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  1. JanEllers
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I try to develop an own style for the WP 2.1 Version and want to show all main categories as a kind of menu. The result should look like this:

    Category 1 | Category 2 | Category 3 | Category 4

    But i don't want to display the subcategories... wich function I have to use? and how i have to use it?

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you plan to design for WP you better get familiar with these:

    Also, keep in mind that in WP 2.1. the whole category system went through a major overhaul, so check and re-check everything in those articles!

  3. JanEllers
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Tanks, i already read this arcticles and i tried to use the "wp_list_categories" funcion. But i always got all categories of my blog, they ware sorted with the <li> Tag, what I dont want to have... i just need the names and links or IDs of my main categories, why is it so hart to find a solution for this simple problem with WP?

  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, if you want to "design" then let's get back to the basics.
    1. Define precisely WHERE do you want to display that category list: sidebar? top horizontal menu? or what?

    2. Don't worry about the <li> tags - you have a stylesheet where you can define the behaviour of every list. That's where the design starts...

    Try to learn about how to style lists:

  5. JanEllers
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the hind, my CSS skills are okay, so the design is no problem. But my primary pain is trying to get the parent categories (i want them for a top horizontal menu). At the moment I try to get them with a custom mysql query.

    I hope you understand my bad english now ;)

  6. JanEllers
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay I just got it! Bik thanks for your help moshu. For all those who have the same problem, here is the solution:

    $MainCats = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT cat_ID, cat_name FROM $wpdb->categories WHERE category_parent = '0'");
    foreach ($MainCats as $MainCat) {
    The Code

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