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[resolved] Instructions? (2 posts)

  1. katandmouse
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    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not a developer but I'm very savvy. I'm not seeing any instructions that help someone like me use this plugin. Are there step by step instructions somewhere?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-template-hierarchy/

  2. Eddie Moya
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    This plugin primarily modifies the Template Hierarchy, which is the system wordpress uses to determine which template to use whenever a page is being rendered.

    To use it, it just needs to be on and you simply need to have a template in your theme named 'child-of-category.php' or any other variation as it is explained in the plugin's readme file.

    Its identical to how WordPress already works, so if you have questions about what the Template Hierarchy I recommend you take a look a the Codex page for it - it gives a fuller explanation than I.

    This plugin also adds a few conditional functions that help determine if a category is a child or parent of another. These a simply php functions and can be used like any other PHP function as long as the plugin is turned on.

    Unfortunately there really is not much that I could put in a step-by-step tutorial because it all depends on which part of the modified hierarchy you want to use - thats why generally speaking its intended as a development tool for theme developers.

    Hope this helps.

    If your looking for something that will give a user interface that allows admins to pick a proper WordPress 'Page' to represent a category, thats not what this plugin does - this plugin functions on the template level only.

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