Frontpage category filter
affects not only the frontpage (4 posts)

  1. yantei
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've wasted some time looking for the bug in my code fetching attachments
    It was this plugin adding some additional inner joins to all my queries not only on frontpage...


  2. mccormicky
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's weird - my wish seemed like such a simple one!
    I wanted to hide 3 or 4 categories from the front page.
    In Settings > Reading I selected Front page displays Latest Posts. Then I went about narrowing that selection down...

    This was the only plugin (out of 5 that I activated - one at a time of course)
    as well as various custom filtering codes that I tried adding to my theme's functions.php which worked for my project.

    Usually I use a Static Page for the home page of the site then start adding stuff in.
    It seems to be easier to set things up that way which is why I do it like that. This time I couldn't go that route and came up against this odd issue of everything from every category showing on the home page no matter what I tried.

    Anyway I'm basically saying this plugin works. So if you're like me and having a hard time getting posts from some categories to stay out of your home page try this plugin. It also didn't mess up anything else (so far) : ).

  3. infindebula
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm a WordPress noob. I've had a site up for a while now using frontpage category filter on WP 3.3.1. I wanted to try doing a "gallery" post last night, and I just could not get it to work.

    I started disabling plugins on my test site (presently WP 3.2.1) -- I tried disabling everything except frontpage-category-filter because I assumed it would be pretty benign.

    Finally I came across this: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/image-galleries-not-working-in-33

    Sure enough, disabling the plugin solved the problem.

    Previously I was trying to use an Events Calendar plug-in as well, and I also could never get that one to work properly either ... now that I see the above post ("It was this plugin adding some additional inner joins to all my queries not only on frontpage...") I'm starting to suspect frontpage-category-filter was breaking the calendar as well.

    Instead of using this plugin, I will figure out a way to hardcode my index.php to only load my "frontpage" category when it is the front page (as soon as I get a chance)

  4. mccormicky
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wrote that this plugin was working to exclude posts from certain categories from showing on the frontpage

    But then I went to my WP-E-Commerce Products Page - the Page that has the shortcode [ productspage ] and my Featured Products were getting wiped out.

    So I changed the query in frontpage-category-filter.php lines 50 to 56:

    if ( $query->is_home AND $query->get('post_type') != 'nav_menu_item' ) {
    	        $query->set('category__in', explode(',', $featured_category_id));
    	        //$query->set('posts_per_page', get_option('merlic_filtercategory_postslimit'));
    	    return $query;

    TO (edited code):

    if ( $query->is_main_query() && $query->is_front_page() && $query->get('post_type') != 'nav_menu_item' ) {
    	        $query->set('category__in', explode(',', $featured_category_id));
    	        //$query->set('posts_per_page', get_option('merlic_filtercategory_postslimit'));
    	    return $query;

    Which fixed the issue for me.

    I got the idea from this post in another forum:

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