[wp-edu] Pages in category lists

Velda 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:
> http://clioweb.org/downloads/cwpagecategories.txt
> 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:
> http://chnm.gmu.edu/research-and-tools/
> "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
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