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Our organization would like a section on just one of our category pages which would filter posts in that category by tag. It seems that everything I've read--on these forums, pagelines documentation and other wordpress forums--has said it is impossible to customize the layout of a specific category page differently from the others, meaning that all category pages will appear the same (apart from using a plugin like widget logic).

So I'm trying to figure out if I did the "impossible" with DMS2, and want an opinion on whether I should assume this change will hold.




The images I'm linking each show a different category layout from our dev site. The first one is the layout that all of the categories use. This is a snap of the "Blog" category. There is a set DMS template called "Blogtest" assigned to this layout.

The second image is the "News" category page that I seemed to have successfully customized.


How I did this: I unlinked the "News" category page from the "Blogtest" template and I changed the scope from type to local. Then I added/removed some sections and edited the meta bar on the post loop section to clearly distinguish the layout from the other categories.

Is this something that is known to be possible? Is changing the scope from type to local the magic fix?

Our dev site is not accessible to the public due to our firewall, but I could whitelist an IP for a mod. If one of you want to take a closer look, PM me.

Website URL: testsite.canceradvocacy.org (not publicly accessible)
Framework Version: DMS
WordPress Version: 4.0
Plugins in Use: Don't have a list, don't know if any of them would be at all relevant.
Server/Host: Litespeed



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Unfortunately, you're unable to have custom templates on a per category basis. We have added this to our tracker as a feature enhancement due to user feedback.

The only way you could display customizations on a category page is to either use Widgets like you mentioned above or use a hook along with WordPress conditionals. However, you're unable to load a section via a hook. 

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