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I have three different levels on articles, Level1, level2 and level3. In the main section of my homepage, I show all three types of articles, but I want the user to have the option to hide/remove Level3-articles.

The Levels are saved in the database as a meta_value. Each post got its level as a class; <article class="news-entry Level3">

So, to the question: How can I let visitors toogle to show/hide the Level3-articles? Preferabbly without reloading the page. Perhaps a simple display:none, but I do not know how to make this.


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JavaScript is your friend! More specifically jQuery is your friend.

You can us wp enqueue script and do something like this:

Add this to your themes functions.php

function my_scripts_method() {

add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method'); //

Then either in your header or by writing a custom .js file then enquiring it use the following

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
         return false;

Then just give your toggle button a class of hide_level3_button and you're good to go.

JS Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/BandonRandon/nzE7F/

UPDATE: You can also use fadeToggle() to mak them fad out which may look better http://jsfiddle.net/BandonRandon/nzE7F/1/

EDIT To add make it work on page load I would add the jQuery cookie plugin and change the javascript to this:

    jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
    if ($.cookie("hide_level3") == "true") { //check for cookie
        $('.Level3').hide(); //hide the level

    $('.hide_level3_button').click(function() {
        $('.Level3').fadeToggle(); //toggle level
        $.cookie('hide_level3', 'true'); //set the cookie
        return false;


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Thanks, that solved it! :) Always forgetting the easiest solution.. – Martin-Al Dec 27 '11 at 18:08
Now, just a follow-up question. How much work would it be to add this to a session? So that the user don't have to click it again on every pageload? – Martin-Al Dec 27 '11 at 18:26
It works for hiding Level3 and cookie. But if I hide, and show and then reload, it hides Level3. – Martin-Al Dec 27 '11 at 19:39
Just unset it if they click the link again: jsfiddle.net/BandonRandon/nzE7F/6 – BandonRandon Dec 27 '11 at 20:33

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