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  • I have a parent category entitled “Lessons” then under that i have sub categories. It doesn’t seem to allow selection of the parent as “category to feature”. Is this feasible?

    Also wondering if there is a way to increase the limit on shown pictures and a way to randomly select images. Such that when someone visits the page it randomly selects the pictures instead of being most recent.

    thanks for your help in advance.

    ian

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  • Hi masterbassie,

    I’ll look into both of these things for you.

    I’m using some pre-defined WP commands for the category dropdown so will need to read up on what’s possible with this. I’ll also looking at a “random” selection option and an extension to the 5 / 10 post limit.

    You can keep up to date on the plugin and updates at http://www.d13design.co.uk/wordpress/d13slideshow.

    Dave.

    In my own impatience i devised a remedy (sort of). Only problem is I couldn’t figure out how to print out all the array values parsed by a comma into the d13 php call. So i kinda improvised. Its a very down and dirty ‘fix’ for anyone who needs it.

    <?php
    $args = array(
    ‘numberposts’ => 10,
    ‘category’ => 8,
    ‘orderby’ => rand
    );

    $lastposts = get_posts($args);
    foreach($lastposts as $post) :
    setup_postdata($post);
    ?>

    <?php
    $ID_Array[]=$post->ID;
    ?>
    <?php endforeach; ?>

    <?php d13slideshow(array($ID_Array[0], $ID_Array[1], $ID_Array[2], $ID_Array[3], $ID_Array[4], $ID_Array[5], $ID_Array[6], $ID_Array[7], $ID_Array[8], $ID_Array[9])); ?>

    FYI, you can use masterbassie code in category.php, and have a slider preview dynamically for every category!

    <?php
    function getCurrentCategoryId()
    {
    	if (is_category()) {
    		global $wp_query;
    		$cat_obj = $wp_query->get_queried_object();
    		return $cat_obj->term_id;
    	}
    	return -1;
    }
    
    $args = array(
    
    'numberposts' => 3,
    
    'category' => getCurrentCategoryId(),
    
    'orderby' => rand
    
    );
    
    $lastposts = get_posts($args);
    
    foreach($lastposts as $post) :
    
    setup_postdata($post);
    
    ?>
    
    <?php
    
    $ID_Array[]=$post->ID;
    
    ?>
    
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    
    <?php d13slideshow(array($ID_Array[0], $ID_Array[1], $ID_Array[2], $ID_Array[3], $ID_Array[4], $ID_Array[5], $ID_Array[6], $ID_Array[7], $ID_Array[8], $ID_Array[9])); ?>
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