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  • get_post_custom_values works brilliantly in my single.php, but I can’t get a value out of it when I try to use it in my sidebar. I’m guessing it’s designed to work within The Loop?

    Is there a way I can retain this value and use it again in my sidebar, or use get_post_custom_values outside of the loop?

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  • The problem with being outside of the loop is that get_post_custom_values() doesn’t know which post you want values from. Try creating a new loop in your sidebar. See the codex here for instructions on creating such a loop.


    Okay, I’m still having a little trouble with this because it stops my “breadcrumb” plugin from working … my sidebar loads before my main content, and the breadcrumb plugin is supposed to be “out of the loop.” I think the page you showed me offers some workarounds, but I haven’t mastered them yet. I’ll post back later as I try some more ….

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