Ultimate Posts Widget
[closed] Several Ultimate Posts Widgets when viewing a post entry not working (11 posts)

  1. Snorvarg
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, thank you for a nice easy to use plugin! Most of the time it just works, but I have a problem:
    I have two Ultimate Posts Widgets, which filter on categories 'Daily Digest' and 'Insane Projects'. Works.
    When I click a post in 'Daily Digest', the post show up as expected. But, the widget filtering on 'Insane Projects' now filter on 'Daily Digest' as well!

    Here is a link showing it:

    Thank you for a great widget!


  2. brybott
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having this same issue.
    In addition, if you visit a category that has no posts, all the widgets and their categories will say there are no posts, despite having posts.

    It seems as if the widget is being over-ridden by the selected category.

    Any help/updates would be awesome.

  3. brybott
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Looking into the code a bit, the issue is arising because functions such as the_title, and the_permalink, etc. are being used to display the category's posts. But those functions take their info from the current post which is then being used to populate the widget ouput.

    Unfortunately, I don't know how to go about fixing the issue, but maybe it will spark something for someone else.

  4. Snorvarg
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bace135, could you tell me in which file and line of code you found this? Might be fixable.

  5. Snorvarg
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After looking around, there seem to be something odd at line 128 in ultimate-post-widget.php.
    The call to get_the_category() would return the current posts categories. To be correct, the code should use the category id I told it in the widgets pane in wordpress.

    This might be an incorrect assumption of course, it's only after a brief look in the code.

  6. bloohair
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to do the same or similar.
    I need to display different post categories on two different Blog Article pages. I have made a new Sidebar to display one set of Blog Categories, the other sidebar (Main) should show a different set of posts - eg different categories.

    There doesn't seem to be a way to select the category you want to show in each sidebar, making the widget not a great deal better than the WP built in feature.

    As Bace135 says - the function is to display current posts, I was expecting the option to select the post category you need.

    Has anyone got any answers?

  7. Mkornby
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the exact same problem. Has anybody found a solution? I do not feel competent to delve in the code myself

  8. hyperbrand
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here. Index view works fine, but the single view is messed up.

  9. hyperbrand
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please fix this issue :)

  10. Steph Jiayi
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here. I have two widgets for two categories but when I enter a post in a category both widgets show articles from only a category, the same of the post.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic instead of tagging onto someone else's topic.

    This topic references an old version of WordPress.

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