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  • southerngal

    (@southerngal)


    I found this post on the b2 boards, but it doesn’t look like the same code that I have in my WP b2template.functions.php http://www.tidakada.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1110
    What I would like to do is show the categories alphabetized and a number for how many posts are in each category.
    I am using the drop-down categories, not the list.
    Is there a way to do this?
    If you would please also tell me how to show the category count for the list, I have how to alphabetize that already.
    Thanks! 🙂

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  • Mike Little

    (@mikelittle)

    Oops sorry, I didn’t give any explanation.
    This code is to completely replace the dropdown_cats function in b2template.functions.php (in my version it is round about line 870)
    You are right about the curly quotes.
    try here http://zed1.com/dropdown_cats.php.html
    Mike

    southerngal

    (@southerngal)

    Hi Mike, thanks for putting that at a download site. 🙂 I think I have it in the right place as there aren’t any errors.
    I used this code to call it in: <form action=”<?php echo $PHP_SELF ?>” method=”get”>
    <?php dropdown_cats(“0”) ?>
    <input class=”button” type=”submit” value=”View!” />
    </form>
    It just has the categories, not in alphabetical order and no count on there either. Maybe I did something wrong or need to go through the code and specify things?

    Mike Little

    (@mikelittle)

    Hi,
    Sorry, the parameters need to be specified in your call to dropdown_cats() to turn the different things on, so:
    dropdown_cats(1, ‘All Categories’, ‘name’, ‘asc’, 0, 1, 1 );
    will give you the ‘all’ option, with the name ‘All Categories’, sorted by name, ascending, with no date, but with post count, and empty categories supressed.
    Mike

    southerngal

    (@southerngal)

    Omg, thanks Mike, it worked like a charm! 🙂

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