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Absolute Noob Needs Help Displaying Categories (4 posts)

  1. N8@Humm2Me
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I apologize ahead of time for asking this question that has probably been beat to death.

    I've downloaded/activated over 8 plugins that "allow me to list categories within a page" and none, I MEAN NONE of them worked.
    They all said, use this short code [XXXXX] I did the short code, displayed the parameters as described in the readme files and every time these worthless plugins only display based on date of post.

    I'm looking for a plug in, I can activate, take a short code, tell it to display 5 articles and excerts from 1 specific category and actually work.

    I have no idea what I'm looking at when I see PHP, CSS, or JAVA. So anyone trying to help with actual script.... worthless, I don't understand a single symbol within the code.

    So if someone is wiling to help, I would GREATLY GREATLY GREATLY appreciate that because I'm about to throw my computer out the window with this limited WordPress junk.

    Sorry for the ranting

  2. BODA82
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mind letting us know which plugins you've already tried?

  3. N8@Humm2Me
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem;
    WP PrestaShop Categories
    Jack's Category Magic Plugin
    Post Category Index Generator
    Category Shortcode
    Fun with Categories
    Sobek`s Posts in Category

    I can't find the others, I don't remember all what's I've searched within "add new plugin"

  4. BODA82
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've used this one in the past with success: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nurelm-get-posts/

    An example shortcode would be:

    [get_posts category="your-category" numberposts=5 fields="post_title, post_excerpt" fields_make_link="true, false"]

    If all of these are not working, you might have a greater issue going on.

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