I'm trying to either embed a category into a page, or a page into a category. Either will serve the purpose of having a page be a contextual, editable introduction to the content listed in that category.
Naturally, I'm running into some problems.
- Pages in question:
- w/ and plugins
- (discontinued by the author) and (a child plugin to Page2Cat) )
I've embedded post-clips from my Audiobook category into my Audiobook page, which acts as a header/introduction to the list of posts. This isn't the only category/page combo that I'm embedding post-clips into; I also have a Podcast page with Podcast category post-clips embedded into it.
There are two plugins which would do what I'd like, but they each have their own drawbacks. To show the difference, I have each page using a different plugin.
The plugin does ; a list, and applied very easily with bracket code in the page content. It requires no editing of template files. For what it does, it works well, however, there's no pagination nor a simple template system to format the output into magazine style post-clips, nor does it support the display of the audio player (see next plugin).
The plugin combo Page2Cat (sadly discontinued) and its child plugin Category Page Extender work together to , and it requires inserting code into template.postloop.php. Unfortunately, using this I've run into a bug where the output is duplicated.
As you can see from the Podcast page, the plugins work, kindof. The category posts are doubling for some reason. Normally I'd create a new page template, but I wasn't absolutely sure how to do this with PlatformPro, so I inserted the code into the template.postloop.php file, here:
What I'd love to have happen is to see Pageline's magazine style post-clips be embeddable to pages with a category (or tag) filter. I can't do this perfectly with either plugin. I think it might be possible to format it this way with the List Category Post plugin with its template files, so I'll be plucking at it for a while until my little knowledge of php wears thin.
A new feature idea? A text-content or page template section that can be defined to show specific categories or tags with the ability to attach features/boxes/highlights/or even pages in its content, as the current templates allow to do.
I'd love to be able to get this to work, please chip in if you have a clue how this can be made possible.