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WordPress How to Build a WordPress Theme WordPress Theme Functions Displaying Custom Posts and Fields in a Template

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I am following along with the WordPress Track: Stage 3 WordPress Theme Functions Displaying Custom Posts and Fields in a Template

Though when I try and pull the work posts it ends up pulling the blog posts still.

Here is my code (btw I am using 'portfolio' instead of work):



Template Name: Portfolio Page


get_header(); ?>

<p>This is the portfolio</p>


$args = array(
        'post-type' => 'portfolio'

$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );


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

<h3><?php the_title(); ?></h3>
<?php the_content(); ?>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>

<p>There are no posts or pages</p>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

2 Answers

Andrew Shook
Andrew Shook
31,709 Points

Robert Mylne, I believe your $args array is the problem. It's suppose to be "post_type" not "post-type". Check your code and see if that error is in it or just a typo in your post. You can check the documentation here.

Also, just a rule of thumb, in php you almost never use a dash. Words are almost alway separated with an underscore

I had the same problem. Thanks!

That fixed it. Thanks for that.