Understanding “The Loop” in WordPress

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When discussing WordPress, and specifically the development of themes (or creating new page templates inside an existing theme) you inevitably will run up against “The Loop”. The Loop is the framework within which WordPress constructs the content for any given page that user visits, whether that be a static home page or a blog view showcasing recent posts, or anything in between. It may sound a bit complex, but really, it’s just a looping mechanism. The Loop, at its simplest, is a looping structure just like any other in programming. It iterates through what amounts to a list of all…
Understanding “The Loop” in WordPress