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List posts from same category

This goes inside the loop on single.php – This lists all the posts in the same category as the current post.


/**
 * Snippet Name: List posts from same category
 * Snippet URL: http://www.wpcustoms.net/snippets/list-posts-from-same-category/
 */
 <?php
if ( is_single()) {
$categories = get_the_category();
if ($categories) {
foreach ($categories as $category) {

$cat = $category->cat_ID;
$args=array(
'cat' => $cat,
'order' => DESC,
'orderby' => rand,
'post__not_in' => array($post->ID,56),
'posts_per_page' => 55,
'caller_get_posts' => 1
);
$my_query = null;
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
echo '<p> '. $category->cat_name . '</p>';
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
<p><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></p></a>
<?php
endwhile;
} //if ($my_query)
} //foreach ($categories
} //if ($categories)
wp_reset_query(); // Restore global post data stomped by the_post().
} //if (is_single())
?>