Display newest posts from multiple categories on front page (4 posts)

  1. nathanwells
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am thinking of switching from joomla to wordpress, but I need to know if possible, how to display the newest posts from seven different categories on the front page.

    I've seen this:


    But how do I get only the newest post to show from each category?

    Also, is it possible to only show say, 200 words, with a read more link?


  2. wildbug
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nathan, Did you find an answer to this? I'd like to do the same and am really surprised it isn't well documented here. It seems like it would be a popular template for certain types of sites, like news sites.

  3. sportscam
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I'm looking for the same thing and include text on top of the categories. This site has exactly what i want as it pulls posts from certain categories to the front page. Any help would be appreciated!

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here's an example from Austin Matzko

    $post_ids = array(0);
    foreach( array(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) as $cat_id ) {
            if ( $posts = get_posts(array('cat' => $cat_id, 'showposts' => 5)) ) {
                    $first = array_shift($posts);
                    $post_ids[] = $first->ID;
    query_posts(array('post__in' => $post_ids));

    Then here's another example:

    //for each category, show 3 posts
      'orderby' => 'name',
      'order' => 'ASC'
      foreach($categories as $category) {
          'showposts' => 3,
          'category__in' => array($category->term_id),
          if ($posts) {
            echo '<p>Category: <a href="' . get_category_link( $category->term_id ) . '" title="' . sprintf( __( "View all posts in %s" ), $category->name ) . '" ' . '>' . $category->name.'</a> </p> ';
            foreach($posts as $post) {
              setup_postdata($post); ?>
              <p><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>
            } // foreach($posts
          } // if ($posts
        } // foreach($categories

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