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Change Category Selector to Tags or Post Type (2 posts)

  1. wampdog29
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If I could get any help with this, it would be great.
    What I am trying to do is take code I wrote for my theme options to select categories and post them into a highlights section on my front page. Here is my code that works as is:

    <strong>Highlights Category 1:</strong>
    <p class="wpn_desc">Here you set the category that you want to use for the highlights area.</p>
    <p><select name="highlights_category_id_1">
    <option value="0" <?php if (!$options['highlights_category_id_1']) echo 'selected="selected"'; ?>>Disabled</option>
    <?php $categories = get_categories(); foreach($categories as $cat) : ?>
    <option value="<?php echo $cat->term_id; ?>" <?php if ($options['highlights_category_id_1'] == $cat->term_id) echo 'selected="selected"'; ?>><?php echo $cat->cat_name; ?></option>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    </select></p>

    Now, what I really want is to change the category selection to either a post type selection, custom taxonomy or simply tags. I would love to have it as a post type selector the most, however, trying something as simple as tags leaves nothing in the drop down box to be selected. Like I said, it should be easy to do for tags, but I can't get it to work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    URL: http://greatgamingcrusade.com

  2. Star Verte LLC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For tags, you might check out using the get_the_tag_list function.

    For post type, you might check out using the get_post_types function.

    I was really looking to see if someone had found a way to implement a Post selector tool. However, I may have answered my own question by looking at your code and by looking at the get_posts function.

    Once I figure that out, and if I feel it may be helpful to your problem, I will let you know... unless someone jumps in and lets us know of an easier way to do these things.

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