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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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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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Counting the posts of a custom Wordpress loop (WP_Query)?

I tried tplacing this: <?php $count = count($custom_posts); ?> <h2><?php echo $count; ?></h2> at the end of the loop: <?php if ( bbp_get_forum_title() == '...
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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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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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Can I force WP_Query to return no results?

I'm working on a website with a search feature that allows users to search through a lot of post meta. There is a specific search pattern that I would like to forcibly return no results for. The ...
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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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if ( is_home() && ! is_front_page() )

I see the following code a lot in index.php files. I understand that is_front_page() returns true when viewing the Site Front Page (whether displaying the blog posts index or a static page), while ...
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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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Why should I put if(have_posts()), is while(have_posts()) not enough?

I have a question about "the loop". <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <?php endwhile; else: ?> <p><?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your ...
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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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How to display Yoast SEO meta description in archive template for each post instead of the_excerpt()? [closed]

I read this question but it wasn't what I was looking for exactly. I'm new to Wordpress and a little confuse with the functions and everything. How can I get the metadescription in the loop for each ...
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Resetting post data to previous loop in nested loops

I'm trying to use nested loops with the posts to posts plugin. The loops both work, but the problem arises after the second nested loop ($issue). I want to access the $publication loop again, but 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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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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Getting only direct child pages in WordPress with get_pages

I am trying to fetch all direct children of a page. But I am getting all children and grand children as well. Any ideas? PHP Source: $args = array( 'child_of' => $post->ID, '...
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Display featured products through custom loop in woocommerce on template page

I would like to display 6 featured products from my woocommerce store on my home-page.php template. After some researched I found that the right way to do this was through a custom loop,( I do not ...
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Manually set global $post vars with an ID, in order to use template tags

I have a function retrieving ID's of posts by very specific means. I need to be able to set the global $post in order to use functions like the_content(), which does not allow an ID as a parameter. ...
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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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Print Current Post Index number within Loop

I'm working on WordPress where I have following code to get posts within loop. <?php $posts = $woo_options['woo_latest_entries']; query_posts('post_type=...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to check if I'm on the last page of posts?

I want to display some text on the last page that isn't displayed on the other pages. For example, on category pages: url.com/category/categoryname/page/6 or last page of all posts listed on the ...
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Get post count of current loop when using multiple queries on one page

I'm trying to get a count of the current posts inside of a loop. I'm using multiple loops on one page in my theme. So far I have: $my_post_count = $wp_query->post_count; But when I print $...
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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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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 can i display the content in plaintext

i want to display my excerpt in plaintext. How can i do this? This is my Snippet where i display the content: <?php the_content(__( 'Weiterlesen &rsaquo;','okay')); ?> How i change the ...
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Using a custom WP_Query with get_template_part loop

I have a query for a custom post type: <?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $books = new WP_Query(array( 'post_type' => 'wiki', 'posts_per_page' => '...
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Sort pages in loop by admin's page attributes order field?

Is it possible to sort pages in the loop using the admin's order field (under page attributes)?
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Redirect loop when trying to login to /wp-admin/ [duplicate]

Stuck in an infinite loop when trying to log in to my wordpress site. I type in the URL/wp-admin and then it loops me back to the regular website, not the admin login page. I have tried with http ...
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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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What is This esc_html_e() i wordpress php?

why do developers use <?php esc_html_e() >? in 404 pages, what does it mean, how does it works?
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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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AJAX with loop filtering categories

I've been researching on how to make my loop with AJAX. I found some codes online and modified some parts but I can't seem to get it to work. This is my code for the loop: <article id="main" ...
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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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Is it necessary to reset the query after using get_posts()?

Is it necessary to reset the query after using get_posts() ? I have been looking at this page and I don't see any reference to get_posts() ... I can't make it out for sure from this page either. I ...
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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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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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How to force excerpts / teasers in the loop

When I'm in "the loop" (archive pages etc.) how do I force teasers / excerpts for all articles, regardless of whether they contain the <!--more--> tag or not? Details: I'm starting off of the ...
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Is there any difference between the_title() and echo get_the_title()?

Just a small question. Is there any difference in using <?php the_title() ?> or <?= get_the_title() ?> Yeah, I know somebody can consider using short echo tag a bad practice, I just ...
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Show posts without term

I am working on a product page where I show reviews from my post type 'reviews', if the product page title matches with my term from the taxonomy 'review-product'. Example. Product page title: ...
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How set featured posts using checkbox in post edit screen?

I want to make selecting a featured post is just by checking a checkbox in edit screen AND be able to retrieve these featured articles from only specific category ? in short what I'm looking for : ...
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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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Usage of the new “posts_clauses” filter in Wordpress 3.1?

Just noticed that 3.1 added a new filter to customize queries: posts_clauses. All I could find about it is that instead of using the separate query filters like posts_where or posts_join, you can ...
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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 ...