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[Resolved] query_posts outside the loop?

  • I have placed a query_posts element outside the loop in the header so wordpress is calling that tag instead of the loop tag. I am using it to create a list of recent posts. Is there another way of doing this?

    Thanks Karl

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  • Should we assume this is a dupe of http://wordpress.org/support/topic/111724?replies=1 or are there more details that you haven’t provided yet?

    Handy, I’ve been searching everywhere for an answer for this and just need a little ‘nudge’. I guess you might call it a dupe but I prefer to think of it as a call for help…

    I have tried
    <?get_posts(‘showposts=6’;?>
    and it returns only one post…

    I have tried
    <?php wp_get_archives(‘type=postbypost&limit=6’); ?>
    and it returns 6 posts but without dates preceding the title…

    I have a link below that points to the permalink and
    <?php the_time(‘m.j’) ?></span> <?php the_title() ?>
    to get the date and title…

    what am I missing here?

    sorry to be that guy that wont quit posting, I swore I would never be him… But tonight I have no answers…

    The correct syntax is :

    $myposts= get_posts('numberposts=6');
    foreach ($mypost as $post) :
       [bla...bla]
    endforeach;

    I tried it but got an error message. I am trying to put it in the side bar… does that matter?

    It looks right in the navigation bar at the top right now but is reeking havoc on every page but the index because the query_posts element is outside the loop…

    OK… I got it running sort of… my code looks like this…

    <?php$myposts= get_posts(‘numberposts=6’);?>
    <? foreach ($myposts as $post) : if (have_posts()) :while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    [ bla… bla…}
    <?php endwhile; endif: ?>
    <?php endforeach;?>

    it has solved part of the problem but now the list only shows the latest post over and over instead of the last six different posts… what did I miss in there?

    WOOOHOO It took some doing but I got it….
    I am no php wizard but your code works…

    thanks
    alakhnor

    Karl

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