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  • Hello,

    I’m trying to figure out how to customize the sidebar on the site I’m building.

    I would like to have two navigation blocks (I’m editing Connections Reloaded theme to my taste), but have both mix Pages and Categories.

    What I mean is, the first block would be:

    ” Blockname”
    – Single Category (called journal, only showing 1 category)
    – Page 1
    – Page 2

    Second block would be:

    “Blockname”
    – Category
    – eCommerce plugin
    – Calender plugin

    So far I can’t figure out how to edit it to only show one catergory on the first block. Is there a way to seperate how the categories are viewed/displayed?

    Thanks!

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  • You can have that kind of setup only by adding manually the code into your sidebar, i.e. without using the template tags.

    Thanks for the help. Is there a tutorial for this? I’m not sure where to start.

    Thanks!

    Not really. I don’t think there would be a tutorial for such a specific request.
    I’d suggest, make the categories (make posts in them, some themes don’t display empty cats), and save the links for them. Same with the Pages.
    Then open your sidebar.php for editing in a plain text editor and remove the template tags that call the Pages list and the cats list.

    After that, with the good old manual code writing method put your links in the desied order and layout into the sidebar file.
    <a href="etc...

    Oh, I see what you mean…call them up as static pages….so there’s no way to break up which place the categories are displayed?

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