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A Page of Posts - Is this still the best way to do it? (5 posts)

  1. roowilliams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I am trying to create a child theme for Thematic in the most logical way.

    As part of my content structure, I need to be able to link a category to the navigation bar, eg. clicking 'Projects' in the navigation bar brings up all posts in the 'project' category.

    I have found an example in the codex of this being done, but in an age of filter hooks and child themes (which I am VERY new to - this is my first) is this the right way to do it?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#A_Page_of_Posts

    That's one of the biggest things that confuses me about WordPress theme development - there are so many ways of doing something, it is hard to know how to select the right one! :)

    That said, WordPress is still amazing, and I am looking forward to putting this site together!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    For this particular theme, you might be better off reviewing http://themeshaper.com/thematic/guide/ and http://themeshaper.com/forums/ first.

  3. roowilliams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I rest my case; so may ways of doing something! Apologies for posting up here, and thanks for the links.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem. I played around with Thematic about a year ago, so I know that it has quite a few of its own custom hooks & functions which you might find a little easier than coding a Page of Posts from scratch.

  5. roowilliams
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, coding from scratch really isn't an option for me at the minute. I need to expand my knowledge of creating WordPress themes, fast!

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