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  • Is anyone aware of a way to query for the date and time a category last had a post added to it?

    Please note: I cannot rely on the timestamp of the most recent post in the category, as they do not necessarily reflect the date in which a post was added to a category. For instance, if a post was made on August 1, 2005, and was then added to a category on July 20, 2006, I would want a way to display that the category was last updated on July 20, 2006.

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  • There is this fuzzy recent updates plugin at

    I don’t think the fuzzy recent updates plugin is what I’m looking for, but thanks.

    WP doesn’t record a timestamp for when a post is added to a category, so you’d have to modify the DB [the post2cat table] and the core files to do so. Or perhaps the postmeta table, although that would get much messier.

    Hi Geoffe,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I added a timestamp to the post2cat table a long while ago to give myself this functionality, but was hoping that someone with more knowledge of the WordPress DB schema than I would know of a way around doing so.

    The ultimate aim was to make my photoblog theme more easily distributable.

    the timestamp on post2cat is your best method, you just need custom SQL queries to pull that information. I suppose that is just what you chose to do.

    I suppose your theme can be made to modify a table to add the timestamp column as part of an install function. As i said, the postmeta table could store the info, but it’s less ideal.

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