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ericsondr

When a category page is displayed, show subcategories rather than huge list of posts

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ericsondr

I'm trying to lay out a section of our site to be easily navigable for people trying to find out more information. If you visit the link to check out my temporary site, you'll see I have a navbar entry called "coffee university". I also will be linking to the coffee university page from various parts of the site. Currently, when that page loads, it loads all of the subcategories' posts in chronological order. I'm needing it to displayed the actual subcategories rather than all the posts. Is there a way to accomplish this?

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mackenzie

When I click on the words Coffee University I am not taken to another page. Do you have the direct link for this page so we can view what is happening? Many thanks!


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ericsondr

Sure! You can click any link below and remove the subcategory from the URL. The specific one we are talking about is: http://respeced.com/category/coffee-university/. I also have a page created at: http://respeced.com/coffee-university/. In the end, I can link to any page really. I just want that page to grab subcategories dynamically from new posted content in a specified category and display a button/image/etc. Hopefully this helps.

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Rob

Let me start by saying the order of WordPress posts is created by WordPress, not by PageLines, so the order question really belongs with them and I'm certain you'd find many others questioning this issue on their forums. That said, there are many post order plugins found at http://www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins What you're looking for seems to require a bit of work. I'd suggest using a plugin called Special Recent Posts on your static Coffee University page. You can get it via the same location. With that plugin, you create a customized shortcode (though short is not really the right word for it). This 'extended' shortcode will enable you to add posts into a static page, complete with thumbnails, etc and select by category OR sub-category. The alternative, based on what I'm reading above, would require a customization of the post loop and one of our Pros to assist with that. http://www.pagelines.com/pros.


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