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Syntax and/or output behaviour

Syntax and/or output behaviour

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As of about 30 minutes ago, decided to look at WordPress ... they say it is never too late.

Can you please tell me why this snippet does not work?

CODE

if(have_posts()) :
    while(have_posts()) : the_post();
        $link=the_permalink();
        $title=the_title();
        echo '<h2><a href="'.$link.'">'.$title.'</a></h2>';
        the_content();
    endwhile;
else :
    echo '<p>No content found!</p>';
endif; 

I do not want to fight the system - if WordPress needs me to open and close PHP each time I need to inject something, I guess that is what I'll do. I just want to understand if this is a "rule" and/or if I am missing something with a rather not too sophisticated routine.

--
SouthBeach
http://www.fp2php.com
The good thing about not knowing is the opportunity to learn - Yours truly, 2008.

RE: Syntax and/or output behaviour

This is the post display loop, called the_loop in WordPress parlance.

It creates a link from the current post (the_post) URL (the_permalink) using the post title (the_title) that is formatted and displayed as a heading level 2, then displays the post data (the_content)

Complete WP function reference.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.

Never mind this jesus character, stars had to die for me to live.

RE: Syntax and/or output behaviour

Quote:

Can you please tell me why this snippet does not work?
Define "does not work".

Where did this snippet come from, what did you want it to do, and what did it actually do?

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