Retrieve list of latest posts or posts matching criteria.

The defaults are as follows: ‘numberposts’ – Default is 5. Total number of posts to retrieve. ‘offset’ – Default is 0. See {@link WP_Query::query()} for more. ‘category’ – What category to pull the posts from. ‘orderby’ – Default is ‘date’, which orders based on post_date. How to order the posts. ‘order’ – Default is ‘DESC’. The order to retrieve the posts. ‘include’ – See {@link WP_Query::query()} for more. ‘exclude’ – See {@link WP_Query::query()} for more. ‘meta_key’ – See {@link WP_Query::query()} for more. ‘meta_value’ – See {@link WP_Query::query()} for more. ‘post_type’ – Default is ‘post’. Can be ‘page’, or ‘attachment’ to name a few. ‘post_parent’ – The parent of the post or post type. ‘post_status’ – Default is ‘publish’. Post status to retrieve.

Signature

get_posts( $args = null )
args
 (array) Optional. Overrides defaults.
Default: null

Return

(array) List of posts.

Source

function get_posts($args = null) {
	$defaults = array(
		'numberposts' => 5, 'offset' => 0,
		'category' => 0, 'orderby' => 'date',
		'order' => 'DESC', 'include' => array(),
		'exclude' => array(), 'meta_key' => '',
		'meta_value' =>'', 'post_type' => 'post',
		'suppress_filters' => true
	);

	$r = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );
	if ( empty( $r['post_status'] ) )
		$r['post_status'] = ( 'attachment' == $r['post_type'] ) ? 'inherit' : 'publish';
	if ( ! empty($r['numberposts']) && empty($r['posts_per_page']) )
		$r['posts_per_page'] = $r['numberposts'];
	if ( ! empty($r['category']) )
		$r['cat'] = $r['category'];
	if ( ! empty($r['include']) ) {
		$incposts = wp_parse_id_list( $r['include'] );
		$r['posts_per_page'] = count($incposts);  // only the number of posts included
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