I’m trying to show some posts in my slider; But this loop returns same link for all items
$recent_posts = get_posts(array('posts_per_page' => '6', 'meta_key' => 'post_views_count', 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'order' => 'DESC')); foreach ($recent_posts as $post_item) : ?> <?php $author_id = $post->post_author; ?> <a href="<?= get_permalink($post) ?>" class="special-slide"> <?php echo get_the_post_thumbnail($post_item, 'full'); </a> <?php endforeach; ?>
You have a small mistake on the 4th line: you’re calling
$post is set for the current page, where you should have used
get_permalink($post_item) – where
$post_item is the variable from your loop.
(You’re also making the same mistake on the 3rd line when you’re trying to get the author_id as well)