How to Display Other Posts From the Same Category

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Are you looking for a way to display a list of all the posts except the current post? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display other posts from the same category in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file:

if ( is_single()) {
  $categories = get_the_category();
  if ($categories) {
    foreach ($categories as $category) {
      // echo "<pre>"; print_r($category); echo "</pre>";
      $cat = $category->cat_ID;
        'cat' => $cat,	
	'order' =>DESC,
        'post__not_in' => array($post->ID),
      $my_query = null;
      $my_query = new WP_Query($args);
      if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
        echo '<p>Check out our other '. $category->category_description . ' </p><br />';	
        while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
         <p><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>
      } //if ($my_query)
    } //foreach ($categories
  } //if ($categories)
  wp_reset_query();  // Restore global post data stomped by the_post().
} //if (is_single())

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 11 best WordPress plugins for writers and how to create a guest post submission form in WordPress.

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