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Custom Landing Page Template: Display Categories as Images (1 post)

  1. chunky2010
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm developing my theme with a custom landing page. It's going well except for one part:

    In a nutshell, I want to call a specific category within a div and have it link to the given category page.

    In detail:

    See screenshot: http://move-onward.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/landing-cats.png

    :: I have 12 different categories.
    :: I want to display a specific thumbnail image for each category of the 12 categories, respectively. The image can be hardcoded and static.
    :: When the use clicks the image, he/she opens up a page for that category, which contains all the posts in that category.

    I've tried several methods, such as:

    <?php
    $cat = 7
    $args = array(
      'orderby' => 'date',
      'order' => 'DESC',
      'post_type' => 'post',
      'numberposts' => 1,
      'category__in' => array($cat)
      );
    $posts=get_posts($args);
    if ($posts) {
      foreach($posts as $post) {
        setup_postdata($post);
        ?>
        <p><?php the_time('m.d.y') ?> <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>
        <?php }
      }
    }
    ?>

    but nothing seems to work. I either get a blank page or nothing prints to page in the category block I created.

    Finally, my PHP ability sucks. lol.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you very much,

    DC

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