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How can I manipulate the default post category? (4 posts)

  1. andywarthol
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Firstly, I know that I can change the default post category in the dropdown box in the Dashboard's "Writing" Settings.

    The dilemma is that I don't want my authors to have to manually select the Category on the post-new.php page.

    Is there a way to create a hyperlink to post-new.php so that a category is already checked off for my authors?

    For example, my site would ask: "What are you blogging about?" and there would be hyperlinks corresponding to each category (photography, music, video etc.) When clicked it would take the authors to a post-new.php with the corresponding cat checked off.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your time on this matter.

  2. AndrewKantor
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ditto -- same question here. I want create links that say something like "Add new post to Whatever category" and "Add new post to This&That category."

    Any way to do that?

  3. vahyd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same question with me too..
    I want to show a button on category view page to add posts to current category page. If you guys found any solution pls share.
    This is very important for me.
    I'm going nuts here.

  4. shastaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could use custom post types for this. Then there's a menu item like "videos" and you create a post of that type with whatever settings and template you set it up with.

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