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Don't want checkboxes in my category list (7 posts)

  1. barbarac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've poured all over the site and codex and can't find an answer. I tried posting B4 and could not get a resolution.

    Here goes again.

    When folks post to my blog (I have multiple users) they get an ugly list of categories. I want to give them a simple drop down menu.

    Here's a pic for reference:
    http://www.cafegeek.com/i/categories.gif

    What I would like to achieve is in the raised area on the image.

    please help... pleeaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeee

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/dropdown_cats
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/list_cats
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_cats

    The first one does, I believe, exactly what you want. Copy from the example and replace the ones you hate with the new ones.

  3. barbarac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think my PHP skills are sorely lacking, yes the first one creates a nice dropdown, but only of the categories with posts in them.

    I need to list all categories.

  4. metabold
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It won't display the categories until at least one post is posted for each category. Why you want empty categories is beyond me. But if you really need it make a single post to each category with just the category name in it. Then they will all show in the menu.

  5. barbarac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The reason I need all categories displayed is that I'm using this in the "Write a post" page so that foks can simply select a category form a dropdown instead of having to use the default checkbox system.

    Most of mu users are getting confused with the chackboxes, and it just plain looks ugly.

  6. metabold
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well simply making a starting post in each category will allow you to achieve what your after. Maybe just put a little blurb about the category so it look like it's supposed to be there.

  7. barbarac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ummmm,

    I think we're getting lost here. Have a look at the gif in the original post pls.

    http://www.cafegeek.com/i/categories.gif

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