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[resolved] Works well but a few issues (5 posts)

  1. thelaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great plugin and it does "work" but a few problems:

    1) The show children button does not work. If I have a post open, it does not show the categories and children for that post.

    2) Unless you put in the actual entries for options in the widgets, none of the defaults work. For example, sorting will not work unless you put in ASC. If you put in the wrong term... odd things will happen. :)

    3) Cannot get the post categories to work, showing the list of the posts's categories. This one is very close to working perfectly. Just fix these few issues and this is the pure winner for category arrangement.

    Suggestion - some formatting options for displaying categories, e.g. to include a little button, arrow or whatever to indent the categories and make them stand out more other than just being listed. Very well done.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hierarchical-pages/

  2. wlindley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    "Show Children" for categories was only designed to work when displaying a Category Archive... because in that case, there is one "Current Category." I do like the idea of picking up the category from the current post (presumably only in the case of a single post being displayed, yes?) but what happens if that post is in multiple categories? Suggestions please.

  3. thelaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The other plugin will show all the categories and children with no "primary." WordPress has to choose the primary (which is fine and I use a plugin to make that choice) but it's useful to show children for all of them. For example, let's say you have a medical blog and have areas called arms, hands, legs, feet, chest. A user selects an article written about walking and then both the legs and feet categories will open showing the children. It's relevant as the user could have a knee injury or a foot injury and any subcategory is useful. Works great.

    This is an awesome plugin. Some things are a caveat regarding the input information as well. As I mentioned, the defaults don't work if nothing is put in. If you put in the wrong information in the last one - sort by "category" works but put in the wrong word such as "category_post" and watch the fireworks! You need some error check on there or a dropdown. This is really all small stuff. It's a great plugin and hopefully what I'm writing here will help people that have a problem.

    (You can try the collapsing categories - the function works well but it's (a) javascript which I want to avoid and (b) it creates thousands of links my site map believes are broken.)

  4. thelaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've marked it as resolved since we've got an explanation - and thank you for making this available. It's perhaps the only one of its kind that doesn't badly break category hyperlinks.

  5. wlindley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am considering adding an additional setting such that, when displaying a single post or page, the current post's category would the "current category" ... and likewise with custom taxonomies and so on. This would be in the next version. Please email me if you would like to test this.

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