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help with query_posts and the_loop (5 posts)

  1. aylia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello, I'm trying to create a front page like this:

    Cat 1: 1 article excerpt + then 5 headline links
    Cat 2: 5 headline links
    Cat 2: 5 headline links etc...

    I previously used get_posts but this doesn't seem to work with the new wordpress, so I think I need to use query_posts

    Anyone know how to achieve this with query_posts? I'm totally confused!

    Thanks

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you want to display posts by category you may want to take a look at this thread (and tweak the solution offered there)
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38046?replies=31

  3. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you had a look at the WP Codex?
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags

    EDIT: You beat me this time Moshu, you don't type that slow after all. But I'll get you next time! ;)

  4. aylia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have looked at the codex but I don't understand it!

    That other link looks very useful though...I will give it a go.

    Thanks for your help

  5. aylia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone else have any suggestions for this?

    In the link suggested the solution means all categories are linked to on the front page - I only want 5 out of about 36!

    The codex isn't particularly helpful to someone not familiar to php. I've found a way to link to one category, but not 5, and not 5 that are all laid out in a different way..

    I used to achieve this using
    <?php $posts =get_posts('order=ASC&category=2&orderby=date&offset=0&numberposts=1');
    foreach ($posts as $post) : start_wp(); ?>
    < content>
    <?php endforeach; ?>

    and then laying out each category individually, but this causes errors now I've upgraded.

    any ideas gratefully received

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