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Change post category page layout? (16 posts)

  1. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi,
    I have read through the snippets and multiple forum support answers and still need help!

    Currently I have 6 items in my nav menu where 2 are post categories (the others are pages). 1 is 1 category (projects) and the other is 2 (current and complete). I am using child themes.

    1. At this point I'd like the category description to be visible at the top of the page before the post entries - can't get this to work?

    Regarding the other page with current and complete.. I have created a main category (called dev) and created 2 subs called current and complete. This page now shows all the posts in current and complete, however they are in 'id' order.

    2. I'd like to be able to have the page look like (I'm showing pseudo html markup just to help with the explanation):
    (h3)Category Name(/h3)
    (p)Category description(/p)
    (br)
    (h4)Subcat1(/h4)
    (li)Full list of post items in this cat with images
    Displayed like:
    (h5)post title(/h5)
    (p)(img)Full post(/p)
    (p)mini gallery(/p)(/li)
    (h4)Subcat2(/h4)
    (li)Full list of post items in this cat with images (same as above)(/li)

    3. Customizr does not have an archives or category.php page so what page would I edit?
    4. Is using category hierarchy the best way of doing what I want?
    I have started a page template from the custom-page.php in the child theme but I cant get it to work?

    Thanks for any help or links to help :)

  2. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Link to site?

  3. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi rdell,

    it is sarbuildx comx au / new
    Sorry for poor obfuscation, I don't want it to be crawled. x's are dots.

    thanks.

  4. Tareq
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Link does not exist...?

  5. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    x's are dots and there are no spaces in urls...

  6. Tareq
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yes I am aware of that...but when I concatenate that obfuscated url into a real url, it does not exist.

    Edit: including converting the x into a dot.
    Further Edit: Screenshot

  7. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I am so very sorry!! No au!

  8. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    sarbuildx com / new

  9. Tareq
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Ah ok, I will have a look again!

  10. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Still struggling with the link I'm afraid. If you use the 'link' button above this post panel, you can add a full link with no need to disguise it.

  11. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    oh Sorry! Thanks for persevering with it :)
    link

  12. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Great site. I love to see the Theme stretched away from its traditional look-and-feel. You should submit to the Showcase when its ready!

    I'll try to update this later as quite a lot to get through. As a starter:

    1. It's working as designed, though I have seen this raised before. Lots of people seem to hate that Icon/Title but I guess an option to have/have not would be a useful addition to the Theme. I'll try to find if it was resolved, will require php in CT functions.php.

    If anyone else wants to join in then please do!

  13. malissas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    oh Thank you :)

    Do you think that the category description isn't working because I have removed the icons?

  14. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Try putting them back to test, but I don't think that's the problem.

    I tested it and got your original result which makes it a design feature. Have flagged it to Nic so hopefully he'll comment.

  15. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    The default theme behaviour is to show "Category Archives: <Cat-name>" at the top of category pages. See here for example.

    What did you do to turn this off? If you turn it back on again, you can then remove the icon and the archive title separately.

    Or are you using your own template?

    p.s. Agree with Dave: that's some interesting customization you've got there.

  16. nikeo
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi @malissas, you site looks great, I would love to include it in the showcase when ready!

    About your category custom layout : I would recommend to do this by altering the query http://www.themesandco.com/snippet/three-techniques-to-alter-the-query-in-wordpress/.

    I requires additional coding of course, but this is a good start.
    Best

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