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Old URI structure–what is it?

  • I’m using 1.5, but have created a page that uses mookitty’s show-cats plugin for showing only specific categories. I want this page to feature only a handfull of categories and to be essentially cut off from the rest of the categories. The problem is when I want to link to specific categories using this separate template, I need to know the old URI structure so when users click on the category links they stay with the right main php file.

    For instance, I use index.php for my main site. When I go to view a single category here’s the URI structure:
    http://thepete.com/category/categoryname

    The problem is, when I link to that from my new main.php page (which will only display certain categories), it uses the index.php page as the base/template/theme/whatever for the page it displays. I am hoping that I can use the old URI structure. The catch there is, I have no recolection what it was. Also, I’m not sure if it still works under 1.5 when I’ve chosen to use the “nice” looking permalinks.

    I have searched the codex, the old wiki and this forum, but can’t seem to find anything that directly references the old structure. (that looks something like this: “index.php?categorynumber=521”)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • I have a couple of links to categories using the ‘old’ structure and they go blogurl/index.php?cat=#

    Cool thanks! Alas, I tried it with main.php and it doesn’t work–it does work with my regular index.php, but not main.php. Does that make any sense at all? I may have to make a different page for each category or perhaps try switching main.php back to index.php and putting the lot in a subdirectory. Siiigh… I guess those will work unless anyone has a suggestion for how to get main.php?cat=# to work like index.php?cat=# does…

    Again, Oriecat, thanks!

    This is very strange–so I’ve put the renamed main.php to index.php and stuck it into a subdirectory. I changed

    require(‘wp-blog-header.php’);

    to:

    require(‘../wp-blog-header.php’);

    Now I just get a blank page when I open the URI in a browser.

    Any ideas?

    I tried renaming it back to main.php and same blank page. I moved it back into the root and the page loads fine. Any advice would be appreciated as always! Thanks!

    Why are you using main.php? Have you tried using home.php for the front page, and then using index for the others?

    I just wanted something that sounded “official” since I’ll be pointing another domain at this particular page. I’ve actually sussed out the problem, strangely–I simply pulled the following code out of the page, itself:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print" href="<?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>./print.css" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />

    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly&format=link'); ?>
    <?php //comments_popup_script(); // off by default ?>
    <?php wp_head(); ?>

    Can’t explain why, bute that was screwing things up. Now the page loads fine.

    But thanks anway! I do appreciate you taking a moment to ponder my perdicament.

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