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[resolved] Direct WP to a custom "single.php" file? (3 posts)

  1. sparkletack
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have created a custom "single.php" file that I would like to use to display a certain category of posts. (It's named "category_single.php")

    These posts appear on a page generated by a custom category template ("category-4.php"), which is called via a wp_list_categories link in "header.php".

    It's not clear to me exactly where WP calls for the "single.php" file to begin with, and because of that I can't figure out where to start!

    I've read a ton of the conditional tags material in the WP codex, and it does seem as though that would be a useful method -- but I can't see where I would put the conditional code to call for the custom "category_single.php" file instead of "single.php".

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It, probably, wouldn't work as you want to force WP to do things. However, you can use a plugin to achieve what you want:
    http://guff.szub.net/2005/07/21/post-templates-by-category/

  3. sparkletack
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That plugin is perfect -- never even thought to look for one. Thank you!

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