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The The shortcode [wp_query] is the easiest way to display a custom loop anywhere in your content.

Standard Parameters

The shortcode accepts several parameters:
    post_type : Comma separated list of post types to query
    posts_per_page : Integer value of the posts to query
    category__in : Comma separated list of categories to include
    category_not_in : Comma separated list of categories to exclude
    tag__in : Comma separated list of tags to include
    tag__not_in : Comma separated list of tags to exclude
    author__in : Comma separated list of authors to include
    author__not_in: Comma separated list of authors to exclude
    template : String template name or path to template relative to the theme directory (optional)
    pagination : True/false whether to use pagination (default: false)
    ignore_sticky_posts : Whether to ignore sticky posts (default: false)
    orderby : What to order the posts by
    order : ASC or DESC sort order
    context : String context used to filter the query during execution, optional

post_type

A comma separated list of post types to query.
    Default: post
    Required: false
    Type: comma separated list
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[wp_query post_type="post, page, event"]
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posts_per_page

Number of post to show per page. Use -1 to show all posts. If combined with the pagination parameter, it will limit the posts per page. If pagination is false, it will limit the total number of posts displayed.
    Default: wordpress default
    Required: false
    Type: integer

category__in

Display posts that have these categories.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of category names, slugs, or id's

category_not_in

Exclude posts that have these categories.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of category names, slugs, or id's

tag__in

Display posts that have these tags.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of tag names, slugs, or id's

tag__not_in

Exclude posts that have these tags.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of tag names, slugs, or id's

author__in

Display posts by these authors.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of author names, or id's

author__not_in

Exclude posts by these authors. Accepts name, or id's. Passed as a comma seperated list.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of author names, or id's

template

Specify the output template. This can be done in one of several ways:
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    By Name: If you've registered your template with the plugin, you can specify the template by name
    2.
    By path: If you have not registered your template, you can specify the path relative to your themes root directory. If a path is specified, the plugin will attempt to load the template if possible.
    Default: Plugin Default
    Required: false
    Type: string
Note: The plugin contains a default template that will be used if no template is specified.
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[wp_query template="my_custom_template"]
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[wp_query template="my_custom_template.php"]
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[wp_query template="my_template_path/my_custom_template.php"]
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[wp_query template="my_template_path/my_custom_template"]
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pagination

Whether or not to paginate the posts displayed
    Default: false
    Required: false
    Type: boolean ( true / false )

ignore_sticky_posts

Ignore default sticky post functionality. If set to true, sticky posts will appear in the normal post order. If false, sticky posts will appear first.
    Default: true
    Required: no
    Type: boolean ( true / false )

orderby

What data to order the posts by
    Default: date
    Required: no
    Type: String, see the codex for all options

order

How to order posts
    Default: DESC
    Required: no
    Type: ASC / DESC

context

Optional string used to identify a specific instance, for additional actions and filters.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: string

Dynamic Parameters

The shortcode can also perform custom taxonomy queries using any taxonomy name, in the format:

{tax_name}__in

Display posts that contain this taxonomy terms.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of term names, slugs, or id's

{tax_name}__not_in

Exclude posts that contain this taxonomy terms.
    Default: null
    Required: false
    Type: comma seperated list of term names, slugs, or id's
Examples
To query all posts of post type "recipe" with the taxonomy of "recipe_type" with the terms "breakfast" or "brunch", and using the "List" template:
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[wp_query post_type="recipe" recipe_type__in="breakfast, brunch" template="List"]
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