Mixing 2 custom post types with posts output in specific pattern


I’m trying to build a structure like this (see most excellent diagram) with two different CPTs, Videos and Ads.

I want to blend the two post types in the same wp-query so they are output in a specific pattern: 3 videos, one ad, 3 videos, one ad — up to a maximum of 16 posts. I don’t know if this is even possible, or requires magic of some sort to make it work.

I have to consider that on a mobile view, there will be a single column of posts, and this same pattern must be repeated i.e. 3 videos then an ad, repeat. Therefore using two WP Queries in a 2 column layout with videos on the left (3 per row) and ads on the the right (displaying a single ad per row), is going to end up with it displaying a bunch of videos (left column first), and then a bunch of ads at the end (i.e. the right column). Not optimal. They must be mixed, somehow.

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For what it’s worth, I’m using JetEngine listing grid to display these posts, which has quite comprehensive WP-query settings. I have not found a way yet to specify a WP Query object. In any case, I am very happy to know if this is possible to do with WP-Query, whether or not it would work with JetEngine.

, turpachull 4 years 2020-03-25T12:50:59-05:00 0 Answers 104 views 0

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