Display Subcategories with Descriptions on Parent Category Page (3 posts)

  1. iversoncreative
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is a tricky one. I've been fiddling around with it for quite a while and can't quite seem to achieve my goal.

    I want to have three levels of categories: Ancestor, Parent, Category.

    Ancestor Category > Parent Category > Main Category > Post

    When someone goes to the ancestor category page, there would get a list of parent categories with descriptions. When they click a parent category they get a list of main categories with descriptions. When they click the main category they get the loop with posts.

    The ancestor and parent categories would not have posts attributed to them. Posts would be in the main category. Ideally, I would be able to utilize the Category Meta plugin to also include an image for each category.

    I would like to do this without having to make custom template files for each and every category.

    If you have any insights or have achieved this in the past, please share your thoughts! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Michael
    Part-Time Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    a possible structure:


    as this has to fit into the structure of your theme, further details make no sense until knowing the link to your site and the theme you are using.

  3. iversoncreative
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Itis a custom theme I'm building so anything is possible. This seems to be a great lead. I'll look into it. When I take the site live on a testing server I'll post the link here. Right now I'm building it on my machine using WAMP. Thanks, alchymyth!

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