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Cross referencing categories (5 posts)

  1. zandercent
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have an events category on my site (lets say category 1) - the client has the ability to to categorise posts under another category (say a list of project types - category 2) and events.

    When the user is on the category page for events - I would like them to be able to select from a list of projects (ideally only ones which have events) and then show the resulting posts - so essentially they will be taken to a page showing ?cat=1&cat=2

    Now I could code this by hand - but I'd ideally like wordpress to detect and link those additional categories and create the filter - so If new categories are created they will be added to the list.

  2. RavanH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, are you saying you want to see a list of posts limited to those that belong to BOTH categories instead of at least ONE of the categories?

    If so, I'm looking for exactly the same...

  3. RavanH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ... for which a custom query like

    query_posts( array( 'category__and' => array(1,2) ) );

    should work but I'd need to create a separate template file for that, I suppose. Maybe taking one category ID from the referring category, combining it with a second category so that I get a cross section list...

  4. zandercent
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    HI
    Its really hard to be clear when describing these things!! Sorry
    I guess there are 2 steps to what I need to do:
    1- create a list of child categories (easy enough)
    2 - when I click on one of these categories wordpress will append the query to retrive posts from the current AND the clicked on category

    It can be done by hand - but I'd like it to automatically happen - if you see what I mean..

    Is that any clearer?! Im not sure!!

    thanks for your help

  5. RavanH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wonder if http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-custom-queries/ might be of help...

    Have not tested it but is sounds promising. A bit like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/query-posts/ but then for main content instead of sidebar widget content.

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