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Display only PARENT categories in sidebar? With number of posts in the subcats? (4 posts)

  1. kenwinstoncaine
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My category list at http://www.mindbodyspiritjournal.com has gotten completely out of control.

    I'm on WP 2.x (non widget).

    I would like to;

    1. Display only maybe 10 parent categories in the sidebar (each followed by a dynamic number indicating the number of posts in that parent and its subcategories.)

    2. Lump all my existing categories under the 10 parent categories.

    3. Have a parent category display all its subcategories when your mouse hovers over it. A drop down menu of sorts. (But that is not an essential.)

    Think there's an off-the-shelf plug-in that will do this for me?

    Will I mess up my Google indexing if I give current categories new parents?

    Thanks,
    kwc

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, it seems you have more categories than posts... which somehow defies the whole idea of categorization = organizing the content.

    1. http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_cats
    See the parameter "children"

    2. You have to do that manually by editing your catgeories: Manage > Categories

    3. There might be a "fold category" menu somewhere... never used it (search)

    4. If the category names are NOT part of your permalinks, then not.
    But if you had permalinks like:
    yoursite.com/whatevercategory/postname - then you are doomed if you change them :)

  3. xinfo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WELL I like to know it’s possible to place instead of no of post with no of view with out using any plugin

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    xinfo, don't hijack the topic. And the answer is NO.

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