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  • From what I’ve read and from the freenode’s #wordpress, I can do this with a *custom* Page Template – however I’m at a loss after reading the WordPress Docs, on exactly how to do it.

    Blog Category “A” content needs to be tossed into “WordPress Page A”. So whenever Category A Blog is updated, the updated is dumped into “Page A” as well (but does not overwrite older entries – basically want a collection of everything from Blog A as a page). While everything from Blog Categories B, C, D… etc do not affect Page A. Would be preferrable just the body content only (skip the Title). It would be *perfect* if someone can supply a way to capture specific content from the Body too e.g. Links or Images posted in Blog Category A (and ignore whatever rant that was included).

    Additional info: the blog and target page are on the same site (its not a remote query from some place else).

    I could really really use some help here.

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  • *sigh*
    Tried The_Loop examples as pages – but all it does is post the Page’s Title/content.


    <?php
    /*
    Template Name: CategoryRipper
    */
    ?>
    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
    <?php if ( !(in_category('2')) ) { ?>
    <div class="post">
    <h2><a>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    <small><?php the_time('F jS, Y'); ?></small>
    <div class="entry">
    <?php the_content(); ?>
    </div>
    <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <?php the_category(', '); ?>
    </div>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php endwhile; else: ?>
    Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.
    <?php endif; ?>

    Instead of grabbing ANY of the possible categories at its disposal, it instead just spits out a Page with its Title and Content being what I inputed in Write Page (and selecting this template of course).

    This is what I’m getting:
    TitleTest
    February 22nd, 2006
    TestBody
    Posted in Uncategorized

    err.. right.. that’s not what I wanted. I want to pull data from a blog category and store it on a Page. *sigh*

    *hits head on desk more*

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    How is what you want different from a category archive page (small p)?
    Trying to understand why you’re using Pages, is all.

    not much except archives show all categories, and they only show either titles, or small exercepts from a blog category. I need the entire body every blog entry from Blog Category “A” in a Page for seperate viewing.

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