I'm trying to create a page that shows all the subcategories of a specific category. So in context, I have a Parent Category titled 'Destinations'. I'd like to be able to click on Destinations and be led to a page showing a list of the subcategories or Countries. Here's an example of what I'm trying to achieve minus the map at the top - https://www.vagabrothers.com/destinations.

In the ideal world, the Category page would have the same layout as this page. You can see what I mean from the example above.

It would make the navigation on the site like this Destinations > Country > Individual Post.

I'm using CPT UI and have set up a custom post type and categories called 'Destinations' and then have a bunch of sub-categories of the countries.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Depending on the hierarchy of WordPress templates, you can create a template: category-$slug.php, in your case, it will be: category-destinations.php (to mention that the slug must be the same name) .

So this template will have the priority if we click on the link category destinations.

I used Twenty Nineteen theme.

Templete named : category-destinations.php


<div id="primary" class="content-area">
    <main id="main" class="site-main">
                $subcat = get_categories(array(
                    'orderby' => 'name',
                    'parent' => $wp_query->queried_object->term_id
                if (count($subcat)):
                foreach ($subcat as $key => $value) {
                    echo '<h2>' . $value->name .'</h2>';
                    echo '<a title="'.$value->name.'" '
                            . 'href="' . esc_url(get_category_link($value->term_id)) .'">'
                else :
                    esc_html__("No subcategories found","twentynineteen");
    </main><!-- #main -->
</div><!-- #primary -->

I created a Destination category, and I added: Aciform, arrangement, ..... as a subcategory and the relults :

enter image description here

Here I have recovered that the name and the links of the category. if you want to add an image to the subcategory, you need a custom code, because WordPress by default does not offer the possibility of adding images for the category.

  • Hey, thanks for getting back to me. Can you give me an example of what the code might look like in total? I created a category-destinations.php and added the code. This is what I've got get_header(); ?> <h1>Test</h1> <p><?php $subcat = get_categories(array( 'orderby' => 'name', 'parent' => $wp_query->queried_object->term_id )); ?></p> <p><?php echo ' . $subcat . ';?></p> <?php get_footer(); ?> Jan 14 '20 at 2:39
  • ok done. I updated the code. to test the code: 1 - create a template named: category-destinations.php, 2- create a category slug destinations, 3 - Add subcategories for Destinations.
    – Younes.D
    Jan 14 '20 at 3:35

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