Need to make a page display posts…
Do you know how to make a custom page template? You can make one just for that page to use and then use a custom query to pull up posts only for that category like so:
<?php $temp = $wp_query; $wp_query= null; $wp_query = new WP_Query(); $wp_query->query('category_name=shared'.'&paged='.$paged); ?> <?php while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); ?>
Aha – I see.
Thanks. I’ll go away and try that right now.
First I’ve heard of the pastebin. I’ll go do that and come back here with the link or whatever.
Here it is:
Ok so what you would do is make a copy of your page.php file and rename it to something else, like page_shared.php. Then at the very top of the page paste:
<?php/*Template Name: Shared Page */?>
Upload that to the server and then when editing that page from the admin pick it as a page template.
Then replace the loop with the code that I gave you. Note that it starts with a “while” statement, no “if” so at the bottom of the loop make sure it ends only with
<?php endwhile; ?>. If there’s an endif; in there it will throw an error.
I’m sorry – I’m a real PHP newbe.
I done the template name bit and selected it. What I can’t work out is what a loop is?
Can you show me in the pastebin link? I would really appreciate it.
This is the code I have in the page template, but I get no posts shown on the page:
<?php /* Template Name: share template */ ?> <html> <?php get_header(); ?> <?php $temp = $wp_query; $wp_query= null; $wp_query = new WP_Query(); $wp_query->query('category_name=share'.'&paged='.$paged); ?> <?php while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); ?> <?php endwhile; ?> <?php get_footer(); ?>
FYI, CaptainSEO, your posts are being caught as spam by Akismet. I keep cleaning them out of the queue, but it’ll be a while before it learns :/ That means there’s a weird delay in your posts showing up for everyone else until that happens, alas. Wish I knew why it got that way…
I also notice that I am shown as anonymous instead of my username.
Yeah, that happens when we haven’t un-spammed your reply quite yet *sigh*
I am using a plug-in for now, but any further help will be appreciated.
Ok so starting at line 87:
<?php if ( have_posts() ) while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
That’s called “the loop”. It’s looking to see if there are any posts, and if so loop through each one and display it. So you’d replace that bit with the code I showed you. It’s starts with the “if (have_posts)” part, but I don’t actually see where it ends that if statement…let us know if, after you replace the code, it throws an error. Something like “unexpected endif”.
I’ll see if I can modify the pastebin code for you…
Oh and you don’t need that <html> tag towards the top of your page template. The get_header call should pull in your header.php file which should already have that.
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