Ryan Boren's Category Excluder Plugin Troubleshooting (4 posts)

  1. paperlion
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Trying to exclude a category from the front (index.php) page in the official 1.5 (can't remember those musicians).

    Tried the 1.5 and the 1.2 index.php hacks (I'm running in the default setup - with only one index.php so root errors not applicable). The 1.5 locked up the site (blank screen) and the 1.2 didn't do anything. I understand that 'Kitty's' plugin doesn't work with 1.5, but Ryan Boren's is tops. Got the Dec. 17 ('04) initial edition off the coldforge site, and it doesn't seem to work either.
    I have 24 categories (about 5 mains and the rest subs). Looking to exclude one of the mains, #24. Customized script is below. (Pasted the text script into a PHP template in Dreamweaver to create the php). Activated it in the Plugins and let 'er rip. Home page came up but it didn't block the category (or any other). Has anyone worked with this or other hacks to hide cats in 1.5? -Really like to hear from you. (Just noticed the 8859 encoding - will try changing it to UTF(8) but not sure if it'll matter, so am posting this anyway).

    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

    Plugin Name: Front Page Categories
    Version: 0.2
    Plugin URI: http://wordpress.org/#
    Description: Select categories to display on the front page.
    Author: Ryan Boren

    function fpc_where($where) {
    // Change this to the categories you want to show on the front page.
    // Example: $cats_to_show = '1 2 3 4';
    $cats_to_show = '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23';

    global $wpdb, $wp_query;

    if (! $wp_query->is_home) {
    return $where;

    $cat = $cats_to_show;
    if (stristr($cat,'-')) {
    // Note: if we have a negative, we ignore all the positives. It must
    // always mean 'everything /except/ this one'. We should be able to do
    // multiple negatives but we don't :-(
    $eq = '!=';
    $andor = 'AND';
    $cat = explode('-',$q['cat']);
    $cat = intval($cat[1]);
    } else {
    $eq = '=';
    $andor = 'OR';

    $cat_array = explode(' ', $cat);
    $whichcat .= ' AND (category_id '.$eq.' '.intval($cat_array[0]);
    $whichcat .= get_category_children($cat_array[0], ' '.$andor.' category_id '.$eq.' ');
    for ($i = 1; $i < (count($cat_array)); $i = $i + 1) {
    $whichcat .= ' '.$andor.' category_id '.$eq.' '.intval($cat_array[$i]);
    $whichcat .= get_category_children($cat_array[$i], ' '.$andor.' category_id '.$eq.' ');
    $whichcat .= ')';

    $where .= $whichcat;

    return $where;

    function fpc_join($join) {
    global $wpdb, $wp_query;

    if (! $wp_query->is_home) {
    return $join;

    $join .= " LEFT JOIN $wpdb->post2cat ON ($wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->post2cat.post_id) ";

    return $join;

    add_filter('posts_join', 'fpc_join');
    add_filter('posts_where', 'fpc_where');



  2. RustIndy
    Posted 11 years ago #

    My entire index.php:

    /* Short and sweet */
    $cat = "-22";
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

    Category number 22 does not show up on my page now.

  3. iand
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Try losing the stuff before <?php.... and after ?> I don't think it should be there.

  4. paperlion
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks, guys. PLEASE feel free to try again, but neither of these did it.

    I am beginning to suspect the other odd problem I'm having on this install may be related.

    Was getting a duplicated url when clicking or mousing-over any of the category links, like this:

    Got these to work by going into the database and leaving the sitename field totally blank in the options table. This is obviously a workaround though, since the default for this field is with some name.

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