This shortcode is used to access the value of current item being looped withing aw2_loop. aw2_loop_value lets you access the value directly by specifying the key within a collection.


  • cond:
    If specify any of the aw2_if conditions parameters, then item will only be returned if that condition is met.
  • set_param :
    If it is specified, then the value to be returned will be saved to the specified parameter, and it will return nothing.
  • default:
    Default value to return if key is not found.
  • meta:
    single | array.

    Set meta as single if you want to access meta data as single. Set meta as array if you want to get back an array.
  • author_meta:
    Set it to true to access the details of author of the post. You can specify ‘login’, ‘pass’, ‘nicename’, ’email’, ‘url’, ‘registered’, ‘activation_key’, ‘status’ as key to get these values.
  • taxonomy:
    To get a taxonomy terms of a post. See example for complete syntax. The return value must be from wp_get_post_terms
  • main:
    The key for which the value has to be returned

aw2_loop_value also supports various common formatting attributes of Awesome Studio Framework. You can specify following values to the main attribute above if you are looping through a post object

  • url:
    It returns permalink of the post item.
  • featured_image:
    It gives the featured image of the post item, it return the full img tag. By giving ‘size‘(full | thumbnail | medium) attribute along with it, you can get image of specific size.
  • featured_image_url:
    It just gives the absolute url of the featured image. You can specify ‘size‘ attribute to get specific size image
  • external_image_url:
    If a image url of third party site is specified to ‘external_image_url‘ it downloads that image and attached it to post meta for future use, and return the local image url of the ‘size’ specified.
  • excerpt:
    returns the excerpt of the post. you can use ‘length‘ to control number of words to return, it defaults to 20.
  • the_content:
    This gives the content of the post, after applying the filter the_content and executing all the shortcodes inside the post. If you want to just get the content without firing executing the shortcodes use post_content.

WordPress Post Object

All the properties of a WordPress post object that is shown below can be accessed directly by using the key.

p.s remove the space between “[” and “aw2” in the examples below, they have been added to avoid their execution on this page.

Examples of using aw2_loop_value:

We are assuming following query results for the example

Getting meta data of a post or user object.

Meta Data as Array of a Post

Getting taxonomy associated with a Post, for all the list fields that you can use see, wp_get_post_terms

Author Associate with the post

Get the permalink of the post

Get the Featured Image of the post

Get the Excerpt of the post. For direct excerpt use post_excerpt.

Get the post content with filters applied and also executed for shortcode