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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Root level category, tag, author and archive pages to work

I want root level Wordpress urls to work for category, tag, author and archive page. For example right now categories pages are. domain.com/category/cat-name/ it shows posts under cat-name category....
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category__in not working on custom post type

Can't get my WP_Query loop to work, cannot figure out why category__in won't work. Just want to pull certain categories FROM my custom post type $args = array( 'post_type' => 'bbt', '...
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How to query all posts of a specific category, and any other category combination

Basically, I'm looking to query all post of category 'news', and any combination of other categories to display as Related News on single content type pages. So, if someone writes a post, and ...
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Exclude category by slug for for each loop

I am trying to exclude some categories from a for-loop. <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' => 'apps, windows')); ?> <?php foreach ($categories as $category) : ?> //...
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Combining custom post type and post category

How can I query all the posts from either the custom post type ('videos') or with a post category ('video') in a loop? I've managed to create a query that combines the posts from a custom post type ...
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How do I edit pre_get_post for the category the user is currently in?

I've got a Woocommerce site that uses categories and products within those categories but how do I get my search form to only display results of products within the category the user currently is in. ...
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Force Wordpress to Show Pages Instead of Category

I am trying to create a SILO structure on one of my WordPress site. I have always checked this option on Yoast SEO plugin "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL." So my ...
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exclude category from WordPress Form function

I have this function and I need to somehow exclude a category number 14 from my submission form. Is there any way to do it inside this function? function retrieve_cat_data($byid = false){ $...
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How to tax query X number of posts related by tag first, then by category if not enough in tag-related

Question How to output tag related posts first, then IF there are less than 4 tag related posts, fill the rest of the 4 spots with category related posts? Scenario Sometimes a post has very few ...
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Exclude sub category posts from category display

I have a post category structure like this: news news / conferences news / newsletter In Appearance > Menu, I have added 3 menu items. One each for the categories News, Conferences, Newsletter. ...
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How to add HTML5 'required' attribute to wp_dropdown_categories() without JavaScripts?

I'm using wp_dropdown_categories() for populating <select> field with custom taxonomy terms. If the code is like below: <?php $args = array( 'show_option_none' => __( 'Select one', ...
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Show children of top level category only

Imagine i have a URL structure like this: www.domain.com/category/subcategory/ This is my code: <?php $args=array( 'child_of' => $cat-id, 'hide_empty' => 0, 'orderby' => '...
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How to get next previous category in same taxonomy?

Like WP get_adjacent_post function gives the next and previous post data based on the parameters i want to get the next/previous category data is there any WP built in function which does the right ...
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Get categories for a specific post - Custom post type

I'm trying to retrieve all the categories which are related to a specific post, using the wp_get_post_categories() function. The problem is that it is a custom post type, so I tried sending it in the $...
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Pagination for category slug returns 404 when page >= 2

I have a custom type and the slug is: 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'blog/%blogs_tax%'), And after register_post_type() I have a function to rewrite the slug variable. I works fine, but I ...
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wp_list_categories: get latest featured_image of category

I was thinking about a nicer way to display the categories in my sidebar. Instead of a plain list style, I'd like to have images / thumbnails show up as well. Currently I'm using the following: <?...
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is there a better way of combining this?

Hoping someone can point me in the direction of writing this in a more succinct way. I'm working on my website, and want to display a total of 5 posts from the category 'general wonderings'. The ...
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Listing and accessing categories for a custom post type

I have two post types: Projects and Events. I want each of these post types to have their own categories: Upcoming and Past. I have an archive page displaying the posts in these types. However, on ...
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How to add style to category link?

<h1><?php the_category(' &bull; '); ?> » <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="my-title-class"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1> How to add class="my-...
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Optimal way to redirect home page to category archive?

Question What'd be an optimal way to redirect the home page of a WordPress site to a category archive without involving external factors (e.g. Apache's .htaccess) i.e. within WordPress? Why? (Only ...
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Display all posts from specific categories on a page

I want to display all posts from specific categories on a single page. Therefore I edited the page.php file in my theme folder. I added an 'if-clause' to check which page currently being displayed and ...
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I want to create a posts widget and be able to select categories

Can you please tell me how can I create a wordpress posts widget that outputs posts based on a categories selection ( category checkboxes of all the post categories ) This is in my form function: &...
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Number of posts in page - set per category and exclude sidebar

I have a widget in the sidebar that shows recent posts. The code below works to set the number of posts per page in each category, but it also affects the sidebar. Is there any way to exclude the ...
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Filtering Children of the “uncategorized” Category out of the Loop?

I have some utility categories that are only used by my theme. To help separate these categories I place them all as children of uncategorized. How can I make sure that any call to wp_list_categories(...
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Prevent function from triggering again when post in specific category gets another category?

