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looking for a way to modify category pages (4 posts)

  1. uswgo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I use wordpress 2.8 (Will not upgrade because several scripts will only run on this particular version and most people won't help with upgrading the plugins without charging even though I make no money and work day and night for free).

    I am needing help with making the category posts like like this instead of showing the show post cascading I like for all searches and category pages to look like this

    Category 1:

    My example article 1

    Description: This article means so and so 12343567

    My example article 2:

    Description: wskewiejkierjfjkekkekekekkrke

    and the titles are the links that goto the posts. That way this prevents googles double content penalty and it looks more presentable and professional. I saw several wordpress blog hosters turn their categories into categories with shortened titles and listing limited words but not showing each page of that category. See what I am getting at:

    like this example:

    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1347/examplecat.jpg please keep this link as it explains better then I could ever show in words of what I am wanting to do to modify the blog theme or use a plugin that does this type of thing.

    Also this next help request is separate because I also want to make it where each category page shows a different image so that people will know what category they are in like a logo change or extra image for different categories.

    I hope you can help me with stuff like this.

  2. uswgo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I cannot give out my blog address because it will ruin any chances of getting help because it is a political blog with my view points, enough said. I just want help and thats all.

    I will tell you I am using revolution church theme and modified it but haven't do that to the category pages.

    Allo I want to know is how to convert the category long pages to short links using linked titles and descriptions and not showing all the content from the post.

  3. uswgo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    please if anybody has the solution tell me the php code to use and should I create a category.php or modify a certain file.

  4. uswgo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nevermind I did it. I kept reading about how one thread people were saying you can't change the category area and that only some themes can do that but I finally got it working.

    As I was checking other themes to copy part of it's category display code to turn my news site (thats using wordpress) I finally found the file I should edit, archive.php and search.php and changed this code to what I wanted and now it looks professional like aa news site, has the convienance, look and feel and Google won't penalize me for following and indexing categories.

    If any of you run into this problem I'll specify the php code words to find and change

    This modification is for Revolution Church theme and if anybody is having problems I can upload the two files at mediafire but anyways here it is

    I also recommending removing the tags from both archives and search and have the search engine index the tags from the articles/posts

    in archive.php:

    find this code:

    <?php the_content(__('Read more'));?><div style="clear:both;"></div>

    then replace it with this code:

    <?php the_excerpt(__('Read more'));?><div style="clear:both;">" rel="bookmark">Read More</div>

    then find this code:

    <p><span class="tags">Tags: <?php the_tags('') ?></span></p>

    then delete the code.

    and you can even try to modify the wordpress code to adding images and other stuff if you wanted to get technical and even make the site like current.com where each main category showed a unique image specifying what category it is.

    I hope I helped make your wordpress site more unique and able to be added to dmoz and other sites that require sites to be unique.

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