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  • Hi Guys,

    Was hoping to see if anyone knew how to do this.
    I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure it out.

    I’ve created a website on WordPress, with a custom theme.

    I want a map to come up on the category page when it is visited.
    Each of my category pages are names of Suburbs.

    I’m using a plugin called 5SEC Gmap plugin which allows me to display a google map on a page with the simple shortcode [gmap]SUBURB NAME[/gmap]

    I’m using the PHP shortcode code to put the shortcode into my theme template.

    What I’m trying to do is use the single_cat_title as a variable so that the plugin pics up the suburb and displays it. The problem is, single_cat_title doesn’t work as intended.

    See code:

    <?php $address = single_cat_title(); if($address) : ?>
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[gmap]'.$address.', NSW[/gmap]');?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    single_cat_title merely displays the name rather than storing it into the $address variable.

    Is there another code in wordpress I can use that will help me with this – like get_single_cat_title? That obviously doesn’t work 🙂


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