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[resolved] Showing 'categories' in sidebar (11 posts)

  1. lize2013
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi there,

    Is there any posibility to have some sort of category-list in the sidebar of the directory?

    When someone is looking at one company, I'd like them to be able to switch to another category imidiately.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lize

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/

  2. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi Lize,

    Yes, you can do that. Use the standard WP category widget and select the Business Directory categories for display. That widget recognizes custom post types (which is what we use) so it will display our categories just fine.

    You can also do the same with the tags widget as well.

  3. ahiaruhe
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Interesting - the Tags widget displays your categories fine but I can't see options in the standard WP 'Categories' widget to select your categories. What am I missing here?

  4. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Sorry, I misspoke--the tags widget is the one I meant for Categories. You are correct. We don't have "tags" so that's why it gets used.

  5. craven222
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Bit confused, I installed the Category Post list Widget but cannot see the business-directory categories for display. I can only see Pages I've created.

    http://civvystreetmagazine.co.uk/training/

  6. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 month ago #

    Hi craven22,

    The category widget I'm referring to is the standard one issued by WordPress. You need to select the custom post type for BD in there (Business Directory I think) and that will allow you to show BD categories. I'm not sure what the Category Post list widget is.

  7. craven222
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    This one? This is the only other plugin that mentions 'category'

    http://imgur.com/ZvPR2jl

    Not sure what you mean, there's nothing to select.

  8. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 month ago #

    What version of WP are you running there? That looks like an older widget to me.

  9. craven222
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    3.9.1 - The latest version.

  10. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 month ago #

    Can you contact me with admin credentials to your site so I can see this directly?

    http://businessdirectoryplugin.com/contact/

  11. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 month ago #

    Hi craven222,

    So after some research, we found two things:
    1) The standard WP widget doesn't support this and I was incorrect in thinking it did.
    2) There IS a plugin that DOES support this out of the box: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-taxonomies-menu-widget/

    It definitely works with BD categories, no problem. I think that's the best solution here, as we don't have a widget that does this yet. This one seems as good as anything we'd create anyhow.

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