How to Call a Loop Within the Loop in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to call a loop within a loop by storing the original loop then reverting it later? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to call a loop within a loop in WordPress.


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

if (have_posts()) :
    while (have_posts()) : the_post(); // the post loop
        $temp_query = $wp_query;  // store it
	$args = array(
	'paged' => $paged, // paginates
	'posts_per_page' => 3,
	'order' => 'DESC'
	$wp_query = new WP_Query($args);
	while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post();
            // -- your new loop -- //
        if (isset($wp_query)) {$wp_query = $temp_query;} // restore loop

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: 50+ best WooCommerce themes for your online store and how to create a WordPress donation form.

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  1. Wow! You just saved me hours, and hours, and hours of research!
    This worked instantly 🙂

    I am so happy now.

    Thanks for the good snippet!

    1. Glad it helped 🙂

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