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a simple, list of posts, of a category

  • Hi…

    I need a list of posts (name, link, title) of a certain category, to do a menu, how can I obtain them?

    For what I know, there is not a wordpress tag for that task…

    p.s. I’m not in the loop.

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  • p.s. I’m not in the loop.

    That is why you’ll need to create a new loop:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop#Multiple_Loops

    For a “simple list” of all posts in a category:

    <ul>
    <?php
    $my_query = new WP_Query('category_name=special-cat&showposts=-1'); while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
    ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    </ul>

    Ok… so that is the famous “mini-loop”.

    Are there any better solutions in the stocks?

    Cause that is very painful for my website, cause I have to do that at least 6 times (6 are the main categories of my website).

    In the menu I want to put particular posts to link directly, like if they are pages.

    In the meantime,
    Thank you.

    First, try to explain in detail what results you are looking for in your first post to the forums. Nothing we like more than having to re-answer a question (over, and over, and over again).

    Anyway, this will create a loop of categories, which will then display the posts from each. We’ve changed to category ID numbers because it makes things a little easier here (trust me). Just edit the value of $cat_ids so it represents the categories you want displayed (separate them with commas as below):

    <?php
    $cat_ids = '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6';
    
    $my_cats = explode(',', $cat_ids);
    foreach( $my_cats as $my_cat ) :
    ?>
    <ul><li><h2><?php echo get_the_category_by_id($my_cat); ?></h2>
    <ul>
    <?php
    $my_query = new WP_Query('cat=' . $my_cat . '&showposts=-1'); while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
    ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    </ul>
    </li></ul>
    <?php endforeach; ?>

    @kafkaesqui: is it possible someway to extract only the post with a certain custom field?
    or, is it possible to exclude from the category the posts that are contained in a sub-category of the category itself?

    Nokao, both are certainly possible, but you’ll have to dump the use of WP_Query() and build your own custom query to extract those posts from the database.

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