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[resolved] Featured posts by Tag Keyword (11 posts)

  1. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi guys, I've been trying to create a featured posts section on my main index that will allow me to showcase only posts with a specific tag keyword on them (as opposed to categories, which most people do).

    So far I have the following code, but I can't get it to work (I don't know if it's the markup or the functions).

    What am I doing wrong?

    ?php if(is_home() && !get_query_var('paged')) : ?>
    	<!-- Featured / Top Articles // -->
    		<div class="ftop">
    			<?php if(is_tag('featured')) : ?>
    			<div class="featured articles article cat-<?php foreach((get_the_category()) as $cat) { echo $cat->category_nicename; } ?>">
    				<div class="fthumbs">
    				<?php $i = 0; $featured = new WP_Query("tag='featured'&showposts=4"); while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>
    			<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><img src="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "thumbnail_top", true); ?>" alt="" <?php if($i == 0) echo 'class="active" '; ?>/></a><br />
    			<?php $i++; endwhile; $i = 0; ?>
    						</div>
    						<div class="fwrap">
    							<ul>
    						<?php $featured = new WP_Query("tag='featured'&showposts=4"); while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>
    								<li>
    				<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><img src="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "featured_thumbnail", true); ?>" width="630" height="230" /></a>
    									<div>
  2. thesheep
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I didn't look through all your code, but for a start, in the 4th line, you check for is_tag().

    According to what I understand, is_tag() checks for an archive page for a given tag, rather than checking if a particular post has a given tag. Since you are on the homepage, then you are not on a tag archive page. So the is_tag() check will return false.

    Seems like has_tag() has more like the functionality you would want here.

  3. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply!

    I checked and changed the function to has_tag, but still no go. I'm a bit confident that the issue lies with these two lines of code:

    <?php if(is_tag('featured')) : ?>

    and

    <?php $i = 0; $featured = new WP_Query("tag='featured'&showposts=4"); while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>

    I honestly don't know if I'm typing the second markup correctly. It's supposed to check for posts that have the "featured" tag and output the last 4 posts with that tag keyword.

    I was able to make it work with categories, but the markup for that is different:

    <?php $i = 0; $featured = new WP_Query("cat=".get_wpn_config('featured_category_id')."&showposts=5"); while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>

  4. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Weird, a user named thesheep made a reply to this. I got via email but it doesn't show up here.

  5. mrtest
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    More details here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/im-unable-to-post-to-these-forums-under-my-usual-account

    (Astromono - sorry to hijack your post. If you are using has_tag('featured') then I don't think you would need to create a new custom WP query as well. Looks like you are trying to do the same thing twice. From the codex, it looks like has_tag() needs to be used within the loop. Have you just tried leaving that off?)

  6. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thesheep's reply should show up now. For clarity, I've removed one of the other posts that doesn't relate to the thread.

  7. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you so much for the reply, however I am a bit weary about putting the featured section inside the loop. As I have it at the moment it works on a separate section because it's part of the header.

    Maybe if I try taking off the second part of the code?

  8. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, thanks mrmist for clearing that up!

  9. thesheep
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How about something like this:

    <?php $featured = get_posts('tag=featured');
     foreach( $featured as $post ) :?>
    
    <?php //... DO LOOP STUFF HERE ... ?>
    
    <?php endforeach; ?>
  10. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry for the late reply, but unfortunately I wasn't able to include the code provided into the loop successfully. I keep coming back to the header and trying to define a query that I can use like this:

    $featured = new WP_Query("tag=cartelera&showposts=4");
    
    					<div class="featured">
    						<div class="fthumbs">
    							<?php if($featured->have_posts()) : ?>
    							<?php $i = 0; while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>
    							<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
    							<img src="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "thumbnail_top", true); ?>" alt="" <?php if($i == 0) echo 'class="active" '; ?>/></a><br />
    							<?php $i++; endwhile; $i = 0; ?>
    						</div>

    I get a Call to a member function have_posts() on a non-object in /header.php on line 195

  11. astromono
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OH! After a few hours of trying to get it to work, I figured "why not work backwards"? and this is what I came up with:

    <?php if(get_wpn_config('featured_tag_id')) : ?>
    					<div class="featured">
    						<div class="fthumbs">
    							<?php $i = 0; $featured = new WP_Query("tag=".get_wpn_config('featured_tag_id')."&showposts=4"); while($featured->have_posts()) : $featured->the_post();?>
    							<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><img src="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "thumbnail_top", true); ?>" alt="" <?php if($i == 0) echo 'class="active" '; ?>/></a><br />
    							<?php $i++; endwhile; $i = 0; ?>
    						</div>

    Now if you look closely, the "featured_category_id" variable has been changed to "featured_tag_id". This is because the custom control panel I had was made for categories. I went back in there and changed it to this:

    <strong>Featured Tag:</strong>
    					<p class="wpn_desc">Here you set the tag that you want to use for all of your featured posts. Any posts you want featured need to have this tag in order to be shown in the featured posts section.</p>
    					<p><select name="featured_tag_id">
    						<option value="0" <?php if (!$options['featured_tag_id']) echo 'selected="selected"'; ?>>Disabled</option>
    					<?php $tags = get_tags(); foreach($tags as $tag) : ?>
    						<option value="<?php echo $tag->term_id; ?>" <?php if ($options['featured_tag_id'] == $tag->term_id) echo 'selected="selected"'; ?>><?php echo $tag->name; ?></option>
    					<?php endforeach; ?>
    					</select></p>

    The problem now is that even though I have the tag selected, its still not outputting any posts where it should. Like it's totally ignoring the value stored in "featured_tag_id".

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