[wp-hackers] Functionality Issue With Dropdown_Cats

Robin Adrianse shorty114 at shorty114.net
Fri Aug 18 00:45:35 GMT 2006

As far as I can tell from a quick look at the Xref of the code, I don't
believe so (someone please correct me if I'm wrong...). You could submit a
feature request ticket to Trac <http://trac.wordpress.org/> (
trac.wordpress.org) so it can be added into the code.

On 8/17/06, trd at ntsshow.com <trd at ntsshow.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to use <?php dropdown_cats; ?> in my sidebar where it shows only
> the children_of a category.
> When I use this code
> <form action="<?php echo $PHP_SELF ?>" method="get">
> <?php dropdown_cats(); ?>
> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="view" />
> </form>
> it lists all the categories I have and this is not what I want. Before I
> started
> trying to use dropdown_cats I used wp_list_cats with the "chidren_of"
> function on my sidebar to limit what categories where displayed on a
> particular page. For example, on my homepage the categories on the
> sidebar where Movies, TV, Sports, & News. When you clicked on Movies
> you went to the movie page and the sidebar changed to display only the
> "children_of" the Movies category which looked something like this:
> American Pie, Hook, No Way Out, Pirates of the Carribean 2, Tombstone,
> etc.
> So my question is can I get this same functionality with dropdown_cats? It
> seems it should be possible but I just can't seems to figure it out.
> Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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