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My blog have 2 categories: Photos and Texts.

I would like do customize the category template so that when it renders Photos post's, I want to show a thumbnail gallery and when it renders Texts post's, I want show only the excerpt.

There is an way to do this without hardcoding on category.php? Or, at least, how is the best way to do this?

Thank you!

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create category templates; i.e. category-photos.php and category-texts.php; starting with a copy of the code from category.php. you will still need to hard-code the changes in each template.

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Thank you very much. It solved perfectly my question. – MCardinale Jul 29 '11 at 12:46
I tried this plugin and does the same I just don't really need to edit those files and the best thing is I can use my page builder to design my category pages. magnigenie.com/product/wordpress-custom-taxonomy-category-pages – Nirmal Ram Nov 26 '15 at 8:31

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