Questions tagged [categories]

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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Is There a Difference Between Taxonomies and Categories?

I've been reading the codex for WordPress closely and am confused about the vague definitions between what a Taxonomy is and what a Category is. For that matter, term is also a word that is used in ...
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Get all categories and posts in those categories

I am looking for a solution that allows me to print the following: Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Post 1 Post 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 2 Post 2 Post 3 Post ...
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Force category choice before creating new post?

How can I force the user to first choose a category before continuing to the editor when creating a new post? I want to set some default content, but this is based on the category, so I need to know ...
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WordPress Multisite - global categories

Setting up a WP multisite instance - the client has an existing ontology / set of categories that they want to classify all content across the set of blogs. Also the desire is that any new categories ...
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Adding categories to custom post type in permalink

I know people have asked this before and have gone as far as adding the custom post type, and rewrite for permalink. The problem is I have 340 existing categories which I would like to continue ...
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Remove parent category from permalink? Basically only have the child category?

I think there used to be an out-dated plugin to do this. Is there any way to do this easily with just a little code? We prefer not to rely on a plugin since that makes us dependent on the developer ...
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Can I add a Category Metabox to attachment?

I am using register_taxonomy_for_object_type() to add the Category taxonomy field to Media uploads (attachments). I'm using this code to do so: add_action('init', 'reg_tax'); function reg_tax() { ...
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How to change permalink structure for custom post type and it's taxonomies?

This is a repost of an earlier question I had, but I like to go into more details now to be able to fully solve this. So again, with (normal) posts changing the permalink is as easy as going to ...
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Multiple Domain Names - One WP Install (non-Multisite) - Default Each Domain name to Category Archive

Use case is somewhat simple - here goes: Five people share a single wordpress install - not multi-user Each person blogs and puts their posts in a their own unique category Each person has their ...
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Custom query with category exclusion and post-meta “whitelist”

I have two widgets, one shows News while the other shows everything except News (We'll call the second one Blog). The blog portion is currently working correctly. The News posts are either ...
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Adding Colorpicker Field To Category

I want to add a custom field to my categories where the user can color code them. I've added the field but I want to use built in colorpicker (either tinyMCE or the farbtastic) to give the user an ...
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Catch 404 after changing permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/

I made a site some time ago and after some days some posts were indexed by search engines. Today I changed the permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/. After that, when ...
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How to get posts from two categories with WP_Query?

I'm using WP_Query to create 'latest posts' & 'popular posts' sections on my home page. I'm trying to just pull 5 posts from 2 categories (9 & 11) but it will only show posts from cat 9. Here'...
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Different template for subcategories

I would like to have a different template for categories and subcategories The categories template is set in categories.php is it somehow possible to load the subcategories template from subcategories....
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Sticky posts on home page, search, tag and archives without plugin

I have a question today. I am looking for a solution to make sticky post available on my website. But, i just got it work on homepage with the code below. function wpb_latest_sticky() { /* Get all ...
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Get posts from sites in Multisite?

I'm trying to pull multiple sites posts. For example, I can pull out a single site posts by a category and total posts 10. But I'm trying to pull out both posts from two separate Multisite blogs 1 &...
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get_categories hierarchical order like wp_list_categories - with name, slug & link to edit cat

I need to find a way to list all categories - empty or not - in a hierarchial list - like wp_list_categories - also showing the slug, cat name and a link to edit in the admin. Here is what I have so ...
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Order get_terms() By Custom Field

I want to order my categories like I order my pages. I've added an extra field called Order to my taxonomy, but how do I order my terms by this value? Adding and Saving my Order Value: /** Add New ...
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Custom-Taxonomy as categories: Remove “most-used” tab?

I created a custom-taxonomy for a custom-post-type which functions as kind of categories for this post-type. The Metabox for my taxonomy has two tabs. One for my Categories and a second tab called "...
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How to get current_cat in navbar, in single post

In a site I have using Wordpress 3.0, when I'm in a single post, the navbar showing the categories doesn't give the parent category the class of "current_cat" and therefore that category is not ...
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categories on attachment page

I am using this function to display categories specified to a post having gallery on the image attachment page. <p>CATEGORY: <?php the_category(', '); ?></p> The problem is that ...
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Count how many posts in category

This is what I'm trying to do: if number of posts is greater than 20 -> display link to another page (which shows all posts) if number of posts is less than 20 -> don't display the link So far I've ...
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Make parent categories not selectable

I'd like that my categories having child-categories don't be selectable on the post article page. What I want to do is to remove the checkbox before their label. I've looked the filter documentation ...
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How to only show posts on last child category

By default WordPress will list posts on each category in its hierarchy. Example: Parent /- child /-- grandchild When viewing the "Parent" category you will see a list of posts from child, ...
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Add custom field to Category

I'd like to add custom fields to a certain category. A category only has the following fields: Name: Slug: Parent: Description: Since I have a TV Series Site, I want to add some more fields, I ...
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How To Find Out Wordpress Category Table in MYSQL?

