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  • Why not improve the Template Hierarchy for single posts ( to include category?

    For example, we want a post within the “Portfolio” category to look different from a post within the category “News”.

    Yes, we could create a new custom post type, but we want to maintain the tags between the two posts.

    Here is my suggestion for single post display:

    1. single-category-{slug}.php – If the post’s category’s slug were news, WordPress would look for single-category-news.php
    2. single-category-{id}.php – If the post’s category’s ID were 6, WordPress would look for single-category-6.php
    3. single-{post_type}.php – If the post_type were videos, WordPress would look for single-videos.php.
    4. single.php
    5. index.php

    This may only be possible if there is only one category for the post. Or perhaps we can define a “primary” category and use that to target the template.

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