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The WordPress Query Generator

Posted: May 19th, 2013

Author: Nuri Hodges

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Spruce Interactive is proud to unveil the first iteration of a web application we hope finds its home in the toolkits of many WordPress developers, the WordPress Query Generator. Put simply, it’s a utility to help anyone working with WordPress create a query loop with minimal headache. Whether you’re a novice developer who can’t bear another minute racking their brain over the WordPress Codex or simply a sleep deprived one that needs a solution, NOW — this is the app for you. Using plain English, you can generate a WordPress query loop which can be dropped right into your WordPress code.

In its current form, the WP Query Generator is able to produce loops from a limited set of criteria: authors, content status, content types, authors, categories, and tags. Eventually, it will support criteria such as taxonomy and custom fields. If you want to see a particular feature sooner rather than later, get in touch! We’ll constantly be improving the application, so be sure to check frequently for updates.

We appreciate any and all feedback; don’t hesitate to e-mail us, tweet us, or leave a comment here!

  • http://jackperry.me/ Jack Perry

    Tweeting that at you too to make sure you see it:

    The generator currently returns “order_by” but it is supposed to be “orderby.”

    • spruceit

      Great catch! Too many hours staring at the screen–we’ll fix that up right away!

  • B L Praveen

    Perry ,

    Your approach to generate a query online was good.

    But I was thinking of any plugin which gives option to select the post,category,meta key , as a drop down.

    I could able to do this in my own plugin includes(post and category) and not meta key and value

  • B L Praveen

    Do you know any plugins is there which generates the query to be used with WP_QUERY based on the inputs selected from the drop down?

  • Bird

    Add custom post types and taxonomies, and you’ll really be cooking. I’ll use it every time.

    • spruceit

      They’re on the way! Stay tuned…

Talk to Us

Wise men have said, "All good things must come to an end", and so it was with Spruce. We began our first project in 2006, and completed our last in Fall 2013. It's been a wonderful experience, but now it's time to begin the next adventure.

Though...we wouldn't want to leave you hanging, now would we? Here are our top recommendations for world-class branding, design, and web development:

  • Kristina (KJ) Parish and Beam Collective:
    KJ provided the artistic vision that allowed Spruce to succeed, and we still think she's the greatest designer in the entire world. She's started a new collective with some talented developers, and is covering much the same territory as Spruce--design and development all under one roof, with a caliber of service and professionalism seldom seen in this business or any other. If you like what you see on the Spruce site, then definitely get in touch with KJ at kj@beamcollective.com
  • Permanent Art & Design
    Permanent is a nationally recognized design & branding firm out of Minneapolis, MN. They've been a long term collaborator and strategic partner over the past couple years, and we'd recommend them for medium to large sized businesses/organizations who are serious about putting their best foot forward. In addition to design, Permanent offers strategy and marketing services, plus in-house and networked developers. For more information contact Joseph Belk joseph@permanentadg.com
  • Nate Thompson
    A freelancer, Nate reminds us of ourselves back in the day. Smart, communicative, and skilled, Nate is our recommendation for small to medium sized businesses/organizations who have sites built on Wordpress or other open source content management solutions. With a background in both design and development, he's a one-stop shop for most web-related tasks. You can get in touch at nate.a.thompson@gmail.com
  • Kevin DeBernardi
    Designer turned developer, Kevin is embarking on a freelance web career after working as the in-house designer at the Museum of the City of New York. He's adept at translating his design ideas into custom PHP code, and is constantly expanding his technical palette. Kevin's a good choice for projects that don't quite fit into the Wordpress mold, and that would benefit from a consistency of presence and vision from design through execution. Kevin can be reached at kevin@analoglifestyle.com