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I am having two kinds of categories one is events and another is no_category. Posts of Event Calendar are placed under events category and rest are in no_category.

As you know what is the default layout of all the posts. At the top Title of the post then below it reply then below it's content etc...

Now I want to change the format for "event" category posts as in Excel format:

Title | Created Date | Created By | Details | Edit

How can I do this?

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You can use the Conditional Tag in_category() within the loop:

if( in_category( 'events' ) ):
    // output stuff for events category post
else:
    // not in events category
endif;

Another option for single posts is to load a different template with a filter based on the category:

function wpa8176_category_single_template( $template = '' ){
    $categories = get_the_category();
    foreach( $categories as $cat ):
        if( 'events' == $cat->name ):
            $template = locate_template( array( "events-single.php", $template ), false );
        endif;
    endforeach;
    return $template;
}
add_filter( 'single_template', 'wpa8176_category_single_template' );
  • Kindly tell me in which file I have to do this (in_category). – Bhuvnesh Gupta Jan 16 '13 at 6:04
  • In whatever template file is outputting your posts. See the Template Hierarchy to figure out which one. – Milo Jan 16 '13 at 6:15
  • Actually events posts are coming from any of the plugin php file so I am not able from where to do theses changes – Bhuvnesh Gupta Jan 16 '13 at 6:18
  • you'll have to ask the plugin developer then, or perhaps someone else here is familiar with the plugin and can answer your question. – Milo Jan 16 '13 at 6:22
  • Ok. Thanks Mr. Milo I will try it myself if I need more help then Please HELP me! – Bhuvnesh Gupta Jan 16 '13 at 6:24

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