loop – Best practice to display a list/archive of Custom Posts in a Page Template

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I often need to have a Page, whose content is editable by an editor user in admin, displaying a list of Custom Posts.
So I create a Page in the admin and create a Page Template (ex : page-my_cpt.php) and run a custom WP_Query to fetch the posts inside this template. It works, but I keep reading that it is not a best practice, that running a custom WP_Query is slow (why is that?), and that it is better to use the pre_get_posts action if I need to modify the main query.

But this can only work when using the custom post archive template, and thus, the editor user cannot add a content as he can do it in a Page.

I am confused… What do you think ?

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Max 2 weeks 2022-09-09T13:48:02-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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