Every Post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow the classification of your Posts into groups and subgroups, thereby aiding viewers in the navigation and use of your site.

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Listing a post's categories and subcategories

Is there a way to display the parent categories and subcategories for a particular post (ie. for use on single.php). I've tried using get_the_category_list(), but it displays a list like this: ...
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Display all posts in category, with specific tag posts at top

Rephrase question I need to order posts inside the loop for my category car. What I need, if I visit the category page of car, I need all posts tagged BMW to display first, and then the other posts ...
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Does the 'cat' argument in query_posts fetch posts from subcategories as well as the given ID?

Hello friends I am new to wordpress. I have used query like this query_posts('cat=1,2,3') now If category 1 is parent of 2 and 3. then query_posts('cat=1') and query_posts('cat=1,2,3') will get ...
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Category archive by year with permalink support /category/YYYY

I am currently looking at creating a new type of site archive within WordPress that allows users to filter by category AND by year rather than the default category OR year. I am hoping to build a ...
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Preventing index.php?category_name=something from redirecting

I'm trying to filter posts in a category by the year of the post's date. I also want to do this without being redirected to the year template so my ideal URL would be http://example.com/category/...
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WordPress remove <br/> separator from last item in wp_list_categories

I'm trying to remove the last separator (normally a <br/> tag but I changed it to "//") from the last link from wp_list_categories. Basically I want this: Category 1 // Category 2 // Category ...
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Check if a post is in any child category of a parent category

In a site I'm developing, I have the following category structure: * movies (parent) * thriller (child) * comedy (child) * drama (child) The current post is in the comedy category. The ...
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How to make child categories recognize parent's template displays

I'm using the Default Post Type post for various purposes. To sort them I'm using different categories. And I'm designing different category layout using the slug preference, like: category-book.php, ...
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List posts by category exclude current post

I'm trying to get a list of posts from one category, echo the title and the permalink of all posts on that category but exclude the permalink and the post name IF the current post is on that list. It ...
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get_categories returns an array with one category

I'm running a query on a custom plugin to display all categories and put them into a dropdown (the select parts are outside the loop) which looks like this: <?php $ember_categories = ...
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Display posts from the same category using next/previous post link

I am using this code, but once I click on the next post/previous post link, I am redirected to the next post/previous post of a different category. previous_post_link( '%link', 'Prev post in ...
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Getting Position of a post in a category

I have one post id x, one category id y. I want to retrieve the position at which the post will appear in the category. It is confirmed that the post is from the category Post order will be based on ...
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Restrict individual category combinations

While assigning multiple categories to a post, I need to restrict the category choices on a post depending on what other categories have already been assigned to the particular post. For example, ...
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Wordpress 1 domain multiple blogs

I need to setup a website with wordpress that 1 domain with have different pages of blogs. For example: - my website have Home, Artworks, Techniques pages. - Artworks and Techniques are 2 different ...
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Display Image for a category using get_categories, or show an image from any child post

I am using get_categories to list the child categories of a parent category. I want to add an image to the child categories, using the get_categories output. I can either take the featured image ...
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How to control which category will be picked for the slug of a post?

I'm using the permalink structure "/%category%/%postname%/". What bothers me is that I have posts that belong to two categories. And of course, unfortunately, Wordpress always picks the wrong one for ...
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Posts URL structure like site.com/category/the-post-title

I'm new with wordpress and I would like to understand better if it's possible to create pages with an url based on the category and then the post title, so: something like http://mysite.com/category-...
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Multiple level category drop-down

I'm using WordPress as a CMS and would like to have categories selectable from multiple selections i.e <option>. As a usage example, The first dropdown would contain parent categories. Then ...
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Is there a way to use regular categories with custom post types?

Is there a way to use regular categories with custom post types? It seems like there is better functionality and options with regular categories (such as permalink options, etc.).
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Only list categories that contain posts of a specific custom post type

I have three custom post types set up, articles, videos and photos. I am using standard categories for these post types, and sharing the categories across all post types. I am trying to create a nav ...
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Filtering Wordpress Contents based on URL

This is just a theoretical question for now. Given a website that has items of content that are tagged into categories, for example "Coding" "Writing" "Gaming", it is possible to configure the site ...
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How can I make post fields required in Wordpress?

I am setting up a Wordpress site as a CMS and trying to figure out a way to make certain post fields "required" before an author can publish a post. In particular, I want authors to be required to ...
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Display all posts with same title

I'm trying to display in a sidebar php widget, all posts with same post_title in a specific category. I find this code on internet but don't how to use it Thanks for your help. function ...
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Custom permalink structure leads to be 404 on pagination

I have a permalink issue. For your information, there are a few different categories within a website and there are many posts in a single category. My permalink setting is: Custom Stucture: /%...
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how to get value of wp_dropdown_categories

I am making a widget and I have used the wp_dropdown_categories() function in that widget. What I can't figure out is how to get the selected value from the dropdown. What variable is the selected ...
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How to remove category from wordpress url?

