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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Allow users to post to a certain category

I have a website running Wordpress. I have lots of content, e.g. tutorials, and I made a new category on a separate page, so I don't have a lot of content there. I want users to be able to add ...
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Categories or Custom Post Type to Organize Content

Let's say I'm starting a martial arts website and I want to categorize content into themes: philosophy fitness training techniques diet Etc. I keep going back and forth between using custom loops ...
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Filter posts under multiple categories?

How do I filter the posts by multiple categories? For example, if some of my posts are categorized under just apples and some as just oranges and some both, how would I filter the results to show only ...
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Accessing WordPress MySQL Database via Data Connection in Visual Studio 2010 using C#

So I've Googled and followed countless tutorials, read documentation on MySQL, Visual Studio, WordPress, and Plesk. I try to leave posting on this site as the final option and it seems it has come to ...
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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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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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How can you change the permalink for pages?

When I set my permalink to '/%category%/%postname%.html' this will work for all the posts, but the pages still don't have a .html at the end. Is there a way I can fix that?
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Redirect category to first available child post

Is possible to redirect category to first available child post please? Thanks!
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Wrap Post count in a span

I'm using this code: $args = array( 'hide_empty' => FALSE, 'title_li'=> __( '' ), 'show_count'=> 1, ); wp_list_categories($args); How ...
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get all tags from category

i'm displaying all posts by category in my template and i was wondering: is it possible to get a list of all tags used by that category? i only found out how to make a tag-dropdown but it's from all ...
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Fixing category count

Somehow my post counts are incorrect due to inserting rows via php. I have the following code to update the count, is it correct? global $wpdb; $result = mysql_query("SELECT term_id,term_taxonomy_id ...
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Category links suddenly started giving 404 errors

My Wordpress blog suddenly seems to have started giving me 404 errors when accessing category pages. For example, http://blog.rtwilson.com/category/tok-related/. Interestingly, this doesn't happen for ...
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Page navigation within a category

I would like to know why my page navigation within a particular category doesn't work. The code seems correct but I never see the pagination links. <?php $my_query = new ...
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Select category in custom query

I'm sure this question is asked alot, but I cannot figure it out, since all the different ways to query posts are confusing me.. Here is my current code. How can I tell the code to only get posts ...
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Theme for subcategories

I am working with categories (cities) and subcategories with the same menu (for example: cars, animals, houses). Therefore right now my categories structure looks like this: - London -- cars -- ...
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Same menu for different taxonomies to reach different content

I'm using a "location" taxonomy to show the same website for 4 different locations. Each of them will have the same categories which I want to display in a menu. Is there anyway to create the same ...
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How to have a static category/author page?

I'm using a static front page with my theme and it's convenient and just nice. I'd like to do the same for the category and author pages as well. I can't find this asked yet... My reasons are... • I ...
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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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Display parent category with child categories and post count

I want show to specific parent category with child category like a tree see below example main parent catgory (50) child category (25) child category (15) child category (10) ...
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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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Add category to all post by using sql query?

I have a thousand posts and all them don't have category. Do you know how to associate category with all posts by using sql query?
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Display Categories or Subcategories with name & description in category.php

I have the following issue for my customer. Can some suggest a possible solution to this issue? This website has Categories & Subcategories Cat1 -Subcat1 -Subcat2 -Subcat3 Cat2 -Subcat1 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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wp_list_categories and custom post types

I'm confused. I have a custom post type "asset". I created posts, and they are all at /asset/post-title I assigned categories to the custom post type, e.g. "patterns" The categories page shows the ...
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Looking to exclude blog posts from category Previous/Next buttons

I'm working on some conditional elements here and I thought I had it but it's still not working right. You can see my site here. What I've done is displayed only category Legal Libation Columns (98) ...
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Custom Post Type used for FAQs Accordion

OK, so I asked this earlier and no one had any answer for me. I have a CPT for FAQs. FAQs are separated into 'categories.' I need the name of the 'category' then a every post within that 'category.' ...
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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 = ...
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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 ...
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woocommerce - products by category slug? [closed]

good morning, I need to display the shop base page in a category layout,meaning first show all the products from category A and beneath it all the products from category B and so on.. I trying to use ...
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How to exclude categories from recent posts, recent comments & category widgets?

I use the bellow function (thanks to @helgatheviking!) to exclude categories from the wordpress loop. It works very well - posts of selected categories are excluded from the loop on the main blog ...
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Make parent category an optgroup

How to transform the parent category into an optgroup? Demo of what I want: http://fiddle.jshell.net/Pp7Ey/show/ Currently I have this code: $cat = $_POST['cat']; $data = array( ...
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Assign parent category to all posts that are already assigned to child category

All my website's posts are assigned to subcategories, but not to their parent categories too: Is there someway that I could massively assign posts to their parent categories too? My website has ...
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wp_update_nav_menu_item() to insert categories

In the script below, I'm attempting to dynamically add categories to a custom menu. Everything works great, except for the fact that the categories do not have hyperlinks. What am I missing in ...
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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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How can I add single catogory for custom post type?

I am add new post type called journal using below code it works fine. But I now I need to add a single category for this post type. That is I have two types of journal category normal journal and ...
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Retrieve latest post by multiple categories with ID

I have the categories listed below in my product post type. Category Name: Test 1 ID: 82 Category Name: Test 2 ID: 83 Category Name: Test 3 ID: 84 Category Name: Test 4 ID: 85 Now I want to ...
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Get id of category from drop down menu

Im trying to get the category ID from wp_dropdown_categories();and then pass the ID into a loop to have it output posts titles from that particular category. I currently have this: <form ...
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Most efficient way to list all categories and display a post for each of them?

I'm working on a blog that has around 8.000 posts and 50 categories. The task I'm working on is to list all categories and for each category to show the latest post with a certain custom field value. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Show Secondary Sidebar on Category pages (archive)

My site has the following structure where one column is for the main content (articles) and the other one, on the right, is for the sidebar (primary sidebar). The theme allows me to change the layout ...
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How to make all posts in a category “unsticky”?

The other day I posted this question. Now I'm wondering how I can do the same thing except this time instead of making unsticky posts sticky the code should make the ones that already are marked as ...
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How to make all posts in a category sticky?

Total WP and web development noob here. As the title suggests, I'm trying to make all the posts in one of my categories into "stickied" posts. But so far I've had no luck. What I've tried is this ...
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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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How to have Multiple Archives Widgets, one archive widget per category (in a different page)?

Please read the whole question before assuming this question is repeated. After one day of trying plugins and tutorials, I am convinced that there is no straightforward method of achieving what I am ...