Query Posts from Multiple Languages on One Page

Sometimes, when working with designers, the content of a multilingual website will end up on a single landing page. In this event, using suppress_filters to get_posts associated with the active language will provide posts in both languages, and not provide the side-by-side translation effect desired.

Use this handy snipped to get around the issue:

global $sitepress;
$cur_lang = $sitepress->get_current_language();
$new_lang = 'en'; // change language code you want here. 
* Do WP_Query here

Here it is with a foreach loop:

global $sitepress;
$cur_lang = $sitepress->get_current_language();
$new_lang = 'fr'; // change language code you want here. 

$args = array(
	'post_type' => 'member_news',
	'posts_per_page' => 3,
	'suppress_filters' => 0,

$english = get_posts($args);

foreach($english as $post) : setup_postdata($post); ?>

	<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">
		<div class="news_content">
			<h3><?php the_title(); ?></h3>
			<?php the_field('agm_date'); ?>

<?php endforeach; wp_reset_postdata();

$sitepress->switch_lang($cur_lang); ?>

Sourced here.

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