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wp_list_cats Unable to Return Single Category RSS (8 posts)

  1. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want an rss link to just a single category instead of all, why not just hard code one? I'm confused.

  2. GregM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Beel,
    If you mean hard-coding part of the feed URL just by appending /feeds/etc. to the end of the URL for the category page, that would work...if only there were a straightforward way to extract the URL for the category presently being viewed..but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be.
    If you mean hard-coding the whole entire feed URL, then this doesn't work in the context of a theme using a category page, where that one page will be used to build what is delivered to the browser, regardless of what specific category we might be in.
    Does that make sense? Or did I misunderstand your question, and you were wondering about a different mix of hard-coding & soft-coding?
    Thanks,
    Greg

  3. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just tried using the category array in wp_list_cats and thus far I could not get it to work. I do have it display the RSS feed for each individual category, though.
    I haven't had my coffee yet, I just don't seem to be able to picture what you are trying to do. I'll grab a cup of coffee and read more slowly...

  4. GregM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Beel,
    Thanks for trying it out -- the fact the array hasn't worked for you yet reassures me I'm not *totally* confused, at least! :-)
    What I'm trying to achieve, from the visitor's point of view is: I see a category title I like in the sidebar, I click on that category title, and I'm taken to a page that lists all the recent posts in that category. But also on that page, just below the text describing what kinds of things appear in the category, is a handy little blurb saying that if I'd like to keep track of new posts just in this category, all I have to do is click here...
    Unfortunately, I can get it to say click here or here or here or here, depending on which category the user might like, but I cannot get it to say just click here for an RSS feed matching this category which you are viewing right this moment.
    Does that make sense?
    Thanks,
    Greg

  5. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That should be easy to set up, but while I think about it, I get around it by displaying an RSS feed image and link next to each category in the list.

  6. GregM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Beel,
    That sounds like a good suggestion -- just circumvent the whole wp_list_cats query altogether! I'll have to leave it a little while to try it out, as it's dinner time now for me (past, actually), but I'll put this into my theme as soon as I can!
    Thanks very much,
    Greg

  7. GregM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Beel,
    (The next morning...)
    Your suggested workaround works exactly as expected -- many thanks!
    Greg

  8. jonasrullo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Using WordPress 1.5

    Would there be a way to get the title of the category into the RSS feed?

    For example, I have a blog called "MyBlog" and it has a category "Pies". Is there a way to get the wp-rss2.php?cat=9 script to show "Pies" as the title in the RSS feed instead of "MyBlog"? The archive page shows that this is an archive of category "Pies", but the rss feed generated by the category constrained script only shows the title "MyBlog".

    Any pointers?

    Thanks in advance.

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