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Bug in handling of the_excerpt?

  • I’m polishing up a new theme that shows a single post in full, followed by five excerpts. My code goes something like this

    query_posts (posts_per_page = 1)
    if have_posts
    while have_posts the_post
    -- do single-post stuff -
    
    global $post
    $myposts = get_posts('numberposts=5&offset=1')
    foreach($myposts as $post) :
    
    -- do recent-excerpt stuff
    endforeach
    endwhile
    
    else
    -- 404 stuff
    endif

    So here’s the weird part: if I’ve explicitly written excerpt text for the excerpted entries, they appear correctly. If I do not, then I get clipped text from the most recent entry (that is, the one being shown in full).

    There may be a better way to organize all this, and I’d appreciate any guidance on restructuring the whole latest-post/excerpted-post stuff.

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  • I would recommend organizing it this way:

    <?php
    $posts = get_posts("numberposts=1");
    foreach($posts as $post) : setup_postdata($post);
    ?>
    
    FORMAT SINGLE POST IN FULL
    (Use the_title(), the_content(), etc. since we used setup_postdata().)
    
    <?php
    endforeach;
    ?>
    
    <?php
    $posts = get_posts("numberposts=5&offset=1");
    foreach($posts as $post) : setup_postdata($post);
    ?>
    
    FORMAT OTHER FIVE EXCERPT POSTS
    (Use the_title(), the_excerpt(), etc. since we used setup_postdata().)
    
    <?php
    endforeach;
    ?>

    With my WordPress install (2.1.3) the database doesn’t produce any errors if there aren’t enough posts to fulfill the get_posts() query. If it requests 5 and there’s only 3, then it just shows those three.

    Let me know if this works for you.

    That was quick, thank you. Seems to work fine.

    One potential problem is that there’s no fallback when there are zero posts. Of course, that’s an edge case, and I can live with this.

    fwiw, the blog is http://8stars.org/a

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