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Afternoon all, I've almost completed my site but after hours of trying I've resorted to asking you guys for help on this. I've seen a thread touching on a similar subject, but the answers given didn't really specify.

So, I've got four categories page, i'm aware these are special pages and can't really be modified but im sure there's a way around these two issues:


1) I've got a Hero section above my Header/Brand on the default template, but on the categories it's missing and it asks me to set up the meta, i do so, copying the exact settings and text from the default but it remains with the 'set up meta' box?

2) I would like an image & some text that is individual to each category page, above the post thumbnails. I've seen Anyloops recommended a couple of times, so i've purchased it however it simply will not install through wordpress OR ftp. I've contacted the creator and i'm waiting for a response, so in the meantime i may aswell try and find another way round this, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Looking forward to hearing back, George.
Dreamsight.

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greenfly

Hello Dreamsight.

 

can you link us to your site please? and a link to your categories page?


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Danny

Hi,

 

1. In order to configure a section on a Category page, you need to do so in PageLines > Page Options > Category

 

2. As you aware, a category is a special page and therefore, the Page options > Category sets all sections globally for all category pages. If you wish to have different images on different categories, you're going to need to use a hook. For assistance with hooks, see the following pages.

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_category


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dreamsight

absoloutely, here's the site http://www.focused-nutrition.co.uk/demo/

and the categories are the four red buttons to the right.

http://www.focused-nutrition.co.uk/demo/category/contract-manufacture/  ..etc.

Also, tell me if i should create a new post for this - but i had the same issue (second issue) with pages too
http://www.focused-nutrition.co.uk/demo/about-us/.

the custom CSS i've added to make the image span across the page on the default / homepage is not functioning on this page! where do i add the code for this page? i'm assuming the same would be needed on the categories also.

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dreamsight

Thankyou Danny, I'll check out the Hooks now. I've added the HTML exactly as i have done in the category settings as i have done in the home page, yet it's still not showing the picture?

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dreamsight

Right, just to let you know, i've now added the image i want at the top of the page with ContentBox instead of Hero and it's working. The Hero box cant be used on special pages im guessing? Anyway that's sorted, and i'm about to look into Hooks for the other problem! Thanks guys

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catrina

Hero can be used in special pages, so I'm not sure what the issue could be there. Please let us know if you need any further assistance with anything else!


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