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[resolved] Appeciation And 2 Queries ! (5 posts)

  1. lovelyangelforyou
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    First of all I would like to thanks and appreciate the effort of all the developers who have put millions of coding hours in this wonderful application. I have used lots of cms, blogs, carts online, and from my experience I can tell you this was the easiest application to install and configure. All the best for future.

    I am ready to use it on multiple blogs, that I am about to setup, however there are just 2 things I have no idea on how to setup.

    1) Categories For Posts
    Most of the times it is configured a it shows the parent category and just below that it shows the child category. And this list becomes a long on to go through.
    Is it possible that we can show only Parent Category List and once we click on any of the Categories it shows the Child Categories

    e.g.
    This is default.
    a
    -a1
    -a2
    -a3
    b
    -b1
    -b2
    -b3

    What is required is
    a
    b

    if I click on a
    it shows
    a1
    a2
    in middle column as comma separated availble categories or on the same sidebar where the main category links are shown.

    2) Once I go to a cateogry or sub cateogry. Just show the Title of the post not the entire post. Clicking on the title, gets me to the post. Something like this http://www.dooce.com/archives/byu/index.html

    I know these can be done. Just dont know how in WordPress using PHP. Did a bit of search on the same, however not much luck.

    I would really appreciate any kind of assistance on the same.

    Waiting eagerly.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Maybe the Collapsing Category Menu plugin will work for you http://sporkfancier.com/collapsing-category-menus-plugin

    2. You'll need to modify the theme's template that is used for displaying Category posts. In the default theme that is wp-content/themes/default/archive.php. You would only want to use something like the template tag, the_title, and delete reference to the post content that is displayed as a result of the_content

    Additional resources:
    Stepping_Into_Template_Tags

    Fold Category List Plugin
    http://www.webspaceworks.com/resources/wordpress/31/

    WP-dTree Plugin
    http://www.silpstream.com/blog/wp-dtree/

  3. lovelyangelforyou
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply.

    WP-dTree Plugin worked for the Categories issue. A fantastic tool has been designed.

    For just displaying the Title of the post, was able to get that done only on homepage. However, I was not able to successfully do it on the Category or Subcategory page. Any suggestions on the same.

    Also one more thing came up, how to show the categories if a single post is being checked. No sidebar is appearing. I am using Kubrick and Blix theme.

    Regards
    Lovely

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The two worst themes...

    Anyway, for understanding which templates is used when displaying category "archives" or other views, see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

  5. lovelyangelforyou
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The folder issue got beautifully resolved with Fold Category List : http://www.webspaceworks.com/resources/cat/wp-plugins/31/

    And the second one also got resolved....just make sure that the content tag is not there....

    Resolved

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