When using WordPress post formats, you’ll quickly start looking for a way to query WordPress content by the “standard” post format. This Trac ticket seeks to work on solving this. The implementation there handles URL-based requests:
quite nicely. However the code in that patch doesn’t (yet) handle direct WP_Query calls.
I was hacking on this a bit on my own before finding the (much more elegant and complete) code that Nacin contributed. I came up with some working code that does work with WP_Query calls, which I posted in this Gist:
Note that this doesn’t create the taxonomy term and do some of the other nice set-up that Nacin’s code does. It could use a bit of cleanup – improvements are very welcome. This isn’t going to be at the top of my list for a while, so I wanted to make sure I published the code so anyone else who is interested can take a stab at merging the two approaches.
For my own usage, I wanted to have the list of recent “standard” posts that you see in my sidebar. To create this, I enabled the code in the Gist above, then made a slight mod to the Recent Posts widget that is included in core. If you’ve wanted the same, please grab the code and enjoy.
Note for future visitors: this code is working as desired with WordPress 3.3.x, but will hopefully not be needed in some future version.
This post is part of the project: Post Formats Admin UI. View the project timeline for more context on this post.
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This is super-handy. Thanks for posting.
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@alexkingorg I just saw http://t.co/MpgA6e7p. I’ll take a stab. 🙂
@nacin excellent, I look forward to seeing your take on it.
WP_Query by “Standard” Post Format http://t.co/ikB02kxn via @alexkingorg WP Ticket http://t.co/5PjwxUPZ
WP_Query by “Standard” Post Format – http://t.co/VaF7w95g
Thanks a lot that was really helpful.