Questions tagged [query-posts]

Set up The Loop with query parameters. This will override the current WordPress Loop and shouldn’t be used more than once. This must not be used within the WordPress Loop.

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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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How to Get All Posts with any post status?

I am creating a front end dashboard where I need to show all the posts by the current user. So, I need to show posts in all states, mainly published, trashed and the pending. I am now using a simple ...
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posts_per_page no limit

I want to return ALL posts with query_posts. I tried setting posts_per_page to a really high number, but query_posts freaks out and doesn't return any posts. What is the correct way to query posts ...
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Get post ids from WP_Query?

Is there a way I can retrieve an array of post ids queried from the following: $latest = new WP_Query( array ( 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 3 )); if ( $...
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Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
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How do I query a custom post type with a custom taxonomy?

For some reason I'm finding it a struggle to grab any posts using a custom taxonomy... can anyone unravel my stupidity? $args = array( 'post_type' => 'adverts', 'advert_tag' => '...
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what is the correct way to compare dates in a WP query_posts meta_query

I have a query_posts call in a WP template. Through the use of the More Fields Plugin I can give the site admin the ability to create an event (custom post type) and then enter a date which is ...
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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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Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
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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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What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of the more ...
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How can i get count from query post

How can i get the row counts in query post like mysql count(*). $obj_name = new WP_Query($args); while ($obj_name->have_posts()) : $obj_name->the_post(); // here i want to predict looping ...
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query_post by title?

is it possible to create a loop of posts using WP_Query or query_posts using the title? ie $args = array('post_title'='LIKE '.$str.'% '); $res = WP_Query($arg); // the loop... // trying this now.....
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Get posts from sites in Multisite?

I'm trying to pull multiple sites posts. For example, I can pull out a single site posts by a category and total posts 10. But I'm trying to pull out both posts from two separate Multisite blogs 1 &...
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Keep featured content post in homepage with original order

I'm searching how to keep the featured post in my blog homepage without excluding it from query post. My blog uses the Twenty Fourteen theme. I found this solution. Open the featured-content.php ...
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Why query_posts() isn't marked as deprecated?

There are two query_posts() functions technically speaking. One query_posts() is actually WP_Query::query_posts() and the other is in global space. Asking from sanity: If global query_posts() is ...
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Alternative to query_posts for main loop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts I just noticed today that the documentation for query_posts() mentions some "disadvantages" of using query_posts for ...
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Wp get all the sub pages of the parent using wp query

Here is my code $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query(array('post_type' => 'page','post_parent'=>$parid,'orderby'=>'title','order'=>'ASC' )); It displays ...
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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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how to query posts by category and tag?

I am trying to show a list of posts that are related to category X and tag Y. I've tried the following code: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 4, 'tag_id' => $tag_id, 'cat' => $...
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Hide other users' posts in admin panel

I intended to run a multi-author site, I don't want the posts from other authors to be shown in /wp-admin/edit.php page. I managed solve this problem by the codes from this thread. The code is like ...
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Using WP_Query to Query Multiple Categories with Limited Posts Per Category?

I have 3 categories with each 15 posts, I want to do ONE query to the db bringing only 5 first posts for each category, how can I do it? $q = new WP_Query(array( 'post__in' => array(2,4,8), '...
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Using meta_query, how can i filter by a custom field and order by another one?

With the following code (in functions.php) my posts (of CPT event) are ordered by _end_date instead of _start_date. What's the proper solution to this as of WP 3.1.3? Of course I'd like to avoid using ...
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How to get post content by calling ajax?

I am working on a plugin .I have a custom post type team.Custom post has four posts of different categories.I used this code to send post id of each using ajax. $(document).ready(function () { ...
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Order by meta value or date?

Got a custom field called startDate but its only on a few events. I was wondering if it isn't set for a post I could use post_date to generate the posts list? // if meta_key _postmeta.startDate isn't ...
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How do I query by post format in WordPress 3.1

I am trying to query for all posts with a post format of 'quote.' I have added the post formats to my functions.php with add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'image', 'video', 'gallery', 'quote' ...
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Is there a way to exclude the content from the post variable to save on RAM usage?

