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My site has Genesis framework and a child theme. I want to show specific category posts on my home page content area. I used the simple post query


in my genesis/lib/structure/loops.php file right above the do_action( ‘genesis_before_post’ );, but it makes no sense . So at last I used this grid loop but using this I am still unable to show category specific posts on home page as it is not taking the category attribute.

The main problem is this: by clicking on a particular post link the post doesn’t open on a separate page it redirects to the same page.

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Also using query_posts() is highly discouraged. If you need a second loop, use new WP_Query() or if you want to adjust the main loop then use pre_get_posts. If you home page is not a static page, then this should work regardless of what theme you use. (Goes in functions.php... preferably a child theme if you are working with a framework)

function wpa84417_include_cat( $query ) {
    if ( is_home() && is_main_query() ) {
        set_query_var( 'cat', '33' );
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpa84417_include_cat' );
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First - Do not alter the core.

Second - These links may help you with what you need to achieve.

  • Display posts from specific category, tag on page in Genesis

    By default, WordPress generate pages for all tags and categories automatically. If you click specific category page (like site.com/category/guide), it will display all posts ‘date-wise’ from that category. You can easily transform (site.com/category/guide) to (site.com/guide) by removing “/category” from the url slug by using specific plugin. However, Genesis users can do this without plugin using small code with possibility of variety of combinations.

  • How to display posts from a specific category using Genesis grid loop

    To display posts from a specific category or categories, you need to add a ‘cat’ argument to the $grid_args array. StudioPress gives a good introductory tutorial, How to Use the Genesis Grid Loop, on how to set this up.

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