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    This plugin allows you to categorize your FAQs. But when I try to view a specific category of FAQ, I just land on a page that says “sorry, no content matched your criteria”.

    I only see one shortcode for this plugin. Is there a way to display just a single category of FAQ on a page? It seems confusing to me why I would want to categorize FAQs if they can’t be viewed that way.

    Any insight is much appreciated!

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  • Same question. I tried [sp_faq category=”general_faqs”] but it does not recognize categories (still gives me all categories). I’m pretty sure this could be fixed in faq.php but I don’t know enough .php to fix it.

    I’ve altered how I use the plugin, so I’m only using it as a single FAQ. It’s clearly meant to be able to organize multiple categories, but I can’t find a shortcode variation or anything that works either.

    I would also like to know how to show the FAQ from just one category

    I took a look in the code and I don’t think this feature is set yet. Perhaps in future releases. I plan coding this myself pretty soon… I keep you guys posted.


    Did a quick fix to the plugin to show specific cats via the shortcode (using the category ID).

    1) Open up the faq.php script

    2) Find function sp_faq_shortcode()

    3) Add the cat => ” in the first line, as shown below:

      "limit" => '',
      "cat" => ''
    ), $atts));

    4) Add the //Define Category block just below the //Define Limit block, as shown below:

    // Define category
      if( $cat) {
        $category_id = $cat;
      } else {
        $category_id = '-1';

    5) Finally, replace the query bit with this:

    $query = new WP_Query( array (
       'post_type'      => $post_type,
       'posts_per_page' => $posts_per_page,
       'cat'            => $category_id,
       'orderby'        => $orderby,
       'order'          => $order,
       'no_found_rows'  => 1,

    6) Use with this shortcode: [sp_faq limit="-1" cat="XX"] where XX is the category ID (if you don’t know where this is, open up the list of categories, click on the desired category, and check the tag_ID=XX in the URL).

    7) Get a cup of coffee and enjoy 🙂

    Disclaimer: I hacked this up simply because I needed a quick fix… the plugin’s author might have something else in store, and updates will obviously break this fix. However, it works.


    Chris, awesome hack! Thank you.

    Any thoughts on why it only works for 1 category on a page? I need to be able to display multiple catergories on a page so we can break things up by topic.

    Cheers 🙂

    Well, I tried adding another short-code with another cat ID, and although the FAQs are loaded, they are not picked up by the script and are left unformatted/static. It’s an issue with jquery picking up the element using an ID (thus, two elements with the same ID will break the logic)

    So, another quick hack 🙂

    In faq.php, find this line:
    <div id="accordion">
    and change it to:
    <div class="accordion">

    This will make it possible to select multiple elements using the class selector rather than the id jquery selector.


    Replace this line:
    jQuery( "#accordion" ).accordion({

    jQuery( ".accordion" ).accordion({

    … indicating that you want to initialize all the divs decorated with the class “accordion” hence the . instead of the # (indicating an id attribute).

    This might work. Haven’t tested it for exceptions, however it does the trick (at face value).


    Very much appreciate your efforts! Did your handy hacks but did not work.

    If I drop {heightStyle: "content"} than it works but the first Q of each category is expanded.

    Hi there,

    In that case you need to modify the way the accordion is initialized (collapsed property):

    You need to modify this line in faq.php:

    jQuery( ".accordion" ).accordion()

    … on the lines indicated in this SO article here.

    Hope this helps!



    Thank you so much! You saved me hours I’m sure!

    Thank You!

    This works like a charm, amazing work, thanks a million for sharing! You helped me fix my site in under 15 minutes!

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