Support » Plugin: Simple Links » Show current category links only?

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  • Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    (@mat-lipe)

    HI maddogprod,

    Using
    [simple-links category=”test”]
    Will display the links for a category named test.

    Otherwise if you are trying to pull the category from somewhere else you could use a
    echo do_shortcode('[simple-links category="test"]');
    and enter the category on fly from your theme’s file.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for the quick response. I’m trying to call the category on the fly along with the category page. Say I click a link that takes me to http://mysite.com/stories/category/f-257. I’d like to automatically display [simple-links category=”f-257″]….I know this isn’t correct, but since I’m using the slug, in effect something like [simple-links category=”$slug”] so it would automatically use the current category slug of that page.

    I hope I’m making sense.

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    (@mat-lipe)

    You could use something like

    $name = get_cat_name( get_query_var('cat');

    to get the name then run it like

    echo do_shortcode('[simple-links category="'.$name.'"]');

    Hope this helps.

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    (@mat-lipe)

    I missed a ) in the above example. It should be

    $name = get_cat_name( get_query_var('cat'));

    Thanks. I wanted to make sure variables would work within the shortcode so that (or a similar version) should do the trick. I’ll let you know if I have any problems.

    Thanks again.

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