Problem with wordpress, displaying post, instead of page...my sidebar widgets are appearing before if(have_posts()): while....is out put

Posted on 2011-11-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

I am having trouble with a page template, my page is displaying posts instead of the wordpress page, i believe its a loop issue.  Cause when I disable a widget that displays news it displays fine.  It also works fine when I change the order of the page, and place sidebar() code below content.  right now the sidebar(0 appears above, as you can see in code attached.  My widget that is affecting things, right_news_widget.php has the following code:


function recentnewsposts() {
    global $wpdb;
    global $post;
    require(TEMPLATEPATH . '/var.php'); ?>
                             <div class="technology">Latest news and events</div>
                             <div class="thelanguage">
                                   <?php query_posts("cat=-$ts_portfolio_cat&showposts=3&caller_get_posts=1");
      while(have_posts()) : the_post();  ?>
            <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><strong><?php the_title(); ?></strong></a></li>
      <?php endwhile; ?>
        <li><a href="http://localhost/www.picz.co.zm/news/">View all</a></li>


function widget_recentnewsposts($args) {
      extract($args, EXTR_SKIP);
      echo $before_widget;
      echo $after_widget;

register_sidebar_widget('Recent News Posts', 'widget_recentnewsposts');

What must I do to keep the strcuture of the page the same, but have both loops working, one that display the news as defined in
<div id="news">
<?php get_sidebar('newsevents'); ?>

 and have the structure in the code attached remain the same.

Template Name: Homepage

get_header(); ?>
<div id="newpanels">
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_sidebar('insurancep'); ?>
<div id="news">
<?php get_sidebar('newsevents'); ?>


 <span  class='st_twitter_vcount' displayText='Tweet'></span><span  class='st_email_vcount' displayText='Email'></span><span  class='st_facebook_vcount' displayText='Facebook'></span><span  class='st_sharethis_vcount' displayText='ShareThis'></span>
<!-- Begin Content Area -->
<div id="content" class="clearfix">
<div id="features" class="clearfix">

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

    <?php the_content(); ?>
   <?php  endwhile; endif; ?>
<!-- End of Content Area -->
<script type="text/javascript">
                        var countries=new ddtabcontent("picztabs")
                        countries.setselectedClassTarget("link") //"link" or "linkparent"
<!-- Start Footer Area including accordion code -->


get_footer(); ?>

<!-- End of Footer Area including accordion code -->

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Question by:kasondeneddy
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Accepted Solution

gwkg earned 2000 total points
ID: 37063354
Instead of using query_posts, create a new query object

$my_query = new WP_Query( 'cat=-$ts_portfolio_cat&showposts=3&caller_get_posts=1' );
while( $my_query->have_posts() ) : $my_query->the_post();  ?>

Author Comment

ID: 37064101

Thanks that solved my problem :-)  Can you explain what caused the issue?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37064113
Worked perfectly
LVL 31

Expert Comment

ID: 37071884
Thanks that solved my problem :-)  Can you explain what caused the issue?
You can run into problems with WordPress when you try to run multiple loops on the same page using query_posts because WordPress only pulls one group of posts from the database by default.

So when you try to use query_posts again you aren't actually pulling a new group of posts from the database.  You need to create a new query object for that.


Author Comment

ID: 37072920
Thanks, learn so much through EE :-)

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