I am new to wordpress so i am facing a problem in removing /category/ from wordpress URL http://domain/category/category-name So i would like to know how to remove /category/ from the url. I have ...
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How to Make a Categories Meta Box with Hierarchical Checkboxes on Frontend?

My website allows uses to post posts of a custom post type ("place"). I would like to display the same "Categories" meta box seen in WordPress dashboard when you add or edit a post on frontend: ...
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Deleting default category in wordpress

I'm looking for a way to delete default category functionality in wordpress but after i delete the default category in wp_terms table in mysql database, it automatically assigns default category to ...
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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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How do I create a way for users to assign categories to a post from the frontend?

Basic idea is for any post on the site, I'd like users to be able to assign a category for it by selecting from a set of checkboxes on the frontend. This would be a kind of crowd-sourced ...
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Display list of Sub-Categories and the posts they contain, within one main Category

I've found tons of code and plugins to do various things; from show posts for specific cats, subcats of a cat, etc.. BUT, I cannot for the life of me find, nor do I know the WP API well enough to do ...
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how do I group content in magazine-style 'issues'?

I am building a website for a magazine. It won't carry the whole content of the mag, just a teaser article or two from each issue. I need to have a page for each issue that features these articles, ...
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How can I limit WordPress editor roles to a specific category?

We're trying to use WordPress as a light CMS system and we need to be able to section off parts of WordPress so that editors for one product aren't able to edit other products. Seems like out of the ...
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Sort posts by tags in category pages

I would like to sort posts by tags in category and archive pages. (Unfortunately there isn’t an orderby parameter for tags. That would make things so easy!) So a category page would be like this: ...
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Elegant way to add parent categories?

Is there any more elegant way to automatically add the parent categories through PHP (not JavaScript) upon registering categories for a post from some custom page? I Add the categories checked with ...
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How to add metabox for post of specific category

I want to add Metabox for the posts of category=18 and i am using the following code but unable to do so . So please help me out-> add_action('admin_init','my_meta_init'); function my_meta_init() { ...
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How can I reduce the number of database query calls for this custom homepage?

I am working on the design of a blog with the below(just a sample) category hierarchy. PARENT | ...
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In the tag archive - display count of posts for each category they belong to

I will try to be as explicit and short as possible. Suppose I have a site for books. I have three categories named adventure, romance and fantasy. Then, I have a tag called old books. In the top of ...
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Get the children of the parent category

I'm trying to get all the children categories to display in this loop but I'm struggling with the code. This is what I have so far. <?php $args=array('orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC'); ...
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Use tag interface for hierarchical taxonomy?

Custom taxonomies are great. I registered a bunch of new taxonomies and wrote an importer to import our hierarchical taxonomy into WordPress a la XML. The problem is one taxonomy has about 1,100 terms ...
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adding custom fields to next and previous post link

Im trying to make my next and previous post buttons display my custom field but for some reason it doesnt display the custom field its just blank. Heres my code. <div id="next-prev-links"> ...
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How to set up sub-categories for author pages?

I am setting up Wordpress for a school. They want to enable teachers to have their own section of the site where they can create posts in different categories (assignments, events, etc). I know that ...
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Categories Listing with “selected” category highlighted

Is there a way to draw the categories listing and highlight the current category being viewed? In addition, it would be great to highlight the current category if a post or page that's assigned to it ...
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How to order category.php loop by 'meta_value'?

So I have a basic loop on category.php that displays all posts from the specific category, like this: <?php if (have_posts()) : while(have_posts()): the_post(); ?> <a href="<?php ...
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WP_Query to show post from a category OR custom field

I am looking for a way to show posts that belongs to a specific category or if they have a custom field. If I specify both parameter 'cat' => '9' and 'meta_key' => 'featured' in query arguments ...
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Get top parent category

My category structure is as follows: - Top Category ---- Sub Category 1 ------- Sub Sub Category 1.1 ------- Sub Sub Category 1.2 ------- Sub Sub Category 1.3 ---- Sub Category 2 ------- Sub Sub ...
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Rewrite category slug

I have some categories like so: /europe/postname /usa/postname For various reasons I would like to rewrite these to be: /news/view/postname I've tried a few re-direct plugins but not had any ...
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View category in the preview of Theme Customizer

I am building a theme which Theme customizer changes colors, sizes, etc. and has also the option to choose a category and style that category specifically. How can I display that category in the ...
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Excluding posts from a category but only if they're not in multiple categories

I am looking to exclude a category in Wordpress. I am referring to the Wordpress Codex page on wp_query but I am having the following problem: I want to exclude posts from category 1, but if a post ...
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How can I create a loop to build slides based on multiple categories using Coda Slider

I'm using a loop to generate the slides I need for a Coda Slider slideshow. The slides should be pulling the most recent post from 5 different categories. The problem I'm having is that it's pulling ...