this is what I need Total posts: 6 First page: showing 3 posts Following page: showing 2 ...
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Display all posts in a custom post type, grouped by a custom taxonomy

I’m working on a member page where I use a custom post type with a custom taxonomy. My custom post type is called member and my custom taxonomy is called member_groups. I want to list all the members ...
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Multiple WP_Query loops with Pagination

There are a few other questions about this (and WP_Query pagination seems to be a huge question for a lot of people) so I'm trying to narrow down exactly how to make it function. I'm able to create a ...
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How to show Y number of custom posts after every X normal posts?

I have a loop within a loop. I figured out how to show all or X number of custom posts after Y number of normal posts. I also figured out how to show 1 custom post after every Y normal posts. How do I ...
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Multiple Loops Homepage?

I have been pretty impressed with the recent redesign at WebDesignerDepot and I am curious about the mechanics of their homepage. I like how they have featured post sections that break up the monotony ...
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Split Content and Gallery

Is there a way to split up the post content and the gallery short code. I want to display the gallery outside my normal content no matter how or where it is placed. I can use this to get the shortcode ...
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Get excerpt using get_the_excerpt outside a loop

I have a code that call get_the_title() and it works, but get_the_excerpt() return empty. How can i make it work? This code is inside a plugin called "WP Facebook Open Graph protocol". Here's the ...
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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
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Loop within a loop?

I'm using a couple of custom wp_query loops on my page, the first one retrieves news from a certain category then displays a small excerpt from it with the permalink. The second one is another ...
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How to return loop contents

At times, I need to return the output of a loop (usually with WP_Query like in this example) for use in a shortcode or with a filter on the_content. The following code that uses object buffering ...
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Do I need to use The Loop on pages?

I'm writing my first WordPress theme and have a question about the use of The Loop in page templates. The page templates I've looked at all follow basically the same pattern (example from Twenty ...
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Guidance with The Loop for CMS

Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way but this is my scenario... I would like to use WordPress as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. I have a website that will have somewhere between 25-50 ...
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How to get URL of current page displayed?

I want to add custom PHP code to ensure that whenever a page on my site loads in my browser, the URL of that page is echoed to the screen. I can use echo get_permalink(), but that does not work on ...
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Insert/sticky specific post into Loop at specific location

I'm having a hard time determining the first direction to take with this. I'm trying to write a plugin that allows users to pick a location for a post to be inserted into the homepage. For example a ...
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Merging a complex query with post_rewind and splitting posts into two columns

I need help with my query that uses rewind_posts so that if a post is in a particular category, it moves to the top. What I would like to do is have a query that splits posts into a two-column page (...
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How to split a loop into multiple columns

If I have a loop running from a category query like : <?php $the_query = new WP_Query('cat=1&showposts=50&orderby=title&order=asc');?> <ul> <?php while ($the_query->...
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How can I fetch loop of post titles via AJAX?

I have a list of the most recent post titles in sidebar.php. Here is an example of how that code looks: <?php $args = array('posts_per_page' => 20); ?> <?php $sidebar = new WP_Query($args)...
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Display all posts starting with given letter?

I'm trying to build Wordpress based dictionary, basically it will have 26 pages (one for each letter): A B C ... X Y Z And every page will display all posts starting with given letter, so after ...
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WP_Query and next_posts_link

I cannot figure out how to make next_posts_link() work within my custom WP_Query. Here is the function: function artists() { echo '<div id="artists">'; $args = array( 'post_type' => '...
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Query multiple custom post types in single loop

I'm aware there are several other posts that cover similar ground to what I'm about to ask. I have three custom post types running, in addition to 'posts'. I want to run a loop that pulls all posts ...
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Is it possible to define a template for a custom post type within a plugin independent of the active theme?

