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I'm trying to set up a portfolio page on my wordpress website, and I would like the following construct:

  • /blog/ where I blog all kinds of things, including portfolio entries
  • /portfolio/ where I show just posts from my portfolio category
  • some regular /pagename/ pages (about, contact, etc)

I want the portfolio section to have a separate style (and even html probably) than a regular category overview. So if someone clicks one of the categories in my blog they still see the normal /category/randomcategory/ overview page. This means I can't just change the category php page and/or the css, because the portfolio page is different from the regular view.

Is there a way to set up my page so that it shows the posts in the category portfolio the way I want?

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Hmm, or should I use custom post types for this? I only just found out about those... –  Stephan Muller Nov 18 '10 at 12:38

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The page of posts example pulls posts from one category, it uses a custom field to designate the category, which in turn makes the page template re-usable on other pages with other categories to, if you so choose..

You can style that template however you like..

Hope that helps..

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Finally had time to look at this, works like a charm. Thanks! –  Stephan Muller Nov 22 '10 at 15:45

First, you will need to create custom page template. Refer to this page to see how to create it.

Second, on that page (you can copy from your page.php/index.php, the important part is:

if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post();

Find that piece and add this code just right above that code:

query_posts('cat=3&paged='.get_query_var( 'paged' ));

Things to note from above query_posts snippet is:

Hope that helped.

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Thanks, this looks good. I'm going to explore custom post types first, but if that doesn't work I'm going to use this :) Thanks everyone else for the answers as well! –  Stephan Muller Nov 18 '10 at 12:48
    
This is all covered on the Codex entry i linked to in my answer, and you don't even need to know the category ID following the codex example. –  t31os Nov 18 '10 at 12:49
    
Ok, thanks for the tips! –  Stephan Muller Nov 18 '10 at 13:46

take a look at http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy . You can see in the category template section that you can use either category-10.php or category-portfolio.php (in case your portfolio category id is 10 and the slug is "portfolio") to override the default archive.php file.

This way, you can customize the HTML/CSS in the new file you create and it will have an effect only on the portfolio template.

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