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  • I have been experimenting with the following standard codex query and loop:

    define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);
    <?php $my_query = new WP_Query("showposts=1&post_type=page&page_id=4");
    	while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
    		 $do_not_duplicate = $post->ID; ?>
    			      <?php the_content(); ?>
    	<?php endwhile; ?>

    I have a PHP service where I would like to implement this in a class. e.g.:

    define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);
    require_once '../../wp/wp-blog-header.php';
    class CMSService {
    	public function getPage() {
    		$my_query = new WP_Query("showposts=1&post_type=page&page_id=4");
                    while ($my_query->have_posts()) {
                         $do_not_duplicate = $post->ID;

    I’m not sure of the return type yet, perhaps json_encode, perhaps htmlentities..that is rather trivial as the JQuery request will decode JSON or HTML or whatever I send back.

    The main issue here is that I am receiving a 500 ‘Database Error: Error establishing a database connection’ in the POST request result. Note that in a standard HTML template in the same directory using the loop style from first example does not error. Any ideas or examples you might be able to share?
    Thanks in advance!

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  • Potentially a moderator might move to the advanced forum (I don’t have write permissions there)?

    My first thought is you need to declare the global $wpquery inside your class method.

    Hi rachelbaker and thanks!
    I thought I was already instantiating $wp_query inside the getPage class method here (this is also where I believe the Database Error is caused):
    $my_query = new WP_Query("showposts=1&post_type=page&page_id=4");
    I am not getting any other errors in logs or in Charles or dev tools that give me any other good error information. It acts as if blog-header doesn’t exist, however, if I change the path in the require i do get an error that it is not found.

    Could you show me an example of what you are thinking?

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