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Blog that only shows specific category?

  • ventilate


    Is there a way to have to have a blog only show a specific post category?

    thanks in advance.

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  • Cathy Tibbles


    Yes, you can use a plugin for that. Search theplugin directory – I dont know of one off the top of my head.
    Otherwise, you can edit the blog’s loop with an argument like this “&cat=xx” to display only the category you want. First you need to find the loop that the blog is using – using the template hierarchy & a knowledge of your theme. Here’s the page explaining the hierarchy: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy

    Obviously the easiest solution is a plugin. 🙂



    Thank you Cathy! ; )

    If I want to show multiple cat’s could I use this?

    “&cat=xx01, xx02, xx03”


    Cathy Tibbles


    Yes – this should give you the info you need. Dont forget to reset the query if you want to use it again. http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Category_Parameters

    Hi Cathy, hoping you can help me with this, having a bit of trouble for a non-coder ; ) Where would I put “&cat=xx” in this code?

    <div class=”post” id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>
    <div class=”entry”><?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <?php the_content(‘Read the rest of this entry »’); ?>
    <img src=”http://www.ventilate.ca/images/issue_08/fill.jpg” width=”370″ height=”11″>
    “><?php the_author() ?> – <?php the_time(‘F jS, Y’) ?> – <?php the_time() ?>


    <img src=”http://www.ventilate.ca/images/issue_08/fill.jpg” width=”5″ height=”5″>
    <div align=”center”><img src=”http://www.ventilate.ca/images/news_horizontal.jpg”></div>
    <img src=”http://www.ventilate.ca/images/issue_08/fill.jpg” width=”5″ height=”20″></div>

    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <span class=”alignleft”>
    <?php next_posts_link(‘« Older posts’) ?>
    <span class=”alignright”>
    <?php previous_posts_link(‘Newer posts »’) ?>

    Thank you in advance ; )

    put right at the top before the loop starts

    <!-- Start loop now -->
    ?> <!-- end loop -->

    Thank you so much!!

    How can I tell which categories coincide with the cat numbers?

    I tried using words like query_posts(‘cat=architecture’); …. but that doesnt work.

    cheers ; )

    found it ; )


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