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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 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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Adding Fields to the Category, Tag and Custom Taxonomy Edit Screen in the WordPress Admin?

The question is "How do I add one or more fields to the Category, Tag and Custom Taxonomy Edit Screen in the WordPress Admin?" This question was asked on the wp-hackers list August 1st 2010 and I ...
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List all subcategories from category

How can I get all subcategories from a certain category?
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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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Get Category ID inside Category template

how do I get the cat ID inside the Template. Very important: I can not do it by the name, because we have muliple cats with the same name. Only the slug is different. If I'd get the slug, it would be ...
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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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Only one category per post

How to make each post/page have one and only one category. Categories could have radio box instead of checkbox next to each.
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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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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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Get the children of the parent category

I'm trying to get all the children categories to display in this loop but I'm struggling with the code. This is what I have so far. <?php $args=array('orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC'); ...
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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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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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WP REST API: filter by category 1 AND category 2

I have been meddling with REST API and I am stuck with this: How can I filter posts in both cat1 and cat2? For now, ?categories[]=45&categories[]=50 returns in category ID 45 OR 50 - how can I ...
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add_action hook for completely new post?

publish_post Runs when a post is published, or if it is edited and its status is "published". Action function arguments: post ID. -Plugin API Documentation I've added the publish_post hook to ...
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How to Display Product specific to a category with WooCommerce Plugin? [closed]

I'm using plugin Woocommerce to do shop online. I have many categories for example shoes, clothes and so on. How can I display the products of specific category? I see such product loops of on the ...
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How can I allow commas in tag names?

I want to allow commas in tag names? For example, "hello, world" or "portland, or" but Wordpress keeps separating them. I can do it from the categories page: image http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/...
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How to display related posts from same category?

Is it possible to display related posts from same category as the current post?
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How To Get Parent Category Slug of Current Post

My theme has styling by category using the following code, which inserts the current category's slug as a CSS class. <div class="CategorySpecificStyle <?php $category = get_the_category(); ...
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What is the difference between a "tag" and a "category"?

I have been using WordPress for several years, but have yet to see a reason to employ tags over categories or tags with categories. What is the thinking behind the two, and when are each appropriate?
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Display All Products by Category with WooCommerce

With WooCommerce, I want to display all the categories in a store as headings, with all of their products listed below in an unordered list. Is this possible to do? I've seen a few things that'll let ...
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Is there an easy way to make a meta box have the tabs like the Categories meta box has?

My question is pretty much summed up in the title. I'm dropping a meta box in the New Post / Edit Post admin page, and I want to be able to set it up with tabs like the Categories meta box has. I ...
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Hide specific categories from category widget

I'm trying to hide a large amount of categories from my category widget. I've tried a few plugins but none of them seem to want to let me use the dropdown option. I looked into the ...
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How to check if I'm on the last page of posts?

I want to display some text on the last page that isn't displayed on the other pages. For example, on category pages: url.com/category/categoryname/page/6 or last page of all posts listed on the ...
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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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Display current category title on category page

Using the following code in a category template, but instead of showing the current category page that I am on, it displays the first category of the first post. For example on Food category page it ...
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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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Display posts from the same category using next/previous post link

I am using this code, but once I click on the next post/previous post link, I am redirected to the next post/previous post of a different category. previous_post_link( '%link', 'Prev post in ...
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Can I set a default featured image for a category?

I'm setting up a site with a theme that takes advantage of the "featured image" feature of WordPress. Since my end users are not the most tech saavy in the world, I'd like to set things up so that the ...
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Check if a post is in any child category of a parent category

In a site I'm developing, I have the following category structure: * movies (parent) * thriller (child) * comedy (child) * drama (child) The current post is in the comedy category. The ...
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How to export and import taxonomies (category, tag and/or custom taxonomy) and their terms

I want to export all Wordpress categories (no posts, just categories) from one blog to another. How can I do that ?
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How to show all posts of the category in wordpress?

I have create a category by using Custom Post Type plugin, and now only the 5 most recent posts of the category are showing. What I want is to show all posts for the category. For examle, suppose I ...
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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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How would I get a taxonomy/category list inside a Gutenberg block?

I would like to display a dropdown list of categories (or other taxonomy) inside of a Gutenberg block. I can only think of two ways to do this: Create an array of the taxonomy in php and use ...
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Gutenberg editor add a custom category as wrapper for custom blocks

As we know by the provided API from Gutenberg we can create a custom block as const { registerBlockType } = wp.blocks; registerBlockType( 'my-namespace/my-block', { }) but how do I create a ...
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How to show related posts by category

In my gallery site i want to show other pictures under the current picture (in single post). I seen more codes but it i asks to specify the category, but i dont want want specify the category manually ...
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WooCommerce: List All Categories

I'm using the WooCommerce plugin with WordPress and within my theme I'd like to list all categories within a navigation menu with PHP. I've tried using woocommerce_product_categories(); but I don't ...
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How to get category and archive title?

When I query the category (category.php), how do I get the title of the current category, ie., the one that is being queried? And how do I get the title for tag and date (be it the day, the month or ...
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WP_Query by a category id and a custom post_type

I need to query all posts that belong to a given category (default, not custom) and a custom post type. As simple as that. The fact that it doesn't work, to me, is ridiculous. Unless I'm missing ...
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Get category ID from category slug (not working)

I found this code, which apparently gets the category ID from the category slug: $category = get_category_by_slug('category-name'); $id = $category->term_id; But when I try to implement it ...
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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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How do I remove "Uncategorized" from posts with more than 1 category?

So recently I moved a client from Blogger to Wordpress. When the posts imported from blogger, it saved the blogger "labels" as "tags" in Wordpress. Since I'd like to have these as categories instead, ...
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Remove the category/taxonomy description field?

How can I remove the category/taxonomy description field? The one which shows up on the edit category/taxonomy page.
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Get rid of Wordpress category, tag and author archives?

I have searched the net with no success on what should be an easy thing. I have a highly customized blog with pages, sub pages and posts. While I rely heavily on the use of categories and tags I don'...
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Individual rss feed entry length for categories?

I know how to retrieve the rss2 feed from a category in wp, namely adding /feed behind the category name. However when I do this, not all entries from that feed are included in the rss, this is ...
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How can I create a category landing page followed by pages of posts?

I'm trying to create a category template in my theme that will display static content if the user is on the first page of the archive, and then display the posts in the category on the following pages....
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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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How To Create A Paginated List Of All Categories On My Site?

I want to display an archive page with pagination that lists all the categories on my site, and each link goes to that particular category archive page. So this would be like an archive page of ...
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Get the category from an ID of a product?

I have the ID from a product (1345) how can i get the category name of that specific product? I try $post_categories = wp_get_post_categories( $post->ID ); print_r( $post_categories ); but it ...
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Custom permalink structure leads to be 404 on pagination

I have a permalink issue. For your information, there are a few different categories within a website and there are many posts in a single category. My permalink setting is: Custom Stucture: /%...

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