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    I’m using an adaptation of Charlie’s Hemmed theme. Essentially it has an include for a file named “bottombar.php.” I’m attempting to utilize The Popularity Contest plugin to echo specific archive information in one of the columns of this bottom bar. Here’s the code:

    <?php if (is_home()) { ?>
    	<h2><?php _e('Most Popular'); ?></h2>
    	<ul><?php akpc_most_popular(); ?></ul>
    <?php } elseif (is_month()) { ?>
    	<h2>Most Popular in <?php the_time('F Y'); ?></h2>
    	<ul><?php akpc_most_popular_in_month(); ?></ul>
    <?php } elseif (is_category()) { ?>
    	<h2>Most Popular in '<?php single_cat_title(); ?>'</h2>
    	<ul><?php akpc_most_popular_in_cat(); ?></ul>
    <?php } ?>

    Trouble is, for some reason is_home() is true no matter what page I hit within my site.

    example 1: (actual home page)

    example 2: (category archive page)

    The code above should replace ‘Most Popular’ on the home page with ‘Most Popular in Brilliant Mistake’ on the category archive page right?

    I’m new to WordPress, is there something I overlooked?

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  • Let me guess, I’m going to have to create three separate bottombar.php files and have the above conditional on the archive page? Any alternative before I do this?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    It looks like it’s working to me. Although your category page has some other sort of problem, it’s not showing the is_home stuff like you’re talking about.

    I’m in the process of figuring it out. A copy of bottombar.php won’t work because any included page from the archive page doesn’t seem to carry the same values as the archive page itself. So calls like single_cat_title(), won’t work like they do on the archive page (without an ID).

    So I’m attempting to capture the ID on the archive page and pass it into the bottombar.php when it loads:

    archive page:

    if (is_category()) {
       $archive_type = 2;
       $myType = single_cat_title();


    <?php if ($archive_type==2) { ?>
    <h2>Most Popular in '<?php _e($myType); ?>'</h2>
    <?php } ?>

    It’s still not working but it’s closer than before.

    Here’s the solution:

    On my archive page I put:

    <?php if (is_month()) {
    	$archive_type = 1;
    	$myDate = get_the_time('F Y');
    	$myDateStr = get_the_time('Ym');
    } elseif (is_category()) {
    	$archive_type = 2;
    	$myID = $cat;
    	$cat = get_the_category();
    	$cat = $cat[0];
    	$myName = $cat->cat_name;
    } else {
    	$archive_type = 0;
    } ?>

    And on the bottombar.php I put:

    <?php if ($archive_type==0 || $archive_type==undefined) { ?>
    <h2>All Time Top 10</h2>
    <ul><?php akpc_most_popular(); ?></ul>
    <?php } /* month */ elseif ($archive_type==1) { ?>
    <h2>Top in <?php echo $myDate; ?></h2>
    <ul><?php akpc_most_popular_in_month($limit = 10, $before = '<li>', $after = '</li>', $m = $myDateStr); ?></ul>
    <?php } /* category */ elseif ($archive_type==2) { ?>
    <h2>Top in <?php echo $myName; ?></h2>
    <ul><?php akpc_most_popular_in_cat($limit = 10, $before = '<li>', $after = '</li>', $cat_ID = $myID); ?></ul>
    <?php } ?>

    Pretty simple. Thanks for all the help.. Oh wait, nevermind.

    Thanks for all the help.. Oh wait, nevermind.


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