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  • I need “next/previous post” links that will direct users to the next post in the child of a category.

    In the codex I’ve found links that work within a category, but don’t see how to set it up to work with the individual children.

    Can it be done?

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  • Did I phrase this in a confusing way?

    I have a list of links in my sidebar which are all child links of a single category.

    The way it is now, when you click on one of the child links and end up on a single-post page, using the “next/previous” links takes the user to the next post in the *category*, which is not necessarily the next “child” of that category.

    Is there some way to set it up so that the “next/previous” links stay within the child category?

    (www.calyxdesign.com/portfolio is where I’m trying to make this happen.)

    Bump … if this is being ignored because I’ve explained it poorly, lemme know and I’ll give it another try.

    thelittlestgiant

    (@thelittlestgiant)

    Bump… I need this too. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks 🙂

    heriz

    (@heriz)

    Yep, I’m in desperate need of this, too.

    Maybe something needs to be changed in wp-includes/link-template.php?

    Nothing I’ve tried does anything, though.

    I’m also having a strange issue with listed subcategory posts in the sidebar. To begin with, all subcategory post titles are listed – but when you get so far down the list, the remaining title links disappear, and the only thing you can do is click on the next-post link which takes you to the first post in the next subcategory.

    I’m guessing this could be something to do with the date stamps, or the post count… but I don’t know.

    Here’s what I have in the sidebar section that lists the subcategory titles:

    <?php
    
    	$IDOutsideLoop = $post->ID;
    	global $post;
    
    	 $myposts = get_posts('showposts=100&category=175');
    	 foreach($myposts as $post) :
    	 ?>
    		<li<?php if(is_single() && $IDOutsideLoop == $post->ID) print ' class="current-post-item"'?>><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    
    <?php endforeach; ?>

    Any ideas anyone?

    heriz

    (@heriz)

    That last bit seems to be either a browser cache issue, or something to do with the database. I’ve still not worked it out, but it’s not related to the previous problem.

    greggo

    (@greggo)

    I’ll add my bounce to this.

    I also would like to know how to do this. Currently, I am running ComicPress, so all of my comics are under the Comic category. However, I have subcatagories for the comics and would like to have Previous / Next links that take the reader from the previous comic in the category to the next, skipping any in between that are not in the same sub category.

    Well, it’s been eight months since I asked the question … if what we’re trying to accomplish here is impossible, would someone mind just putting us out of our misery and telling us so?

    Well … guess WordPress community is not that helpful as it was once!

    i found a plugin that might do what you are trying to do:

    http://gobecky.net/2008/10/06/prev-next-by-cat/

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