The growth of WordPress has been overwhelming, and now almost everyone is blogging using WP as their platform of choice, or writing on WordPress.com. The upsurge in usage and interest has spawned the development of various themes and plugins, allowing for use of WP in an entirely different form.

The query_posts() function is one you’re very likely to encounter when heavily playing with the application’s themes and pages. This function is essential in your arsenal in customizing your WP install and making it behave just the way you want it to.