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Not filtering by categories (7 posts)

  1. DennisGearmesh
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have been using this plugin for over a year. It has worked great until a few weeks ago. The plugin will no longer filter based upon category.

    Here is the shortcode I am using in the page:
    [catlist name=archived-issues content=yes template=issues numberposts=-1]

    I have verified that the template is working correctly (if I remove template=issues from the shortcode, the only thing that changes is the format of the data).

    As of now, every single post shows up on the page (instead of just the posts in the "archived-issues" category. I haven't changed the shortcode on the page for at least 9 months, so I don't think that is the problem.

    I'm not certain, but I think the issues began when we updated to WordPress 3.9.1.

    Thanks for your help!


  2. mlavelle42
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can confirm this: The code will not filter properly. My shortcode is [catlist name="AHU-04" exclude_tags="inactive" title_class=lcp_title excerpt=yes excerpt_tag=p excerpt_class=lcp_excerpt
    orderby=title order=asc date=no]

  3. mgreis
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here. I just upgraded to WP 3.9.1 and have the latest version of the plug-in. I can't get it to filter by category no matter what I do. Slug, ID, name - nothing works.

    Major bummer. I use the plug-in quite a bit and don't like the idea of having to back everything out.

  4. mlavelle42
    Posted 2 years ago #

    One workaround is to be sure the filter Category is declared. I tried to filter on a Category that I had not yet created. Result: all posts showed up. By adding the required Category the filter worked.

    If the Category is not declared, it lists all Posts - not "no" Posts.

  5. DennisGearmesh
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Thanks for the advice. I have made sure that the categories exist on my site, so that's not the problem I'm having.

  6. mgreis
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I saw the other post on ensuring that the category you're trying to show exists and has posts. That's not the problem on my site either.

    I also noticed that a separate program I run to pull posts from my blog and put them on a web site also appears to have stopped excluding categories correctly. I wonder if something else changed in the main loop?

  7. DennisGearmesh
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Yes, I think you are right. It seems to me that something in the WordPress update changed that broke this functionality.

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