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Jeremy Frimond
Jeremy Frimond
14,470 Points

how to control order of posts displayed in wp-loop

I would like my posts to display Where old posts display at the top and new posts would be displayed underneath.

Simultaneously I would only like to display a maximum of 5 posts at a time.

How does one go about doing this? any videos on site that teach this?


1 Answer

Robert Bojor
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

Hi Jeremy,

I believe you need to use a custom WP_Query in order to achieve the desired result. You can read more about it in the WP Codex ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query ). The conditions and order arguments are found somewhere near the bottom of the page under the heading "Order & Orderby Parameters".

As for the number of the posts showing, you will need to also add some pagination arguments to the WP_Query by using the options found under "Pagination Parameters" heading, on the same page linked above.

A broad example of what you need is similar to the following code

$query = new WP_Query( array ( 'orderby' => 'date', 'order' => 'ASC', 'posts_per_page' => 5) );
if ( $query->have_posts() ) {
    while ( $query->have_posts() ) {
        // Your listing logic and HTML
} else {
    // No posts found logic

Hope that helps.