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  • shua

    (@shua)


    Is there a way to not display a category page at all?

    say a user navigates to http://www.yoursite.com/category/myCategory

    Right now the user will be served all the posts in the category. Well, I wouldnt like them to view my site in that way. I would rather have them redirected back to the homepage, or something like that.

    Thoughts?

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  • spencerp

    (@spencerp)

    This thread might explain a little more for you. If not, maybe one of the threads from this search result will help, or, maybe someone else could help you better? Good luck!

    spencerp

    Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    You could set up a primary category template (category.php) for your current theme, and within it have only:

    <?php
    header( 'Location: ' . get_bloginfo('home') );
    ?>

    That may be a little jarring for most, so perhaps a better idea would be to copy your index.php to category.php, strip out The Loop, and provide informative content that helps direct your readers.

    spencerp

    (@spencerp)

    Thank God, Kaf replied in here lol! You should be in good hands now. ;):) Thanks Kaf, you’re awesome.. 😉

    spencerp

    Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    You should be in good hands now.

    That all depends on what’s in my hands at the time. ;)

    spencerp

    (@spencerp)

    Hahaha, that’s true though…lmao! 😉 🙂

    spencerp

    shua

    (@shua)

    Hey guys – thanks for the replies. Tell me if this is not the way to go…

    I created a category.php and all it has in it is a meta refresh to the homepage.

    what issues will come of this?

    thx again!

    shua

    (@shua)

    I guess that my way is fine.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Meta-refresh is generally frowned upon, because it’s heavily browser dependent. Use a real Location: header like Kaf suggests above instead. All browsers support that, because that’s the spec.

    Thx Otto!

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