i would like to create a shortcode that displays the last 3 posts to any page….
laid out as
now i saw and wrote this code in function.php
$html = ""; $my_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' => 2 )); if( $my_query->have_posts() ) : while( $my_query->have_posts() ) : $my_query->the_post(); $html .= "<h2>" . get_the_title() . "</h2>"; $html .= "<p>" . get_the_excerpt() . "</p>"; $html .= "<a href="" . get_permalink() . "" class="button">Read more</a>"; endwhile; endif; return $html;
add_shortcode( ‘recent’, ‘my_recent_post’ );
and it works except now my homepage shows the 2 posts as desired in a division, but the problem is below the content ie below the division with the shortcode it shows the entire 2nd article (see image)…. Please help. Thanks
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