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benpchandler

Hi there, I have a food blog and am trying to create a page that will display all posts under the category "recipes" on one page or also potentially by ingredient, which I guess could be "tags" I've tried fiddling around with the tag page settings, but then when I try to go create a page that shows the tags, the only options I have for templates are 1,2,3,4,5. How can I accomplish what I'm trying to do. Thanks

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catrina
I think the easiest way to display a list of your tags on one page would be to use a plugin such as this one: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/new-tag-cloud/. There are others you can find and try in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

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benpchandler
Hmm, I guess what I'm really trying to do is create something like this: http://paleomg.com/ingredient-list/ Not sure the new tag cloud is going to allow me to that...

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Rob
Hi, I'm a food site owner/developer too. Check out how I handle these things: http://www.epicurus.com/beverages/categories (static page, Multi-column Taxonomy plugin) with links to similar pages. If a page is too long, like the one you linked to earlier, people will not find what they're looking for. It's better to create smaller, distinct groupings, like cookbooks. You rarely find a cookbook that's just recipes. They're broken down into Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Meats, Fish, Vegetables, Beverages, Desserts, etc. In a food site, I've found (15 yrs running) that breaking down content into groupings works best, then you can create pages, subpages that get deep into the listings and help people find what they want. Using a combination of the primary navigation menu with secondary menus works great too.

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benpchandler
Thanks for the tips on the taxonomy. Still haven't figured out exactly which plugin you're talking about. Also, after playing around with the whole taxonomy thing, it doesn't seem like pagelines is configured properly to use it. For example, if I add the taxonomies I want to the available menu items and then build a menu using the taxonomy as opposed to categories, nothing will apear on the pages. Pagelines/wordpress/the menu isn't pulling up the taxonomy tags correctly like it does for things that have categories. Suggestions??

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Danny
How are you creating your Taxonomies ?

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benpchandler
I'm using ultimate taxonomy manager, which is a plugin. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like when I make a new post. Note the taxonomies on the right hand side: [img]http://www.neanderbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Add-New-Post-???-neanderbar-??”-WordPress-201920.png[/img]

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catrina
Are the taxonomies showing up on the left side under pages as shown in here in this screenshot from the plugin homepage?: http://s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-taxonomy-manager/screenshot-4.jpg

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benpchandler
Yes, when I hover over the posts portion, the taxonomies show up...

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Jenny
To add a tag or category as a menu item (i.e. so only posts in that tag or category are listed), all you need to do is add the tag or category reference URL to the Wordpress Menu, like /tag/yellow/ (but in your site's format). To display a list of all tags used on your site, you'll probably need to use a plugin from http://www.wordpress.org.

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benpchandler
And if I'm now using taxonomies to "categorize" things instead how would I do that? As I said, when I tried to add certain taxonomies to the menu it did not work.

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Rob
Which taxonomies? As you've seen from my site (linked much earlier in this topic) I use custom taxonomies (hundreds of them) and I can put any one of them into my primary, child or secondary menus without a single problem. http://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/ (under the Recipes drop list, see "Alphabetical" which is a custom taxonomy) The custom taxonomies may not appear in the list of categories, but, if you have the URL, there's absolutely no reason why they shouldn't work as a custom menu link, unless the taxonomy contains customized characters.

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benpchandler
I can create the taxonomies as menu items, or as links, but when I go there, nothing appears. For example, www.neanderbar.com/ingredients/eggs shows nothing...

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benpchandler
I seem to have fixed this by editing the meta and unselecting the hide posts loop and posts info. However, the breadcrumb type thing says, Viewing archives for "" How do i get that to display the correct thing?

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Rob
I think that breadcrumb issue's the result of a simple thing. You're going right to the taxonomy, not navigating from place to place, so the breadcrumb has really nothing to go back or forth to. Click on the posts and it displays fine. The breadcrumb isn't really designed to pick up taxonomies or categories.

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