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Is there any way to create a custom category page for specific categories? I have a very large blog with 4 main categories which are essentially different departments of the company. I need to make a custom landing page (Category page) for each one so that I can customize a "welcome text" area (call out area or similar that is unique for each category) for each that is different for each main category. Typically I would simply create a category-name.php page and be on my way but since there are no "category template" pages in Platform Pro I am at a complete stand still on this assignment. Any advice would be steller!

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inov8ed
One way to go about doing this is to actually create a regular page (instead of a category page), then use a plugin to include posts from a particular category on it. The bonus here is you can add whatever content you want in the page, but still have the posts in that category show up. -Adam

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mdickermangenesisinternetcom
Thanks Adam, I'll try that out.

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mdickermangenesisinternetcom
If I wanted to use this piece of code, where would I put it?

This is the text to describe category A

This is the text to describe category B

This is some generic text to describe all other category pages, I could be left blank

I can't find a plugin that displays categories on the body of a page...

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Rob
You could try it using Shortcode Exec PHP (a plugin), which allows you to convert php snippets like that to a shortcode you can drop in anywhere.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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mdickermangenesisinternetcom
Yeah but there's no way to "edit" a category page...

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hoby_jackson
I very much would like to be able to edit my category pages as well.

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