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[resolved] Want to feature specific articles under each category. (5 posts)

  1. hellokitty66
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have tried to look up some information about this particular subject but can't seem to find it.

    I set up a couple of categories (Newsletters, Articles) in the blog section. And from there, I was able to separate the categories to diplay as two separate pages via links.

    Under the "Recent Posts" widget, I tried to apply the widget logic is_category("articles") to display just Articles, and is_category("newsletters") to display just Newsletters. But instead, I get all Articles and Newsletters listed together.

    Am I writing the wrong line of code or do I have to go in and change the code in the PHP files? I have tried other conditional tags and it doesn't seem to work.

    Please advise and thank you in advance.

  2. I don't think using the "widget logic" plugin, in conjunction with the wordpress "recent posts" widget, is going to display ONLY the posts for the selected category.

    Let me try to explain...

    1. The WP "recent posts" is hard-coded. It will always show your recent posts.. regardless of category... by default.

    2. The "widget logic" plugin ONLY allows you to display the respected WIDGET on the pages you specify. It does not "tell" the recent posts widget to only display a certain category.

    Does this make sense??

  3. hellokitty66
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Josh for the information and that definitely helps.

    So the question is... how can I just display just "Articles" with say a limit of 5 posts and the same that goes for "Newsletters"? If I can't use "Recent Posts", should I be hand coding in PHP? And if so, can you possibly direct me on a past posting that can help me go in the right direction?

  4. how can I just display just "Articles" with say a limit of 5 posts and the same that goes for "Newsletters"?

    Okay, you definitely want to use a plugin for this. I would suggest something like:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tw-recent-posts-widget/

    It is a "souped-up" version of the WP recent posts plugin. There are a bunch of these types of plugins... but you want to make sure they are rated for your version of WP.. and they are actively maintained and updated regularly.

    I'd start with the one I mentioned above. If you feel your options with it are limited.. then try another.

  5. hellokitty66
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Josh!

    I definitely went in your direction and got the results I wanted.

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