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WordPress WordPress Theme Development Custom Post Type Templates in WordPress The Portfolio Homepage

Avery Kushner
Avery Kushner
854 Points

Notice: Undefined variable: query

Im getting this error when on my portfolio page.

Here is my code:

<?php /*

Template Name: Portfolio Page

*/ ?>

<?php get_header(); ?>

<section class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns text-center"> <div class="leader">

     <?php if(have_posts()) : while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
      <p><?php the_content(); ?></p>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>

<?php endif; ?>



<!-- working with wp_query -->


$args = array('post_type' => 'portfolio_post');
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );


<section class="row no-max pad">

<?php if($the_query->have_posts()) : while($the_query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post();   ?>

  <div class="small-6 medium-4 large-3 columns grid-item">
    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?></a>

<?php endwhile; endif; wp_reset_postdata();?>


<?php get_footer(); ?>

1 Answer

Avery Kushner
Avery Kushner
854 Points

Update: I've isolated the error, it is definitely the $query->the_post(); throwing the error.

If I replace that with an echo '<div>I worked!!</div>' it outputs, in an infinite loop: I worked!!

Any ideas on why is it infinite looping? I certainly only have one post of type portfolio_post.

Yes, my post_type's slug is portfolio_post.

Is there a way to definitively check what post_type a post is. After creating a custom post type, a tab popped up titled Portfolio as per the video, which is my only indication that any posts added through that tab are of type portfolio_post, but I have my suspicions given my error.


Avery Kushner
Avery Kushner
854 Points

Problem solved I had the_post(); instead of $the_query->the_post();