[wp-hackers] get_posts() alternative for all posts, published and unpublished

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 04:38:53 GMT 2007

get_posts is, IIRC, a template tag, so it wouldn't have capabilities to
fetch "hidden" (private, drafts, etc.) posts.

I would recommend a direct SQL query.

On 3/4/07, Callum Macdonald <lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com>
> G'day,
> I'm writing a plugin that updates a custom field on all posts in a given
> category, both published and unpublished posts, with past or future
> dates. I can't find a way to get the get_posts() function to retrieve
> posts that don't currently appear on the blog. That makes sense given
> that get_posts() is a template function.
> I can't find an alternative function, nor can I figure out where
> wp-admin/edit.php gets the list of posts. I figure it could be the wp()
> function, but I can't find any documentation on the codex (probably on
> account of how often the letters wp are used).
> Can anyone suggest how to approach this?
> Cheers,
> Callum.
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