How to display page content in a page template?

  • In my WordPress site, I made a custom page template, which contained a custom query [using WP_Query()]. With that query, I can perfectly get the posts of a certain category. But I want to show the page contents along with the queried posts.

    Thing will be like:

    Page Heading

    page contents

    Queried Post Heading

    queried post contents

    • What can I do?

    What is the problem? This is a page template, so you have access to the page content. By means of another separate query you gain access to a specific post, for instance, and thus can output its content. So?

    Please be patient before voting down. I's struggling for it and then I found the solution. I tried to Q&A here to share the logic with others - I think it will clarify the fact in a way I's looking for it. Hope the Q & A is clear to you.

    Firstly, I did **not** downvote your question. Secondly, thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. You're absolutely right to do so. I guess, the problem is/was that this _question_ was not that hard to solve for experienced WP users/developers, as well as the fact that you posted the question alone. If you want to question & answer right from the start, just include your answer/solution directly on the same page that you write your question on. Below the _Post Your Question_ button there is a check box **Answer your own question**. Thanks again.

    `wp_reset_postdata()` for the rescue. Should be done _after each custom query_.

  • I'm using two loops. First loop is to show the page content, and the second loop is to show the queried post contents. I commented into the codes where necessary. I emphasized into the loops, as Deckster0 said in WordPress support that, the_content() works only inside a WordPress Loop. I'm placing these code into a my own template:

    * Template Name: My Template
    get_header(); ?>
    <div id="container">
        <div id="content" class="pageContent">
        <h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1> <!-- Page Title -->
        while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <!--Because the_content() works only inside a WP Loop -->
            <div class="entry-content-page">
                <?php the_content(); ?> <!-- Page Content -->
            </div><!-- .entry-content-page -->
        endwhile; //resetting the page loop
        wp_reset_query(); //resetting the page query
            $my_query = new WP_Query( 'cat=1' ); // I used a category id 1 as an example
            <?php if ( $my_query->have_posts() ) : ?>
            <div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
            <?php while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
                <h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1> <!-- Queried Post Title -->
                <div class="entry-content">
                    <?php the_excerpt(); ?> <!-- Queried Post Excerpts -->
                </div><!-- .entry-content -->
            <?php endwhile; //resetting the post loop ?>
            </div><!-- #post-<?php the_ID(); ?> -->
            wp_reset_postdata(); //resetting the post query
        </div><!-- #content -->         
    </div><!-- #container -->

    That second query shouldn't be inside `if( have_posts() )` because that statement will always be true. You should call `if( $my_query->have_posts() )` after the `$my_query = new WP_Query( 'cat=1' );` and args lines if you want to check that query has results.

    @t31os you are right. It's my fault. Now corrected the code to such. Thanks for the identification. :)

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