Calling in multiple categories

$new_query = new WP_Query('category_name=news','category_name=cta' )

Doesn’t seem to work
searched the codex but so far have not seen an answer.
Has anyone here run into this? how can i call multiple categories please?
thank you

Hi, why don’t use this Content Views plugin

It is easy to query post(s) by multiple categories, without coding!

It even offers you more awesome features

Hope this helps

Hello Place. Yes you are right it probablly would be easier to use plugins (& i have for contact forms) but I think it is always better to be able to understand how to create things yourself as much as possible.
A bit like the difference between being able to create a piece of art or a remarkable dinner versus buying one or buying a frozen entree. ((which i have also have done… :slight_smile: take out is better really)

As in your first post, you want to query 2 categories: news, cta.
So this is the query for you (if you want to code yourself):

$args = array(
	'post_type' => 'post',
	'tax_query' => array(
			'taxonomy' => 'category',
			'field' => 'slug',
			'terms' => array( 'news', 'cta' )
$query = new WP_Query( $args );

That is an interesting solution Theme, might try it out but was thinking there should have been a more direct way. this is what i currently have
This simple line uses the post/page number to for href. so far so good

<p><ahref="index.php?p=13" target="_blank" class="btn btn-primary special">tech</a></p>

And this is what i use to call one category. I think i just tried doubling that parameter and it didn’t work.

				$new_query = new WP_Query('category_name=tech' );
					while ( $new_query->have_posts() ) : $new_query->the_post();
						echo get_the_post_thumbnail();	
<h5><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="btn btn-primary special"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h5>
					<?php endwhile; ?>