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  1. lhk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am in navigation woes... ;-)

    First the situation:

    - instead of a "single.php" the individual posts use their category template, which - to customize the header image - is a different one per category.

    - I use these plugins (in some way probably relevant to the topic): Post Templates by Category, Category Template Inheritor, Custom Query String

    I would now like to have single posts display either

    - previous post/next post

    or

    - a list of the prior and anterior 3-5 posts as linked titles

    or

    - the above with "page numbers"

    or

    - a link to the main category page of the category the post is in

    I definitely would prefer the first of the four. I've been studying plugins and tags and had a hard long look at the category template and still don't know what to do. The category php has the usual next/previous tags in it, but they show only as URLs to the next archive pages in the main category page, not on single posts.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you are using both of these: "Post Templates by Category, Category Template Inheritor" - which one is really displaying the single post? I never used these two together, so I might be missing something :) [as it often happens...]

    On the other hand: can the next_post tag
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/next_post
    and its twin be included in the template? Eventually with a conditional: if is_single etc. ? [just thinking aloud]

  3. lhk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi moshu,

    I think in the case of the relevant category I talk about it's template by category which decides the template.

    I wondered about the conditional, but right now I have trouble imagining where to paste the tag in the php and what it would call.

    And would is_single refer to the single.php (which I as I said don't use) template or to the fact that this is a single post?

    As an added info - I don't use permalinks so most breadcrumb plugins are a no-no.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1. I can answer the is_single question. Having in mind that a theme might not have a single.php file, so the single post view is displayed by the index (see the Template Hierarchy) and this conditional still works - I assume the is_single refers to the fact that this is a single post.

    The rest is just guessing (since I am not a coder): possible to have the next/previous post link above the Loop?

  5. lhk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi moshu,

    LOL yes - the problem is, I'm also no coder... ;-)

    I think your supposition about is_single is correct.

    As to the loop in that template... I think I need a good night's sleep before I tackle that. But currently those next/previous calls are I believe inside it.

    Any coder out there with a clue? ;-)

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