QuestionsCategory: Technical QuestionUsing WordPress LOOP with pages instead of posts?
Cris
asked 12 months ago
Is there a way to use the LOOP in WordPress to load pages instead of posts?
I would like to be able to query a set of child pages, and then use the LOOP function calls on it – things like the_permalink() and the_title().
Is there a way to do this? I didn’t see anything in query_posts() documentation.



1 Answers
tech Staff
answered 12 months ago
Hi,
Yes, that’s possible. You can create a new WP_Query object. Do something like this:

query_posts(array('showposts' => <number_of_pages_to_show>, 'post_parent' => <ID of the parent page>, 'post_type' => 'page'));

while (have_posts()) { the_post();
    /* Do whatever you want to do for every page... */
}

wp_reset_query();  // Restore global post data

Addition: There are a lot of other parameters that can be used with query_posts. Some, but unfortunately not all, are listed here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts. At least post_parent and more important post_type are not listed there. I dug through the sources of ./wp-include/query.php to find out about these.



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