Anybody know how to lists, say the 5 most recent entries for a particular category ? I tried looknig through the codex but couldn't find the code.
Keep it civil guys. Here's an example of showing the 5 most recent posts for a category:
$myposts = get_posts('category_name=Featured');
foreach($myposts as $post) :
<h1><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1>
<?php the_content(); ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>
If this is your front page, then you can set that in the settings without having to deal with the code - sets how many posts show up on the first page.
If you are setting it for something else, let us know
what's your problem? yes, you don't need php for Wordpress - unless you start customising it. and seriously, learning the php basics isn't all that difficult.
am i doing something wrong here. I have this code but it doesn't work. i'm trying to show the lasts 5 posts from the category id of 3
<?php get_posts('category=3&numberposts=5'); ?>
gosh thanks. i'll have to remember that one before i waste your precious time again. geez....
everything i was told about wordpress was that it was easy to learn and didn't have to know php.
should've said that you don't know much about php - in which case it'd be a good idea to learn some of the php basics first - variables, arrays, functions - otherwise it'd be like you'd go to China tomorrow without knowing one word and nothing about its culture.
or maybe i did but just am a complete php newb that some of this is over my head.
i will look again and try to decipher.
http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_postsuse the arguments to get posts from a specific category.
doesn't look like you checked out the example on that page, otherwise you'd see your error immediately. get_post builds an array of those posts, so you need to populate an array variable, and then use foreach to loop through - but that's all explained on the page I linked to.