I'm writing a plugin to manage data about open-source projects. I developed an object model and have successfully created all custom post types and taxonomies, as well as implemented the correct ...
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Exclude the category from the WordPress loop

I have this code for the loop, and I need to exclude a category 4 from this loop. Any suggestions on how to achieve this? Code that starts the loop <?php if(have_posts()): ?> <ol ...
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“pre_get_posts” firing on every query

How can I change arguments for the main query only, and not affect other queries? add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_count'); function custom_post_count($query){ $query->set('...
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WP_Query: Why is sticky post not first item in loop?

I've got a custom WP_Query loop based of meta_value variables: $meta_cat = get_sub_field('category'); $posts = new WP_Query( array( 'cat' => $meta_cat, 'posts_per_page' => get_sub_field(...
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Display content from a specific category

I'm trying to get my news page to display content from one category only (number 3) but I cant seem to get it to work. Instead of just displaying posts from category 3 it displays posts from all ...
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Sort posts by custom taxonomy name

Is it possible to sort posts (custom post type) by category / taxonomy (name, desc)? For example my categories would be Season 2012 some post some post some post Season 2011 some post some ...
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Display all posts in category, with specific tag posts at top

Rephrase question I need to order posts inside the loop for my category car. What I need, if I visit the category page of car, I need all posts tagged BMW to display first, and then the other posts ...
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Order posts by custom field and if custom field is empty return remaining posts

I have an archive page ordered by a numeric value in a custom field. This returns the ordered posts correctly, but does not display posts that don't have a custom field. $paged = (get_query_var('...
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How to exclude latest x posts from a paginated query?

I have a WordPress loop, that is part of an AJAX call. Every time a button is clicked, this function is called, runs the below loop and outputs the next 6 posts. There are already five posts shown by ...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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is_home, and is_front_page conditional problem

I have this snippet in a "portfolio-loop.php" file. I'm using get_template_part to display the loop on the front page and on other pages. I have this within the loop: <?php if( !is_home() || !...
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Style every four posts differently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mark every 3rd post Is it possible to style every four posts differently? I mean something like this: <div class="row"> <div>1st post</div> <div&...
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Get post content from outside the loop

Is there a way to get the content from another outside the loop? The ID is 302 and I need to display the content of that on another page.
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How do I exclude a custom taxonomy from the post loop

Is there a simple or easy way to exclude all posts from a custom taxonomy in the loop? I've been looking high and low, and neither SE, SO or Google seem to have a straight answer. I know it can be ...
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group search results by post type?

My site has 3 unique post types: Default Blog posts ("post") custom type "lesson" custom type "series" When the user searches the site, I would like pertinent results from all 3 post types to show ...
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How to get Author ID outside the loop

I can't get the post author ID outside the loop to make the get_the_author_meta work. So far I've tried different approaches: 1. $author_id=$post->post_author; 2. global $post; $author_id=$post-...
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Get the children of the parent category

I'm trying to get all the children categories to display in this loop but I'm struggling with the code. This is what I have so far. <?php $args=array('orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC'); ...
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Display category posts grouped by taxonomy

I'm working on a project where I use the default posts as "Products", default category as "Application" and a custom taxonomy called "Groups". I want to list "Products" by "Application" (category....
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Pagination with WP_Query is buggy - working for some pages, but not the others

I'm having a very peculiar bug with pagination :( I'm trying to display 4 posts per page for a category with slug "lastest-news". The pagination function seems to work correctly. There are 33 posts. ...
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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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Remove the Homepage Query

I have a homepage displaying the home.php template, containing 2 sidebars with widgets in them. The main query still pulls in the standard 10 posts, but since I'm not displaying these, I'd like to ...
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Get 'page' number with infinite scroll

I added infinite scroll support of the Jetpack plugin to my own theme using this tutorial: add_theme_support( 'infinite-scroll', array( 'container' => 'content', 'footer' => false, ...
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Return vs Echo Shortcode

Ok, so I've created a short code which echo's some of the output; the problem I discovered is that the values must be returned instead of echo'd. I'm having problems converting the shortcode to return ...
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wp_list_categories: get latest featured_image of category

I was thinking about a nicer way to display the categories in my sidebar. Instead of a plain list style, I'd like to have images / thumbnails show up as well. Currently I'm using the following: <?...

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