Support » Fixing WordPress » wp_list_cats ul before and after?

  • Hello all,

    I’ve looked both here and on the Codex, and can’t seem to find the answer I need. Of course I may have missed it, please don’t hesitate to point me back to where I’ve missed the info (as if you would hesitate anyway!).

    In my Category.php page, I have

    <?php wp_list_cats('child_of='.$cat);?>

    before the Loop.

    This displays children items of the current category in a unordered list.

    The problem is that in order for it to work, I had to hardcode

    <ul> before the call, and </ul>
    after the call…

    This isn’t a problem per se, until you reach a category that doesn’t have children items. At that point, you end up with an empty

    , which breaks validation and plays havock with the site.

    There doesn’t appear to be a before/after parameter for that tag.

    Any idea on how to best load the ul tag only if there are list items to be displayed?

    Thanks for any and all information.

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  • Sorry for bumping, but has no one any idea on this??????

    Another bump…

    Anyone? Anyone at all?

    I’ve been trying all variety of trying “if” statements. But I can’t seem to find the right “if”, or the right phrasing.

    I’ve tried if “empty”, or “==Null”, or any number of things. Doesn’t work.

    I suspect it’s an easy thing, I can’t imagine I’m the first one to run into this problem. I mean… wp_list_cats loading in
    <li> tags is fine, but one has to wrap that in
    <ul>. If there’s no children to display, then you have empty <ul> That doesn’t work…

    What am I missing?

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