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[resolved] Categories *CANNOT* be removed from navbar (5 posts)

  1. Viros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey folks,

    WordPress newbie here. I like the software a lot, but something that has been frustrating me for 2 whole hours now is the apparent impossibility of removing the categories from the nav bar.

    I'm using WP 2.8 and the "7Color" theme. Now I want to remove the categories from the navbar. (I wouldn't mind removing the meta data from the sidebar, either, but that's another issue :P) Now, I've gathered that I'm supposed to delete/edit the list_category code, etc.

    Trouble is: That line of code isn't there. I know I sound like a total dolt, but it isn't. It's not in the header.php, the index.php, or the css style sheet. I have searched all three for the terms. This piece of code simply doesn't show up.

    So, I figured it was a widget-type deal. It isn't, though. In fact, according to my WP admin area, even my sidebar is *empty*; -- even though it has several links in it.

    I am confused. Why might this be, and how *do* I get rid of the category link in the nav bar? I hope you guys can offer a newb some guidance.

  2. doc4
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Viros,

    Can you include a link to your site so we can take a look? Thanks,

    http://www.doc4design.com

  3. Viros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sure, man,

    it's http://kikicomm.de

  4. doc4
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Viros,

    Appears you are looking for wp_list_categories. Open up the sidebar.php file and delete the following:

    <li id="categories">
     <h3><?php _e( 'Categories', 'sandbox' ) ?></h3>
     <ul>
      <?php wp_list_categories('title_li=&show_count=0&hierarchical=1') ?>
     </ul>
    </li>

    This will remove the categories from the sidebar. If you want to remove them from the header navigation then open functions.php and look for the following on line 29:

    // Category list. You can remove this category list, by disable next line
    $menu = wp_list_categories('title_li=&show_count=0&hierarchical=1');

    Then just comment this out like so:

    // Category list. You can remove this category list, by disable next line
    //$menu = wp_list_categories('title_li=&show_count=0&hierarchical=1');

    http://www.doc4design.com

  5. Viros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Worked like a charm! Thanks so much. :) How come this was in the fuctions php?

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