I have the following code in a slider template of mine called slider.php:
<?php $myCategories = get_term_by('name', 'Featured', 'category'); $args = array( 'numberposts' => 5, 'offset' => 0, 'category' => $myCategories->term_id, 'orderby' => 'post_date', 'order' => 'DESC', 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'suppress_filters' => true ); $myposts = get_posts( $args ); foreach( $myposts as $post ) : setup_postdata($post); ?> <div data-thumb="<?php $feat_image_small = wp_get_attachment_url( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID, 'feature-small') ); echo $feat_image_small; ?>"> <img src="<?php $feat_image_big = wp_get_attachment_url( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID, 'feature-big') ); echo $feat_image_big; ?>"> <div class="caption elemHover fromRight" style="bottom:65px; padding-bottom:5px; color:#ff0; text-transform:uppercase"> <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" style="color:#ff0;"><?php the_title(); ?></a> </div> <div class="caption elemHover fromLeft" style="padding-top:5px;"> <?php $little_excerpt = substr(get_the_excerpt(),0,100); $read_more ='<a href="'.get_post_permalink().'" style="color:#ff0;">Read More...</a>'; echo $little_excerpt; echo $read_more; ?> </div> </div> <?php endforeach; ?> <?php ?>
This code works perfectly as I intended for it to work.
I call this template file in the header file with get_template_part.
Now my issue is this, I want to limit my index.php(home) to only display posts that has not already been called by the slider like "Featured" posts.
Lets say for arguments sake that I have a "Featured" category and that there are 10 posts in that category.
The slider will grab 5 of these posts and display them but the main loop in index.php will also include these 5 posts.
Don't get me wrong I don't want to exclude the entire "Featured" Category only the ones that were dynamically displayed in the slider.
Any help in this regard will me much appreciated!
Thanks a mil!