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Retrieving post_date in nested loop (1 post)

  1. Quinn_
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm a WP Newbie, and as such have not had much experience with PHP and SQL (so go easy on me if it's an easy question).

    On single.php I would like to display a second post from a different category that was posted on the same day. Here's an example: The Original post was posted March 18, 2008. If a post from category "cake" was posted on March 18, 2008, display it:

    Here is what I have so far:

    <?php $dateOfOriginal = $post->post_date = date("Y m d",strtotime($post->post_date));
    
    query_posts('cat=' . $cake); while(have_posts()) : the_post();
    
      if ( $posts ) : foreach ( $posts as $post ) : start_wp();
    
        $dateOfPostInCake = $post->post_date = date("Y m d",strtotime($post->post_date)); 
    
        if($dateOfPostInCake == $dateOfOriginal) {
          the_post();
        } else {
          _e('');
        }
    
      endforeach; else:
    
        _e(''); 
    
      endif;
    
    endwhile; ?>

    The first post_date query works fine, but the second one does not (it defaults back to "1969 12 31"). I'm assuming it has something to do with being inside of a nested loop. Any ideas on how to make it work? Thanks!

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