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This plugin has to exist….

  • I’m setting up a wordpress blog for a guy who does motorcycle repairs. He is posting pictures of projects he is working on in a category called “Projects”.

    I would like to display a list of “Recent Projects” on the main blog page at the top before the first post.

    This would not be unlike “recent news” and things other sites use. I have been searching for a few days for a plugin that can do this, but to now avail.

    Does anyone out there use a plugin like this or have any recommendations how I can accomplish this? I’m a fairly capable programmer so I’m not against doing something manual, but I feel confident that I’m not the first person to need this. I’d prefer not to reinvent the wheel!

    Much love,
    Clifton

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  • Sounds to me like what you want is….

    Display 10 Recent Posts from the “Projects” category.

    You can do this without a Plugin using some special code in The Loop (which is located in your Theme files).

    Something like this from the Codex, (read about it under Multiple Loops),

    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    <?php query_posts('category_name=PROJECTS&showposts=10'); ?>
    
      <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
        <!-- Do special_cat stuff like put the title and excerpt here... -->
      <?php endwhile;?>

    hope this helps ya get started

    there might be a plugin that handles it too

    Thanks for the info. I will probably end up using it.

    Anyone else out there seen anything that might be useful?

    Here is my finaly code. It ended up being fairly simple. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

    This code displays the 5 most recent posts from category 3 in a div at the top of the home page:

    <?php $count = 1 ?>
    <?php if ( is_home() ) { ?>
    <div style="width:inherit; background-color:#FFFFD9; border:dotted; border-color:#666; border-width:thin;">
    <h3 style="margin-left:5px;">Recent Projects</h3>
    <ul>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <?php if ( in_category('3') && $count <= 5 ) { ?>
    <?php $count++; ?>
    <li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><h5><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h5></li>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php endwhile;?>
    </ul>
    </div>
    <?php } ?>
    <?php rewind_posts(); ?>

    Good job! Glad you got it working.

    That little line with “rewind_posts” is pretty important, eh!

    Well, I finally got around to making it into a plugin:

    http://clifgriffin.com/index.php/2008/10/05/featured-category/

    Hopefully this will be helpful to others trying to do this.

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