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Possible to create a page with archives (with excerpts) of a category (4 posts)

  1. hollyb22
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I cannot seem to figure out how do the following:

    I'd like to create a page that is an archive of all post of a certain category. Reading through the wordpress docs, they say a page cannot be a post or associated with categories.

    Given that, does anyone have any ideas? I'd really like the flexibility of doing this on a page since I may want a different sidebar. But I am open to any suggestions. Is a custom page template out of the question here? I am comfortable working with html/css and some PHP.

    Thanks.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You can use a plugin to put posts on a page -

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/posts-in-page/

  3. hollyb22
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hmmm - not sure if that does exactly what i need. I want this to update dynamically with all posts of a category. It looks like this is manually adding posts. Also, I want this to resemble an archive list with excerpts.

  4. bemdesign
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    My recommendation: download the _s framework theme.
    Then read through the Theme Development documentation.
    Read through the documentation as you also read through the _s "theme" code.
    Then start putting together exactly what you want and need building your own specialized template parts.

    Another possibility, plugin wise, is:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-content-shortcode/
    or http://wordpress.org/plugins/query-wrangler/

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