Reuse a View

This feature is only available in the Pro version.

Notice: You should not reuse the views that enabled Live Filter, Shuffle Filter. Because these features don’t support the below parameters.

In below examples, “VIEW_ID” is the ID of the reused View.

Reusing a View helps you to use the existing Views for a new purpose, without creating new views. It saves you a lot of time & effort.
You reuse a View by using the View shortcode with extra parameters.
These are available parameters:

  • cat: slug, name, ID of categories to filter.

    For example: you have a category with name “People”, slug “people”, ID 10.
    To show posts in this category, you can use one of these shortcodes:
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" cat="people" field="slug"]
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" cat="People" field="name"]
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" cat="10" field="id"]

  • tag: slug, name, ID of tags to filter

    // Show 5 posts by tag slugs
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" tag="foo,bar,content" limit=5]
    // Show posts by categories & tags
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" cat="cat1,cat2" tag="foo,bar"]

  • taxonomy: Slug of the taxonomy to filter (use taxonomy2 for the second taxonomy).

    To find the slug of a taxonomy, please look at the address bar of the browser when you visit the taxonomy page in Admin area:

  • terms: slug, name, ID of taxonomy terms (use terms2 for terms of the second taxonomy).

    To find the slug of a term, please open the Category or Tag or Taxonomy page, then find value in the Slug column.

  • field: “slug” (default), “name”, “id”.

    If you use the name (or ID) of categories, tags, terms for the cat, tag, terms parameter, you must use field="name" (or field="id"). Otherwise, it will return “No posts found”.

  • operator: “IN” (default), “NOT IN”, “AND”.
    IN — show posts which associate with one or more of selected terms
    NOT IN — show posts which do not associate with any of selected terms
    AND — show posts which associate with all of selected terms
    (use operator2 for operator of the second taxonomy, since 4.5.0)
  • relation: “AND” (default), “OR”.
    AND — show posts which match all settings of all taxonomies
    OR — show posts which match one or more settings of taxonomies
  • author: ID of authors (since version 3.2)
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" author="10,15"]
  • post_type: Slug of the post type to filter (since version 3.2)
  • limit: number of posts to show (since version 3.5)
  • offset: number of posts to skip (since version 3.5)
  • post_parent: ID of the parent page (since version 3.6.0).
    IDs of multiple parent pages, separate by commas (since version 5.3.4).
  • keyword: keyword to search for (since version 3.9.0)
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" keyword="test"]
  • post_id: list of post IDs to show (since version 3.9.0)
    [pt_view id="VIEW_ID" post_id="1,2,3"]
  • reuse_tax_query: Reuse all taxonomy settings of the existing View while adding custom filters above (since version 3.6.2).

    For example: You have a view VIEW1 (to filter posts IN category A). If you want to filter posts IN category A but NOT IN category B, this shortcode will help:
    [pt_view id="VIEW1" reuse_tax_query=1 cat="B" operator="NOT IN"]

  • custom_field_value: set another values for the selected custom fields in View.
    For example, in VIEW1 you filtered events have custom field _EventVenueID equals 10. Now you want to filter events have _EventVenueID equals 20, you can use this shortcode: [pt_view id="VIEW1" custom_field_value="20"]

    To setting values for multiple custom fields in the View, please use comma as separator, for example:
    [pt_view id="VIEW1" custom_field_value="VALUE_FOR_FIELD_1,VALUE_FOR_FIELD_2"]

    It requires that the “Value To Compare” field in existing View is not empty:
    CVP - reuse custom field


To find value for term, term2 => please check here.

To find value for taxonomy, taxonomy2 => please check here.

Since version 4.4.0, you can use this feature to show related posts, and show current post’s data.

// Show WooCommerce products by Categories
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="product_cat" terms="foo,bar"]

// Show WooCommerce products by Tags
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="product_tag" terms="foo,bar"]

// Show WooCommerce products by Attributes
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="pa_another_attribute" terms="foo,bar"]

// Show posts match the filter settings of the VIEW1, but does not have category “foo”
[pt_view id="VIEW1" reuse_tax_query=1 taxonomy="category" terms="foo" operator="NOT IN"]

// Show posts have category “foo” but NOT have category “bar”
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="category" terms="foo" operator="IN" taxonomy2="category" terms2="bar" operator2="NOT IN"]

// Show posts have category “foo” but NOT have tag “bar”
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="category" terms="foo" operator="IN" taxonomy2="post_tag" terms2="bar" operator2="NOT IN"]

// Show posts of multiple tag IDs & posts must have all selected tags
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" tag="1,2,3" field="id" operator="AND"]

// Show posts of custom taxonomy
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="testimonial" terms="foo,bar"]

// Show posts IN multiple taxonomies
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="testimonial" terms="foo,bar" taxonomy2="customer" terms2="too,tar"]

// Show posts IN one taxonomy, and NOT IN another taxonomy
[pt_view id="VIEW_ID" taxonomy="testimonial" terms="foo,bar" operator="IN" taxonomy2="customer" terms2="too,tar" operator2="NOT IN"]

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