Support » Fixing WordPress » Category.php showing index.php content?

  • I created a basic custom theme that works great, but the behavior I’m getting from my category.php page is unexpected. If I click any category generated by the wp_list_categories function that has at least one post in it, the category.php page kicks in and displays everything correctly. My problem occurs when I click a category that has no posts in it yet. Instead of getting my category.php page with an erro rmessage and search form, I seem to end up at my index.php instead.

    The code in my category.php page is:

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    	<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">
    	<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    		<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    			<div class="post" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    				<h2><a>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    				<small><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> <!-- by <?php the_author() ?> --></small>
    				<div class="entry">
    					<?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry �'); ?>
    				<p class="postmetadata"><?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', ''); ?> Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> | <?php edit_post_link('Edit', '', ' | '); ?>  <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>
    		<?php endwhile; ?>
    		<div class="navigation">
    			<div class="alignleft"><?php next_posts_link('� Older Entries') ?></div>
    			<div class="alignright"><?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries �') ?></div>
    	<?php else : ?>
    		<h2 class="center">Not Found</h2>
    		<p class="center">Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.
    		<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

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  • 1. So, don’t display the empty categories (you have a parameter for that in wp_list_categories).

    2. Sometimes WP is displaying the index if there is no 404.php file in the theme

    Yeah I’m debating whether we need to display empty categories or not but even so, shouldn’t the above code show sorry not found instead of index.php?

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