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When I select a category from the head navigation bar in a database http://www.taracomplementos.com/tara/, the default display is all the items of the DB, and you must select one of the categories inside of the page to see related articles. I wish I knew how to have displayed ONLY the items belonging to a specific category. I think that the trick must be in these lines, but I can't figure out how to modify it:

        <div class="sort">
        <ul id="portfolio-control">
            <li class="segment-1"><!-- changed All for todo --><a class="active all" data-value="all" href="#"><?php _e('todo', 'ux') ?></a></li>
            <?php wp_list_categories(array('title_li' => '', 'exclude' => $excludecat,'taxonomy' => 'skill-type', 'walker' => new Walker_Category_Filter())); ?>
    <?php endwhile; else : endif; ?>
<div class="span16 gallery">
    <?php $args = array(
       'post_type' => 'portfolio',
       'order'     => 'ASC',
       'posts_per_page' => '-1',
       'skill-type' => get_query_var('skill-type'),
       'tax_query' => array(
               'taxonomy' => 'skill-type',
               'field' => 'id',
               'terms' => $excludecat,
               'operator' => 'NOT IN',
           ) // end of tax_query
    <?php $query = new WP_Query($args); ?>

Can anybody help me? TIA, guido

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Check if excludecat is containing category IDs or category slugs, if it is using slugs/text then change the ID field to slug.

Also define the relation to use, e.g.:

'relation' => 'AND',

Here are the parameters: http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Taxonomy_Parameters

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I don't get what I should do. Here goes the code: <?php $excludecat = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'thb-xclude', false); $excludecat = implode(", ",$excludecat); ?> – Guido Fuortes Feb 28 '12 at 0:39
<?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'portfolio', 'orderby'=>'menu_order', 'order' => 'ASC', 'posts_per_page' => '-1', 'skill-type' => get_query_var('skill-type'), 'tax_query' => array( array( 'taxonomy' => 'skill-type', 'field' => 'id', 'terms' => $excludecat, 'operator' => 'NOT IN', ) ) // end of tax_query ); ?> – Guido Fuortes Feb 28 '12 at 0:45
refer to the taxonomy parameters link for examples on where to put the 'relation' parameter – Tom J Nowell Feb 28 '12 at 12:56
No way. The 'relation' parameter doesn't change anything. The problem should not be complex for anybody with some skill of Wordpress and DB. I don't wish to have all the DB items shown when I display a category, but only the items belonging to that main category. Here goes the code, if anybody wishes to have a look: pastebin.com/xTS9xaJP. The site is www.taracomplementos.com/tara/ – Guido Fuortes Mar 4 '12 at 7:08
you MUST define the relation parameter, regardless of whether it fixes your issue, it is expected, and has an impact. Odd I know but its good practice. – Tom J Nowell Mar 4 '12 at 13:33

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