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Primary Category

Description

This plugin adds radiobuttons near every category (even if you add a new category) so you can choose the primary category of your post **. Selecting a primary category and updating the post saves this data into a custom field with a meta key of “primary_category”.

To display a list of all posts with a particular primary category, use the shortcode [primary-category name=”CATEGORY NAME” post_type=”POST TYPE”] where CATEGORY NAME is the name of the primary category you wish to display and POST TYPE is the custom post type name. If a name is not specified, the shortcode will default to all posts with “uncategorized” set as the primary category. images or post.

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png: New custom radiobutton for primary category

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in WordPress
  3. See the categories tab in your post or custom post edit page. Set the radiobutton near your preferred category.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in WordPress
  3. See the categories tab in your post or custom post edit page. Set the radiobutton near your preferred category.
How can I access the primary category data?

A post’s primary category is stored in the post meta under the key ‘primary_category’.

What shortcode can I use to display posts with a particular primary category?

[primary-category name=”CATEGORY NAME” post_type=”POST TYPE”]

Contributors & Developers

“Primary Category” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • First version of the plugin