[wp-edu] Pages in category lists
velda at novapages.com
Mon Jan 12 20:29:28 GMT 2009
Thanks. I still might be able to make this work for me. I'll let you know.
Jeremy Boggs wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2009, at 12:06 PM, Velda wrote:
>> OK, I've checked these out, and they're close, but I need to treat
>> the pages as categories rather than posts, so they'll show up in
>> category lists, alongside other categories. So my admissions
>> category might have a few subcategories (like FAQs for example) as
>> well as a page linking to an enrollment form.
>> Is that what yours does, Jeremy?
> Sorry, no, my plugin doesn't do this. It simply lets you associate
> categories to a static page the same way you can associate categories
> to a post. It has a custom template function that will list the pages
> by category on the public side.
> Sounds like what you want is a way to list both categories and static
> pages with the wp_list_categories() template function...is that right?
> Should be possible, but it wouldn't be very easy, especially the
> ordering and hierarchy among categories and static pages. Seems
> interesting, and in fact is something folks in my department have
> wanted for their department website. (I set up GMU's history
> department site with WP.)
> In any case, I cleaned up and made my plugin available for download here:
> It's a very simple plugin: lets you add categories to a page, and has
> a template function called cw_listcategories() that you can use in the
> sidebar to list pages under a category heading. You can also return an
> array of pages with cw_getpagesbycat($cat) and replace $cat with the
> category ID.
> I used a messier version of this plugin on CHNM's site, here for example:
> "Research and Tools" is a category template page, which uses
> cw_getpagesbycat() in the category.php theme file to return all the
> static pages with the category "Research and Tools." Each project on
> that page is a static page.
> I tested this with 2.7 only, but it should work OK in previous
> versions of 2.x, assuming they include jQuery. If you try it out, or
> improve it in any way, please share!
> Jeremy Boggs
> Creative Lead
> Center for History and New Media
> George Mason University
> 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E7, Fairfax, VA 22030
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