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  1. brandont
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey,

    I'm looking for a way to trim a few hours off my workload :)
    I know i have seen in the past someone who has hacked the categories list to also include a list of recent posts per-category eg:
    Category 1
    Category 1 Post 1
    Category 1 Post 2
    Category 1 Post 3
    Category 2
    Category 2 Post 1
    Category 2 Post 2
    Category 2 Post 3

    And so on until the categories(or cows) come home. For a more visual example, visit: http://www.brandontennant.com/blog_screen.png

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Brandon

  2. Ebonmuse
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was grappling with a similar issue on my site, and I came across some code on this forum (I can't remember exactly where I found it or I'd post a link) that lets you do something like that. Try this, replacing CAT_ID with the appropriate numeric category ID:

    <?php
    $temp_query = $wp_query;
    $catposts = 'cat=CAT_ID&paged=1&order=DESC';
    query_posts($catposts);
    while (have_posts()) : the_post();
    echo '<a href="';
    the_permalink();
    echo '">';
    the_title();
    echo "";
    endwhile;
    $wp_query = $temp_query;
    ?>

    This code only lists recent posts belonging to a single, specified category, which may not be exactly what you want. However, you could put it in a function and call that function repeatedly.

  3. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    CG-SameCat does basically what ebonmuse outlined -- it pulls up a list of posts from a given category. But, it can give both temporal or random results.

    Certainly the best approach is a foreach over the categories list, and a call to samecat (or your own function) that retrieves a list of posts for that category.

    -d

  4. brandont
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Guys, thanks for the replies.
    For the blog I've used a hack solution, it's not dynamic so it isn't portable which is a big negative because we are going to roll this blog out across all the chapters of our group. You can see what i currently have online at http://bc.gdc.net/blog

    I used a plugin called wp_cat_posts() to pull the most recent entries but it is somewhat limited. Below is the code for my left hand column, if anyone has suggestions on how to code this in a better way, please let me know...

    <div class="masthead">categories</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <form id="catform" action="">
    <select name="archive_chrono" onchange="window.location=(document.forms.catform.archive_chrono[document.forms.catform.archive_chrono.selectedIndex].value);">
    <option value=''>Select category</option>
    <?php zelig_dropdown_cats(); ?>
    </select>

    </form>
    </div>

    <div class="masthead">associations</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(10); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">branding</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(8); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">ecommunications</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(11); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">education</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(2); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">ethics &amp; practices</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(5); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">events</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(3); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">graphex</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(12); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">membership</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(6); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">miscellaneous</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(9); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">sponsorship</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(7); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="masthead">students</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <ul>
    <?php wp_cat_posts(4); ?>
    </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="masthead">archives</div>
    <div class="category_group">
    <form id="archiveform" action="">
    <select name="archive_chrono" onchange="window.location =(document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono[document.forms.archiveform.archive_chrono.selectedIndex].value);">
    <option value=''>Select Month</option>
    <?php get_archives('monthly','','option'); ?>
    </select>
    </form>
    </div>

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