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  • Resolved anthonyrec

    (@anthonyrec)


    This is exactly the plugin I’m looking for. I’m excited to get it working but it simply just doesn’t do anything. I edit the Enhanced Category Page but the category page is unchanged. I am using the Vivacity theme. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Have you tried editing your category template?

    Point 2 here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/enhanced-category-pages/installation/

    Thread Starter anthonyrec

    (@anthonyrec)

    Hi! Thank you for replying! I did try to do that. But because I am not a pro developer, I may have done it wrong. Can you be more specific about the steps? For Advanced Step #1, when I create the content-ecp.php, do I simply copy and paste that provided coding and put it in the theme folder? For step #2, when I add the provided code to my category/taxonomy template, where do I put it? At the top? Bottom? Step #3 is vague for a non-developer. Where do I display a list of categories? Where do I paste that provided code?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you! Would love for this plugin to work properly.

    Plugin Contributor danaila_iulian

    (@danaila_iulian)

    Hi Anthony, I’ll try and explain as best as I can 🙂

    #1 Exactly, just create that file in your theme’s folder.
    #2 Wherever you want the content to appear, at the bottom, at the top, doesn’t really matter in the great scheme of things. It’s all design.
    #3 Should already be there, in the category template.

    Thank you!

    Thread Starter anthonyrec

    (@anthonyrec)

    AHh. Still not working. I’m guessing that maybe the theme I’m using has stuff that is bugging the plugin. This is the only plugin that enables enhanced categories. 🙁

    Plugin Contributor danaila_iulian

    (@danaila_iulian)

    Hi Anthony, if you are still having issues, don’t hesitate to contact me at iulian@danaila.me and we’ll try and solve your issues, which is probably just a simple mistake in the code. Thank you!

    Plugin Contributor danaila_iulian

    (@danaila_iulian)

    After getting in contact with Anthony by email I managed to solve the problem.

    The plugin basically hooks into the category_description call in the category page of the theme. So, if there is no category_description function call, nothing is going to show up. In his case, the theme file used to display categories was index.php. So, considering it’s not a category-only file, instead of only adding a call to the category_function call, I had to add an ‘if’ to check if we are on a category page.

    I added: <?php if(is_category()){ echo category_description();} ?> to the index.php file.

    I can see this situation happening a lot more often from theme creators, not creating a category theme file. I will update the instructions to let users know this might be a problem.

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