Top 10 - Popular posts plugin for WordPress
[resolved] Thumbnail question + display category (4 posts)

  1. evdz80
    Posted 3 years ago #


    How would I proceed on these 2 questions:

    1. I would like the corresponding category to appear below each link in the TOP10

    2. I have a postmeta field for my thumb, which only contains part of the URL (ie. postmeta value = 12345, so the URL is http://www.whateveryoulike.com/12345.jpg). What do I need to modify to disply my custom thumbnails?

    Thanks for your help, it's a wonderful plugin!!



  2. Ajay
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    evdz, unfortunately, there isn't a quick solution to either questions. Both would require big changes to the code.

    1. For this edit top-10.php to use get_the_category function to pull the category.
    Alternatively use the $categories variable that has been set.
    Lines 247-268 would be where you modify the code.

    2. Line 639 would be where you can edit this to amend the line:
    $postimage = get_post_meta($result->ID, $thumb_meta, true);

    to something like:

    $postimage = 'http://www.whateveryoulike.com/'.get_post_meta($result->ID, $thumb_meta, true).'.jpg';

  3. evdz80
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Ajay,

    Too bad I had to go into the actual plugin to hardcode my changes.. I wont be able to update the plugin that easily anymore with future upgrades..

    However I did manage to get it working (about) the way I wanted using your suggestions!

    The result: http://www.judovision.org/weekly-top-10

    Thanks again for your help!

  4. Ajay
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    evdz, do you want to shoot the code across to me? Am at me AT ajaydsouza DOT com

    In the next version, I plan on creating a function that just returns the top posts in an array of post IDs.

    After that you can use this function to do whatever you want in your template. It's a feature for power users who want to totally customise the display and are familiar with PHP and WordPress files.

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