If you’re an avid WordPress developer like myself, you may have had a play about with the new “post formats” in WordPress 3.1. Great! What an awesome idea – now, how do I show only “standard” posts? Anyone..?
Yeah, it seemed almost impossible, but not quite! To query your WordPress posts by the standard post format only, you need to use the tax_query parameter, in conjunction with the NOT IN operator.
<?php $args = array( 'showposts' => 9, 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => 'post_format', 'field' => 'slug', 'terms' => array('post-format-video','post-format-quote'), 'operator' => 'NOT IN' ) ) ); query_posts( $args ); while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <?php the_title(); ?> <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query(); ?>
As you can see, I am using query_posts to define what posts I would like to bring back. I have told it to filter by the taxonomy of post_format, and I have listed an array of the post_formats available on my WordPress site. I have then set the operator to NOT IN; this means it will bring back any posts that are not in the above formats – which in my case is the remaining standard posts!
I hope this helps someone out, as it was hard to find much information on it. They should really make it a bit simpler to bring back the standard post format.