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Hide category title in posts?? (6 posts)

  1. jama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am using the default 'the_category' & 'wp_list_cats' to display the categories used for my posts on both each individual post and the sidebar.

    What I would like to do is be able to add a category or number of categories to certain posts but not have that category displayed at all on the page.

    I can get round this on the sidebar using the exclude argument on the wp_list_cats tag but I can't find a way to hide the category from displaying with the post.

    I could possibly do it by using an if and then formatting the categories to be hidden to the same color text as the bacground but that would create a lot of whitespace.

    Anyone got any ideas or could point me in the right direction please?

    And just to clarify, I do not want to hide the actual post, just the category.

    Jama

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't remember all the details but maybe this plugin does what you are after...
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/34427

  3. jama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply moshu. I have downloaded and tried topcat but unfortunately it only goes part of the way for what I want. If I only have one 'main' category for a post then it is ideal but I will sometimes have 2 or 3 'main' cats that I don't want to display. If I can find a way to change the radio buttons to check boxes then that may do it.

    Anyone else??

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't really understand your logic. With that plugin you can have posts in multiple categories, but you have the ability to display only one - as you described above. Why on the earth would you define more "main" categories if you want to display only one? The post still can be assigned to multiple categories: one main (or top) and the others "not-so-top"...
    On the other hand, if you don't want to display the post's category (or categories) at all - remove the template tag.

  5. jama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi again. OK things have become confused. In my last post I used the terms from the Top Cat plug-in for my explanation. Each post I make will have multiple categories, each of which I would like to display with the post. Each post will also have at least one, maybe more, categories attached to it that I do not wish to have displayed with the post or in my category list in the sidebar.

    I know I can exclude categories from the sidebar by using the exclude argument but I do not know how to exclude them from being displayed in the actual post. I hope that is clearer.

    I am simply trying to group posts by certain categories for admin purposes.

  6. jama
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This dropped down my priority list but with my new design I want to bring it back in. Anyone else? I have just had another look throught the support and can't see anything.

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