Category posts on specific pages

  • DezD

    #7297

    I’m sure that this is possible but I’m unsure as how to make it fully work.

    I would like any post that has a specific category to be shown on a specific page, i.e. post “Category A” is displayed on page “A” and post “Category B” displayed on page “B” and so-on.

    Also on the main Blog page every post is to be shown with just a summary along with a “Read more” button that takes the viewer to the correct page.

    Is there a way of automating this or am I missing something here?

    Many thanks

    Deryn

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #37735
    Quote:
    I would like any post that has a specific category to be shown on a specific page, i.e. post “Category A” is displayed on page “A” and post “Category B” displayed on page “B” and so-on.

    Use the category archive.

    Quote:
    Also on the main Blog page every post is to be shown with just a summary along with a “Read more” button that takes the viewer to the correct page.

    In Graphene Display settings, there is an option for this. I’m not on my home computer, but iirc, it’s in “Front Page Options”.

    DezD

    #37736

    Hi Kenneth

    From what I understand then I have to create a new category template to act as the page upon which I can feature certain posts of the same category?

    Is that correct?

    Hope to speak soon

    Best wishes

    Deryn

    DezD

    #37737

    Hi Kenneth

    Right, here goes…

    From what I’ve been able to glean from looking around I have done this:

    1. made a copy of the themes category.php file and named it category-“category-name”.php

    2. Added :

    <p>Category: <?php single_cat_title(); ?></p>
    <?php if ( $paged < 2 ) : ?>
    <p>Text for first page of Category archive.</p>
    <?php else : ?>
    <p>Text for subsequent pages of Category.
    Can be left out.</p>
    <?php endif; ?>
    below the <h1 class="page-title.... section

    3. I now need to add a "Loop" to override this section:
    /**
    * Run the loop for the category page to output the posts.
    * If you want to overload this in a child theme then include a file
    * called loop-category.php and that will be used instead.
    */
    while ( have_posts() ) {
    the_post();
    get_template_part( 'loop', 'category' );
    }

    Am I on the right road here?????

    My questions are now, what form would the loop take to only display posts with specific category slugs using this file and how do I select/add this file to a particular page on the site to display the correct posts?

    Or am I completely barking up the wrong tree??

    Hope you can help a blatantly obvious amateur here.

    Thanks

    Deryn

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #37739

    Yes, you are overthinking this. If you display categories on your site, just click on one to get to that archive. Here is an example:

    http://teachingblog.kjodle.net/category/tutorials/

    DezD

    #37740

    Hi Kenneth

    Sorry for the delay in responding, I’ve been at work all day, but at least it’s now back to doing something that I enjoy, despite the frustration at my lack of knowledge…

    I see what you mean about the category selection in the sidebar but that’s not quite what I am trying to achieve.

    Each time I create a new post and assign it a category I need that post to be featured on a specific page. If you look at my site you’ll see a page for Resort Guides, each post with the that category needs to be displayed there, or, as an alternative on that page would be a precis of the post with a Read more link just as is currently shown on the main Blog page.

    As I have several other pages planned, each to feature only certain posts I would like to know if there is a way to achieve this?

    Hope to speak soon

    Best wishes

    Deryn

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #37741
    Quote:
    If you look at my site you’ll see a page for Resort Guides

    Link to site?

    DezD

    #37742

    Oops.. did it again

    http://www.thetravellerschronicles.com/

    Thanks

    Deryn

    Cheslights

    #37743

    DezD you need the plug-in “List category posts” once you activate you put a piece of code in your page so it picks up the category posts.

    take a look at this page on my site Cheslights.org the lists are formed with the code [catlist name=heritage-maryland+heritage-40_3 orderby=title order=asc numberposts=100]

    heritage-maryland+heritage-40_3 are my category names.

    I hope this helps!

    DezD

    #37744

    Hi Cheslights

    Spot on, thank you….. This has saved me shed loads of time as well as losing what little hair I have left.

    I just need to look further into setting up the CSS for the page in respect of the thumbnail and how to improve the overall look.

    Many thanks again.

    Deryn

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