Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that navigating the complexities of our advanced grid building software may raise some questions. This page is designed to provide you with quick and comprehensive answers to the most common inquiries we receive. Whether you’re a seasoned user or just getting started, our aim is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the most of our platform. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team.
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Where Does AGB get its data from in WordPress
Understanding the BasicsBefore we get into the specifics, it's important to understand a few key concepts. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), which is a software application that allows users to build and manage their own websites without needing to know how to code. This is achieved through a user-friendly interface that lets you create and manage your content in a visual way.WordPress is built around the concept of 'posts', which are individual pieces of content. Everything you create in WordPress, whether it's a blog post, a page, or a media file, is technically a 'post'. This might seem confusing at first, but it's a fundamental aspect of how WordPress works.
Posts and PagesIn WordPress, 'posts' and 'pages' are two different types of content. Posts are typically used for blog entries and are displayed in reverse chronological order on your site. They're dynamic and are often updated regularly. Pages, on the other hand, are static and are not affected by the date. They're typically used for content that doesn't change very often, like an 'About Us' page.However, under the hood, both posts and pages are stored in the same way in the WordPress database. They are both 'posts', just with different 'post types'. This is a key concept to understand, as it's fundamental to how AGB gets data from WordPress.
The WP_Query FunctionAGB uses a function called WP_Query to retrieve posts from the WordPress database. WP_Query is a powerful function that allows you to query the database and retrieve posts based on various criteria. For example, you can use WP_Query to retrieve all posts of a certain post type, or all posts that belong to a certain category.WP_Query is a key part of how AGB gets data from WordPress. It's what allows AGB to retrieve the specific posts that you want to display in your grid. By using WP_Query, AGB can create dynamic grids that display exactly the content you want them to.
The Query Source SettingThe 'Query Source' setting in AGB is the main setting that connects WordPress and AGB. This setting allows you to specify the WordPress data source that will be used to populate your grid. There are four options available:
- Post Type: This option allows you to choose a specific WordPress post type to populate your grid. The dropdown menu will be prepopulated with all registered WordPress default and custom post types.
- Taxonomy: This option allows you to populate your grid with terms from a selected taxonomy. A taxonomy in WordPress is a way of grouping posts together. The most common taxonomies are categories and tags, but you can also create your own custom taxonomies.
- Media Library: This option allows you to populate your grid with content from the WordPress Media Library, which is where all your uploaded images, videos, and other media files are stored.
- Loop: This option will populate your grid based on the current query source applied to the WordPress Loop. The Loop is the main mechanism in WordPress that outputs posts.