I know WordPress stores all post data in 'wp_posts' table. But here WordPress not define any category id or reference related with it. Please let me know, how 'wp_posts' table find out exact category?...
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Filtering categories in the permalink structure

Using /%category%/%postname%/ for the permalink I get a URL string of all the categories that the specific post is included in. I would like the categories in the url to be filtered down to only one ...
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Wordpress Multiple Category Search

From few months I am digging into wordpress for multiple category search options, and finally came up with this. I just found that wordpress allows multiple tags, which means that if in your URL you ...
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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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Exclude the category from the WordPress loop

I have this code for the loop, and I need to exclude a category 4 from this loop. Any suggestions on how to achieve this? Code that starts the loop <?php if(have_posts()): ?> <ol ...
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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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How To Modify The Loop in archives.php To Have 11 Posts Per Page and CSS Styling

I edited my loop in archives.php in order to work with pagination and with the Category Post List Widget. I basically pieced it all together from random code and ideas and am now so far from the ...
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Adding Custom User Profile data based upon Categories

Based upon the code found here: How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page? How Could I alter this so that users could check one of several boxes based upon categories I have setup in the ...
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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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Allow duplicate permalink slugs for posts in different categories

I have my permalink format set to /%category%/%postname%/ and I have two posts with the same permalink slug, but in different categories. Ideally, the two permalinks should look like this: http://...
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Category menu item and its last 10 posts as sub-menu

i have some posts categories as element of a main navigation menu, and i'd like to display the ten lasts posts of this category as sub menu. ex: Category1 Lastpost1 Lastpost2 The ...
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Counting number of posts in a category and its sub categories and displaying result using shortcode

I am trying to create a shortcode to display the posts count in a category. I have successfully done this using this code: // Add Shortcode to show posts count inside a category function ...
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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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How would I increase the Author Role to be able to add a new category?

How do I increase Author Role permissions to be able to add Categories? Other solutions welcome. We just need guest authors to be able to add categories while ensuring there is not already a existing ...
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Automated adding of one tag to all the posts in a category

I'm currently redesigning a site that has 700+ posts, divided into about 150 different categories. Some categories have 2 posts in them, other categories have 70. Now for every category, I want to ...
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Add default content to post (for specific category)

I'm trying to add some default content to my posts using this code in my functions.php: add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' ); function my_editor_content( $content ) { $content = "My ...
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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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Archive listing of posts by publish year (multiple years)

I have an archive page showing all blog posts (in a specific category). With a growing number of posts, I want to separate these by publish year. For example (simplified), I'd like the following: ...
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Display the deepest child category from Category X (in loop)

I have a number of top-level categories including "News" and "Sport". They each have multiple levels of child categories as shown below. News Australia NSW Sydney Sports Cycling Road Cycling ...
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How to create a category and sub-category sorted blogroll with all posts?

I would like some help to post all the posts of my website into a blogroll sorted by categories and subcategories. The end-result HTML I would like to see displayed would be something like this: <...
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Get Posts Under Custom Taxonomy

I am not getting the posts under custom taxonomy(fabric_building_types). I am getting cat_id and cat->name also but not able to get the posts. $args = array( 'type' => '...
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How to get permalinks with category base working with sub-categories

I ran into an issue with a site that needs the category base also included in the custom permalink structure. I know this is an issue and I have read many posts like this that gave me some insight... ...
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How to add category to: 'wp-admin/post-new.php'?

I want to have a link to create a new post that sets the category also. I have tried wp-admin/post-new.php?post_category=12 and wp-admin/post-new.php?cat=12, but neither worked. I also tried using ...
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Get the first post term

How do I get only the first term of a custom post type. I can get all - no problem. This what I am using to grab all of them <?php foreach ($terms as $term) {echo '<a href="'.get_term_link($...
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How can I hide a category from Contributors in the edit/add new post screen?

I have a situation where I need to hide a specific category and it's children from users who are logged in as Contributors. I don't want them to see this category and it's children in the categories ...