Add Loop Buddy Support

Add iThemes Loop Buddy Support to Your WordPress Site.

If you have the Loop Buddy plugin and want to add support for it in your WordPress theme, you use the function dynamic_loop.

Step 1: Defining the function

This needs to be added to your functions file.

<?php
//LoopBuddy Support
add_theme_support('loop-standard');
if ( ! function_exists( 'dynamic_loop' ) ) {
	function dynamic_loop() {
		global $dynamic_loop_handlers;
		if ( empty( $dynamic_loop_handlers ) || ! is_array( $dynamic_loop_handlers ) )
			return false;
		ksort( $dynamic_loop_handlers );
		foreach ( (array) $dynamic_loop_handlers as $handlers ) {
			foreach ( (array) $handlers as $function ) {
				if ( is_callable( $function ) && ( false != call_user_func( $function ) ) ) {
					return true;
				}
			}
		}
		return false;
	}
}
if ( ! function_exists( 'register_dynamic_loop_handler' ) ) {
	function register_dynamic_loop_handler( $function, $priority = 10 ) {
		global $dynamic_loop_handlers;
		if ( ! is_numeric( $priority ) )
			$priority = 10;
		if ( ! isset( $dynamic_loop_handlers ) || ! is_array( $dynamic_loop_handlers ) )
			$dynamic_loop_handlers = array();
		if ( ! isset( $dynamic_loop_handlers[$priority] ) || ! is_array( $dynamic_loop_handlers[$priority] ) )
			$dynamic_loop_handlers[$priority] = array();
		$dynamic_loop_handlers[$priority][] = $function;
	}
}

Step 2: Calling the function from within your template

Here is an example of what it might look like in a content.php (or similar) template file.

<section>
	<h2>Content Title</h2>
	<p>Congratulations, you have just built your own WordPress theme from scratch.</p>
	<?php if (!dynamic_loop()) : ?>
		<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
		<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
			<h2 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
				<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
			</h2>
			<small><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> by <?php the_author() ?></small>
			<div>
				<?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>
			</div>
			<p>
				Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> <strong>|</strong><?php edit_post_link('Edit','','<strong>|</strong>'); ?> <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>
			</p>
		</div>
		<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
	<?php endif; ?>
</section>

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