When I first set up wordpress for my walking website http://babyroutes.co.uk , I created a new page for each region and then a new child page for each walk I wrote up, assigning it to a particular region.
This was completely idiotic and went against wordpress’ logical structure but I was new to blogging and didn’t know better.
I am about to convert all the walk pages to posts via a smart little plugin. I will then properly categorise them, with their parent region becoming a category and the walk features etc. becoming tags. I then aim to use menus to recreate the dropdown list from the navigation bar that you currently see by clicking on ‘the walks’.
Only issue is, I like having information for each of the regions (shortly to become categories), yet I can’t find a way of creating a category content page when using posts. Basically, I want to keep the look and feel the same on the menu as it is now (i.e. each region has a content page which then links to child posts of each walk) but using posts.
Can anyone help me out?
ok – I’ve just found a plugin which helps a bit: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/list-category-posts
I’m using it on a test site atm and seems to do the job.
Hope this helps anyone else who find this with the same problem. It’s not quite the sophisticated solution I was after but might do for now.
Only thing is – I am using Graphene and atm when I create a child page (i.e. a new walk), it is listed in a neat box at the bottom of the content on the parent page (i.e. the walk region) displaying photo and content. Now I can create a listing from categories with photo, excerpt etc. using the above plugin but no idea how to pretty it up i.e. add a border, get header font for post title etc. I’m guessing I need to copy the template used by Graphene to produce those nice little boxes and create a new template to be called up by the plugin…but not a clue how to go about doing this. Any ideas?
Also – if anyone has a better solution to the original problem, I’d love to hear it. Have a feeling I’m over complicating things…
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