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  • Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    hello
    Because of the way widgets work on wordpress, the plugin is not able to show different categories on different pages. What I would do is not use the widget, but instead use the shortcode – which allows you to use catgories (via the shortcode parameters) on different pages.

    Actually that info is not correct. If the feed category conicides with the widget category then a set of posts is shown, and they are the same posts whichever category is chosen and they do not all match the category.???
    It is not quite doing what I want.. but it nearly is! I am sure I am getting something wrong somewhere

    AH you replied before my last comment!
    Thanks for the fast reply. I will try what you say
    Steve

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    great..thanks

    If were to use the widget, can I select what categories are shown on it, because, at the moment I don’t seem to be able to do that. It is only showing up the most recent posts in all categroies, not the selected category

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    did you set up categories inside the plugin and then assign feeds to the different categories? If so, you should see those categories show up inside the widget admin and you can select which categories to show.

    Yes I did that. I used the category names as per the categroies on the blog I want to copy (in the rss feeds section) and then I assigned them in widget admin, but what is coming up is posts with the wrong categories, basically a list of the most recent posts

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    ok…watch this movie…are you doing this as it shows in the movie (as you will see, I assign a feed to category, then choose that category in the widget and widget only shows the recent posts from that category)

    http://screencast.com/t/2MRQI9Kadffw

    Yes I have done that.
    Set up 3 categories and 1 feed (from my blog on other website)
    I assigned the feed to the category “arthritis”
    Then I assigned the widget to the category “arthritis”
    What shows in the sidebar/widget is the most recent 6 posts, some of which are in the category “arthritis” and some are not.
    Whatever category I assign the widget shows the same 6 posts
    Thanks for your time and attention!

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    Ok. Contact me at

    http://www.allenweiss.com/contact

    and let me know the URL where the widget shows on you site.

    And I’ll see what the problem is

    Allen, have you figured out the issue yet. I just downloaded and activated the plugin, but whatever I do, in the widget it shows the same post with each category. Even though the category is not assigned to the post.

    Created 3 categories, 3 feeds but no luck so far.

    Plugin looks great, except for this issue.

    Hope there is a solution already 🙂

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    what is the url of the rss feed you are using, and is this the theme widget, the shortcode, or feed to post?

    What I would like to do is display 3 different categories of my posts from 1 website in a widget on another website. I haven’t used rss feed in my blogposts.

    I tried something else. Used only 1 category, deleted all other feeds. Nevertheless it just shows all posts under the same category.

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)


    Ok. Ill look to see if I can reproduce this problem.

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