So, I've run into what looks like a WP RAM usage problem and am looking for a solution. The only place I'm really having this problem on my site is with a Site Map page that I'm trying to populate, ...
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How to show all posts of the category in wordpress?

I have create a category by using Custom Post Type plugin, and now only the 5 most recent posts of the category are showing. What I want is to show all posts for the category. For examle, suppose I ...
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Display posts of the last 7 days

I'm trying to display the 5 best rated posts of the last week (7 days) on my website, however I can't seem to figure out how to display them. Here's what I've achieved so far but it doesn't seem to ...
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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 to query for most viewed posts and show top 5

Here is how I am getting the views for one post: function getPostViews($postID){ $count_key = 'post_views_count'; $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true); if($count==...
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Filtering posts by post meta data

I want to filter posts in such a way that only posts, for which get_post_meta($post->ID, "project_cat", true) (it returns a post ID) is equal to my specified value, are shown. Any way to do this? I ...
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WP Query where title begins with a specific letter

I want to search for posts with WP_Query() and select only posts that begin with a specific letter. I found a bunch of old posts with filters that were pre-4.4, but since 4.4 there is a title search ...
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Querying posts from multiple sites in a network?

I realize there have been a few questions which dance around the solution I am after but I believe I am looking for something specific. This is actually a two part question: 1) My goal is to have ...
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How to query_posts using meta_query to orderby meta_key AND have a secondary sort by date?

I've been troubleshooting an issue over the past few days and keep going in circles. Could really use a fresh pair of eyes to help me answer this question... So I'm working with a wordpress site ...
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Display a query with multiple post types and same relationship on a single page

I am creating a client portal were my clients can maintain their projects and leave feedback in Wordpress. I have two custom post types called "Clients" and "Projects" and they each pull information ...
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Return all custom meta data for one custom post type

I've set up a custom post type which has three custom meta fields: name, latitude, longitude. Each post already shows the name on an integrated map based on it's latitude and longitude. I now would ...
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Get the ID of the latest post

Been all over looking for the best way to do this. I want to get the ID of the latest post of a certain post_type. How can I do this in the cheapest way possible (by cheapest I mean using the least ...
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Query posts by custom taxonomy ID

I have a custom post type called portfolio and a custom taxonomy called build-type (acting as categories) I am trying to query portfolio posts by build-type ID e.g. all Portfolio posts in "Hotels" (...
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Fail to compare dates in meta_query

This is the piece of code I use to get event posts whom date metadata is newer than today : <?php query_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'concerts', 'meta_key' => '...
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Display/query post formats

WP 3.1 has everyone excited, if somewhat confused, about post formats. Enabling new post formats The issue of enabling post formats has been covered at length. It's as simple as adding this line to ...
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How to filter custom posts by tags and custom fields?

I'm planning a site for a client who wants users to be able to filter upcoming events by the following criteria: Type i.e. Comedy, Theatre, Music etc. Date Daily or Weekend Duration Daily or Half ...
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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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Custom search filter causes menu and query_posts problems

I'm using a custom search filter (using my custom query var type), like so: function fteh_pre_get_posts( $query ){ if( isset( $query->query_vars['type'] ) ) $types = explode( ',', $...
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Filtering custom taxonomies

This is a cross post from the WordPress forums, which I apologize for, but it has been almost a week and not getting any response there so hoping someone here can help. If I do get a reply in either ...
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How to call a custom post with get_posts() instead of query_posts()?

I currently use query_posts to show these custom posts but I'm pretty sure that I should uses get_posts() to write it correctly. <?php query_posts( array( 'type-mario' => 'games', 'showposts' =&...
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How To Modify The Loop in archives.php To Have 11 Posts Per Page and CSS Styling

I edited my loop in archives.php in order to work with pagination and with the Category Post List Widget. I basically pieced it all together from random code and ideas and am now so far from the ...
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How to query post by user role?

I want to query posts by their author role. And do something with the post based on the role. I know we can get the post by get_posts or WP_query, the problem is there are no argument to sort the ...
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Using Wordpress to make a “Product Search” type navigation drilldown

This is somewhat of a follow-up to a question I asked some time ago: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/11088/trying-to-design-nice-category-drilldown-with-one-held-taxonomy-and-a-...

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