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  • Resolved sonacoach


    I’m using wp_query with custom fields to get the specific set of posts I want for a page. I’m doing this because I believe categories don’t work at the page level – not sure if that’s true but I think I’d have the same issue.
    Rather than writing a separate page php for each one, it would make sense for me to pick up the page name and use it in the wp-query, so I would only need one php file. Is that possible? I can’t find a way so far.

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  • Moderator keesiemeijer


    Indeed pages cannot have categories. But with wp query you can show all posts of a specific category on a Page. You do not need custom fields for this. You can use the query in your theme’s page.php or make a custom page template for these posts. make a duplicate of your theme’s page.php and rename it to your category like news.php and put this on top of that page:

    Template Name: news

    The link to custom page template appears to have my answer. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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