I have created a function to send out an email to authors when there post is added in the popular category for custom post type. IT WORKS but there is 1 major issue. If the post that is in the ...
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Related content based on category name

I'd like to modify the code below so it grabs the data based on the category the post is in and 'only' that category, not children categories, not other categories, only the category of the current ...
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How to choose a sort order (for posts) per category? (ideally when creating a new category)

Assume I have a bunch of posts (articles) in two categories: "upcoming events" (cat=1) and "past events" (cat=2). When listing all posts of a specific category out of those two, category 1 shoud be ...
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Category Descriptions - HTML?

Is it possible to allow HTML to be rendered in Category descriptions? My theme uses them quite a lot, and I'd like to style them better with images and links. This seems to be do-able from what I ...
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Show One Category on Post

How do i go about making the code only show one category? <?php $categories = get_the_category(); foreach($categories as $key => $category) { $url = get_term_link((int)$category->...
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Random Featured Image Based on Category

I am looking to extend the below code to select a random featured image based on a specific category. The below works but uses an overall list of images to pull from vs a list of images based on ...
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I use same slug name for category and page

I added one slug and page with the same name and they worked fine, but when creating a second WP forced me to rename the page (being created after the category) with an additional "-2" how to clear ...
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Get the post_type of current taxonomy or category page

I want to get post type of currently visited category or term. As for example, I have post_type post and category named Blog. On Blog listing page, how can I get that this is a category of the ...
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Display page of custom posts?

I have a custom post type, "design_asset". I am displaying them on a page template, with the loop <?php rewind_posts(); $paged = ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $args = ...
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How to Override default update_count_callback for category

Is it possible to override default update_count_callback for category? The default function counts published posts while I want to count private posts. I do not want to register a new taxonomy.
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How to make category RSS feeds show full content

I'm trying to fix a friend's feed to show full content in the category feed instead of only a summary. He's already done the setting bit, but it still doesn't seem to work. Thoughts? EDIT: The feed ...
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New WP_query in template not working with CPT+category on some pages

I have three page templates, homepage, documentary, and corporate, each using the same CPT WP_query code with only the category name changed for each respectively. The homepage works fine, pulling and ...
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Archive pagination causing 404 with permalinks structure

Somehow my archive.php is causing some problems because I'm using /%category%/%postname%/ as my permalink structure. The next_posts_link() redirects to /category/page/2: which causes an 404 error. ...
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Add multiple orderby with pre get posts

I am already using a small code to set default sort orderby a custom field called "Year" I need to add another orderby to also sort by "Post Title" in the same sort. Sort = Year-Customfield (DESC) ...
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Using same slug name for a page and category

I know it isn't good practice but I'm considering using same name slugs for some pages and categories on a site that I'm working on. It's a small site and it doesn't seem to affect anything in ...
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Use standard WordPress categories with a CPT

I've just converted all of my blog posts to a CPT because I needed them to be hierarchical. Problem is, I had categories assigned to all of the posts. How can I use the standard WordPress categories ...
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404 error on subcategory pages

I have seen some other questions and answers on this but unable to resolve at the moment. I have some categories setup as follows: Blog -- Sub Cat The Permalinks are currently setup with custom ...
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Keep active class in post page

I have one category and under this category I have many posts. Normally when I go to my category page from menu it added active class class="current-menu-item". Bellow is the rendered html <ul id=...
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Assign different category colours to different categories in the main menu

I have created a colour picker field with ACF which shows on every category page and allows the end user to assign a colour to each category. This is working well but I would like the categories on my ...
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Single.php Active Category Class

Currently by default (I believe) when you're on single.php, Wordpress doesn't add a "Active" class to the blog category you're viewing the single post in like it would for pages or if you're on the ...
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strip last comma from get_the_category

foreach((get_the_category()) as $category) { echo $category->cat_name . ', '; } So I'm echoing it like this because I don't want the categories to appear as hyperlinks, I just want the cat ...
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Template tags to display custom post type posts in category template?

I am developing a custom theme with custom post types involved. Custom post types have been defined via plugin 'Pods' (http://pods.io). When writing a category.php, I realized, that the standard loop ...
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Query the Loop without breaking it

Im trying to make different querys in my category like one with a offset of post and one that shows one post but while it continues to go through the loop, this is what i have but the loop keeps ...
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How to Check if a Child Category is Being Queried

I need to change the number of posts queried for specific categories 'Recipes' or 'Product Reviews'. The below code works great for this, I have it in functions.php: function change_number_of_posts(...
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Structuring a product catalogue in Wordpress [closed]

I am trying to create a product based content managed website in Wordpress (by clients request). I have created a custom post type where all the products reside, aptly named 'Products'. The products ...
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Redirecting category link to first child post

I am trying to redirect the category link to the first child post. I am using following code in category.php. This redirects, but link doesn't go to first child post. How can I redirect to the first ...