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On my single template, I wish to show other posts in that category.
Its essential that I use the route they chose, i.e. if they clicked Category 1, then Post A, if Post A is also Categorised as Category 2 and Category 3, I only want to show posts from Category 1 because that is what they originally chose.

Is this an option? Is there a way to store some sort of global variable which I can set on my category page, then utilise on my single page?

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Could you go back through your questions and accept any correct answers? a 0% acceptance rate isn't going to get you any answers =( –  Tom J Nowell Mar 29 '12 at 14:52
    
okay, if it'll get me an answer! Though I only accept answers where I actually get a good answer. Out of my 4 other questions, only 1 deserved the correct answer tick. Though, if it'll appease you, we're now at 100% –  Dan Hanly Mar 29 '12 at 14:58
    
If it answers the question then it should be accepted, there's nothing stopping you switching if a better answer comes along –  Tom J Nowell Mar 29 '12 at 15:18
    
And if ti isn't good enough you should comment and explain why so the person answering can ammend the answer (maybe they misunderstood?) –  Tom J Nowell Mar 29 '12 at 15:19
    
Yeah, I know how it works, I've been a member of SO and other SE sites for a couple of years. Though as I don't use this one as much I tend to forget. They're done now. Can you help? –  Dan Hanly Mar 29 '12 at 15:29

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Use:

get_query_var('category-name');

Which will give you:

example.com/category/subcategory/my_post

Which you can then put into any queries you make under category-name.

You can see this in action using the Monkeyman rewrite analyser plugin, by entering one of the URLs for a post and seeing the query variables it generates using those rules

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Thanks for this! I should forget to mark you as correct just for the fun of it now ;-p –  Dan Hanly Mar 29 '12 at 16:24
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haha you wouldn't dare =p –  Tom J Nowell Mar 29 '12 at 16:28
    
Could you post more details on how to implement this? Where code goes, which template etc? –  drivebass Sep 2 '12 at 7:26

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