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category version of list child pages, even on child page? (6 posts)

  1. csleh
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've got categories and subcategories, and can list the sub-categories on the parent page. But on the child page, I can't show the other children.
    These are categories (posts) not pages, so the solutions for list page don't work.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Could you provide a link to see the problem?

  3. csleh
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm developing a theme on my laptop, so nothing is live yet.

    This quote is from the wp_list_pages codex:

    'This code will show the child pages, and only the child pages, when on a parent or on one of the children.'
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_pages

    I'm looking to have this apply to categories instead of pages.
    But maybe it's easier to move everything from posts with categories to pages.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Look at the template tag, wp_list_categories().

    You can use this template tag on a Page template if necessary.

  5. csleh
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmmm, wp_list_categories has a tag that lists children, but only children of the current page -- in other words, not siblings.
    So I'll move to Pages to solve most of the problem.

    This is what I'm going for now:
    Page A
    > Page a-1 (shows a-1 and a-2 as subnavigation)
    > Page a-2 (shows a-1 and a-2 as subnavigation)
    (a-2 is assigned to category z)
    list of post titles of category z
    > full post

    - each indent is a level, so click on A and see a-1 and a-2

    - a-1 and a-2 will always display links to each other (they are subnavigation in this A section)

    - Page a-2 displays post titles of category z

    - click on a post title to see the full post

    I'm hoping to have this automated, so if new a-X Pages are added, they automatically appear in the subnavigation. And as new posts are added to a category, they automatically appear on the assigned page. I also want to automate the templates so I don't need a unique template for each category -- new categories should automatically follow along.

  6. Diesel12
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    csleh,

    did you ever find a solution for this... I'm trying to do the same thing.... or at least similar...

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